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Sara Banerjee is Co-Chair of this World Financial Information Conference in New Orleans. She is Director, Data Strategy Execution, SIX Financial Information Ltd in Zurich, Switzerland. Sara joined SIX Telekurs USA in Stamford, CT in 1989, and has held various positions within the company. In her current position, she is responsible for global data acquisition, management of supplier portfolio, and relationship. In this role, she manages best practices for acquisition and implementation of market and reference data from dozens of global exchanges and third party contributors. Sara is additionally responsible for various strategic initiatives and projects.
Sara is actively involved in various industry initiatives, and works with groups such as the X9D (ANSI Standards) committee and the ISO standards working groups (WG 1, WG 2, WG 6, and WG 14). She also serves as co-chair of the vendor committee for the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade (ISITC). She is active in various divisions of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and Financial Information Forum (FIF).
In addition to her other industry activities, Sara has served in a number of leadership roles with FISD. She has served on several FISD committees since joining the group in 1994, and was elected the chair of the Executive Committee in 2001, 2002, and 2006, and vice-chair in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, is the co-chair of the Data Vendor Constituency Group, and has been the co-chair of the biennial World Financial Information Conference for several years.
Sara was born in Hyderabad, India, where she earned a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Osmania University. After moving to the United States, she earned a master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Bridgeport.