Executive Team

Xavier Rolet
Chief Executive

Appointed to the Board in March 2009 and appointed Chief Executive on 20 May 2009. From 2000 to 2008 he was a senior executive at Lehman Brothers and, most recently, CEO of Lehman in France. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he held senior positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson from 1997 to 2000, Credit Suisse First Boston from 1994 to 1996 and Goldman Sachs from 1984 to 1994.

David Warren
Chief Financial Officer

David was appointed Chief Financial Officer and joined the Board as a Director on 2 July 2012. David previously spent 9 years as CFO at Nasdaq OMX, where he was responsible for all financial operations, including accounting, SEC and regulatory reporting, treasury, tax, risk management, financial planning and analysis, corporate finance and investor relations. Following this, David spent two years as a Senior Adviser to the CEO of NASDAQ OMX. Prior to his time at Nasdaq OMX, David held a number of senior finance roles, including 7 years at CS First Boston.

 

Suneel Bakhshi
Chief Executive Officer, LCH.Clearnet Group

Chief Executive Officer, LCH.Clearnet Group. Joined in February 2014 from Citigroup with over 30 years of experience in trading, banking and risk management. Most recently he was President and CEO, Citigroup Global Markets, Japan. Prior to this, he held several senior risk roles, including leading its Emerging Markets Corporate Bank. Previously, he held a number of senior banking and markets roles, including Sales and Trading in CEMEA, Fixed Income Derivatives Trading for Europe and Derivatives in Japan.

Diane Côté
Chief Risk Officer

Diane Côté was appointed Chief Risk Officer and joined the Executive Team on 1 June 2013. Diane was previously Aviva Plc's Chief Finance Operations Officer. Previous to this, Diane held the position of Aviva's Chief Audit Officer. Diane has many years' experience holding senior positions within Aviva and other leading organisations, including Standard Life Assurance.

Raffaele Jerusalmi
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana and Director of Capital Markets

Appointed to the Board in June 2010. In addition to his role as Director of Capital Markets, Raffaele was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. in April 2010. He is also Institore of the LSEGH (Italy) group of companies. Prior to joining Borsa Italiana in 1998, he was head of trading for Italian fixed income at Credit Suisse First Boston from 1993 to 1998. From 1996 he was member of the proprietary trading group in London. From 1997 to 1998 he was a Board Member of MTS S.p.A., representing Credit Suisse First Boston and from 1989 to 1993 was head of trading for the fixed income and derivatives divisions at Cimo S.p.A. in Milan.

 

Alexander Justham
Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange plc

Alexander was appointed CEO of our London Stock Exchange plc subsidiary in June 2012. He also has Group-wide responsibility for Regulatory Strategy, Government and Public Affairs, UK Regulation; is a member of the Board of Directors for Turquoise MTF, and a Board member of LCH Clearnet Ltd, and LCH Clearnet Group.

Between 2007 and 2011, before joining LSEG, Alexander worked at the Financial Services Authority (FSA), where from 2008 he was Director of Markets. During this time he also held a number of international positions. Previously he spent 17 years at JPMorgan, latterly as a Managing Director at JPMorganCazenove.

David Lester
Group Director of Corporate Strategy

David joined London Stock Exchange in 2001 and is Group Director of Corporate Strategy, leading the development and implementation of core strategic initiatives across the Group. He is Chairman of Turquoise, the Group's pan-European trading platform for equities and derivatives built in partnership with major banking clients, FTSE (the Group’s fully-owned Global index business) and Proquote (the Group’s leading Retail Service Provider and Order Management company). David has over 23 years experience in financial information and technology working at Thomson Financial, Accenture and KPMG prior to joining LSEG.

 

Mark Makepeace
Group Director of Information Services and Chief Executive of FTSE Group

Mark was appointed Group Director of Information Services in October 2012. He is also Chief Executive and founder of FTSE Group, the company he established in 1995. Mark has over 15 years experience of developing successful joint ventures and has forged alliances with stock exchanges, academics and leading industry groups. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre and Chairman of the Index Industry Association. Prior to establishing FTSE, Mark began his career in the public sector advising on policy issues in inner London local government. He joined London Stock Exchange in 1985 to co-ordinate the deregulation of securities trading in London, helped develop its IT and Information Services business, and led regulation of the UK equities market. Mark has been a long time supporter of the children's charity UNICEF.

 

Nikhil Rathi
Head of International Development and Chief of Staff

Nikhil was appointed as Head of International Development and Chief of Staff in May 2014. He is a member of the LSEG Executive Committee. He joined LSEG from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior positions over an eleven year period. Most recently he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government’s financial services interests in the EU and internationally. He served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK’s financial stability interventions during the crisis.  Nikhil also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.

Antoine Shagoury
Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and CIO

Antoine Shagoury assumed the role of Group Chief Operating Officer in May 2012, expanding his responsibilities to include Business Operations in addition to his role managing our Technology portfolio across the Group. He serves as Chairman of MillenniumIT, member of the Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana and a member of the International Advisory Board of Tadawul, The Saudi Stock Exchange. He joined the Group in 2010 from American Stock Exchange (a NYSE Euronext company) where he was CIO from 2004. Prior to his role at the Amex/NYSE, Antoine held several executive technology positions over the preceding 10 years at Instinet, most recently as CTO of Instinet Services. He has over 20 years of Technology and Financial Services experience.