Wahid Pierre Chammas is Co-Portfolio Manager of the Janus Emerging Markets Equity and Janus European Equity strategies. He also serves as Executive Vice President of the Janus Emerging Markets and Janus Europe funds, as well as Managing Director within Janus Capital International. Mr. Chammas is also an equity research analyst, primarily focused on Janus' investments in the leisure and consumer sectors globally. Mr. Chammas established Janus' investment presence in Europe in 2008 and sits on the Executive Committee for the international business. Mr. Chammas has been recognized in Financial News (Dow Jones) as a top Rising Star, 40 Under 40 in Asset Management, and has been highly rated on numerous occasions by Citywire. Prior to joining Janus in January 2005, he spent eight years at Goldman, Sachs, & Co., where he was a Vice President and Equity Securities Analyst, covering the media sector. Mr. Chammas joined Goldman Sachs' Investment Research Division as a Vice President in 2002 from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he served as the Chief-of-Staff for the U.S. distribution group, supporting strategic planning and management activities across the Asset Management Division. Prior to that, he worked in both institutional sales and the fixed income product management team. Mr. Chammas was one of the youngest professionals ever to serve as an inter-divisional Chief-of-Staff and one of the youngest to be promoted to VP.
He received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Amherst College, where he graduated with highest distinction honors, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. Mr. Chammas also conducted research and spent time at the University of Michigan Medical School and Harvard University. He was awarded two Howard Hughes Fellowships and the James R. Elster Award for outstanding achievement in Biology. Mr. Chammas has 16 years of financial industry experience.