Varun Pawar

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Varun Pawar
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Occupation Chief Product Officer
Employer Intercontinental Exchange
Twitter @ICE_Markets
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Website www.ice.com

Varun Pawar is an Indian-American financial services executive currently serving as the chief product officer at the fixed income and data services (FIDS) business of Intercontinental Exchange. In this role, he oversees product development and innovation across indices, entity data, reference data, evaluated pricing for bonds and derivatives, analytics, and data operations globally.[1][2]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Pawar was born and raised in Bangalore, India. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Bangalore University and a master's degree in Finance and Management from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

Before joining ICE, Pawar spent 12 years at Bloomberg, where he headed the Bloomberg evaluated pricing (BVAL) business globally from 2015 to 2019. BVAL provides evaluated pricing for fixed income securities.'

Pawar joined ICE in September 2019 and initially led a team focused on improving the precision of bond evaluation products and developing new products using proprietary data, technology, and human capital. From June 2022 to December 2023, he headed ICE Data Indices, overseeing product development, business strategy, and operations globally.[3][4]

In his current role as chief product officer at ICE FIDS, which he has held since December 2023, Pawar is responsible for overseeing product development and innovation across a wide range of fixed income and data services offered by ICE.

Pawar's earlier career included stints at Reuters India Pvt Ltd as a senior market analyst from 2004 to 2006 and at MphasiS India as an accounts executive from 2002 to 2003.

Acquisitions and Initiatives[edit]

During Pawar's tenure, ICE has made several strategic acquisitions and launched new initiatives in the fixed income and data space:

References[edit]

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