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Adena Friendman

Adena currently serves as President and CEO of Nasdaq. In this role, Adena is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s business segments with a focus on driving efficiency, product development, growth and expansion.

Prior to rejoining Nasdaq, Adena was Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. As CFO, Adena had the unique opportunity to take the company public. Before Carlyle, Adena was part of Nasdaq's management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles including head of the data products business, head of corporate strategy, and Chief Financial Officer.