Paulo Rodrigues da Silva will take on the leadership of Euronext Lisbon

  • ECO News
  • 20 February 2017

Maria João Carioca will be replaced as the CEO of Euronext Lisbon by Paulo Rodrigues da Silva, ECO disclosed. The new leader of the Portuguese capital market will take office in March.

Euronext has found a new CEO for Lisbon’s stock exchange. Paulo Rodrigues da Silva was chosen to lead the Portuguese capital market, superseding Maria João Carioca. In addition to having been an executive administrator of António Domingues’ team in Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), Paulo Rodrigues da Silva had a career in the telecommunication provider Vodafone, in which he was consultant and administrator.

The Supervisory Board approved unanimously Paulo Rodrigues da Silva as CEO of Euronext Lisbon; he will take office in the beginning of March due to “pending relevant regulatory approvals”, as stated in Euronext’s press release.

“We are delighted to welcome Paulo Rodrigues da Silva to our team. I am confident that his extensive experience in both the financial and technology industries make him an excellent choice of leader to fulfill Euronext’s commitment to developing its operations in Portugal“, stated Stéphane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext. The upcoming opening of the new IT centre in Oporto, which already hosts more than a hundred engineers and IT operators, will be one of the operations Paulo Rodrigues da Silva will be responsible for. The chairman of the Managing Board also stated: “I would like to thank Maria João Carioca Rodrigues for her contribution to Euronext and wish her luck in her new role” in Caixa Geral de Depósitos.

Paulo Rodrigues da Silva began his career in the financial sector on the Portuguese bank BPI in 1992, until 2000. Before that, he was a consultant for McKinsey, in Lisbon, as well as a lecturer in the Portuguese Catholic University and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, where he did his MBA.