Adena Friedman is to rejoin Nasdaq OMX as president of the exchange operator and technology provider’s global corporate, information and technology solutions division.
In this newly created role – based in New York and reporting directly to CEO Bob Greifeld – Friedman will oversee the strategy and operations of Nasdaq OMX’s information services, technology solutions and corporate client group businesses.
Executive vice presidents John Jacobs (global information services), Anna Ewing (global technology solutions) and Bruce Aust (global corporate client group) will report directly to Friedman.
Part of Nasdaq OMX’s management team for over a decade, Friedman served as head of the firm’s data products business, corporate strategy, as well as chief financial officer. She also played a key role in an acquisition strategy that saw Nasdaq acquire INET and OMX as well as the Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. Friedman was most recently CFO and managing director of The Carlyle Group.
In addition, Hans-Ole Jochumsen, currently executive vice president, has been elevated to president of global trading and market services. As head of Nasdaq OMX’s transaction services Nordics division, Jochumsen has been responsible for the firm’s Nordic and Baltic markets.
“Hans-Ole has been a major part of that leadership, and his elevation to President represents a recognition of his ability to build and lead teams through a well-architected and articulated global strategy, as well as create growth and development opportunities for our talented market services team,” said Greifeld.