Before joining Nasdaq Dubai in February 2011, Angela Russo was senior vice president of legal and a director in the Legatum Group, based at its head office in Dubai. From 2007 to 2011, she worked as an executive officer and general counsel with management responsibility for a range of legal, commercial, project and general corporate matters across several jurisdictions including the UAE, Asia, Europe and the United States. Earlier, she worked as an associate at Dubai-based law firm Afridi & Angell advising companies on regulatory, corporate and transactional issues. From 2001-2006 she worked as an associate at Freehills law firm in Sydney in the corporate, commercial litigation and industrial relations departments, representing leading Australian companies in transactional, regulatory, corporate and contentious issues. Russo has a BLL (Hons) and a BEc (Political Economics) (Hons) from the University of Sydney.