Xavier R. Rolet
(born November 12, 1959) is the CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.>
Early life and career
Rolet was born in Aix-les-Bains, France. He is the eldest of three children born to military parents. His early life was spent in Algeria and France.> He served as a second lieutenant and an Instructor at the French Air Force Academy, earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1984 and a post-graduate degree from IHEDN (Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense) in Paris, in April 2008.>
From 1984-1994, Rolet worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and London. At Goldman, he started on the international arbitrage desk in New York.> Then he joined Credit Suisse First Boston as Global Head of European Equities in 1994, working there till 1996. After that, Rolet worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson from 1997-2000 as Global Head of Risk and Trading. He then worked at Lehman Brothers from 2000–2008, in New York, as co-head of global equity trading, in London, as head of European and Asian equities, and in Paris, as CEO of Banque Lehman Brothers.> He joined the Board of the London Stock Exchange in March 2009, and became CEO in May.>
He competed successfully in several editions of the Dakar Rally, finishing 82nd in the 2009 edition with co-pilot Jean-Louis Juchault.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School,> a former Vice-Chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges WFE, an Honorary Fellow (FCSI/Hon) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment CISI and a member of HM Treasury's Financial Services Trade and Investment Board.
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