Ucha has been part of the company since 2007 and since 2014, has been a Board Member of Euronext Lisbon. In her new role, she will also be a member of the Managing Board of Euronext N.V.
Her new titles will become effective from January 1, 2019, providing that she is formally appointed in an Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Euronext N.V. Ucha will be replacing Paulo Rodrigues da Silva, who resigned from his position as the CEO of the exchange’s Lisbon office.
He will be leaving the exchange at the end of this year. Once he leaves, Paulo Rodrigues da Silva plans to pursue personal projects, specifically, in regards to entrepreneurship and academia.
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Commenting on the appointment, Stéphane Boujnah the CEO of Euronext 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.”
Isabel Ucha’s influence at Euronext
When Ucha first joined in 2007, she was working in the company’s Portugal operations. Here, she helped improve the company’s product development and commercial activity within the country. This includes the establishment of the Porto Technology Centre.
Before commencing her career with the exchange, Ucha worked in both the public and the private sector. Some notable roles include her time at the Portuguese Debt Management office (IGCP) where she was the Head of Issuing and Markets. She also worked with the issuer’s division of the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) where she was an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Portugal.