Georges Lauchard has been named chief operating officer and member of the managing board of Euronext, pending all relevant corporate and regulatory approvals. He will oversee operational strategy, policies, and execution in support of Euronext’s ambition to become the leading market infrastructure in Europe and will take up his new role based in Paris on 17 March 2020.
Lauchard joins from JP Morgan, where he was COO/CFO of the bank’s Corporate and Investment Bank technology team since February 2018. He worked for JP Morgan in London and Hong Kong for more than 20 years, where he held numerous leadership roles including head of global front office markets supervision, COO of global currencies and emerging markets trading, as well as COO of the Asia markets and investor services sales, merger integration project manager, operations and client service manager. He previously worked for BNP Paribas in New York.
“We are excited to welcome Georges Lauchard to Euronext,” says Stéphane Boujnah, Euronext CEO and chairman of the managing board. “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.”
Lauchard adds, “Euronext has delivered significant growth over the past four 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.”