NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced Demetrios N. Skalkotos has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Services.
In his new role, Mr. Skalkotos will be responsible for all new product development, operations, customer relations and business development for the Global Corporate Services business. He will be based in New York and report to Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Client Group.
Global Corporate Services (GCS) is one of the fastest growing areas of NASDAQ OMX's business, with revenues from investor relations, surveillance, and board member services increasing by 25 percent from second quarter 2008 to second quarter 2009. Through GCS, companies gain access to products and services that intend to facilitate transparency, mitigate risk, maximize board efficiency and inspire better investor relations.
Since 2003, Mr. Skalkotos has held the position of Regional Vice President, Central U.S., based in NASDAQ OMX's Chicago office. He has played a significant role in listed company client relationship management and new business development in this region. He also was instrumental in the launch of the NASDAQ Global Select Market tier in 2006.
"Demo has demonstrated leadership and outstanding client relationship management throughout his 11-year tenure at NASDAQ OMX. Under Demo's direction, we look forward to continued growth and innovation in developing specialized services tailored to the needs of public companies," said Mr. Aust.
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