11 Facts About Adena Friedman


Adena T Friedman was born on Adena Robinson Testa; 1969 and is an American businesswoman.


Adena Friedman currently serves as the President and CEO of Nasdaq, Inc Adena Friedman was formerly a managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group.


Adena Friedman was named the CEO of Nasdaq in January 2017, the first woman to lead a global exchange.


Adena Friedman earned a BA in political science from Williams College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.


Adena Friedman left Nasdaq in 2011 to join private investment firm Carlyle Group as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, a position she held until 2014.


Adena Friedman returned to Nasdaq as president and Chief Operating Officer.


Adena Friedman became CEO in January 2017, replacing Robert Greifeld.


Adena Friedman shared her decision to split key personnel at the exchange to two teams to ensure work continuity and described her work from home routine during the crisis.


Adena Friedman has served as a Class B director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since December 2018, the only Exchange CEO to ever have done this.


Adena Friedman serves on the board of FCLTGlobal, a non-profit organization that researches tools that encourage long-term investing.


Adena Friedman has a black belt in taekwondo, which she started studying after taking her sons to classes, and she has said has helped her become more fearless in business.