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Valerie Bannert-Thurner (Ph.D.)

Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Financial Technology

Valerie Bannert-Thurner (Ph.D.) is Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the Financial Technology division at Nasdaq. In her role, Valerie leads the global Sales and Revenue Operations teams across the Financial Technology division – which includes several product portfolios across Capital Markets Technology and Regulatory Technology – driving efforts to broaden and deepen client relationships, driving growth, and harnessing the power of the company’s newly combined capabilities following the Adenza acquisition.

Valerie has been with Nasdaq for more than 14 years, and throughout her tenure, she has successfully served in several progressively more senior product and sales leadership roles for the company, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Head of Surveillance Solutions within Nasdaq’s Anti-Financial Crime division.

Valerie is an expert in the fintech and regtech space with a deep understanding of the underlying trading, risk and compliance technologies, market structure and business models. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in business engineering and industrial management, and a Ph.D. in strategic management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. 

Valerie has authored several articles on finance, risk, and technology, as well as published a book on strategic acquisition management. She regularly speaks at industry conferences worldwide and has lectured at Cambridge University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been voted as one of the 100 most influential women in finance by Financial News and recently won the European Women in Finance Award for Excellence in RegTech.