– FRANCE, Paris – On the recommendation of its Appointment and Remuneration committee, the Board of Directors of Altran has approved the upcoming appointment of Dominique Cerutti as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Altran group. Mr Cerutti will begin his duties on 29 July 2015.
An Extraordinary General Meeting will be called in the near future so that Dominique Cerutti can be elected to the Board of Directors and can fully exercise his new duties as of 29 July 2015.
Dominique Cerutti is currently the Chairman of the Managing Board and Chief Executive Officer of Euronext, a multinational company he successfully led to its Initial Public Offering. An engineer by training, he will join Altran with solid international management experience.
Dominique Cerutti spent over 20 years at IBM where he contributed, from the United States, to the company’s strategic transformation. He served as Chief Executive Officer of IBM Global Services for Europe Middle East Africa (60,000 staff and €12bn revenues), then of IBM in Europe. He served as Chief Operating Officer and was a member of the Board of Directors of the NYSE Euronext group, before becoming Chairman of the Managing Board of the Euronext group, which is now independent.
Dominique Cerutti has a comprehensive global vision with a proven track record of achieving transformation and growth. He is a seasoned veteran in the management of large-scale service organisations.
The Board of Directors of Altran is pleased to announce the arrival of Dominique Cerutti as Chairman and CEO of a growing group that has been successfully repositioned. Dominique Cerutti has a strategic vision that will bring a new dynamic to Altran. This new ambition will be reflected in the 2016-2020 strategic plan, which will be defined and implemented under his leadership. This plan will aim at strengthening the position of Altran as the global leader in innovation and R&D.
Dominique 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 Makers1, 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.”
To ensure the most effective transition until the arrival of Dominique Cerutti, the Board of Directors of the Altran group has asked Olivier Aldrin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, to serve as the Group’s interim CEO, and Gilles Rigal, a current member of the Board, to serve as Chairman.
As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. Altran Innovation Makers have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive,
Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalise on the Group’s technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems.
In 2014, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.756bn. Altran now has a staff of about 23,000 employees in more than 20 countries.
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