Nikhil Rathi

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Nikhil Rathi
Nikhil Rathi, Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange plc & Director of International Development.jpg
Occupation CEO
Employer UK Financial Conduct Authority
Location London

Nikhil Rathi is a London-based exchange and regulatory executive3 who was appointed CEO of the UK Financial Conduct Authority in June of 2020, after six years with the London Stock Exchange.[1]

He was appointed as the CEO of London Stock Exchange Group Plc on September 29, 2015. He succeeded Alexander Justham, who left the London Stock Exchange Group earlier that year. [2]


Rathi joined the London Stock Exchange Group in May 2014 as director of international development and chief of staff, as well as a member of the LSEG executive committee. He joined LSEG from the UK Treasury, where he held a number of senior roles over the course of eleven years. Most recently, he was the director of the financial services group there, representing the UK Government's financial services interests in the EU and internationally. In that role, he served as the UK representative on the EU Financial Services Committee and led a number of legislative negotiations.

Earlier he was head of the financial stability unit, overseeing a number of the UK's financial stability interventions during the 2008 financial crisis. He also served as private secretary to the UK Prime Minister from 2005 to 2008.



  1. London Stock Exchange chief appointed CEO of FCA. The Trade News.
  2. Nikhil Rathi Appointed CEO of London Stock Exchange Plc. London Stock Exchange Group.