14 January 2021 / Company news

Scope Group appoints Guillaume Jolivet as COO

The appointment further raises Scope’s international profile and underscores the continuity of senior management as Guillaume Jolivet has played a central role in the development of the European credit rating alternative over the past eight years.

Guillaume Jolivet was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Scope Group, the leading European provider of independent credit ratings, ESG and funds analysis, effective from 1 January 2021. He is responsible for all Scope’s analytical activities and its governance including compliance and internal audit for all subsidiaries of the group. Guillaume Jolivet has two core missions: further broaden and deepen Scope’s analytical output and rating coverage; and entrench Scope’s activities across all of Europe as the company internationalises its business.

Florian Schoeller, CEO and founder of Scope Group, says: “Scope continues its accelerated growth and has entered a phase of international expansion. We are delighted to appoint Guillaume Jolivet as COO given his impressive track record of achievements during his eight years at Scope and his deep experience in the rating industry. Guillaume is uniquely suited to ensuring continuity and the highest analytical integrity and excellence within our operational units.”

Guillaume Jolivet says: “I am delighted to join Scope Group’s executive management board. I deeply believe European investors, issuers, public institutions and central banks, need more than ever a powerful European player in the strategic fields of ratings and financial intelligence.”

Guillaume Jolivet, 42, was appointed head of Scope’s credit rating unit in 2019 and launched Scope’s ESG ratings unit in 2020 together with Florian Schoeller. Jolivet joined Scope in 2013 to create and develop Scope’s structured finance rating activity. He has significantly contributed to the growth of the company and is one of the main architects of Scope’s distinctively European perspective on credit analysis. Scope Ratings’ coverage of European issuers and transactions has grown to more than 500 with an issuance volume of more than 20 trillion Euro.

With his new appointment, Guillaume Jolivet joins Florian Schoeller (CEO) and Christopher Hoffmann (CFO) as one of the three members of Scope Group’s Executive Board.

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