Euronext Appoints Georges Lauchard as Chief Operating Officer

Euronext - Georges LauchardEuronext, a leading pan-European exchange operator has revealed the appointment of new senior-level executive to its team. As per statement released by the firm earlier this week, it has on-boarded Mr. Georges Lauchard as its Chief Operating Officer set to come into effect from 17th March 2020. Aside from his role as COO, he is also expected to become a member of the managing board of Euronext N.V. and will be responsible for leading the firm’s operational strategy while also overseeing the firm’s policies and execution. His arrival at the firm comes at a crucial point as the company is gearing up to become the leading player in European market as a market infrastructure provider. The incoming executive is a veteran with 24 years of experience in capital market vertical well known for his knack in defining and implementing operational strategies in a large scale.

George began his career in financial services industry as a member of US multinational bank J.P. Morgan’s F&O team in their Paris office back in 1996. Post a short term of 1 year with the bank, he moved on the emerging markets team at Paribas – then a leading investment bank based out of France where he served until 2000 in its New York office, slightly before its merger with rival French banking giant BNP (National Bank of Paris). He then returned to J.P. Morgan and served as part of the bank for two decades in numerous senior-level leadership and management roles. Some of his notable roles with the firm include – Executive Director in London and Hong Kong overseeing various operations in respective markets, COO of Global Currencies and Emerging Markets Trading & Asian markets and Investor Services Sales, Head of Global Markets Business Control, Managing Director and COO/CFO for Global Corporate and Investment Bank Technology division.

Commenting on his new role at the firm he said, “I am delighted to join Euronext’s leadership team. Euronext has delivered significant growth over the past 4 years whilst diversifying from a pure exchange to a key infrastructure-as-a-service player for the financial industry and the real economy. I am looking forward to being part of the next phase of this journey as Euronext further accelerates its growth, and scales its technology platform whilst driving innovation with our clients”.

Speaking about Georges addition to the team, Stephane Boujnah – CEO & Chairman of Managing Board at Euronext said, “We are excited to welcome Georges Lauchard to Euronext. As the company deploys its new three-year strategic plan ‘Let’s Grow Together 2022’, we are committed to make Euronext’s success scalable to grow further, and Georges will help the management team reinforce the execution of Euronext’s ambition. His deep knowledge of our industry, as well as his experience in managing large and complex organisations and executing transformations at scale, will be a great addition to the team”.