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Nicola Comninos, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is currently the Group Chief Risk Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). She is the chairman of the JSE Pension Fund Board; the non-executive chairman of a Fintech start-up; and the Managing Director of Nautilus Group, a Hedge Fund Platform, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE Group. She represents the JSE on various industry committees, including the WFE (World Federation of Exchanges) Enterprise Risk Working Group and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Financial Sector Contingency Forum (FSCF). With 15 years’ experience in financial markets, her previous roles include Head of JSE Group Strategy, Sustainability and Key Client Relationship Management; Head of JSE Equities and Equity Derivatives markets and Head of Business Intelligence. Previous market roles include Investment Consulting at acsis Limited and Life Investment Product Development at mCubed Life. Her qualifications include B.Com Honours and B.Com Investment Management degrees (both Cum Laude). She runs a YouTube channel ‘Let’s Talk About Change’; is the co-head of Women in ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) South Africa chapter; and is a member of IRMSA (Institute of Risk Management of South Africa), CFA Institute, the CFA South Africa Society, and the Institute of Directors of SA (IoDSA). She has two sons .