Hugh Freedberg

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Hugh Freedberg
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Occupation Business Advisor
Location London
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Hugh Freedberg is a derivatives industry professional with extensive experience in exchange traded products.

He is the former chairman of NYSE Liffe.[1] He was named to the position effective May 1, 2009, succeeding Andre Villeneuve and left the position in April of 2012. Prior to that, he served as head of global derivatives at NYSE Euronext since 2002.[2] [3] He served as CEO of Liffe before taking his spot at NYSE Euronext.[4]

In April 2012, NYSE Liffe announced that Freedberg would retire as chairman, and that Alan Whiting would succeed him, effective May 1, 2012.[5]


While CEO of Liffe, Freedberg helped engineer a joint venture with NASDAQ to trade security futures in the U.S. called Nasdaq LIFFE.[6]

Freedberg started his career in financial services in 1975 at American Express, where he started as marketing and sales director before being appointed general manager. In 1986, he joined Salomon Inc. as chief executive of The Mortgage Corporation. In 1990, he became an executive director at TSB, the UK-based bank, and chief executive of the insurance and investment services division, after which, in 1991 he was appointed chief executive of the Hill Samuel Group.

Other positions he held at TSB Group included deputy chief executive (1991-1996) and a director of Macquarie Bank from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 1998 he was a managing partner at Korn Ferry International.

Freedberg also has served as a member of the supervisory board of Atos Euronext SBF from 2004 to 2005, and currently is a member of the supervisory board of Atos Euronext Market Solutions Holding S.A.S.


He was educated at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and the University of South Africa, and also completed senior management programs at Harvard and at Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.


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