The two new DIFX Board members are Robert Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ OMX Group and Adena T. Friedman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy of NASDAQ OMX Group.
Mr. Greifeld will serve as Vice Chairman of the DIFX and as a member of the DIFX's Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Chief Executive Officer
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Mr. Greifeld is the Chief Executive Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company.
has a 20-year history in technology, and as an entrepreneur created one of the first electronic stock order matching systems.
leads the world's largest exchange company which delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents.
With over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets.
leadership, the growth of The Nasdaq Stock Market
has been impressive, with 13 consecutive quarters of top line growth.
The year 2007 was NASDAQ's
most successful since it began reporting financials in 1997, and in 2005, NASDAQ's stock was the number one performer across all markets.
Greifeld has been a strong advocate of modernizing stock markets to improve trading quality and performance for the benefit of companies and investors.
While serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Automated Securities Clearance, Inc.
led the team that created BRASS and made it the industry standard trade order management system for NASDAQ stocks.
Greifeld holds a Masters in Business from New York University, Stern School of Business and a B.A. in English from Iona College.
Greifeld is Chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation.
He is a member of the Partnership for New York City, an organization devoted to enhancing the local economy.