Company: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
Position: Chief executive officer (CEO)
Biography: Tom Healy became CEO of the ADX in September 2007.
Established in November 2000, the ADX lists 67 companies with a total market capitalisation of $90.5bn. One of Healy’s key aims since joining the ADX has been to increase the range of instruments available for trading on the exchange.
Plans for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been delayed due to the current financial downturn. But Healy maintains that the exchange aims to start trading in derivatives by mid 2010. Healy has considerable experience in capital markets, having served as the CEO of the Irish Stock Exchange from 1987 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as communications manager at the Irish Export Board from 1980 to 1987.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin in 1974.
Contact: (+9712) 612 8755
Company website: www.adx.ae