As a senior executive, Mamadou-Abou received the Chairman’s Recognition Award for his leadership of the EMEA Diversity Council. As a member of the Diversity Council, he was involved in developing a training program to address unconscious biases. Additionally, he is an active member of the Black Resources Council, and mentors a group of ethnic minority investment professionals. Having lived and worked in five countries and travelled to over fifty around the world, Mamadou-Abou has been involved in numerous external, international projects and civic engagement activities in various cultures. He and his wife have created a foundation focusing on preserving Africa’s cultural and natural heritage as well as addressing social justice in urban cities around the world often faced by ethnic minority people. He is passionate about creating equal opportunities for minorities to enter the financial industry and he is devoting time to coaching and mentoring young professionals. This year, Mamadou-Abou was named one of 2018 Class’s “100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40”. He was also named a “Top 40 under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business, and featured in the Financial News “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management” in Europe, Middle East and Africa.