We are pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Langlais as OSTC’s newest independent non-executive Board member.

Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the fields of corporate governance, compliance and regulation. Her background is as a General Counsel within the financial services industry. Most recently, she served as the Executive Legal Director and General Counsel of Euronext NV, having joined the French Derivatives Exchange Matif S.A in 1990 (which merged into Euronext Paris in 1999).

Catherine was also involved in the creation of the Euronext group in 2000 and its listing in Paris in 2001. She was also heavily 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. She has been the executive director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of the Euronext group since 2004, a member of the Euronext NV extended Managing Board, and was a member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext. Prior to joining Euronext, she worked as an in-house lawyer at Credit National, a French bank (now Natixis) since 1977.

In addition, Catherine was also a member of the board of directors of Euroclear S.A./N.V.from April 2017 to April 2019, and of Euroclear Plc (currently Euroclear Holding S.A./B.V.) from July 2017 to November 2018. She graduated from the Paris XI Sorbonne University in International Law and from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University in Anglo-American civilisation and literature. Ms Langlais was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2009.

Catherine’s vast legal and regulatory experience, specifically in cross border corporate transactions, make her ideally placed to advise and guide OSTC’s ambitious growth and M&A expansion plans, as the company seeks to capture further upside from its global markets and educational activities.

Commenting on Catherine’s appointment, Jonny Aucamp, Chairman of OSTC, said: “Catherine is one of our industry’s most esteemed legal professionals and a world-class expert in the fields of corporate governance, regulation and compliance. We are delighted to have someone of her calibre joining our Board as we execute on our growth plans.”

Catherine Langlais said: “I am delighted to join the OSTC Board and to contribute to the organisation’s ongoing growth and expansion. I am enthused by the company’s global growth plans and I look forward to playing a part in OSTC’s direction of travel at an exciting time for the organisation.”