Cees Vermaas

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Cees Vermaas
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Occupation CEO
Employer The International Stock Exchange Group
Location London
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Cees Vermaas is a Guernsey-based exchange executive who is the CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group.

Formerly, he was managing director and CEO of CME Europe Limited, the London-based affiliate of CME Group. He assumed the role in January 2015.

He led the development of CME Group's international strategy and build-out in Europe, a task begun by the late Robert Ray, who died in March 2014.[1]


He resigned from his post as chief executive officer of Euronext Amsterdam, a division of NYSE Euronext on August 1, 2014, after having been with the company for more than 12 years.[2]

Vermaas started his career in 1992 as head of IT and logistics for a Dutch franchise company within the Philips Group. Between 1995 and 2001, he held a variety of positions in The Netherlands, including commercial director of the IT-firm IMC Business Applications and management consultant for both Getronics and CMG Finance.

He was appointed as head of cash market Netherlands of Euronext Amsterdam and executive director sales Europe in December 2001. In May 2009 he was appointed executive vice president, head of European cash markets. In June 2010 Vermaas was appointed as CEO of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and member of the managing board of Euronext N.V. He also joined the management committee of NYSE Euronext at that time.[3]

Vermaas was appointed to the role of CEO at The International Stock Exchange (TISE) on November 2nd, 2020, replacing Fiona Le Poidevin. He also assumed a role on the groups board of chairman.[4]


Vermaas graduated in technical business administration at the Institute of Technology in Rijswijk, The Netherlands.


  1. Bob Ray, London-Based CME Executive From Chicago, Dies at 60. Bloomberg.
  2. Vermaas set for CME Europe chief exec role. FOW.
  3. Biography Cees Vermaas. American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
  4. TISE announces Cees Vermaas as new CEO. TISE.