Euronext CEO Hastens Departure; Dijsselhof Named Interim CEO

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Euronext NV’s chief executive officer resigned effective immediately, accelerating a departure that was supposed to take place in two months.

Dominique Cerutti, the CEO, was replaced on an interim basis by Chief Operating Officer Jos Dijsselhof, according to a statement Tuesday. Cerutti left the exchange operator to join consultant Altran Technologies SA as CEO and chairman.

Cerutti’s planned departure was originally announced on April 22 in a statement that gave an effective date of July 15.

“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,” Euronext said in Tuesday’s statement.

Cerutti guided Euronext during its separation last year from Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which had acquired the business as part of its purchase of NYSE Euronext. The spinoff of Euronext -- which runs stock markets in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal -- was completed in June. Cerutti became CEO of Euronext in 2009.