The Global Voice in a Global Conversation


WFE conducts its work through several Board and Member committees and Working Groups. The committees meet regularly, set the agenda for the Committee and contribute to the output. The WFE Office supports each Committee.


Policy Committee:

The PC is a Board-led Committee and steers WFE’s advocacy work.
Chairman: Bryan Durkin, President of CME Group

Governance & Nomination Committee:

The GNC is led by a non-board member exchange with a combination of Board and non-Board members. It oversees Director elections and advises the Board on Governance matters.
Chairman: Robert Scharfe, CEO of Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Finance Committee:

The Committee is Board-led and oversees all financial matters of the Federation including the Annual Budget.
Chairman: Andreas Preuss, Deputy CEO of Deutsche Boerse AG

Membership Review Committee:

The Committee is Board-led with a combination of Board and non-Board members. It is conducting a root-and-branch review of all aspects of membership, including criteria and process.
Chairman: Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

WFE Working Committee:

The WoCo is Board-led and regarded as the second most powerful governing body of the WFE. The Chairman of the Working Committee is an Officer of the Board. It is open to all members and sets the broad agenda for the Federation. The WoCo meets at least 3 times a year including at the General Assembly and focuses on the market structure issues most relevant to members. It combines public policy work with capacity building sessions and seminars and is a forum where significant stakeholders engage with WFE members.
Chairman: Edward T. Tilly, Chairman & CEO, CBOE Global Markets

Working Groups:

Working Groups are a subset of the Working Committee and are issue and topic-specific. The Working Groups set the agenda, steer the work and report back regularly to the Working Committee.

The CCP Working Group:

Chairman: Sean Downey, Executive Director, Global Clearing and Risk Policy, CME Group

Vice-Chair: Dr. Alicia Greenwood, Director, Post Trade Services, JSE Ltd.

Vice-Chair: Ryan Ingram, Group Risk Policy & FMI Strategy, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.

The Cyber Security Working Group (GLEX):

Chairman: Bobby Singh, CISO and Head of Infrastructure, TMX Group

Vice-Chair: David Currie, Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Vice-Chair: Frank Fischer, Chief Security Officer, Deutsche Börse AG

The Emerging Market Working Group (EMWG):

Chairman: Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange

Vice-Chair: Hector Orlando, Vice-President, Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires

Vice-Chair: Dr. Pakorn Peetathawatchai, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy & Finance & Investment, The Stock Exchange of Thailand

The Financial Education & Literacy Study Group (FESG):

Chairman: Carlos Eduardo Ratto Pereira, Marketing & Branding Director, B3 - Brasil Bolsa Balcão

Vice-Chair: Ailish Byrne, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, Irish Stock Exchange

Vice-Chair: Ambarish Datta Managing Director & CEO, BSE Institute Limited

The FinTech Working Group (FTWG):

Chairman: Jennifer Peve, Managing Director, Business Development and Fintech Strategy, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Vice-Chair: Ali Al-Hashimi, Executive Vice President, Head of Financial Services Division, Dubai Financial Market

The Physical Security Working Group (WeSec):

Chairman: Thomas Geppert, Head of Corporate Security, Deutsche Boerse AG

The SME Working Group (SMEWG):

Chairman: Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Head of Corporate Strategy, Development & External Affairs, TMX Group Ltd.

Vice-Chair: Rachana Bhusari, Head SME, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

Vice-Chair: Dr. Ertan Tansöker, Senior Specialist, Listing, Borsa Istanbul

The Sustainability Working Group (SWG):

Chairman: Evan Harvey, Director, Corporate Sustainability, Nasdaq

Vice-Chair: Sonia Favaretto, Sustainability Officer, B3 SA Brasil Bolsa Balcão

The Statistics Advisory Group (SAG):

Chairman: Marc Berthoud, Executive Director, Head Data Strategy, SIX Swiss Exchange

Vice-Chair: William Speth, Vice President, Research & Product Development, Cboe Global Markets