Donald F. Donahue is Chairman-elect and Chief Executive Officer of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and its core subsidiaries, National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC), The Depository Trust Company (DTC) and Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC). Having served as President and CEO of DTCC since August 2006, his new position is effective August 1, 2007.
A 21-year veteran of DTCC and previously, DTC, Donahue served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2003 until August 2006.
Born in New York City, Donald is a second-generation Irish American who traces his roots to Kerry on his father’s side and Cavan on his mother’s. On what his Irish heritage means to him he says, “The Irish courage, spirit, and humor so clearly shown by our immigrant forebears are going to be even more crucial to meet the challenges of the financial markets of the 21st century.”
Donald is a graduate of Columbia University where he received his BA. He is married with one child.