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Credit Suisse CEO Ousted After Tax Plea

Aarti Maharaj | March 11, 2015

Brady Dougan, chief executive of Credit Suisse, is preparing to step down in light of accusations that bankers at the financial powerhouse helped clients evade U.S. taxes. Tidjane Thiam, who sits at the helm of the British insurance company Prudential plc, will replace him.

Dougan is slated to depart at the end of June after eight years as chief executive. He has been credited for steering the global banking giant through the financial crisis without requesting a government-funded bailout. His fortunes went downhill, however, when regulators turned their attention to Credit Suisse’s unethical business practices from 2002 to 2008 that helped wealthy Americans violate U.S. tax laws through secret bank accounts. Dougan faced pressure to step down after the Zurich-based bank racked up $2.8 billion in fines by U.S authorities.

According to Reuters,  Dougan will...

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