Alexandra Soto became Group Executive, Human Capital and Workplace Innovation, of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group in June 2019. Ms. Soto is a senior partner who specializes in cross-border transactions. She became the Global Chief Operating Officer of Financial Advisory in July 2018 and has served as a Managing Director of Lazard since January 2001. Ms. Soto was previously Chief Operating Officer of Lazard Europe from January 2006 to July 2018, and Chief Operating Officer of Lazard Paris from October 2009 to August 2013. Prior to joining Lazard in June 1993, Ms. Soto worked at Morgan Stanley. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of Metro AG. Ms. Soto graduated from HEC Paris, France's leading business school.