Adena Friedman to Take the Helm at Nasdaq
Bob Greifeld is stepping down as the chief executive of Nasdaq, bringing to an end a 14-
year tenure in which he had transformed the high-profile US exchange. He will be replaced by Adena
Friedman, chief operating officer, who had been seen as Mr Greifeld’s likely successor. Her appointment from
January 1 means she will also become the first female chief executive of a major US exchange operator.
Our Take: There’s a big changing of the guard underway at several major US exchange groups, with the
retirements of CME Group CEO Phupinder Gill and Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld announced earlier this month.
Greifeld’s departure, and the elevation of COO Adena Friedman to CEO, had been expected as part of a well-
telegraphed succession plan at Nasdaq…
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