Paris-headquartered financial group Natixis has announced a number of appointments, including one that will be closely monitored after Bloomberg revealed AXA and Natixis were considering a merger of their asset management activities, AXA IM and Natixis Global Asset Management.
Christophe Lanne, chief risk officer and member of the executive committee, has been named as transformation officer, asset management and private banking.
He will take up this new duties as from 1 October 2017 and will be reporting to Jean Raby, member of the senior management committee, head of Asset Management and Private Banking.
Lanne has been with Natixis since 2010, having joined as chief operating officer, corporate and investment banking and member of the executive committee. In 2012, he became head of Portfolio Management, Global Transaction Banking and Run-off activities.
Prior to joining Natixis, he served at Credit Suisse as CEO and COO for the group’s whole business in France (investment banking, asset management, private banking) from 2005 to 2010.
Other appointments, effective 1 October, include Natixis’ head of Finance and Risks Jean Cheval who has been appointed senior advisor to CEO Laurent Mignon. A member of the senior management committee, he will also be vice-chairman of the Credit Committee.
Pierre Debray, head of CIB’s Global Finance, has been appointed chief risk officer, member of the senior management committee, succeeding Lanne.
Debray joined Natixis in 2010 as global head of Asset & Export Finance before being appointed global head of Structured & Asset Finance and a member of the Natixis executive committee in 2012.
Nicolas Namias, head of Strategy, has been appointed chief financial officer, member of the senior management committee.
Prior to this, Namias held several roles within French ministerial cabinets and has been head of Performance Management and Analysis for retail banking and insurance within BPCE group, Natixis’ parent company.