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Dr Leila Fourie appointed JSE CEO


Dr Leila Fourie has been appointed Group CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), with immediate effect.

She will be replacing retiring Nicky Newton-King, who has been the JSE CEO for the past eight years.

"I am thrilled to be returning to the JSE and look forward to working with the JSE team to continue building the JSE's position as a leading emerging market exchange," she said.

In a statement, JSE chairman Nonkululeko Nyembezi said that Fourie has extensive and diverse experience in local and multinational companies, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Australian Payments Network, Accenture and Standard Bank.

“Leila brings a wealth of experience in capital market products and technology to the JSE and so it is a particular pleasure to welcome her back to the JSE and South Africa.”

Fourie has previously served as an executive director of the JSE. Through the course of her career, Fourie has held senior executive positions and directorships of global portfolios and local and US boards.

She holds a PhD in economic and financial sciences and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Newton-King will be available to the JSE and to Fourie until the end of 2019.


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