Board Members - Management - Committees

The Board of the Irish Stock Exchange plc, trading as Euronext Dublin, has 6 directors. All are non-executive except for the Chief Executive. The Central Bank of Ireland approves the appointment of all directors. We have a policy in place which outlines the procedures to manage any conflicts of interest which may arise. 

Chief Executive - Deirdre Somers

Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive at the Irish Stock Exchange

Deirdre Somers was appointed CEO of Euronext Dublin and Head of Listings of Debt & Funds and ETFs for Euronext Group in March 2018 following the acquisition of the ISE by Euronext Group. She joined the ISE in 1995 and was Director of Listing where she was instrumental in establishing the ISE’s leading position internationally in listing investment funds and debt securities and became Chief Executive of the ISE in June 2007.

As Director of Listings, Deirdre also oversaw the establishment of two niche markets - the ESM, Euronext Dublin’s enterprise market which focuses on growth companies and GEM, a professional market for debt issuers. She is outspoken about the importance of the role of markets as a relevant and accessible funding source for issuers, particularly for high potential SME companies.

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Deirdre was elected President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) in June 2015 and sits on their Board. She is on the National Council of IBEC. She was Vice-President of FESE from 2010 – 2013 and is also a former Governor of University College Cork

Chairman (Non-Executive) - Stéphane Boujnah

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Stéphane Boujnah is CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext, the pan-European stock exchange operating regulated markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Paris.

Before joining Euronext, Stéphane Boujnah was Head of Santander Global Banking and Markets for continental Europe. From 2005 to 2010, he was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank responsible for the development of the investment banking operations in France. Previously he founded KM5 Capital, an advisory company specialized in equity raising and M&A advice for venture capital funds and innovative technology companies.

From 2000 to 2002, he was Director of the European M&A team of Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group in Palo Alto and London. From 1997 to 1999, Stéphane Boujnah was senior adviser to the French Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

He started his career in 1991 as a business lawyer at Freshfields. He graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He holds a Master degree and a DEA in Law from La Sorbonne Paris, a LLM in Law from the University of Kent, and a MBA from Insead.

Stéphane Boujnah was a member of the Commission pour la Liberation de la Croissance Française established by the then President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. He is founder and President of the Board of directors of the think tank En Temps Réel and President of the Board of directors of Accentus and Insula Orchestra.

4 Non-Executive Directors

Anthony Attia

Anthony Attia is CEO of Euronext Paris and Global Head of Listing of Euronext Group. Previously, Mr Attia served as Chief of Staff to the President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext from 2010 to 2013. In 2008, following the merger between NYSE and Euronext, he was appointed Senior Vice President in charge of designing and deploying the UTP.

In 2004, he served as Executive Director, Head of Operations for Euronext. He was responsible for market surveillance, the operational relationship with customers, and business development projects in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris. In 2000 he was the Program Director for the Euronext integration, in charge of migrating the French, Belgian and Dutch exchanges to the Euronext Market Model and NSC trading system.

Mr Attia joined Société des bourses françaises in 1997. Mr Attia is a board member of LCH.Clearnet SA, EnterNext, and the French Capital Markets Association (Amafi). He holds an Engineering degree in computer science, applied mathematics and finance from the Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise and also studied at INSEAD.

Giorgio Modica, Chief Financial Officer, Euronext Group

Giorgio Modica is Chief Financial Officer of Euronext Group. He joined Euronext in 2016. His responsibilities include both Euronext’s financial and corporate services. Mr Modica joined from BNP Paribas (Paris and Milan), where he was a senior Corporate Finance banker in Financial Institutions for nine years, holding the responsibility for the Stock Exchange sector globally and for the overall FIG markets in Italy and Spain. In over fifteen years of international investment banking experience, Mr Modica covered both M&A and ECM, as well as the structuring of financing solutions (equity and debt).

Since 2011, as advisor to NYSE Euronext and then Euronext, Mr Modica has supported the Euronext Group very closely throughout its key milestone transactions, including the attempted combination with Deutsche Börse, the carve-out of Euronext and its subsequent IPO. Mr Modica started his career at the venture capitalist firm MyQube in Geneva, and then moved to investment banking at HSBC in Milan and MCC/Capitalia in Rome. Mr Modica is a director of Euronext US Inc. Mr Modica graduated cum-laude from Bocconi University and holds a Master in Finance from SDA Bocconi.

Mark Fitzgerald, Non Executive Director, Euronext Dublin

Mark Fitzgerald is a member of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute. Previously, he was the founding Chief Operating Officer of Citibank Europe plc and served in that role from 2001 to 2014. He served as an executive board member both of Citibank Europe plc and its immediate parent company Citibank Holdings Ireland Limited from 2004 until 2014. Mark served as Director and Head of Trustee Services for Citibank Trustees Ireland Limited from 1997 to 2001. Mark was Head of Trustee Services for Ulster Bank Custodial Services from 1994 to 1997.

Mark started his career in Allied Irish Investment Bank in 1987 and is a former President of the Irish Exporters Association. He is a past council member of the Irish Funds Industry Association and a past Chairman of its trustee committee. He holds a barrister-at-law degree from Kings Inns and a bachelor of commerce degree from University College Cork.

Mary O'Dea - photo Euronext Dublin Non exec Director

Mary O’Dea is Chief Executive of the Institute of Banking in Ireland. Mary joined the Institute in April 2018 from the Central Bank of Ireland where she was Director of Securities and Markets Supervision. She was previously Ireland’s representative at the World Bank and prior to that held the role of Alternate Executive Director representing Ireland with the International Monetary Fund. Mary previously held several director roles with the Central Bank of Ireland, including Director of Financial Operations, Consumer Director and acting Chief Executive of the Financial Regulator.

Our Company Secretary is John Higgins.