Company: Nasdaq Dubai
Biography: Jeff Singer was appointed CEO of Nasdaq Dubai in July 2008.
Despite the adverse climate, share trading volumes grew by 48 per cent in the first nine months of 2009, compared with the same period in 2008. Under his leadership, the exchange launched its equity derivatives market in November 2008 and Dubai Gold Securities – its first sharia-compliant listing – in March this year.
To date, a total of 40,213 gold securities have traded on the exchange. In early November, the International Finance Corp-oration issued its first sukuk of $100m on Nasdaq Dubai. Singer previously served as senior vice-president of the Nasdaq OMX Group, where he was responsible for the exchange’s global business development. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of US retail advisory company 4R Systems.
Singer holds an MBA from the US’ Harvard Business School.
Contact: (+9714) 361 2220
Company website: www.nasdaqdubai.com/