Gunilla Hellqvist is Senior Vice President, Global Head of Market Operations for Nasdaq. Her responsibilities include oversight of the business operations for all Nasdaq exchanges, clearing and custody services worldwide. Prior to this she headed the Nordic Market Operations.
Ms. Hellqvist has been with Nasdaq since the merger, and joined OMX in 1995. During the consolidation of the Nordic exchanges, and later the merger between NASDAQ and OMX, Ms. Hellqvist was responsible for the integration of all operations units.
With more than 25 years of experience from the financial markets, Ms. Hellqvist has vast experience from business and product development, fixed income and trading operations. She has held various positions with listed companies and at The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank. Ms. Hellqvist serves on the board of Nasdaq Broker Services and on the board of FSPOS, The group for private-public co-operation in the financial sector. She holds a Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Linköping and an executive MBA.