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.
The PC is a Board-led Committee and steers WFE’s advocacy work.
Chairman: Phupinder Gill, CEO of CME
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 Bourse du Luxembourg
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: Bill Brodsky, Chairman of CBOE
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 Heads of Communications Group (COMMSG):
The Cyber Security Working Group (GLEX):
Chairman: Tristan Geering, IT Security & Risk Manager, ASX
Vice-Chair: Bobby Singh, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, TMX Group
The Emerging Market Working Group (EMWG):
Chairman: Hans Sicat, President and CEO, The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Shahira Abdel Shahid, Advisor to the Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange
Vice-Chair: Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive, Stock Exchange of Mauritius
The Financial Education & Literacy Study Group (FESG):
Chairman: Hiroshi Nakamura, Director, Corporate Communications Planning, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Ailish Byrne, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, Irish Stock Exchange
Vice-Chair: Andre Eduardo Demarco, Director of Educational Institute, BM&FBOVESPA
The Physical Security Working Group (WeSec):
Chairman: Thomas Geppert, Head of Corporate Security, Deutsche Boerse AG
The SME Working Group (SMEWG):
Chairman: Nick Thadaney, President and CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group Inc.
Vice-Chair: Robin Jezek, Head of Government Affairs, Euronext
The Sustainability Working Group (SWG):
Chairman: Corli Le Roux, Head of Sustainability, Capital Markets Division, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Vice-Chair: Sonia Favaretto, Sustainability Officer, BM&FBOVESPA S.A.
Vice-Chair: Medhat Nafei, Chief Risk Officer, The Egyptian Exchange
The Statistics Advisory Group (SAG):
Chairman: Frank Hatheway, Senior Vice President, Nasdaq
Vice-Chair: Marc Berthoud, Executive Director, Data & Index Products Deputy Head, SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd
The Post Trade Working Group (PTWG):
Chairman: Christer Rydberg, Senior Vice President, Head of Risk Policy, Singapore Exchange
Vice-Chair: David Wilkinson, Senior Legal Counsel, LME Clear
Vice-Chair: Sean Downey, Executive Director, Global Clearing and Risk Policy, CME Group