About Yann Gindre

Who am I 

French National born in Brittany but  lived and studied in Lyon ( my family is from Lyon)

I am a senior international banking and capital markets executive with 30 years of extensive financial markets and management experience. I bring a multi-cultural viewpoint to life and work, having lived and worked in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Work experience 

After having acquired experience in France and Germany, I began my career in London in 1981 in the structured finance and then capital markets business. In 1998, I joined UBS P&D before being appointed in 1992 as Global Head of Debt Capital Markets. I held this position at Barclays, Commerzbank, and then JP Morgan Chase, where I was appointed Head of European Fixed Income.

In 2004, I joined Natixis (originally Ixis CIB) in London as Country Manager and Head of Capital Markets. In 2008, I was appointed CEO of CIB Americas and in the spring 2012 was appointed CEO of CIB EMEA.


I hold an MBA from London Business School, which ranks first in Europe and top four in the world.


As a younger man, I played a lot of rugby and being so close to the Alps, I learned skiing when I was 5 years old. I also discovered, very early, my passion about sailing and enjoyed my time on Hobby cat Tiger (if you watch the video below , you will understand why). As I got older, I first moved to golf and my partners will describe me as ”Work in progress” and went on to bigger sailing boat in order to stop hurting myself.

My Family

I am happily married with Emilie who bravely followed me in the early 80’s to London where we have since spent most of our life. We have 3 children that were all born in London, went to the French Lycée before going to English University. The three of them are still based in the UK today.


For more information, visit his website at www.yanngindre.com

or go to his Linkedin profile.



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