Oscar Onyema, Nine Others Join WFE Board

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) on Thursday elected ten Directors of the Board, including a new Chairman, Vice Chairman and Working Committee Chairman at the 60th General Assembly.

 Elected Board of Directors, according to a statement obtained by City BusinessNews (www.citybusinessnews.com)  are as follows: Mr Oscar Onyema, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange Group, representing Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region for a period of three term. 

Others are: ” Mr Edward Tilly, Chairman, President & CEO, Cboe Global Markets – Chairman,  the WFE (2-year term) 

“Mr Boon Chye Loh, CEO, Singapore Exchange – Vice Chairman, the WFE (2-year term) 

“Mr Jos Dijsselhof, CEO, SIX Group – Working Committee Chairman, the WFE (2-year term) 

“Mr Gilson Finkelsztain, CEO, B3 (Brasil Bolsa Balcão) – Director, Americas region (3-year term) 

“Mr Edward Knight, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq – Director, Americas region (3-year term) 

“Mrs Laura Cha, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing – Director, Asia-Pacific region (3-year term) 

“Mr Vikram Limaye, Managing Director & CEO, National Stock Exchange of India – Director, Asia-Pacific region (3-year term) 

“Mr Korkmaz Ergun, Chief Executive Officer, Borsa Istanbul  – Director, EMEA region (3-year term) 

“Eng. Khalid Abdullah Al Hussan, CEO, Saudi Tadawul Group – Director, EMEA region (3-year term)  

“We are pleased to welcome Ed as Chairman of the WFE. Ed brings many years of industry experience and a passion and commitment to our mission, and we look forward to furthering our progress under his chairmanship. We would like to express immense gratitude to Dr. Urs Rüegsegger, the outgoing chairman, who has been a great champion of our industry and of the WFE. He has been instrumental in making us the voice of the industry,” said Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE. “Exchanges and CCPs will continue to play a vital role in fostering a sustainable financial system and in ensuring the integrity and stability of our markets. As market infrastructure continues to evolve globally, the WFE remains committed to its mission of maintaining resilient, open and interconnected markets across the world.” 

 “I have enjoyed working with Ed during our tenures at the WFE and wish him the best of luck as he takes the helm as Chairman,’’ said Dr. Urs Rüegsegger, Chairman of SIX Swiss Exchange and outgoing Chairman of the WFE. ‘’I have no doubt that he and Nandini will continue to successfully guide the WFE board in its work to further promote the development of well-regulated and transparent markets, serve its members, and position the WFE as the world’s most important advocacy group for exchanges and CCPs globally.” 

 “I am deeply honored to have the privilege to serve as the new Chairman of the WFE,” said Ed Tilly, Chairman, President and CEO of Cboe Global Markets. “Cboe has been a longstanding member of the WFE and shares a common vision for promoting markets that serve all investors. I look forward to working even more closely with Nandini and the WFE board and its members as a collective force to ensure the integrity of global markets, advocate for smart and efficient regulation, support measures that facilitate global capital flow, drive the transition towards an inclusive and sustainable economy, and speak as one clear and powerful voice for our industry.”