Adena T. Friedman

Adena T. Friedman

President and Chief Executive Officer at Nasdaq, Inc.

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Adena T. Friedman's Executive Work History


Current
President and Chief Executive Officer,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nasdaq, Inc. DEF 14A on 03/31/2020
Nasdaq, Inc.
Board Member,
Board Member
Equilar on 10/09/2020
Vanderbilt University
Past
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Education
B.A., Williams College
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Age
50
 

Adena T. Friedman's Biography


Adena Friedman became President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq on January 1, 2017 and is a member of the Board of Directors. She brings more than 20 years of industry leadership and expertise, and is credited with significantly shaping Nasdaq’s transformation into a leading global exchange and technology solutions company with operations across six continents. Prior to being named CEO, Adena served as President and Chief Operating Officer throughout 2016 and was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s business segments with a focus on driving efficiency, product development, growth and expansion. She rejoined Nasdaq in 2014, after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group from March 2011 to June 2014 and playing a critical role in taking the company public in May 2012. Before Carlyle, Adena was a key member of Nasdaq's management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles, including head of the company's data products business, head of corporate strategy and Chief Financial Officer. She played an instrumental role in Nasdaq’s acquisition strategy, overseeing the acquisitions of INET, OMX, and the Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. She originally joined Nasdaq in 1993 as an intern. Adena earned a Master of Business Administration from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts.

Source: Nasdaq, Inc. on 10/17/2019

 

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Valerie Bannert-thurner
Senior Vice President and Head, Buy Side and Sell Side Solutions Business, Market Technology, Nasdaq, Inc.
Andreas Gustafsson
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Europe Nasdaq, Nasdaq, Inc.
Dr. Thomas S. Robertson Ph.D.
Board Member, The Carlyle Group Inc.
Nora Wingfield Tyson
Board Member, Vanderbilt University
Adolpho A. Birch III
Board Member, Vanderbilt University
Ike Lawrence Epstein
Board Member, Vanderbilt University
Deborah L. Wince-Smith
Board Member, Nanomech
Charlene T. Begley
Board Member, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
John D. Rainey Jr.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Customer Operations, PayPal Holdings, Inc.
William E. Conway Jr.
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer - Washington, DC, The Carlyle Group Inc.