Laurence (Daures) Lescourret is associate professor of Finance at ESSEC Business School and is currently heading the ESSEC Center of Excellence "Capital Markets and Regulation". Her research lies in the area of microstructure of financial markets, with a focus on price formation in dealer markets and market fragmentation. Laurence received the PhD Thesis Award in 2004 from the French Finance Association and the National Foundation for Companies Management Academic Education (FNEGE), the "Joseph de la Vega Prize" in 2013 (with Sophie Moinas, Toulouse School of Economics) and the IFSID (Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives) award for the best paper on Derivatives in 2015 (with Andras Fulop, ESSEC Business School). She received several research grants from Europlace (2008, 2010), Euronext Paris (2007) and the French National Research Agency (Lancelot, 2011). She is Research Fellow at CREST. She is an independent director of the board of Dassault Systèmes and of LCL (Le Credit Lyonnais). She sits in the audit committee of Dassault Systèmes and chairs the compensation and nomination committee of DS. She sits in the risk committee of LCL and chairs the audit committee of LCL. Laurence holds a PhD in Finance from HEC Paris.