Catherine Langlais is the General Counsel and Executive Legal Director of Euronext Group – Euronext NV is the Holding Company registered in The Netherlands, combining the Euronext exchanges in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Portugal and UK.
Catherine Langlais joined Euronext Paris’ subsidiary Matif SA (the French Derivatives exchange) in 1990. Prior to joining Euronext, she had been working since 1977 as an in-house lawyer at Credit National, a French bank (now Natixis).
Ms Langlais was involved in the creation of the Euronext group in 2000 and its subsequent listing in Paris in 2001. She was also involved in the merger of NYSE with Euronext in 2007, the acquisition of NYSE Euronext by ICE in 2013, and subsequent separation and IPO of Euronext in 2014.
Mrs Langlais has been the Executive Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of the Euronext group since 2004, and was a member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext.
Her present responsibilities include participating in strategy, development policy, and the supervision of all legal matters for the Euronext group. In addition, she coordinates and manages the regulatory and public affairs’ tasks of the Euronext markets (encompassing Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon and London): rulebook preparation, discussions with the College of Euronext Regulators, approval of all regulatory matters. She also coordinates Euronext group’s CSR activities.
She graduated from the Paris XI Sorbonne University in International Law and from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University in Anglo-American civilization and literature. Ms Langlais has been a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur since 2009.