Chairman & CEO
A lawyer and economist by training, Georges Ugeux has focused his entire 30 year career on the global dimensions of business, government and finance and has a deep understanding of the cultural dimension of negotiations, networks and partnerships. He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University where he teaches International Banking & Finance.
Managing Partner & CEO of Galileo Global Securities
François Pagès has over 25 years of a strong International Banking experience with postings in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Over the years he has been involved in creating numerous new businesses, reviewing and implementing acquisitions in the financial industry as well as managing teams of financial professionals.
Dr. Thomas Fallows joined Galileo Global Securities as Managing Director in August 2017. He brings over 35 years of banking experience working both globally (Citigroup and Chase Manhattan/JPMorgan) and domestically in Saudi Arabia (The Saudi Investment Bank and Saudi Fransi Capital).
Stephen Blatney is a versatile and results-driven professional with 25+ years of experience across multiple industries including US Brokerage, Financial Technology, Investment Banking and Private Equity. Throughout his career in business development, sales, or operations, he has consistently generated new business, increased revenues, while managing and streamlining internal processes. Much of his success is due to his passion for organization, incredible attention to detail and superb communication and follow-up skills.
Barrister & Senior Advisor
Edite Ligere is a British barrister. She advises global financial institutions and others on financial regulation, cyber security, data protection, human rights, international law, UN law, EU law and related matters.
Rayane Achich joined Galileo in April 2018. He focuses on Galileo’s cross border M&A assignments, with a focus on Western Europe and US related transactions, as well as corporate advisory work in the Industrial, Technology, and Consumer sectors.
Jessica Levaux joined Galileo in September 2017 as an analyst. She is involved in the execution of strategic advisory mandates globally. Before to join Galileo, she was an intern in the London branch of Commerzbank AG and in a Singaporean tech startup called Giift.com.
Gabriel joined Galileo in June 2019 as an associate. Before joining Galileo, he was an M&A intern for DC Advisory in Germany and Credit Agricole CIB in France, as well as a Private Equity Fund of Fund intern for a French public sector financial institution.
Isabel Verkes moved to New York City in 2014 to gain additional corporate experience in an international setting. She has a background in philosophy and law, from the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School.
Chief of Staff
Corinne joined Galileo in July 2018 as Chief of Staff to the company’s Chairman and CEO. In addition to managing all calendars, appointments and travel for the CEO, Corinne is also the Office Manager and Human Resources Coordinator for Galileo Global Group, overseeing all office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures and policies, as well as monitoring all administrative projects. She is the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.
Katarina joined the company in May 2010 as Controller, managing the accounting and treasury departments, and supervising the human resources department and relations with third parties. She oversees the accounting operations, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
Elizabeth Moran joined Galileo in 2014 as Chief of Staff to the company’s Chairman & CEO. She now serves as a project manager for the company focusing on a wide-range of assignments, including but not limited to website development, corporate event planning and the marketing/promotion of published materials.