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, Friedman served as president and COO of Nasdaq with a focus on driving efficiency, product development, growth and expansion across the company. Friedman 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. She has been outspoken on the topic of women in leadership and financial services. She is also an advocate for financial literacy and education and served on the board of the Greater Washington, D.C., Chapter of Junior Achievement. She earned an M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University and holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College.