On the heels of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dominique Cerutti’s announced departure from Euronext N.V., the group accelerated its transition plan by appointing Jos Dijsselhof as interim CEO, according to a Euronext statement.
Back in April, Euronext revealed that its CEO and chairman of the managing board, Dominique Cerutti would be relinquishing his role and parting ways with the company on 15 July 2015. He will be leaving to assume a new role as chairman and CEO of global consultancy, Altran.
However, Euronext has pushed forward its timetable and tapped Jos Dijsselhof as interim CEO with immediate effect, pending the requisite regulatory approvals. Consequently, the Board and Dominique Cerutti have mutually decided for Mr. Cerutti to leave the company immediately.
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According to Rijnhard Van Tets, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Euronext N.V. in a recent statement on the appointment, “The Board of Euronext decided, having accepted Dominique Cerutti’s resignation from the company, that it would be in the best interests of all parties to act swiftly and to appoint a replacement CEO.”
“The Board thanks Dominique for all he has done for the Company over the last six years. Euronext has a clear strategy in place and it is vital that the momentum that has been created is not lost and that the company continues to execute on its plan as promised to its clients, shareholders and employees. os Dijsselhof has been a key player in Euronext’s strategy and growth since his arrival and we are confident that with him as the interim CEO, supported by the strong Managing Board the company will remain on the same track and continue to grow value for shareholders,” he added.
“It is an honour to accept this position on an interim basis. As a team we have all worked hard to reposition Euronext as a leading capital financing centre in Europe. Our mission will not change and I am committed to defending the interests of the company, creating value for our shareholders and our clients, and fulfilling my role as CEO of this outstanding company,” noted Jos Dijsselhof in an accompanying statement.