Alexandra Soto

Group Executive, Human Capital and Workplace Innovation, and COO of Financial Advisory

Alexandra Soto is a Senior Partner at Lazard with over 32 years of investment banking experience. She also serves as Group Executive Director on the group management board with a primary focus on making Lazard the preeminent place to work in the financial services industry across all businesses.

As a senior banker, she specializes in cross-border M&A transactions across multiple sectors and has spent her career between London and Paris. Alexandra has always combined advisory roles with operational roles, having been COO of Lazard Paris, COO of Lazard Europe, and now Global COO of Financial Advisory.

In addition, over the years she has served as an independent board member on the Bull SA board and audit committee, then the Supervisory Board of Metro AG for five years, and is now on the board of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and its Governance and Sustainability Committee since 2021.

Throughout her career, she has dedicated time and effort on promoting women in financial services and social mobility through education, having worked at Fondation Euris in Paris and being a founding trustee of the French Scholarship Foundation in London.

Alexandra is currently based in London.