• Michele Carlsson
    Managing Director and Non-Executive Board Member at Nasdaq (MENA)

    Michèle Carlsson is the Managing Director of Nasdaq in the Middle East and Africa and a non-executive member of board of directors. Michèle has been representing Nasdaq based in Dubai since 2009. Her focus is bringing Nasdaq’s capital markets expertise to the region, by building relationships and being the ambassador for Nasdaq, making sure that clients receive the attention and care that they deserve. Michèle has always had a client-centric approach, ensuring Nasdaq’s customers receiving the support they need, to thrive and implement best practices. With over 30 years of experience in the intersection between technology and finance, Michèle brings unique skills and capabilities to Nasdaq and the development and growth of the Middle Eastern and African capital markets. Michèle started her career in 1985, after studying Information Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to relocating to the GCC, Michèle held various managerial positions at Nasdaq and has experiences is in a wide variety of disciplines such as being the CTO of a joint venture between Nasdaq and the Egyptian Stock Exchange. A three years engagement that brought Michèle and her family to live in Egypt before moving to the UAE. Prior to Nasdaq, Michèle worked as a system developer at the Stockholm Stock Exchange, the Swedish Credit Agency UC and the Publisher Esselte DC.

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