Nikhil Rathi joins LSEG as Head of International Development and Chief of Staff

Nikhil Rathi joins LSEG as Head of International Development and Chief of Staff

  • Will lead Group’s international business development
  • Will also serve as Chief of Staff 
  • Previously Director of the Financial Services Group, UK Treasury

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikhil Rathi as Head of International Development and Chief of Staff. He will also be a member of the LSEG Executive Committee.

As Head of International Development, Mr Rathi will be responsible for the global coordination of LSEG’s international business development activities, including partnerships with other exchanges, trading platforms and other market infrastructure businesses. As Chief of Staff, he will support LSEG Group CEO Xavier Rolet on a number of functional matters, driving efficiencies and streamlining processes across the Group.

Xavier Rolet, CEO, LSEG said: “Nikhil brings to LSEG an in depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the financial services and market infrastructure sectors, as well as a deep understanding of the UK and European political landscape. We are delighted to welcome him to the Group.”

Mr Rathi joins LSEG from the UK Treasury, where he has held a number of senior roles over the last eleven years. Most recently, until February this year, he was Director of the Financial Services Group, representing the UK Government’s financial services interests in the EU and internationally. In that role, he served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee and led a number of legislative negotiations. Prior to that, he was Head of the Financial Stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK’s financial stability interventions during the crisis. He also served as Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister for three years from 2005 to 2008.

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About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and the pan-European equities platform, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant and growing part of the Group’s business operations. LSEG operates CC&G, the Rome headquartered CCP and Monte Titoli, the significant European settlement business, selected as a first wave T2S participant. The Group is also a majority owner of leading multi-asset global CCP, LCH.Clearnet.

The Group offers its customers an extensive range of real-time and reference data products, including Sedol, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS. FTSE calculates thousands of unique indices that measure and benchmark markets and asset classes in more than 80 countries around the world.

London Stock Exchange Group is also a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 30 other organisations and exchanges around the world use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy, France, North America and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 2,800 people.

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