Women's Forum of New York

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Adena T. Friedman

President and CEO

Adena Friedman is President and CEO of Nasdaq and is a member of the Board of Directors. Friedman brings over 20 years of industry leadership and is credited with significant contributions that shaped Nasdaq’s strategic transformation to a leading global exchange and technology solutions company. Prior to her appointment as CEO in January 2017, Friedman served as President and COO of Nasdaq with a focus on driving growth and expansion across the company. She rejoined Nasdaq in 2014 as President to oversee the technology, information, and corporate businesses. From 2011-2014, she served as CFO and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. Before Carlyle, Friedman was a key member of Nasdaq's management team, serving in a variety of roles including head of data products, head of corporate strategy, and CFO. Friedman earned an M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University and holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College.