Adena T. Friedman is an American businesswoman. She currently serves as the president and CEO of Nasdaq, Inc. Adena Friedman is one of the world’s most powerful women on their annual Power Women list.
|Full Name||Adena T. Friedman|
|Birth Place||Adena Robinson Testa.|
|Age||53 Years as of 2022.|
|Height||163 Cm/ 5 Feet 4.17 Inches.|
|Weight||78 Kgs/ 171.96 Lbs.|
|Husband||Micheal Cameron Friedman.|
|Education||B.A. Williams College M.B.A. Vanderbilt University.|
|Occupation||CEO of Nasdaq|
|Parents||Adena W. Testa|
Michael D. Testa.
|Net Worth ( As on 2022)||$ 120 Million ( INR 9,52.38 Cr)|
|Last Updated||August 2022.|
Born Adena Robinson Testa and raised in metropolitan Baltimore, she is the daughter of Michael D. Testa, a managing director at T. Rowe Price, and Adena W. Testa, an attorney in the Baltimore law firm of Stewart, Plant & Blumenthal.
She attended Roland Park Country School. She completed her BA in political science at Williams College and her MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
After graduation from Vanderbilt University, Friedman joined Nasdaq in 1993. At Nasdaq, she was designated as the head of data products and as Chief Financial Officer. She left Nasdaq in 2011 to join private investment firm Carlyle Group as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, a position she held until 2014.
Salary & Net Worth
As per Forbes official reports, in 2022 her salary is 20 million ( INR 1,58.73 Cr) and has more than $100 million ( INR 7,93.65 Cr). Most of her income comes in the form of equity, allowance, and dividend. She has multiple portfolios of investments from which her income comes.
In 1993, she married Michael Cameron Friedman in a Presbyterian ceremony in Hanover, New Hampshire. They have two sons. She has a black belt in taekwondo, which she started studying after taking her son to classes, and she has said has helped her become more fearless in business.
Friedman has served as a Class B director at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since December 2018, the only Exchange CEO to ever have done this. Apart from this, she has also served on the board of FCLTGlobal, a non-profit organization
In her entire career, she was honoured with many awards for her crucial work. She is a successful American businesswoman who received the winner Award of the Global Leadership Award in the year 2019 and shared her award with the CEO of Google Sunder Pichai. Apart from this, the year 2017 was memorable for her as she was appointed as the CEO of Nasdaq, which made her the first woman to lead a global exchange.
Facts about Adena Friedman
- Friedman made history as the first woman to head a global exchange on Jan 1, 2017, when she was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq.
- In an earlier role, as CFO of the Carlyle Group, Friedman took Carlyle public in 2012, which gave the future CEO of Nasdaq invaluable, first-hand experience of the other side of IPOs: being a prospect pursuing an IPO listing.
- With passive investing making steady gains against the traditional active investing model, Friedman said that there has to be a balance between active and passive.
- However, with few active funds performing better than passive funds, Friedman said that the biggest passive vs.
Q. How old is Adena Friedman?
Ans:- As of 2022, she is 53 years old.
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