Board of directors of Euronext VPS
Pierre Davoust, Chair
Pierre Davoust joined Euronext in 2019 as Head of Business Development. Pierre is a Non-Executive Director of Tokeny Solutions, a Luxembourg-based tokenization venture.
Before joining Euronext, Pierre was Head of Markets at SETL, a UK-based blockchain company focusing on financial services, Chief Executive Officer of Iznes, a mutual fund distribution platform and Non-Executive Director of ID2S, a blockchain-based Central Securities Depository controlled by Orange.
Prior to that, Pierre held various positions at the French Treasury, and served in particular as deputy head of financial markets.
Pierre holds Master’s degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Paris School of Economics.
Anne-Lise Kristiansen (born 1960) has been a member of the Board of Directors of VPS since 2012. She was elected Chair of the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting held in May 2017 and held this position until the extra ordinary general meeting in September 2019. She has previously been a member of The Committee of Representatives of Sparebanken Nor.
Anne-Lise Kristiansen has gained broad experience from her work in finance and in the securities industry. Since she started her career in Nordea in 2002, she has held several executive positions within Securities Services and she has held the position as Nordic head of Securities Services since 2008. She has previous experience from Storebrand Kapitalforvaltning ASA, Saga Petroleum ASA and Forum Touch Ross (Deloitte).
Anne-Lise Kristiansen holds a Master’s degree in Commerce from BI Norwegian School of Management . She has further studied at American Graduate School of International Management, Arizona, USA and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen (The Advanced Auditing program).
Isabel Ucha was appointed member of the Board of Directors of VPS* and of Oslo Borse VPS (holding), in September 2019.
She is also member of the Managing Board of Euronext NV and the CEO of Euronext Lisbon and Interbolsa (the Portuguese CSD). Before joining Euronext in 2008, she accumulated long professional experience in several private companies and government related jobs, with a strong focus on finance and economics. Isabel Ucha served as an economic advisor for the Prime Minister of Portugal for 4 years, headed the Issuing and Markets Unit for the Portuguese Debt Management (IGCP), held several positions at CMVM, the Portuguese securities regulator, and was a managing partner of a consultancy firm for around 7 years.
Isabel Ucha holds a Master Degree in Finance from London Business School and a Master Degree in Economics from NOVA School of Business and Economics. She has also maintained an academic career for more than 30 years, lecturing several Economics and Finance courses.
*Subject to regulatory approval
Emilie is Head of Innovation at Euronext. She has been instrumental notably in defining the group’s next strategic orientations for 2019 onwards and is coordinating exploration and concrete use cases on new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.
Previously, she was responsible for high frequency market making within the group’s cash equity unit as well as for anticipating and adapting, from a business perspective, to regulatory changes, principally brought by MiFID2/R. She also worked in the French Ministry of Finance to enhance the efficiency of public services.
She graduated from the London School of Economics and the Lille’s Political Science Institute.
Åsmund Skår (born 1959) was elected member of the Board of Directors of VPS in May 2016.
Skaar holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. During the years 1990-2015 he has held several executive positions with Sparebanken NOR/Gjensidige NOR/DNB, including the positions as executive vice president and head of the retail area, head of energy in the US/Canada and as CEO of the bank’s subsidiary in Latvia. During the same period he has also been a board member of several DNB subsidiaries. Skaar has previously worked in the finance department at Statoil in Stavanger.
Skår is currently working as an independent consultant and he is chairing the Boards of Directors of Pareto Bank ASA and Pareto Wealth Management AS.
Ivar Qvist (born 1965) was elected member of the Board of Directors of VPS in May 2017.
He is also a member of the nomination committee at Verdipapirfondenes Forening (the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association). He has previously held the position as board member and Chair of Storebrand Optimer ASA.
Today, Ivar Qvist is the CEO of Fondsfinans Kapitalforvaltning AS. He has broad experience within industry, finance and management from Oslo Børs ASA, Norske Skog ASA, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Storebrand Bank AS and Storebrand Kapitalforvaltning AS. Qvist holds a four year programme in economics and business administration consisting of three years at bachelor/undergraduate level and one year at master/graduate level from the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He is also a Fixed Income Analyst (NFF) and has management training from the Scandinavian Leadership and Experienced Professional Program in Storebrand.
Stina Hauknes, Employee representative Euronext VPS
Stina Hauknes (born 1972) was elected as employee representative to the board of VPS in 2018. She is charge of test management at VPS, where she has been employed since 2014. Stina holds a postgraduate degree from Economics and Business Administration from the Nord University Business School (1996) and is certified in test management, project management and scrum. She has extensive IT project experience, having participated as developer, analyst, project manager and test manager at Cinet, If, KLP and VPS, respectively.
Morten Nordby, Employee representative Euronext VPS
Mr Nordby (born 1959) is Senior Development Officer at VPS Clearing and Settlement. He has been with VPS since 1985, and was responsible for developing the VPS settlement environment and ISO 15022 interface. Mr. Nordby has been an employee representative since April 2005.