Aquis Exchange PLC, a pan-European cash equities trading venue, announced this Wednesday that it has appointed David Vaillant to the Board as an independent non-executive director.
Vaillant assumes his new role with immediate effect, according to the statement filed through the news service of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). He has been with Aquis since the 23rd of September of 2019 when he joined as the Non-Executive Chairman of Aquis’ French subsidiary, Aquis Exchange Europe SAS.
David Vaillant will continue role at Aquis Europe
Although Vaillant will be taking on this new role, he will continue to also operate as the Non-Executive Chairman of Aquis Exchange Europe SAS at the same time.
Based in Paris, Vaillant has spent a large portion of his career at BNP Paribas. During this time, he has gathered corporate and institutional banking skills, as well as knowledge of the French financial markets and regulation.
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His most recent position with the French Bank is the Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participations at the asset management division of the company. He has held this position since October of last year.
During his time with the company, which spans across a decade, he was also at BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Institutional Banking / Corporate Finance FIC division. Whilst there he was Head of Banking for EMEA.
Commenting on the move, Niki Beattie, Non-executive Chairman of Aquis, said in the statement: “We are delighted to welcome David onto the Board today. He has already shown great leadership as Chairman of our French subsidiary and we are sure his skills and experience will be immensly valuable as the Company continues to build momentum as a leading pan-european exchange services group.”
As Finance Magnates reported earlier this year, Aquis received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to acquire the UK growth stocks platform NEX Exchange from CME Group in a deal worth £2.7 million.