Jacques Aigrain

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Jacques Aigrain
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Occupation Managing Director, Financial Services
Employer Warburg Pincus
Location London
Website www.warburgpincus.com

Jacques Aigrain has worked in financial services for more than 30 years. He currently serves as chairman of the board of LyondellBasell NV, chairman of Singular Bank S.A.U. and director of Clearwater Analytics.

He previously held board positions at WPP plc, London Stock Exchange Group plc, LCH Clearnet Group Ltd, Lufthansa AG, Resolution Ltd, Swiss International Airlines AG, and the Qatar Financial Authority.[1]

He spent seven years as an advisor at Warburg Pincus, where he was a partner and managing director of financial services in the London office. He joined the firm in 2014.[2] Earlier, he spent nine years at Swiss Re, where he was CEO from 2006 to 2009.

Before joining Swiss Re he spent 20 years in global leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York, London and Paris.

From 2010-2015, Aigrain served as chairman of LCH.Clearnet Group, Europe's largest clearing house, which is majority-owned by the London Stock Exchange (LSE).[3] In September 2013, he was named executive chairman on an interim basis, while the company searched for a replacement CEO after the departure of Ian Axe.[4]

When he joined Warburg Pincus, he retained his role at LCH.Clearnet but, as his role with Warburg Pincus expanded, he announced he would be stepping down from LCH.Clearnet, effective March 5, 2015.[5]


Aigrain, a dual Swiss-French citizen, was CEO of Swiss Re from 2006 to 2009, a company which he joined in 2001 as head of financial services, New York. Before that he spent 19 years with JP Morgan Chase, working in a number of senior roles in its New York, London and Paris offices. He began his career at JPMorgan in 1981, eventually becoming co-head of investment banking client coverage. He was also a member of JPMorgan's Investment Bank management committee. [6]


Aigrain received a PhD in economics in 1981 from the Sorbonne in France and a masters degree in economics from Dauphine University.