Stéphane Boujnah (55) is CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext, the pan-European stock exchange operating regulated markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Oslo and Paris.
Before joining Euronext in November 2015, he was Head of Continental Europe of Santander Global Banking and Markets since July 2014. This business represented approximately 20% of the Santander corporate and institutional banking and markets operations worldwide. He ran a team of bankers and products specialists based in Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid and Amsterdam to deploy the growth strategy of Santander across corporate financing solutions, advisory services and market products.
From 2010 to 2014, he was Head of Santander Global Banking and Markets for France and Benelux.
From 2005 to 2010, he was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank responsible for the development of the investment banking business in France. He focused on strategic public sector clients and on large transactions in the Telecom, Technology and Energy domain. In particular, he advised EDF, Areva, France Telecom, and the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement on various situations. Stephane Boujnah was also responsible for the development of the Deutsche Bank investment banking operations in North Africa and he was Chairman of Deutsch Securities Algeria.
From 2003 to 2005, he founded and developed 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 at Palo Alto (California) and then London. He advised in several large cross-border mergers and acquisitions in Europe, such as the acquisition of Freeserve by Wanadoo in France and the merger of Wind with Infostrada in Italy. In 2001, he advised Cogema in the merger with CEA Industries that led to the formation of Areva.
From 1997 to 1999, Stéphane Boujnah was senior adviser to the French Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. He was in charge of innovation, new technologies, venture capital, foreign investments and on all matters related to State-controlled technology and telecom companies.
From 1991 to 1997, he was a business lawyer specialized in M&A transactions and structured financing in the international firm Freshfields. He advised in numerous technology deals and in several privatization programs in Eastern Europe, especially in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, as well in various European investment projects in Cuba.
Stéphane Boujnah graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He holds a LLB in Business Law and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in International Economic Law of La Sorbonne Paris, a LLM International Business Law from the University of Kent in Canterbury, and a MBA from Insead.
From June 2013 to November 2015, he was member of the Board of Directors of the listed retail distribution company, Groupe FNAC S.A., and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Stéphane Boujnah was a member of the Commission pour la Libération de la Croissance Française,
chaired by Jacques Attali and established by the President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 and renewed in 2009.
He is founder of the French think tank En Temps Réel, www.entempsreel.com, where he published “L’inoxydable modèle suédois” in 2003, a book on the Swedish government and economic model. He is the President of the board of directors of Accentus and Insula Orchestra.
Stéphane Boujnah was made knight of first class in the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the King of Sweden in March 2010. He was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by President François Hollande on 14th July 2013.