Laura Agharkar

Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Culture


Laura Agharkar serves as Nasdaq’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Culture, where she spearheads the development and implementation of the company’s comprehensive inclusion strategy. With a global presence spanning 38 countries, Laura is deeply committed to fostering a workplace where every employee, regardless of their background, experiences a genuine sense of belonging.

Prior to joining Nasdaq, Laura has leveraged her expertise in similar roles at prominent organizations such as Global Pharmaceutical, Ferring, and Samsung Electronics.

In her personal life, Laura dedicates quality time to her two children, Fiona and Charlie, while also sharing her passion for golf and tennis with her husband, Nikhil.

Laura’s commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond her professional life, as she is on the verge of completing her third NYC Marathon this November, running in support of Nasdaq’s Women’s ERG for Girls on the Run charity. Laura is an alumna of the University of Oregon, where she laid the foundation for her career.

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