Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris - 23 May 2019 

Euroclear today announced the appointment of Sophie Malarme-Lecloux to the Board of Directors for each of its ESES CSDs, Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland.

Sophie Malarme-Lecloux has a broad experience as non-executive Board Director in companies such as Orpea SA, Deceuninck NV and Callataÿ & Wouters. She is currently on the board of Befimmo SA and CBO Territoria SA.

She has been acting mainly in the financial sector. She held roles at the investment company Sofina SA as Head of Finance and Senior Investment Manager. Previously she worked at ING and IBM. Founder of, she is acting as Executive coach to support entrepreneurs and executives in developing business and people.

Sophie Malarme-Lecloux commented: “Euroclear has a unique position in the market. I look forward to bringing my experience and strategic approach to the team.”

Mr. Francis Remacle, Chair of the ESES CSDs, added: “I am very pleased to announce that we have recently added Willem Meijer and Sophie Malarme-Lecloux as Board members of our ESES CSDs. The experience, expertise and previous achievements of Sophie and Willem will enrich the value, the potential and the performance of our Boards of Directors in ESES. As Chairman of the Boards, I am delighted to see them joining our excellent team, especially now that Euroclear France, Belgium and Netherlands have received CSDR licenses from their respective regulators.”

Note to editors

Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, the group provides settlement and custody 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 791 trillion in securities transactions in 2018, representing 230 million domestic and cross-border transactions and held an average of EUR 28.8 trillion in assets for clients.

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