NASDAQ Dubai appoints Angela Russo as General Counsel
NASDAQ Dubai has appointed Angela Russo, an experienced commercial and corporate lawyer, as General Counsel and Acting Head of Market Regulation.
Ms. Russo will develop the exchange's focus on enhancing its regulatory framework and activities in line with international standards, as it prepares for further regional equity listings and an expanding product range.
Before joining NASDAQ Dubai in February 2011, Ms. Russo was Senior Vice President - Legal and a Director at the Legatum investment group at its head office in Dubai. From 2007 to 2010 she was responsible for a wide range of Legatum's legal, commercial, and project matters in the UAE, Asia, Europe and the United States.
From 2006-2007 she was an Associate at Dubai-based law firm Afridi & Angell advising on corporate, regulatory and transactional issues. She worked in Sydney at international law firm Freehills from 2001 to 2006, advising leading Australian companies on corporate, regulatory and contentious matters.
Jeff Singer, Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai, said: -Angela's skills will enable her to play a critical role in our development as the international exchange serving the region. Her corporate and regulatory experience, together with her understanding of the Middle East business environment, will underpin our innovation and expansion.-
Ms. Russo said: -I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead the legal and regulatory functions at NASDAQ Dubai during a key period in its development. The exchange is committed to providing the ideal framework for both issuers and investors to benefit from capital markets growth.-
Ms. Russo has a B.L.L (Hons) and a B.Ec (Political Economics) (Hons) from the University of Sydney.