André Villeneuve

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André Villeneuve
Occupation Non-Executive Chairman
Employer LIFFE

André Villeneuve has been the non-executive chairman of LIFFE (part of NYSE Euronext Group), the London futures and derivatives exchange, since 2003. He will retire as chairman effective May 1, 2009, following six years of service (two three-year terms).[1]

Hugh Freedberg will succeed him as chairman.


Villeneuve was an executive director of Reuters from 1989 to 2000. He was chairman of Instinet Corp., an electronic brokerage subsidiary of Reuters, from 1990 to 1999, and executive chairman from 1999 to 2002. He is chairman, City of London EU Advisory Group and a member of the UK Chancellor’s High Level Financial Services Group.

Villeneuve was chairman of Promethee, the French think tank, from 1998 to 2002 and non-executive director of Aviva PLC from 1996-2006. He is currently a non-executive director of IFRI (Institut Francais de Relations Internationales) and EuroArbitrage. He has been a director of United Technologies Corporation since 1997.[2]


He earned his bachelor of arts degree in politics, philosophy and economics from The Queen's College, Oxford University, in 1967.[3]