The World Federation of Exchanges Announces Women Leaders List for 2022


London, 3 March – The World Federation of Exchanges (“The WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, today published its 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 more than 60 senior 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 chosen by the WFE Selection Committee, themselves a distinguished group of 6 leaders.

Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer of the WFE said: ‘The women on this list are all people of substance. Most have not taken linear paths to their current success nor do they come from the same background. What they all have in common is ability, the capacity for hard work, perseverance, the fortitude to overcome challenges and the skill to bind people together to strive towards a common purpose. This in essence is leadership.’’

The WFE also thanks the 6 members of the Selection Committee who are themselves exceptional industry leaders.

The Women Leaders of 2022 are:

Noelle Aljaweini, Chief of Cash Markets, Saudi Tadawul Group (STG)

Berta Ares Lomban, General Manager, Financial Information Inntech Solutions, SIX Group, SIX Swiss Exchange

Hon. Sharon Bowen, Chair of the Board of Directors, New York Stock Exchange, and Board Member, Intercontinental Exchange 

Ana Buchaim, Managing Director of People, Marketing, Communication and Sustainability, B3 - Brasil Bolsa Balcão

Bonnie Chan, Head of Listing, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Claudia Cooper, Chairman of the Board, Bolsa de Valores de Lima

Rasha Dayyat, Director, Planning and Institutional Development, Amman Stock Exchange

Ann Dennison, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Nasdaq

Heike Eckert, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Boerse AG

Felicity Gibson, General Manager, Market Operations, NZX Limited

Laeticia Hamon, Head of Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Michele Hillery, Managing Director, General Manager, Equities Clearing and Settlement, DTCC

Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc, London Stock Exchange Group

Claire Johnson, President and CEO, TSX Trust Company, TMX Group Limited

Janice Kan, Managing Director, Head of Markets Equities, Singapore Exchange

Vanessa Lau, Group Chief Financial Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, Ag. Divisional Head, Business Support Services, Nigerian Exchange Limited, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc

Risa Effennita Rustam, Director of Finance & Human Resources, Indonesia Stock Exchange

Glenda So, Co-Head of Markets, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

Julie Winkler, Chief Commercial Officer, CME Group

Vivian Yiu, Vice President, FX Chief Operating Officer, Cboe Global Markets

Please click here to read the finalists in full.

About the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE):

Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 35% are in Asia-Pacific, 45% in EMEA and 20% in the Americas. WFE’s 57 member CCPs collectively ensure that risk takers post some $1 trillion (equivalent) of resources to back their positions, in the form of initial margin and default fund requirements. WFE exchanges are home to 47,919 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $109 trillion; around $137 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through WFE members (at end 2020).

The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its free statistics database stretches back more than 40 years and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges. The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. The WFE shares regulatory authorities’ goals of ensuring the safety and soundness of the global financial system.

With extensive experience of developing and enforcing high standards of conduct, the WFE and its members support an orderly, secure, fair and transparent environment for investors; for companies that raise capital; and for all who deal with financial risk. We seek outcomes that maximise the common good, consumer confidence and economic growth. And we engage with policy makers and regulators in an open, collaborative way, reflecting the central, public role that exchanges and CCPs play in a globally integrated financial system.

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For more information, please contact:

Cally Billimore
Manager, Communications
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