Nandini Sukumar

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Nandini Sukumar
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Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer World Federation of Exchanges
Location London
Twitter @NandiniSukumar
LinkedIn Profile

Nandini Sukumar is chief executive officer of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global trade organization for securities and futures exchanges and CCPs.[1] The WFE represents more than 200 exchanges and clearing houses globally.

Sukumar has been CEO of the WFE since March 2015. She previously served as acting chief executive officer from November 2014, having been recruited by the WFE Board as chief administrative officer in May 2014. She came to the WFE after a 14 year career at Bloomberg where she created, grew and ran their coverage of market structure, exchanges and UK regulation.[2] She was a journalist before joining WFE, having spent 14 years with Bloomberg News.

On October 27 2014, the WFE announced that Hüseyin Erkan, would step down as CEO at the end of the month and that Sukumar would run the organization on a day-to-day basis until a replacement was found.[3]


At Bloomberg, Sukumar covered market structure and exchange news, including such issues as electronic trading, securities regulation and post-trade issues. Among her first assignments after joining the news organization in 2000 was covering the transition of exchanges from privately held entities to public corporations. She later followed the industry through a period of consolidation in 2004-07.[4]

She established Bloomberg's coverage of the the Financial Services Authority in the U.K. and has also covered stock and bond markets and the mutual fund industry.



  1. The World Federation of Exchanges Appoints Nandini Sukumar as New Chief Executive Officer. World Federation of Exchanges via Business Wire.
  2. WFE Appoints Nandini Sukumar as New Chief Administrative Officer. Yahoo! Finance.
  3. Hüseyin Erkan to retire as chief executive of WFE. The Financial Times.
  4. Bloomberg Link. Bloomberg News.