Mahesh Soneji, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, has resigned after spending just over a year with the leading bourse, an Exchange official said.
A BSE spokesperson, confirming the resignation, told PTI here that that BSE board has accepted his resignation and he would be relieved of his responsibilities from end—this month.
While it is not known where Mr. Soneji is headed, speculation is that he is considering offers from BSE’s rival, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) or the Jignesh Shah-promoted MCX SX.
The BSE spokesperson refused to comment on this.
Mr. Soneji did not pick up his cell-phone when attempts were made to contact him for his comments.
Mr. Soneji joined BSE in July 2008 as its Chief Operating Officer following the resignation of the then BSE Managing Director & CEO Rajnikant Patel. Other BSE board members Jamshyd Godrej and S M Dutta had also resigned during the same period.