Degroof Petercam appoints Group Head of Strategic Innovation

Xavier De Pauw joins Degroof Petercam

Friday, June 29, 2018 — As of October 1st, Xavier De Pauw will be responsible for Degroof Petercam’s continuous strategic transformation, including the development of innovative platforms and tools.

This strategic transformation will allow the group to continue to deliver top quality services to its clients, also in these times of digital disruption.

Xavier De Pauw (°1977) co-founded MeDirect Group in 2009 and MeDirect Bank Belgium in 2013. Since 2013, he is CEO of the latter. Previously, he was active for 10 years at Merrill Lynch in London, where he held positions as research analyst and fixed income capital markets banker covering UK, Dutch and Belgian banks, before being in charge of the financing of two UK mortgage lending companies. Xavier De Pauw holds a master’s degree in Economics & Finance from the Ghent University and an MSc in Investment Management from the Cass Business School (London). He is co-founder and chairman of Fintech Belgium and acts as board member of B-Hive Europe.

Philippe Masset, CEO Degroof Petercam: “Xavier has successfully developed digital banking and wealth management platforms. He combines a solid financial expertise in different métiers, a proven experience in banking tools and a strong vision in the evolving financial landscape with multiple new market players. We are pleased to welcome him in our group.”

Xavier De Pauw, Degroof Petercam Group Head of Strategic Innovation : “Degroof Petercam’s legacy dating back to 1871 is a strong proof that it has relentlessly been serving its clients to a high standard, earning their trust continuously while adapting to ever-changing demands and to major social, economic, financial and digital evolutions. As an entrepreneur, I feel attracted by Degroof Petercam’s entrepreneurial spirit, strong reputation and openness to the wider world. I have been impressed by the quality of the leadership team of the group and their unified strategic commitment to innovation with a view to provide excellent service to Degroof Petercam’s clients. I look forward to contribute to the group’s continuous transformation and to serve the bank’s clients by projecting ourselves in their future and meeting and anticipating their evolving needs.”

Bob De Leersnyder External Communication Manager at Bank Degroof Petercam
Alexandra Niehe Head of corporate communications at Bank Degroof Petercam