Euroclear announces Valérie Urbain as next CEO

Rick Steves

“As a key member of the leadership team, Valérie has also played an important role in the success of Euroclear. Not only does she bring unparalleled knowledge of Euroclear and its clients, but has also been a key architect of its current business strategy.”

Euroclear has announced the appointment of Valérie Urbain as the successor to Lieve Mostrey as the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Euroclear.

The transition period will continue until the Euroclear Board member mandates’ renewal at the General Meeting on May 3, 2024. Subsequently, Valérie Urbain will officially assume the role of Group CEO.

Lieve Mostrey leaves after 7 years as CEO

Lieve Mostrey has been at the helm since January 2017 and received recognition for her leadership when named Trends Manager of the Year in 2023. Mostrey announced her retirement in July 2023.

Valérie Urbain has been with Euroclear since 1992, currently serving as Chief Business Officer, overseeing commercial and product development. As CEO of Euroclear Bank and Euroclear ESES Central Securities Depositories (CSDs), she played pivotal roles in shaping the Group’s business strategy.

Euroclear, a trusted provider of post-trade services committed to risk mitigation, automation, and efficiency for its global client base, is a group comprising Euroclear Bank and various national entities.

Valérie Urbain, a key architect of Euroclear’s business strategy

Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, Chairman of the Euroclear Group, said: “On behalf of the Board, management and all staff, I would like to thank Lieve for her important contribution to the growth of the Group. Under her tenure, Euroclear has further expanded its global footprint, has enriched its funds offering notably through the acquisitions of MFEX and Goji, has strengthened its resilience and reputation as a systemic financial market infrastructure and has accelerated value creation for shareholders.

“As a key member of the leadership team, Valérie has also played an important role in the success of Euroclear. Not only does she bring unparalleled knowledge of Euroclear and its clients, but has also been a key architect of its current business strategy. The Board is delighted to appoint such a strong internal leader and is confident in her abilities to take the company forward. As she takes up the new role, the Board will continue to support Valérie and her management team in their commitment to deliver value for our shareholders, clients, employees, and the communities we serve.”

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