Lecturer in Law
Georges Ugeux is the founder of Galileo Global Advisors LLC to offer CEOs, Boards of Directors and Governments independent advice on international business development, Mergers and Acquisitions and capital raising. Galileo specializes in cross border transactions to and from emerging markets.
Prior to founding Galileo, Georges Ugeux was Group Executive Vice President, International & Research at the New York Stock Exchange where he built and managed the Exchange’s International Group.
Georges Ugeux, a dual American and Belgian national, began his career at Société Générale de Banque (now BNP Paribas Fortis), the leading Belgian bank, where he became General Manager of the investment banking and trust division. He was the Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions department in London and the Group Finance Director at Société Générale de Belgique, the leading Belgian diversified industrial and financial conglomerate. In addition, he was the president of Kidder, Peabody Europe as well as Managing Director while serving as a member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors of Kidder, Peabody, Inc. He was put in charge of the firm’s global origination efforts and was also a member of the European Corporate Executive Council of General Electric Inc.
Georges Ugeux holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. He has lectured at that University, as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges. He also served as a Special Advisor of the Program on International Financial Systems of Harvard Law School. Georges is a US FINRA Registered Representative with Series 24 and Series 62 licenses.
Georges Ugeux is Honorary Chairman of the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce and of the Catholic University of Louvain Foundation. Georges Ugeux is also a director of Amoeba Capital, British American Business, Inc., and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the International Advisory Board of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and Oxford Analytica. He is Officer of the Order of Leopold.
He is regularly called to speak or comment on international financial matters and recently published a book on “The betrayal of Finance: Twelve reforms to restore confidence
” that was originally published by Odile Jacob in Paris.