Independent Director joins Boards of Euroclear Settlement of Euronext-Zone Securities (ESES) CSDs

Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris 17 January 2019 – Euroclear today announced the appointment of Willem Meijer to the Board of Directors for each of its ESES CSDs, Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland, subject to regulatory approval.

After an extensive career in banking with firms including Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan, Mr. Meijer was appointed CEO of SNS Securities, a securities subsidiary of SNS Reaal Group. He most recently was CEO of TOM (The Order Machine), an options trading platform.

Mr. Meijer brings substantial non-executive and Boardroom advisory experience. He currently serves as an appointed director and mediator by the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Ondernemingskamer) and is involved in several Fintech initiatives.

Mr. Francis Remacle, Chair of the ESES CSDs, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Willem Meijer as a Board member of our ESES CSDs. Willem’s management level experience and post-trade and IT expertise will bring value to the Board.”

Willem Meijer added: “I am really looking forward to working with the Euroclear teams and assist them in dealing with the continuously evolving and challenging financial market landscape.”

About Euroclear

Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, the group provides settlement, safe-keeping and servicing of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.

The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank - which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s - as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 733 trillion in securities transactions in 2017, representing 215 million domestic and cross-border transactions and held EUR 28.6 trillion in assets for clients. 

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