EnterNext appointed Anthony Attia and Bernard Cohen-Hadad to its Board as new Directors

– NETHERLAND, Amsterdam / BELGIUM, Brussels / PORTUGAL, Lisbon / FRANCE, Paris – The EnterNext Board of Directors, meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014, coopted Anthony Attia and CGPME, represented by Bernard Cohen-Hadad, as Directors. They replace Roland Bellegarde and Jean-François Roubaud.

These appointments will be submitted to shareholders at the company’s next general meeting for their approval.

Speaking on behalf of board members, Chairman and CEO Eric Forest thanked Messrs Roubaud and Bellegarde for their contributions and dedication.

About Anthony Attia

Anthony Attia, CEO, Euronext Paris. With an engineering degree in computer science from Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise, and having studied at INSEAD, Anthony Attia began his career in 1997 at the Société des Bourses Françaises. When Euronext was founded in 2000, he helped define and deploy the European market model that brought together markets in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and then Lisbon. From 2004 to 2007 he was Executive Director, Head of Operations, in charge of market surveillance, operational relationships with customers and business development projects. Over the same period, Anthony Attia served on the Comité Directeur de Place and took part in particular in discussions concerning the MiFID directive. Following the 2008 merger of NYSE and Euronext, he designed and deployed the Universal Trading Platform (UTP), a global trading platform for all NYSE Euronext markets in Europe and the United States. From 2010 to 2013, Anthony was Chief of Staff to Dominique Cerutti, the Euronext group’s current CEO.

About Bernard Cohen-Hadad

Bernard Cohen-Hadad heads the Economic Affairs Committee of CGPME, France’s General Conferation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. A graduate in law, economics and modern history, he began his career as an in-house general counsel. In 1994 he moved into insurance, becoming Vice-President of Chambre des Agents Généraux de Paris. In 2007, he set up BCH Assurances, an independent insurance broker, and launched two online insurance websites unproblemedassurance.com and assurersapme.com. A member of CGPME since 2005, he was appointed Chair of its Economic Affairs Committee in 2010. Bernard Cohen-Hadad is also a member of professional groups including Observatoire de l’Epargne Réglementée, Observatoire du Financement des Entreprises and Observatoire du Financement des Entreprises par le Marché. He chairs the Etienne Marcel think tank for responsible SME entrepreneurship  founded with Laurence Méhaignerie, who chairs the jury that awards the eponymous prize.

EnterNext has an open governance structure with a 15-member Board of Directors headed by Chairman and CEO Eric Forest. The remaining 14 seats are divided equally between qualified external Directors and Euronext.

The seven qualified external Directors are:

  • CGPME, represented by Bernard Cohen-Hadad, President of the Economic Affairs Committee
  • Charles Beigbeder, Chairman, Gravitation
  • Chris van Schuppen, Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets, ABN AMRO
  • Jorge Freire Cardoso, Chairman and CEO, Caixa Banco de Investimento
  • Koen Dejonckheere, Chairman and CEO, Gimv
  • Louis Godron, Chairman, AFIC
  • Sophie Langlois, Deputy CEO, BIL Finance

The seven Directors representing Euronext are:

  • Anthony Attia, CEO, Euronext Paris
  • Cees Vermaas, CEO, Euronext Amsterdam
  • Diederik Zandstra, Head of European Corporate Client Group
  • Lee Hodgkinson, Head of Euronext’s Markets and Global Sales teams
  • Luis Laginha, CEO, Euronext Lisbon
  • Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage
  • Vincent Van Dessel, CEO, Euronext Brussels

About EnterNext

Launched in May 2013, EnterNext is the subsidiary of the Euronext Group designed to develop and promote its stock markets specifically for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). Drawing on its pan-European presence, EnterNext brings together all Euronext Group initiatives for companies with market capitalisations under €1 billion, including companies listed in the B and C compartments of its regulated European markets and on Alternext, the market tailored to the needs of SMEs. EnterNext plays an active role in facilitating SMEs’ access to financial markets, helping them generate the funds they need to grow at regional, national and pan-European level. Euronext is a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group.

About IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc.

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets. ICE delivers transparent, reliable and accessible data, technology and risk management services to markets around the world through its portfolio of exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, ICE Futures, Liffe and Euronext.

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