Gabriela Figueiredo Dias is the Chair of the CMVM Management Board since July 2016. She holds a Masters 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, advising on international affairs and regulatory policy. Gabriela later became Director of the Department of Markets, Issuers and Information and in 2015, she took office as Vice-Chair of the CMVM. In that capacity, she is a member of the National Council of Financial Regulators.

Gabriela has also been participating in several international fora, such as high level ESMA groups, being currently member of its Management Board (since 15 December 2016) and Mediation Panel. In January 2019 she was appointed Chair of the ESMA Investment Management Standing Committee Gabriela is also an IOSCO Board Member. The CMVM 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.