December 05, 2017

LSEG Board Appointment

London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) today announces that Val Rahmani will join the Group Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from 20 December 2017. Val brings considerable technology knowledge and expertise, which will be of significant benefit as we continue to build on our position as a global financial markets infrastructure provider. Val has previously been a non executive director of Aberdeen Asset Management and is currently a Non executive director of US listed companies RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd and Computer Task Group, Inc. 

Donald Brydon, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group plc, commented:

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Val Rahmani to the Group Board. Val has held a number of senior positions in her career, most notably at IBM. Her strong technology and business background will provide valuable expertise to both the Board and the Group as we continue to grow our global business”.

During her distinguished career, Val Rahmani spent almost 30 years at IBM, working in a variety of positions both in the UK and in the US including roles heading up internet security systems and infrastructure management services. She also spent three years as Chief Executive Officer of Damballa, a computer security firm.

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Notes to Editors:

Val Rahmani

Current board roles:

2017 to date      Non-Executive Director and Member, Audit Committee, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd

2015 to date      Non-Executive Director, Chairman, Compensation Committee and Member, Audit and Governance Committees, Computer Task Group, Inc.

Former board roles:

2015 – 2017                  Non-Executive Director, Aberdeen Asset Management

2010 - 2015                   Non-Executive Director, Teradici Corporation

Involvement with early-stage companies:

Current                          Non-Executive Director, Rungway

Summary of experience:

2009 - 2012                   Chief Executive Officer, Damballa

1981 - 2009                   IBM

-           General Manager, Internet Security Systems

-           General Manager, Infrastructure Management Services

-           Vice President, Corporate Strategy

-           General Manager, pSeries, UNIX Business

-           General Manager, Global Wireless

-           Vice President, Telecommunications, Utilities and Media Sector, EMEA

-           Vice President, EMEA Mainframe

-           Director, Global Sales, UNIX Division

-           Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer

-           Director, UK UNIX Sales

-           Systems Engineer, Sales, Sales Management and Business Management, UK


PhD Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

MA Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

About LSEG

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, playing a vital social and economic role in the world’s financial system.

With our open approach, trusted expertise and global scale, we enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities. We are dedicated partners with extensive experience, deep knowledge and a worldwide presence in data and analytics; indices; capital formation; and trade execution, clearing and risk management across multiple asset classes. 

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 23,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.


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