Distinguished Leadership Award
Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq
Bob Greifeld assumed leadership of Nasdaq in 2003, when the company’s primary business was operating one equity market in the United States. Today, Nasdaq is a leading participant in the exchange and technology sector, delivering trading, listing, intelligence and public company services across six continents.
Bob has led Nasdaq through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that have extended the company’s footprint across the world. Nasdaq owns and operates 26 markets, one clearinghouse and five central securities depositories across the United States and Europe. Its technology drives more than 70 marketplaces worldwide.
Bob holds a master’s in business from New York University, and a bachelor’s in English from Iona College. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City, and chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation.