Axel Pierron, based in the firm's Paris office, is a Senior Vice President for Celent's Securities & Investments group. Mr. Pierron's expertise lies in electronic bond trading, derivatives and FX markets, market infrastructure, trade finance, and claim management automation.
Most recently Axel Pierron was featured in the Financial News 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology, published September 2011. Mr. Pierron is also quoted regularly in the media, including the Financial Times, Reuters, Les Echos, Le Monde, CNBC, BBC, Financial News, France 2, Daily Telegraph, and European Banker. He is a frequent speaker on technology’s impact on strategy and market organization. Mr. Pierron was a member of the Mission Ecoter within the French Senate and of the Association pour le commerce et les services en ligne (ACSEL).
Before joining Celent, Mr. Pierron was an Internet research analyst for BNP Paribas, where he conducted a variety of market research and projects in fields such as e-finance, global B2B operations, knowledge management, and CRM. He was a member of several strategic Internet units within BNP Paribas, including those focused on financial markets.
Previously, Mr. Pierron was an internal auditor for Leclerc, the second largest supermarket chain in France. His duties there included management of an EDI implementation project.
Mr. Pierron holds an MA in financial markets from the CERAM business school in Nice, France. He is fluent in English and French and proficient in German.