Refinitiv Hires Sherry Madera to Head Industry and Govt Affairs

Mandera is a seasoned diplomat holding positions in both public and private offices.

Financial market data provider Refinitiv has appointed Sherry Madera as global head of Industry and Government Affairs.

Madera will lead a team that will engage with customers, industry groups, regulators, and governments to help tackle key customer challenges and advocate for fair, efficient and sustainable financial markets.

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Madera has more than 20 years of experience across both public and private sector including corporate finance, banking, asset management, and entrepreneurial ventures and, more recently, global policy leadership and advocacy in financial and professional services.

She is joining Refinitiv from the City of London Corporation where she is serving as a special advisor for Asia. Prior to that, she was serving as an advisor Cyberport Hong Kong following her role as the Minister-Counsellor for the UK’s Department for International Trade based in Beijing.

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“Refinitiv is uniquely placed at the intersection of finance, data, technology, and global economic trends,” said Madera on her new role. “By working with customers, industry, and governments even more closely, Refinitiv can play a key role in helping the financial community thrive in a highly dynamic geopolitical and regulatory environment. I am delighted to be joining the Refinitiv team and contributing to the advancement of global solutions to global challenges at a time where mature and emerging markets are rapidly evolving.”

According to Refinitiv, this appointment will enhance its engagement across government, policy initiatives, industry trends, and regulatory developments.

Last October, Thomson Reuters sold a majority stake of Refinitiv transferring its ownership to Blackstone Group.

Commenting on this appointment, David Craig, CEO of Refinitiv, said: “We believe in the importance of fair, transparent and efficient financial markets and Sherry brings an incredible mix of experience spanning finance, entrepreneurship, and global government relations. This will help us deliver a bold and meaningful change in support of our customers and wider markets.”

“We are at a time of huge global change as technology and automation become ever more important and human roles evolve. This paired with global trends in sustainability, governance, and regulation make it a busy time for engaging with both public and private sector stakeholders. Sherry will be focussed on how these issues impact clients and will work boldly and collaboratively with the industry and governments globally to find consensus on the solutions needed to ensure that financial markets continue to be a successful force for good.”

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