Euronext Dublin CEO Resigns After Acquisition


Euronext announced today that Deirdre Somers has resigned from her position as CEO of Euronext Dublin. The Supervisory Board of Euronext N.V. has nominated Daryl Byrne as CEO of Euronext Dublin, Head of Debt & Funds Listings and ETFs and member of the Managing Board of Euronext N.V., subject to formal appointment by an Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Euronext N.V. and the usual regulatory non-objections. Deirdre and Daryl will transition over the summer.

Daryl Byrne joined the Irish Stock Exchange in 2000 and has held a number of senior management roles. Since 2011, as Chief Regulatory Officer, Daryl has led a team of 30, with responsibility for regulation and operations relating to the listing of financial instruments on Euronext Dublin’s markets, across multiple asset classes including equity, debt and funds.  He has been responsible for Euronext Dublin’s regulatory engagement with issuers and market participants, as well as domestic and EU regulatory authorities. Daryl has been instrumental in the development of Euronext Dublin’s global markets for securities.  Previously he held the position of Head of Strategy Planning and Brand.

Deirdre Somers said: “I am very proud of what we have accomplished since 1995, when I joined the Irish Stock Exchange, and over the past ten years as CEO. After almost a year dedicated to building the best future for the company, I have decided to begin the next chapter of my business career. I am leaving, confident that the integration of the Irish Stock Exchange within Euronext offers the best opportunities for all our clients and stakeholders. Daryl Byrne is the best leader to complete the integration and pursue the implementation of Euronext’s ambitions for Euronext Dublin.”

Stéphane Boujnah said: “I would like to thank Deirdre Somers for her significant contribution to the development of the Irish Stock Exchange and for her loyal commitment to the seamless integration of Euronext Dublin into the Euronext Group. We are pleased to welcome Daryl Byrne in his position as country CEO, Head of Debt & Funds Listings and ETFs, and at the Managing Board of the Group. Under his leadership, we shall continue focusing on delivering the best services to our clients in Dublin and across our geographies.”

Source: Euronext

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