Christophe Nijdam is a banking specialist.After graduating from Sciences Po Paris, he spent more than a dozen years as a senior executive at a number of large French banks in France and in the USA....
Christophe Nijdam is a banking specialist and Secretary General of Finance Watch, an independent European non-profit association set up in 2011 to act as a public interest counterweight to the powerful financial lobby.
After graduating from Sciences Po Paris, he spent more than a dozen years as a senior executive at a number of large French banks in France and in the USA. He began his career in 1979 at Credit Lyonnais (now Crédit Agricole) New York as a financial analyst and corporate banker. In 1983 he joined the headquarters of the CCF (now HSBC France) as co-head of interest rate and currency derivatives, before returning to the US as a capital markets director. In 1989, he became US General Manager for Crédit du Nord (now Societe Generale Group) in New York.
In the early 1990s, he crossed to the investor side as a financial analyst: He co-founded the independent equity research firm CAPITALACTION in 1994, where he was managing partner. A lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris from 1998 to 2008, he still teaches in the corporate finance and capital markets Executive Masters programme.
Immediately prior to deciding to join Finance Watch, Christophe Nijdam was a banking analyst at AlphaValue, a leading independent pan-European equity research firm. He joined Finance Watch in January 2015.