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JSE to get first female CEO

South African bourse operator JSE Ltd said its long-time CEO will step down at this end of this year, and will be replaced by his deputy Nicky Newton-King.

The JSE, which runs the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, said in a statement that Russell Loubser (60), who has been CEO since 1997, will step down on December 31.

Newton-King has been his deputy of eight years and will become the first woman to head the exchange in its 123-year existance.

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