The Board of Directors appoints Mrs. Claudia Parzani as new Chairwoman

Mar 25 2022 - 18:46

The Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana, part of Euronext Group, acknowledged the resignation of Chairman of the Board, Andrea Sironi, effective 27 April 2022 immediately following the General Shareholders Meeting of Borsa Italiana.

In order to ensure continuity in the governance of Borsa Italiana, the Board of Directors has appointed current Deputy Chairwoman, Claudia Parzani, as Chairwoman effective 27 April 2022.

Euronext and the members of the Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana would like to express their gratitude to Andrea Sironi for his contribution to the development of Borsa Italiana over the last six years, and his support in making the Borsa Italiana Group an integral part and a fundamental pillar within Euronext’s strategy. Euronext and the members of the Board of Directors congratulate Claudia Parzani on her new role as Chairwoman.

Andrea Sironi stated: “It has been a great pleasure and an honor to chair the Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana over the last six years, a period characterized by important challenges and significant achievements. Borsa Italiana has grown and gained an increasingly international dimension, up to the integration into the Euronext Group, the leading market infrastructure in Europe. I congratulate and wish all the best to my successor, Claudia Parzani. Claudia has the experience, the expertise and the leadership skills to chair Borsa Italiana in the coming years so that, together with CEO Fabrizio Testa, Borsa will continue on its path of growth, for the benefit of the Italian economic and financial system and, more generally, to the European project of the Capital Market Union."

Claudia Parzani said: “I am honored to be appointed as Chairwoman of Borsa Italiana during these exciting times, and to be part of the growth project of Euronext. I am grateful to Andrea Sironi for his confidence and support during the last few years, and I look forward to leading the Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana to support the company in fully seizing the opportunity of being part of Euronext, the leading market infrastructure in Europe.”


Claudia Parzani

Claudia Parzani has been a partner in Linklaters since 2007 and, since June 2018, she is also Global Business Development and Marketing Partner of the firm. From November 2016 to April 2021 she was the Managing Partner for Western Europe and, in such role, she was a member of the Global Executive Committee and Chair of the European Committee of the firm.

In 2021, for fifth year in a row, Claudia was named in the global HERoes Women Role Model List. She is ranked as “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers & Partners, is recognized as “Highly Regarded” by IFLR 1000 and is included in the Legal500 “Hall of Fame”.

Always extremely passionate about inclusion and social matters, Claudia is a member of the advisory board of UNHCR Italy, sits in the Scientific Committee of Parks – Liberi e Uguali (a nonprofit association aimed at promoting diversity in business) and is the Chair of the Strategic Council of Fondazione Italia per il Dono (a non-profit foundation). She was member and then Chair (from 2013 to 2016) of the board of Valore D (a leading Italian association committed to supporting female leadership) and, together with Valore D and other partners, she structured and launched “In The Boardroom”, preparing women to step into board positions. She is the founder of “Breakfast@Linklaters”, a large network of female executives, and is the ambassador in Italy for the Inspiring Girls campaign to support young female talent.

Claudia has been Chair of Allianz S.p.A. and Deputy Chair of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. since 2017 and was a non-executive director of both companies from 2014. In the past she served as external member of the Board of Directors of the higher education institution Politecnico di Milano and covered board positions for listed and unlisted companies. Claudia is a member of the Board of Directors of ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies), of the Governing Council and Executive Board of Assonime (the Association of Italian Joint Stock Companies), of the General Board of AIFI (Italian Association of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt) and is Italian Member of the Trilateral Commission.

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