The Altran Group has announced the election of Dominique Cerutti as its upcoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), starting his duties on 29 July 2015. Cerutti joins Altran with extensive international management experience, having fulfilled several leadership roles at IBM and currently acting as the Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO for Euronext, and is expected to strengthen Altran’s position as international leader in innovation and R&D.
Dominique Cerutti will join Altran from financial services firm Euronext, a company he joined a year and a half ago and where he currently acts as Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO. Prior to this, he was the President and Deputy CEO of NYSE for four years. Cerutti spent 20 years of his career at IBM, having fulfilled several roles. He started as Executive Assistant to Chairman & CEO in 1996, after which he progressed to different leadership roles for both IBM and IBM Global Business Services in Europe and the Middle East/African region.
Cerutti brings extensive international leadership experience and a proven track record of achieving transformation and growth to Altran. The firm expects that his strategic vision will bring a new dynamic to the firm, to be reflected in the 2016-2020 strategic plan. The plan, which will be defined and implemented under his leadership, aims at strengthening the position of Altran as the global leader in innovation and R&D.
Commenting on his appointment, Cerutti says: “This appointment is an honour for me, and I am eager to join the great team at Altran and its 23,000 Innovation Makers, who have made the Group the leading consultancy for innovation and high-tech engineering. Altran boasts a unique position in serving companies well-known for their innovation and development processes. It is a remarkable asset that will be leveraged in order to define and execute an ambitious 2016-2020 strategic plan worldwide.”
The appointment of Dominique Cerutti as the new Chairman and CEO of the Altran Group as of late July has been approved by the Board of Directors on recommendation of the firm’s Appointment and Remuneration Committee.
Cerutti will succeed Philippe Salle, who became the firm’s CEO in 2011 and decided to leave the firm in April. To ensure a smooth transition, Olivier Aldrin, Altran’s Executive Vice-President and CFO, will act as the Group’s interim CEO, and Gilles Rigal, a member of the Board, will act as the interim Chairman until Cerutti’s arrival in July.