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Xavier Rolet ’84
CEO, London Stock Exchange Group
Xavier Rolet has been CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group since 2009. Prior to joining the London Stock Exchange Group, Mr. Rolet served as CEO of Lehman Brothers in France from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Rolet came to Lehman Brothers in 2000, working first as deputy co-head and later co-head of global equity trading in New York. In 2001, he transferred to London to become head of European and Asian cash equities and joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking Operating Committee. In 2003, he assumed leadership of the newly created European Senior Client Relationship Management Group, where he managed the firm’s relationships with its most senior corporate and institutional clients across Europe.
Mr. Rolet began his career working for Robert E. Rubin on the international arbitrage desk at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York in 1984. In 1990, he was promoted to co-head of European equity sales and trading at Goldman Sachs International Limited and moved to London. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994 as global head of European equities before moving to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in 1997 as global head of risk and trading and deputy head of global equities.
Mr. Rolet served as a second lieutenant and instructor at the French Air Force Academy in 1981 prior to attending Columbia Business School, where he earned an MBA in 1983. He is also a 2008 graduate of the postgraduate Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale in Paris.
Additionally, Mr. Rolet is a board member of LCH.Clearnet Group, a former member of Deutsche Börse’s London Equity Market Advisory Committee and Frankfurt Secondary Market Advisory Committee, a former chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange, and a former member of the board of Euronext Paris (Conseil d’Orientation) and Nasdaq Europe.
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