03.02.2021

WFE Publishes Inaugural Women Leaders List

The World Federation of Exchanges (“The WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, today published its inaugural annual Women Leaders List.

The WFE’s Women Leaders initiative aims to shine the spotlight on some of the talented and gifted women in our industry. The industry initiative drew almost 60 nominations from every corner of the world as the WFE’s global membership put forward their talented existing, and future, leaders. From the total pool of nominations, 21 women were awarded a place on the list in a very competitive process run by 9 distinguished judges.

Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer of the WFE said: ‘’This year, the list reads as the stories of many of our leaders who are on the frontline of the market infrastructure’s response to the pandemic. The challenges of the past year have been extraordinary, but their determination to keep the system robust and resilient, while ensuring the safety of their staff should make us all believe again in the power and potential of regulated, public markets as we collectively seek to form the world that will emerge from the lessons of this crisis.’’

The WFE also thanks the 9 members of the Selection Committee who are themselves exceptional industry leaders.

The Women Leaders of 2021 are:

Beatriz Alonso – Head of BME Exchange, BME Spanish Exchanges (EMEA)

Bethany Netzel – Managing Director, Global Head of Business Continuity and Security, CME Group (The Americas)

Bonnie Chan – Head of Listing, HKEX (Asia-Pacific)

Edith Lee – Managing Director & CEO, Taipei Exchange (Asia- Pacific)

Gay Huey Evans – Chairman, London Metal Exchange (EMEA)

Heba Serafi – Assistant Chairman and Head of Disclosure Sector, The Egyptian Exchange (EMEA)

Helen Lofthouse – Executive General Manager, Derivatives & OTC Markets, ASX Ltd (Asia- Pacific)

Jill Griebenow – Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Cboe (The Americas)

Keisha Bell – Head of Diverse Talent Management and Advancement, The DTCC (The Americas)

Leila Fourie – Group Chief Executive Officer, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (EMEA)

Lynn Martin – President, Fixed Income & Data Services, Intercontinental Exchange (The Americas)

Maha Mohammed Albesher – Chief Human Resources Officer, Tadawul (EMEA)

Marion Leslie – Head Financial Information, SIX Group (EMEA)

Mary Stephen Mniwasa – Chief Legal Counsel & Board Secretary, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (EMEA)

Natalya Khoroshevskaya – Deputy Chairwoman, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (EMEA)

Paula Redondo Pereira – Head of Regulatory Affairs, Luxembourg Stock Exchange (EMEA)

Priya Subbaraman – Chief Regulatory Officer, National Stock Exchange of India (Asia- Pacific)

Rasha Dayyat – Director of Planning and Institutional Development, Amman Stock Exchange (EMEA)

Tinku Gupta – Senior Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, SGX (Asia- Pacific)

Tinuade Awe – Executive Director, Regulation, Nigeria Stock Exchange (EMEA)

Yan Sha – President & CEO, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Asia- Pacific)

The members of the WFE’s 2021 Selection Committee are:

Alina Aldambergen – Chair of the Management Board, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange 

Anat Guetta – Chair, the Israeli Securities Authority 

Caroline Silver – Independent Director, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., Advisory Partner Moelis & Company 

Diana Chan – Independent Non-Executive Director of Euroclear SA/NV & Former CEO of EuroCCP

Gabriela Figueiredo Dias ­– Chair, Portuguese Securities Market Commission, CMVM 

Julie Becker – Deputy CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (CEO from April 21) & Founder of the Luxembourg Green Exchange 

Laura M Cha – Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

Nandini Sukumar – CEO, The World Federation of Exchanges 

Sarah Al-Suhaimi – Chair, Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange 

Please click here to read the finalists in full.

Source: WFE

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