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Nasdaq OMX names Adena Friedman president, global corporate, information and technology solutions

12 May 2014  |  1280 views  |  0 Source: Nasdaq OMX

Nasdaq OMX today announced two new senior leadership roles, further strengthening the depth and breadth of its leadership team, while advancing the company's strategy to provide companies and financial professionals with technology solutions and intelligence to successfully navigate the global capital markets.

Adena Friedman will rejoin NASDAQ OMX as President of the company's Global Corporate, Information, & Technology Solutions, comprising Information Services, Technology Solutions and Corporate Client Group business segments. In this newly created role, Ms. Friedman will be responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations as well as having financial responsibility for each of these businesses. She will report directly to Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer.

"We are honored and privileged to have Adena rejoin our organization," commented Bob Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ OMX. "When I arrived at NASDAQ in May 2003, I was incredibly fortunate to be able to partner with someone of Adena's abilities and ambitions. She started her career at NASDAQ and played a major role in shaping the strategy that guides many of our actions today."

Based in New York, Ms. Friedman will join the firm on June 12, 2014, and her direct reports will include, John Jacobs, EVP, Global Information Services, Anna Ewing EVP, Global Technology Solutions and Bruce Aust, EVP, Global Corporate Client Group.

Ms. Friedman was a key member of NASDAQ OMX's management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles including head of the company's data products business, corporate strategy, as well as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Friedman is credited with significant contributions to the strategy and expansion of the organization, helping to create one of the most diversified exchanges in the world today. She was also a central driver of the company's acquisition strategy, helping orchestrate the acquisitions of INET, OMX, Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. Ms. Friedman was most recently CFO and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C.

"After three exciting years at Carlyle, a world-class global asset management firm, I am thrilled to be back at NASDAQ OMX, working for one of the most interesting and innovative companies in financial services," said Ms. Friedman. "Under Bob's leadership, NASDAQ OMX has built an extremely effective and diversified business that is delivering record performance. I look forward to rejoining the entire senior leadership team for whom I have a personal and professional regard, and to contributing to the further advancement of this tremendous organization."

In addition, Hans-Ole Jochumsen, currently Executive Vice President, has been elevated to President of Global Trading & Market Services, and will continue to report to Mr. Greifeld.

"We are fortunate to have a strong leadership team in place that has been a force in the success of our franchise," Greifeld said. "Hans-Ole has been a major part of that leadership, and his elevation to President represents a recognition of his ability to build and lead teams through a well-architected and articulated global strategy, as well as create growth and development opportunities for our talented Market Services team."

Since 2008, Hans-Ole Jochumsen has successfully led the company's Transaction Services Nordics division, and has been responsible for the Nordic and Baltic markets, developing a strong strategic position in the European equities markets. Jochumsen served as President and member of the OMX Executive Team. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the Chairman of FESE, Federation of European Securities Exchanges.

"This is a dynamic organization," said Hans-Ole Jochumsen. "I am energized by the continued opportunities on the horizon for NASDAQ OMX and look forward to the broader mandate of my new role." 

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