Mehdi joined First Eagle Investment Management as president and chief executive officer in March 2016. In his role as CEO, Mehdi oversees all aspects of First Eagle’s business and works in close collaboration with the key portfolio managers. Mehdi came to First Eagle from Jennison Associates where he was CEO and chairman of the board. Prior to his CEO role at Jennison, he held several senior management positions relating to product and business strategy, investment supervision of the firm’s value, small cap, opportunistic, and income equity capabilities, and oversight of key support areas including institutional, retail, and sub-advisory client activities.
Previously, Mehdi served in a variety of investment and management roles at J.P. Morgan Investment Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mehdi received a BS in electrical engineering from Yale University.