London, 2 March 2023 – 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 50 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, 20 women were chosen by the WFE Selection Committee, themselves a distinguished group of industry leaders.

Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer of the WFE said: "All the nominees are tremendous leaders: inspirational, intelligent, and hardworking with perseverance and grit. They reflect lives of substance. To those who made the list this year, well done. The choices were the toughest ones yet, and those who didn’t make the final cut – don’t be deterred. Come forward again next year. All of them carry a message of hope for those who are rising now and those who will come after them. And all carry a message of gratitude for their mentors, often male as well as female, that should inspire those who have already made it."

The Women Leaders of 2023 are:

Abena Amoah, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange
Olga Cantillo, Executive President & CEO, Latinex - Latin American Stock Exchange
Bonnie Y Chan, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Catherine Clay, Executive Vice President, Digital and Data Solutions, Cboe Global Markets
Isabelle Girolami, CEO, LCH Ltd, London Stock Exchange Group
Alicia Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer, JSE Clear and Director, Post Trade Services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Narjes Farookh Jamal, Chief Operating Officer, Bahrain Bourse
Alison King, Head of Trading and Clearing Services, Singapore Exchange
Laura Klimpel, General Manager of DTCC’s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) and Head of SIFMU Business Development, DTCC
Vanessa Lau, Group Chief Financial Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Inmaculada Navas, SDX General Counsel, SIX Digital Exchange Ltd, SIX Group
Ugochi Obi, Head, X-Academy (Nigeria Exchange), Nigerian Exchange Group Plc
Izabela Olszewska, Management Board Member for Business Development and Sales, Warsaw Stock Exchange
Yelena Pak, Chief of Staff, Head of Communications, Astana International Exchange
Karen Snow, Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Listings and Revenue, Nasdaq
Glenda So, Group Head of Emerging Business and FIC, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Suzanne Sprague, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Clearing & Post-Trade Services, CME Group
Michelle Tran, President, TMX Datalinx, TMX Group Limited
Darci Trout, Executive Director, Operational Risk Management and Control, OCC (Options Clearing Corporation)
Julie Vichi, Head of Communications & Marketing, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Please click here to read about 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, 37% are in Asia-Pacific, 43% 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 59,400 listed companies, and the market capitalization of these entities is over $122.94 trillion; around $162.04 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through WFE members (at end 2021).

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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