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Jos Schmitt

President & CEO of Cboe Canada and SVP, Global Head of Listings for Cboe Global MarketsCboe

Toronto, ON, Canada

Member Since May 2023


Jos Schmitt is a visionary leader of the purpose-driven Innovation Economy. He believes we must harness the power of capital markets and new business models to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, including climate change, health issues, privacy concerns, and wealth disparities. In his 30+ years of leadership in the financial services industry in Europe, Canada, United States and Asia, Jos has served as a strategic advisor, director and CEO of some of the world’s largest stock and derivatives exchanges, clearing houses, alternative markets and broker-dealers. Since he began his career in Brussels, he’s seen capital markets drive economic growth and human potential, but also witnessed the obstacles high-growth companies face in redefining the future.   As the SVP, Global Head of Listings for Cboe Global Markets and President & CEO of Cboe Canada (previously the NEO Exchange), Jos’ goal is to ensure innovative companies access capital to drive innovation in purpose-based sectors, such as biotech, fintech, and cleantech. With Cboe, he is helping build a better ecosystem by cutting red tape and enabling seamless access to liquidity and capital for purpose-focused enterprises. He is seeking to enable like-minded investors around the world, making market data ubiquitous at an affordable cost and lobbying for stricter regulations to address nefarious behaviors in the markets. Jos believes the time is now for a global exchange like Cboe—including purpose in the DNA of your business is a competitive advantage. Purpose, profit, and social progress are linked like never before.

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Capital markets and the rise of the purpose-driven innovation economy


Exchanges have the power to pair virtuous investors with purposeful companies. Why markets should be doing more to scale change for the global community.  

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The NEO Exchange, now operating as Cboe Canada, is Canada’s Tier 1 stock exchange for the purpose-driven Innovation Economy, providing a best-in-class listing experience for companies and ETFs. Cboe Canada is part of the Cboe Global Markets network, leveraging deep international expertise, industry-leading market intelligence and technology, and unparalleled service to deliver what stakeholders and the world need now, and for the future.


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