A lawyer and economist by training, Georges Ugeux has focused his entire 30 year career on the global dimensions of business, government and finance. He has a deep understanding of the cultural dimension of negotiations, networks and partnerships.
Georges began his career in commercial banking at Société Générale de Banque (now Fortis Bank), where he became the General Manager of the investment banking and trust division. He later served as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions department, as well as Group Finance Director at Société Générale de Belgique, a Belgian conglomerate. In 1992, he became President and Managing Director of Kidder, Peabody Europe. He was also a member of the European Corporate Executive Council of General Electric. He was President of the European investment Fund, a public private partnership financing infrastructure and SME projects owned by the European Investment Bank, the European Community and 77 European banks.
For seven years Georges immersed himself in the global equity markets by heading the International Group of the New York Stock Exchange, bringing over 300 non-US companies, valued at $ 2.7 trillion, to the US market. He teaches European Banking and Finance at Columbia Law School. He is a frequent public speaker and educator on global issues (at the College of Europe in Bruges and Harvard Law School).
Georges Ugeux holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. He is a director of AXA Tianping, a Shanghai based insurance company. He chairs and sits on Boards of numerous transatlantic organizations.