Newedge appoints of Françoise Guillaume as global COO and deputy CEO

Newedge has appointed Françoise Guillaume (pictured) as Global Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Based in Paris, Guillaume will also participate as a member of the Newedge Executive Committee.

Guillaume joins from Société Générale where she has worked in a range of senior leadership roles over the past 20 years, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer for SG Group Management Resources. Previously, she worked as Managing Director of Short Term Rates for Société Générale Asset Management and Deputy Director of Fixed Income and Money Market.

IT, Operations, e-solutions, Human Resources, Finance, Risk, and Sales Facilitation will report directly to Ms. Guillaume. She will be responsible for ensuring the strategic alignment of these groups with the goals of the firm, coordinating cross-function initiatives, and supporting Business Line activity. The new position is a significant step forward in the ongoing consolidation of Newedge's Support and Control functions.

Nicolas Breteau, Newedge CEO, says, “As we continue to develop our four Business Lines, it is essential for us to maintain and build our competitive advantage through flawless execution in all of our Support and Control teams, especially from a technology and regulatory standpoint. Françoise's appointment and the new reporting structure will help us achieve this objective.”