Stéphane Bernard is Chief Operating Officer at Euroclear Bank, a member of the Management Committee and Executive Board Member. Stéphane Bernard also heads Asset Servicing & Transaction Operations at Euroclear Bank since April 2012. In 2017, Stéphane was appointed CEO of the Euroclear Bank Poland Branch. Prior to taking his current position, Stéphane was a member of the Euroclear Bank Management Committee Advisory Group. He was an ESES Audit Committee member and also a member of the Board of Directors of the ESES central securities depositories (Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland) till December 2018. Mr Bernard was COO for the ESES CSDs as well as being and part of its management committee until April 2012. Before this, Mr Bernard was Chief Executive Officer of Euroclear Belgium (formerly CIK SA/NV). He was General Manager of Belgian central securities depository, from 2001 until 2006, when CIK joined the Euroclear group. Earlier in his career, Mr Bernard headed the Operations department at Delta Lloyd Securities, where he managed challenges such as the euro transition, Y2K and capital infrastructure consolidation resulting from the creation of Euronext. Mr Bernard started his career with a broker dealer in 1989. Mr Bernard holds degrees in Commercial and Consular Sciences from the Saint Louis Institute of Commerce in Belgium, a degree in Marketing from Institut Supérieur Economique Ixelles and a Masters in Treasury Management from the University Antwerp Management School.