Tal Cohen is the Executive Vice President and Head of North American Markets at Nasdaq. Prior to his role as Head of North American Markets, he served as the SVP of North American Equities from 2016 to 2019. Cohen joined Nasdaq after several key leadership positions, notably as Chief Executive Officer of Chi‐X Global Holdings, LLC. from 2010 to 2016. From 2008 to 2010, Cohen served as CEO of Chi‐X Americas. Prior to joining Chi-X, Cohen held several senior leadership roles at INSTINET, including Senior Vice President of Business Development and Product Strategy as well as Co‐head of electronic trading for North America, from 1999-2008. Before joining Instinet, Cohen served as M&A Manager at American Express; building out its strategic investment portfolio. Cohen started at Arthur Andersen as an Auditor and Senior Business Advisor focused on the Financial Services and Telecom industries.
Cohen currently serves as a Director on the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) Board and as a Director on the Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS) Board. He is a member of IIROC’s Human Resources committee.
Cohen holds a B.A. from SUNY Albany, an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses, the CSI Partners, Directors, and Senior Officers Designation (PDO).
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