Financial technology giant NEX Group plc announced today the appointment of Anna Ewing to its Board as a non-executive director.
Ewing, who has held senior executive positions within the industry since the early 90s, was VP and Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch Canada 1990-92, before moving to the firm’s New York headquarters, where she remained until 1997, when she joined CIBC World Markets as Managing Director.
In 2000, she joined Nasdaq, where she spent 15 years, first as Senior Vice President of Applications Services and then as CIO, responsible for strategic planning, delivery and operational support for all Nasdaq technology systems and infrastructure. From 2013 through 2015, she was Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions at Nasdaq.
A strong advocate of advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and entrepreneurship, Ewing has (since 2012) served on the board of the New York Hall of Science and (since 2017) on the board of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. She is also an Angel Investor at Astia Angels, which invests in high-growth businesses led by female entrepreneurs.
Welcoming Ewing on behalf of the Board, Charles Gregson, Chairman of NEX Group, said: “She brings significant technology and operations experience to NEX which I am confident will support our development and growth as a financial technology company. I look forward to working with Anna on the Board.”
Commenting on her appointment, Anna Ewing said: “This is an exciting time to be joining NEX. I believe that my previous experience at Nasdaq, CIBC and Merrill Lynch will be directly relevant to NEX as a financial technology company. I am looking forward to getting to work with the other Board members”.