Xavier R. Rolet KBE is an experienced CEO, Co-Founder and Entrepreneur. Named as one of the 100 Best CEOs in the World in the 2017 Harvard Business Review, Xavier has a demonstrated history of successful turnarounds in the global financial services industry. In his decade at the helm of the London Stock Exchange, the LSE’s market valuation rose from £800m to more than £15bn, transforming it into one of the world’s largest exchanges by market capitalization.
Mr. Rolet is Chair of Phosagro PJSC and Shore Capital Markets, a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Stock Exchange Tadawul as an appointee of the Public Investment Fund, and an Expert Advisor to the Shanghai Institute of Finance for the Real Economy. He has held various senior positions in the financial services industry throughout his career: CEO of CQS UK LLP, a global hedge fund, CEO of Banque Lehman Brothers in Paris, co-head of Global Equity & Derivatives Trading at Lehman Brothers New York, Global Head of European Equities at CS First Boston, Global Head of Risk and Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Vice-President, International Risk Arbitrage at Goldman Sachs New York, and co-Head of European Equities Sales and Trading at Goldman Sachs International Ltd in London. Mr. Rolet served as a Second Lieutenant and Instructor at the French Air Force Academy in 1981 prior to attending Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he gained an MBA in January 1984 and where he currently serves as a Member of the Board of Overseers. Mr. Rolet serves on the Board of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and the Board of the Golden Falcon Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation. He is Chair of the RemCo for Seplat Petroleum in addition to serving on the Board. Mr. Rolet is an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France, an Officer of the Royal Sharifian Order of Al-Alawi and a Member of the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation.