Delphine d’Amarzit Becomes First Woman to Lead Euronext Paris

Delphine d’Amarzit, the deputy CEO of Orange Bank, has been named the head of the Euronext Paris exchange, effective 15 March 2021. Pending regulatory approvals, D’Amarzit is the first woman to ever lead the Paris stock bourse.

She replaces Anthony Attia, who has been chief executive officer of the French mega exchange since 2014. The outgoing CEO will vacate his position to become global head of primary markets and post trade, the pan-European exchange operator said on Monday.

Attia will also oversee Euronext’s equity, debt and fund listing franchise and the corporate services business, as well as clearing, custody and settlement activities. He will be also involved in the integration of the Borsa Italiana’s activities within Euronext.

“D’Amarzit holds an extensive knowledge of European and French capital markets, notably having held senior positions within the French Treasury Department for several years with responsibilities for capital markets development, European financial regulation, and corporate financing,” Euronext said in a press release.

Most recently, D’Amarzit served as Orange Bank’s deputy CEO where she was responsible for the oversight of the operations, credit, finance, risk and compliance functions. Orange Bank offers various types of financial services in France such as credit-debit cards, insurance, ATM, money transfer, and currency exchange.

Prior to that, D’Amarzit was in charge of financial and economic affairs at the office of France’s prime minister, from 2007 to 2009. During this period, she participated in organizing the public response to the financial crisis, rescue package and recovery plans.

“I am pleased to hand over the stewardship of Euronext Paris to Delphine d’Amarzit, whose experience will be critical in continuing to deliver best-in-class services to the Paris financial ecosystem. I now look forward to leading our expanded post-trade franchise and supporting the growth of Euronext Primary Markets and Corporate Services activities as the Group embarks on the next steps in its strategic ambition,” said Anthony Attia.

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