Georges Laurchard Joins Euronext as COO

He moves to the firm’s Paris office after 20 years at JPMorgan

Georges Lauchard became Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Managing Board at  Euronext in Paris, pending all relevant approvals, the firm has announced. He will take up his new role today, March 17, 2020.

Lauchard will oversee Euronext’s operational strategy, policies, and execution, supporting the company’s ambition to become the leading market infrastructure in Europe.

“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 George 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,” said Stephane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Euronext.

Long career

Prior to joining Euronext, Lauchard worked as COO/CFO at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank technology team since February 2018.

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He spent 20 years at the bank in London and Hong Kong, holding numerous leadership roles.

Lauchard was Head of Global Front Office Market supervision, COO of  Global Currencies and Emerging Markets Trading, as well as COO of the Asian Markets and Investor Services Sales, Merger Integration Project Manager and Operations and Client Services Manager.

His career began at JP Morgan in Paris 1996. He then moved to BNP Paribas in New York, where he spent two years before moving to JPMorgan in London.

“I am delighted to join Euronext’s leadership team. 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,” Lauchard commented on his appointment.

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