Stéphane Boujnah

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Stéphane Boujnah
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Occupation Chairman and CEO
Employer Euronext N.V.
Location Paris

Stéphane Boujnah is the CEO of Euronext and chairman of its managing board. He is a longtime executive in the banking industry who, before joining Euronext, was most recently CEO of Santander Global Banking and Markets for France and Benelux. He served as head of France & Benelux starting in 2010, and head of Continental Europe starting in June 2014.[1] On Monday, November 16, 2015, he takes over the role of chairman and CEO of Euronext, the pan-European exchange operator.[2] [3] Boujnah was appointed as a member of Euronext's managing board in October of 2015.[4]

Boujnah also serves as an independent director at Groupe Fnac Société Anonyme. He has published books extolling the Swedish model of capitalism.[5]


Before joining Santander in 2010, Boujnah spent five years at Deutsche Bank, as a managing director in the investment banking division. Before that, from 2003 to 2005, he founded and developed KM5 Capital, an advisory company specializing in equity raising and M&A advice for venture capital funds and technology companies. He also spent two years as a director of the mergers and acquisitions team at Credit Suisse-First Boston.

Before working in the banking sector, Boujnah spent two years as senior advisor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then French Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry.

Early in his career, Boujnah spent six years as an attorney at Freshfields, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and in international investment projects.


Boujnah holds a DEA in international economic law, an LLM in International Law from the University of Kent in Canterbury and an MBA from INSEAD.[6]


  1. Stephane Boujnah Nominated as CEO of Euronext. Business Wire.
  2. New Euronext CEO Boujnah passes final hurdle. FOW.
  3. Stéphane Boujnah Nominated as Euronext CEO.
  4. Euronext Appoints Stéphane Boujnah to its Managing Board. Finance Magnates.
  5. Euronext nominates Santander’s Boujnah as new CEO. The Financial Times.
  6. Stéphane Boujnah. Bloomberg.