No, Ross from ‘Friends’ is not the new London Stock Exchange CEO, but don’t tell the internet that
Schwimmer has had an illustrious 20-year career at top global investment bank Goldman Sachs, though the banker is not well-known outside of financial circles. Actor David Schwimmer, on the other hand, is world-renowned for playing goofy paleontologist Ross Geller. The wildly popular show had 52.5 million American viewers for its finale in 2004.
The coincidence inevitably led to ‘David Schwimmer’ trending on Twitter. Users unleashed a plethora of memes, gifs, and jokes quoting some of Ross’ best moments.
Breaking: Goldman Sachs banker David Schwimmer named ceo of London Stock Exchange— Hannah Murphy (@MsHannahMurphy) April 13, 2018
Sadly, not this David Schwimmer... pic.twitter.com/vwbt2V7Mwh
The London Stock Exchange just hired David Schwimmer from Goldman Sachs to be its new CEO.— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) April 13, 2018
Probably because the City of London post-Brexit will need a PR person who's used to pretending everything's ok... https://t.co/pmsa0v3zgspic.twitter.com/bgaTRHZ3be
Controversy as London Stock Exchange appoints David Schwimmer as CEO, despite Chandler Bing having more experience in submitting his WENUS— Strawberry_Jam (@Mefusen_Jam) April 13, 2018
While the incoming LSE chief might have a “robust intellect and partnership approach with clients and colleagues alike,” and “great experience in the financial market infrastructure sector,” according to Chairman Donald Brydon, he hasn’t got “sharp sitcom skills” and a 1995 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and probably never will.
City analyst @mhewson_CMC says David Schwimmer "seems an odd choice" for #LondonStockExchange boss and it "also seems rather odd" he won't start work until August. He also wonders why they didn’t pick Joey... ;-) #LSE#Friends— Rob Young (@robyounguk) April 13, 2018
When David Schwimmer realises this morning he is the new CEO of London Stock Exchange. pic.twitter.com/9iTVLTeYKU— ImThatGuy (@hutkichutney) April 13, 2018
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