Euronext Appoints Isabel Ucha as CEO of Euronext Lisbon and CEO of Interbolsa


Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Paris – 27 November 2018 – Euronext announced today that the Supervisory Board has nominated Isabel Ucha as CEO of Euronext Lisbon, CEO of Interbolsa and member of the Managing Board of Euronext N.V., starting 1 January 2019, subject to formal appointment by an Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Euronext N.V. and the usual regulatory non-objections. This decision follows Paulo Rodrigues da Silva’s resignation from his position as CEO of Euronext Lisbon. Paulo Rodrigues da Silva will leave the company at the end of this year to pursue personal projects, in the field of entrepreneurship and academia.

Isabel Ucha joined Euronext in 2007, developing the company’s commercial activity and product development in Portugal, including the establishment of the Porto Technology Centre, and strengthening ties with local and national institutions over the last decade. Prior to joining Euronext, Isabel gathered relevant experience in both private and public sector entities, namely in consultancy and as Head of Issuing and Markets for the Portuguese Debt Management office (IGCP), working with the issuers division of the CMVM and as economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Portugal.

Stéphane Boujnah said: “We are delighted to welcome Isabel Ucha to the Managing Board of the Group in her new position of CEO of Euronext Lisbon and CEO of Interbolsa. I am confident that Isabel will build on her knowledge of Euronext and the Portuguese ecosystem to successfully continue the momentum we have started to build for our customers, partners and employees in Portugal. I would like to thank Paulo Rodrigues da SIlva for his dedication to Euronext over the past two years and wish him luck in his new projects.”

Notes to editors:

Isabel Ucha joined Euronext in 2007 and has been a Board Member of Euronext Lisbon since 2014. She has gathered significant experience in developing and supporting the company’s commercial activity and product development in Portugal, and established strong ties with the government, regulators and other actors in the ecosystem.  Isabel was also part of the team that set up the Euronext Technology Centre in Porto. 

Isabel has held positions in both the private and public sectors, namely as Head of Issuing and Markets for the Portuguese Debt Management office (IGCP),  and with the issuers division of CMVM, the Portuguese securities regulator.  She also served twice in the Government of Portugal, as an economic advisor for the Prime Minister for four years, and earlier in her career in the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Prior to joining Euronext, Isabel spent seven years as partner for a consultancy company. She holds a Master Degree in Finance from London Business School, and a Degree and Master in Economics from Universidade Católica and Universidade Nova.

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