Founder and President, V-Square Quantitative Management

Mamadou is the Founder and President of V-Square Quantitative Management, a global investment firm headquartered in Chicago. Mamadou founded V-Square 2020 after an accomplished career in asset management whilst working for global financial services companies across the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. His investment firm specializes in financial engineering, development and management of quantitative portfolios and processing of sustainability big data. Industry leader in the field of sustainable investing and financial innovation, Mamadou’s previous role was global head of product development and sustainable investing at Northern Trust Asset Management in Chicago, where he was responsible for driving innovation and product development across asset classes. Mamadou spearheaded, developed, and led one largest sustainable investing platform in the industry.

Mamadou received his Bachelor’s in Economics from the Université Paris-Saclay and holds a Master’s in International Project management from the European School of Management (ESCP), Paris. In 2014 he was named in the Financial News “Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a “40 under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business. In 2017 he was also recognized in Top 50 Individuals who contribute the most to sustainable & responsible investment industry in the world (IRRI).

He is a board member of the US SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment), the Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter (TNC), a member Rush Health Equity Advisory Council (Rush Hospital) and a member of the committee on Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also serves at the ESCP business school Research Center for Energy Management (Member of the Advisory Board); French American Cultural Exchange (FACE -Founding member of FACE in Chicago) and a member of various committees of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). He is a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago since 2019, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and an Executive Fellow of the Baumhart Center. Mamadou is a French Foreign Trade Advisor, appointed by decree of the Prime Minister of France.