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Refinitiv Appoints Global Head of Industry and Government Affairs

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, has appointed Sherry Madera as global head of industry and government affairs to “enhance the company’s engagement across government, policy initiatives, industry trends and regulatory developments”.  

The firm says this engagement will support its role in global financial markets and “offers customers further opportunity to drive efficiency, transparency and collaboration across the public and private sector”. It adds that Madera and her team will engage with customers, industry groups, regulators and governments to help tackle key customer challenges and advocate for fair, efficient and sustainable financial markets.

Madera joins Refinitiv from the City of London Corporation, where she was economic ambassador to Asia. She brings over 20 years’ 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.  

Prior to her role at the City of London Corporation, Medera was minister-counsellor for the UK’s Department for International Trade based in Beijing.

“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,” says David Craig, CEO, Refinitiv. “This will help us deliver 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,” he continues. “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.”

Madera adds, “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 geo-political 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.” 

Colin Lambert

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