LCH.Clearnet, the multi-national clearing house group, has appointed Suneel Bakhshi as its new group chief executive officer.
Subject to final regulatory approval, Bakhshi (pictured) is expected to join the organisation in early 2014, at which point Jacques Aigrain, interim executive chairman will resume his position as non-executive chairman of LCH.Clearnet Group, alongside his role as non-executive director of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).
Upon taking up his position, Bakhshi will also become a member of London Stock Exchange Group’s Executive Committee, headed by LSEG CEO Xavier Rolet. LSEG is a 57.8 per cent shareholder in LCH.Clearnet Group.
Jacques Aigrain, executive chairman of LCH.Clearnet, says: “Suneel is an outstanding business leader with an extensive and proven track record in trading, banking and risk management. He has worked around the world, across asset class and geography, in delivering growth programmes and implementing change and he has an exceptional understanding of the complexities of our industry and the needs of our global customer base.
“I am delighted that he is joining LCH.Clearnet at this significant time in our history, and I very much look forward to welcoming him to the organisation and working with him and the LCH.Clearnet executive team on continuing to drive our business forward.”
Bakhshi says: “I am excited to be joining LCH.Clearnet at this important time for the business and the industry. Already a highly respected leading international provider, the opportunities for LCH.Clearnet in the delivery of risk management solutions to the world’s capital markets are considerable. As CEO of LCH.Clearnet Group, I will look forward to utilising more than 30 years of global financial industry experience and to joining a business and a team that will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in the future of the global market infrastructure industry.”