EVENT: “Transitioning Brexit for the Benefit of the Real Economy” – Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group
Wednesday 18th October 2017, 9.00am-10.15am, Committee Room 14, House of Commons
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At a critical juncture for the future of the UK economy, the CEO of London Stock Exchange Group, Xavier Rolet KBE, will explain how to ensure that British entrepreneurs are put front and centre during a Brexit transition period.
Financial services, including 21st century financial market infrastructure, play a key role in providing growth finance for the UK’s 5.5 million small and medium-sized enterprises, boosting high quality job creation and UK productivity.
In the midst of Brexit negotiations, Xavier will explain how a Brexit transition period can work for and improve the real economy.
Xavier was appointed to the Board in March 2009 and appointed Chief Executive on 20 May 2009. Prior to this, he was CEO of Lehman Brothers in France from July 2007 to 7 January 2009. He became a member of Lehman Brothers’ European Operating Committee in 2003, having joined the firm in February 2000 in New York as co-head of Global Equity Trading.
Xavier started his career on the International Arbitrage desk at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York in January 1984. In 1990, he moved to London as co-head of European Equity Sales and Trading. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994 as global head of European Equities before moving to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as global head of Risk and Trading, and deputy head of Global Equities in 1997.
Xavier attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he gained an MBA in January 1984. He is also a 2008 graduate of the post-graduate Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale in Paris.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, FSCI(Hon). Xavier is also a member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board at HM Treasury, a Knight of the French Order of the Legion of Honour and an Officer of the Royal Sharifian Order of Al-Alawi
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