Sharon Bowen was recently named Chairwoman of the New York Stock Exchange.

Bowen is the first African-American woman to lead the NYSE in its 229-year history! (May 17, 1792)

She was previously a director at the Intercontinental Exchange and an equity
partner at Latham & Watkins law firm.
The NYSE has 2,400 listed companies with a combined capitalization of $36 Trillion Dollars!

Sharon Bowen joined the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Board of Directors in December 2017. She serves on the boards of certain NYSE U.S. regulated exchanges and co-chairs the NYSE Board Advisory Council.

Ms. Bowen brings more than 35 years of regulatory, securities, and public policy expertise. She served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2014 to 2017. During that time, she was a sponsor of the CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee.

Ms. Bowen was previously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and appointed by President Obama on February 12, 2010 to serve as Vice Chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). She assumed the role of Acting Chair in March 2012. Prior to her appointment to the CFTC, she was a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Ms. Bowen’s broad and diverse corporate and transactional practice of almost 32 years began in 1982 when she started her career as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She joined Latham as a senior corporate associate in the summer of 1988 and became a partner in January 1991 and continued at Latham & Watkins LLP until 2014.

Ms. Bowen also serves on the board of directors of Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Akamai Technologies, Inc..

Ms. Bowen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.