Xavier Rolet

Xavier Rolet

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11/12/1959 - present

Xavier Rolet is a French entrepreneur who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CQS. With a proven history of success in the global financial services industry, he has earned expertise in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, risk and investment management, geopolitics, and economic intelligence. Rolet is a frequent keynote speaker at business events and is a strong advocate for supporting start-ups and the funding of SMEs to promote innovation and job creation.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Xavier Rolet specializes in infrastructure management, investor relations, client relationship management, and technology and innovation.
  • He is the former CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group. Under his leadership, the value of the exchange rose from £800 million to £14 billion shortly before the announcement of his departure.
  • In July 2016, Rolet was made an Officer of Morocco's Royal Sharifian Order of Al-Alaoui.
  • He was named in the 2017 Harvard Business Review's List of the Best 100 CEOs in the World.
  • In 2017, Debretts named Rolet in their list of the most influential people in finance.
  • He appeared in the Evening Standard list of London's 1,000 most influential people for several years.
  • He was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by Futures and Options World.
  • In December 2017, he was awarded the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation.
  • He was awarded a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by Risk magazine.