United Kingdom – Andrea Gomes da Silva, Executive Director for Markets and Mergers is leaving the CMA at the end of May.
Andrea was appointed as the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) Executive Director for Markets and Mergers in 2018. As a member of the CMA’s Board she has provided strategic leadership of the CMA’s markets and mergers work and, as a member of the Senior Executive Team, has been part of the CMA’s leadership. Prior to joining the CMA in 2015 as Senior Legal Director for Mergers, Markets and Regulatory Appeals, Andrea was a Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Andrea has decided to leave the organisation at the end of May, and she will return to the private sector in due course. The CMA has launched an open recruitment campaign to select her permanent replacement. In the interim period, the Senior Directors for Markets, Mergers and Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis will take on Andrea’s management responsibilities.
Jonathan Scott, CMA Chair, said:
“Andrea has been an inspirational leader and role model during her time at the CMA, and we are very grateful for her contributions over the past 6 years. The experience and insight she’s brought to the Board table are invaluable. We wish her every success in the future.”
Andrea Coscelli, CMA Chief Executive, said:
“Over her time at the CMA, Andrea has been the driving force behind the integration of the merger teams in the newly established CMA and their ongoing expansion. More recently, she has been instrumental in preparing the UK merger regime for the post-Brexit environment. Andrea has also played a major role in the important work of preparing the CMA for court litigation in merger cases. She leaves a lasting impression and we wish her all the very best in the future.”
Andrea Gomes da Silva said:
“I have been lucky enough to be part of the CMA as it moved from newly created organisation to one that is widely regarded as a world leading agency, adopting an important role post-Brexit. I have worked with fantastic, very capable colleagues who have helped to position the CMA for a post-Brexit world. I wish them every success as they continue to help the organisation embrace its new functions in the shape of the Digital Market Unit and Office for the Internal Market.”