The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is all set to have a new chief on Monday, when Chitra Ramkrishna takes over as managing director and CEO and join the select league of women leaders at the helm of affairs of leading stock exchanges of the world.
The 49-year old Ramkrishna, who was part of the leadership team that helped set up the NSE in early 90s, would be only the third person to head the bourse in its history of two decades.
As NSE head, Ramkrishna succeeds Ravi Narain, who would assume the role of non-executive vice-chairman with effect from April 1, 2013, after serving in various leadership roles at the exchange since its inception.
The NSE traded 166 million shares for February, and market value stood at $1,174 billion.
South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange and China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange are headed by women — Nicky Newton-King and Liping Song respectively.
In the Asia-Pacific, the NSE would be the third bourse to have a female CEO, after Sri Lanka’s Colombo Stock Exchange (headed by Surekha Sellahewa) and the Shenzen SE.