Chief Operating Officer, Europe and the Middle East
Benoit Savoret is chief operating officer for Lehman Brothers in Europe and the Middle East, a position he has held since May 2007. Mr. Savoret has operational responsibility for overseeing the Firm's activities in the region across all business lines and all geographies. He is also a member of Lehman Brothers’ Executive Committee.
Mr. Savoret joined Lehman Brothers in 1997 in Equity Derivatives Trading. He was appointed global head of Trading for the Firm's Options business in 1999. He became head of the Firm's Asian Equities business in 2000, and in 2002, he was appointed head of European Equity Trading and European Equity Derivatives. In 2004, he was named co-head of European Equities and became sole head from 2006 until assuming his current position.
Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Savoret worked for Société Générale in the U.S., U.K. and Asia. His responsibilities in Asia included serving as head of the non-Japan Asia Equity Derivatives business in Hong Kong and Tokyo. He also has experience working in the U.S. options markets in Philadelphia and Chicago in the early 1990s.
Mr. Savoret graduated with an engineering degree from the École Centrale Paris and is a member of its Advisory Committee on Education and Curriculum as well as a member of its Board of Directors.