Adena Friedman at the US Department of the Treasury Women in Finance Symposium, July 12, 2011.
Adena Robinson Testa
1969 (age 49–50)
|Education||B.A. Williams College|
M.B.A. Vanderbilt University
|Occupation||CEO of NASDAQ|
|Parent(s)||Adena W. Testa|
Michael D. Testa
Adena T. Friedman (born 1969) is an American businessperson. She currently serves as the president and CEO of Nasdaq. She was formerly the managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group. In May 2014, it was announced that Friedman would return to NASDAQ OMX as the president of global corporate and information technology solutions. In November 2016, she was named the CEO of NASDAQ.
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.
As of 2019, she is listed as the 16th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Friedman became CEO on January 1, 2017 of the Nasdaq  making her the first woman to lead a global exchange company. 
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