Stéphane Boujnah is, since 2015, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext, the pan-European market infrastructure operating regulated markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Milan, Oslo 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 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 in Palo Alto (California) and London. He specialized in deals related to the consolidation of the Internet sector in Europe. From 1997 to 1999, Stéphane Boujnah was adviser (conseiller technique) to the French Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. He was responsible for innovation policies, privatisations in the technology sector, international investments projects in France and the development of the New Economy.
He started his career in 1991 as a business lawyer at Freshfields, focusing on M&A, privatisations and international investments in Eastern Europe, mainly the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, and in emerging markets such as Cuba.
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 in Canterbury and a MBA from Insead.
Stéphane Boujnah was a member of the Commission pour la Libération de la Croissance Française established by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. He is founder and Vice-President of the French think tank En Temps Réel , where he published “L’inoxydable modèle suédois” in 2003, a book on the Swedish government and economic model. He is President of the Board of directors of Accentus and Insula Orchestra. He is Vice-President of the Board of Prométhée Education, a non-profit organization focusing on the support to underprivileged teenagers to boost ambition, access to higher education and preparation to life changing job opportunities.
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.