CEO of French CO2 exchange BlueNext leaves company

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Andrei Marcu, chief executive of French carbon emissions exchange BlueNext, left the company after reaching a mutual agreement with the board of directors on Tuesday, the exchange said.

“We thank Mr. Marcu for his contribution to the company,” the spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that Serge Harry, chairman of the board, would become interim CEO.

Marcu, who joined BlueNext as CEO in April, was not immediately available for comment.

BlueNext, a joint venture between NYSE Euronext NYX.PA and France's Caisse des Depots, is Europe's main exchange for spot trading of EUAs, the emissions permits issued under the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme. Marcu was formerly president of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), a business group representing players in the booming global emissions market.

Reporting by Michael Szabo; editing by Christopher Johnson