Economy | Finance | Globalization
Darys Estrella Mordán became the CEO of the Dominican Republic's Stock exchange (BVRD) in April 2007. She went to the BVRD after working five years in the Fixed Income Currency and Commodities and the Human Capital Management divisions of Goldman Sachs & Co., where she was a Vice President. Before joining Goldman, she spent seven years at the hedge fund Deltec Asset Management as a Vice President in the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Division covering Latin America.
The World Economic Forum selected Ms. Estrella as Young Global Leader in March 2008. In September 2008, she received The Presidential Medal by the City University of New York, the highest honor given by that institution. In October 2008, she received the Professional of the Year award given by the Dominican American National Roundtable. In May 2009, El Diario La Prensa selected her as one of the Top 25 Latinas (along with Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Soledad O'Brien, among others) in the New York, New Jersey, and the Connecticut region. She is Secretary of La Asociación de Bolsas de Centroamérica y el Caribe (BOLCEN), a consortium network of seven capital markets exchanges in Central America and the Caribbean. She is also a Member of the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Business School's Alumni Board of Governors and a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundacion Dom Cabral in Brazil.
Darys Estrella's prior civic activities have included serving on the boards of Dominicans on Wall Street (DOWS), where she was a co-founder and two-term President, the Dominican American Chamber of Commerce, the Dominican Women's Development Center, and the Association of Latinos Professional in Finance and Accounting.
Ms. Estrella is frequently interviewed for television, radio, magazines, and newspapers, as well as a feature speaker for events.
Darys Estrella received her BA from Vassar College and her MBA from the University of Michigan. She completed the Executive Program at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government on Leadership for the 21st Century. She lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with her husband and three children.