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Gabriela Figueiredo Dias is the Chair of the CMVM Management Board since December 2016. She holds a Master’s in law from the University of Coimbra, where she also teaches. She worked as a legal advisor and consultant in the private sector for over two decades. In 2007, she joined the CMVM as Senior Advisor on international affairs and regulatory policy. Gabriela later became Deputy Head of the International and Regulatory Policy Department, Director of the Department of Markets, Issuers and Financial Information and in 2015, she took office as Vice-Chair of the CMVM. In her current capacity of CMVM Chair, she is also a member of the National Council of Financial Regulators. Gabriela has also been participating in several international fora, such as ESMA, where she is Member of the Board and of the Mediation Panel and former member of its Management Board (2016-- 2020). In January 2019 she was appointed Chair of the ESMA Investment Management Standing Committee. Gabriela is also an IOSCO Board Member and, in that capacity, Observer at the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation. Gabriela is also a long-standing and active member of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and of its Bureau (Executive Committee), for which vice-chairmanship Gabriela was elected on 17 November 2016. She has been also serving as Co-Chair of the MENA/OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance. In February 2021 she was elected Presidente of the General Council of the University of Coimbra. Gabriela is a founding member of the Portuguese Corporate Governance Institute.

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