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).