Xavier Rolet

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Xavier R. Rolet
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Rolet in 2012
Born (1959-11-12) 12 November 1959 (age 55)
Aix-les-Bains, France
Nationality French
Alma mater
Columbia University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.)

Xavier R. Rolet (born 12 November 1959) is the CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] He joined the Board of the London Stock Exchange in March 2009, and became CEO in May.[6]


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,[7] 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.


  1. ^ "LSE Names Xavier Rolet as New CEO, Replacing Furse (Update3)". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Louise Armitstead (14 March 2009). "Xavier Rolet heralds new epoch at London Stock Exchange". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Xavier Robert Rolet". Businessweek.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "FACTBOX-Key players in Canada's TMX takeover battle". Reuters. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rolet Wrestles Technology at LSE as Rivals Steal M&A Show". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Executive Team". London Stock Exchange Group. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ cz. "About Columbia Business School". columbia.edu. Retrieved 15 April 2015.