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Corporate Governance

Group leadership

Our name Rothschild & Co encapsulates the idea of true partnership between the leadership and teams in the group. This is reflected in the way the group is governed.

The Managing Partner

Rothschild & Co Gestion is the Managing Partner (Gérant) of Rothschild & Co, responsible for the overall management of the Company.

This includes, among other things, establishing the strategic direction of the business, supervising the accounting and financial information, and directing the internal control framework for Rothschild & Co and the Group entities on a consolidated basis.

The Managing Partner relies on the Management Board (Conseil de Gérance) to fulfil its role.

The Management Board comprises:


Managing Partners

Robert Leitão

Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

François Pérol

Managing Partner | Co-Chairman of the GEC

The Group Executive Committee

The Group Executive Committee (GEC), whose members are the most senior corporate officers of the group's business and support divisions, is the senior executive committee at Rothschild & Co. In its role, the GEC participates in the overall management and the definition of the strategy of the group by Rothschild & Co, represented by the Executive Chairman and Managing Partners, so that Rothschild & Co ensures its proper implementation across the group.

Chaired by Robert Leitão and François Pérol, the GEC comprises:


Paul Barry
Group Human Resources Director

Grégoire Chertok
Head of Global Advisory, France
Deputy Head, Global Advisory

Mark Crump
Group Chief Financial Officer
Group Chief Operating Officer

Laurent Gagnebin
Head of Rothschild & Co Bank AG
Co-Head, Wealth Management

Javed Khan
Head of Merchant Banking
Chairman of the Merchant Banking Management Committee

Marc-Olivier Laurent
Managing Partner
Executive Chairman of Merchant Banking

Alain Massiera
Head of France Wealth and Asset Management

Jimmy Neissa
Head of Rothschild & Co, North America
Deputy Head, Global Advisory 

Gary Powell
Executive Chairman of Wealth Management

Martin Reitz
Head of Rothschild & Co, Germany
Deputy Head, Global Advisory

Emmanuelle Saudeau 
Group Chief Digital Officer

Helen Watson
Head of Wealth Management, UK
Co-Head, Wealth Management

Jonathan Westcott
Group Head of Legal & Compliance