Megi Lazarova, DTCC Executive Director, Client Service Operations was presented with the Rising Star Award at the Women in Derivatives (WIND) Inaugural Gala on September 23. Edging out her competition – a shortlist of 10 highly-qualified nominees from across the industry – Lazarova was selected for the award, given to burgeoning female leaders who are making a significant impact in the world of derivatives.
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“It is an honor to be nominated and selected for the WIND Rising Star Award,” Lazarova said. “WIND inspires continuous development and the ‘pay forward’ thinking by connecting likeminded individuals, motivating women to share resources and learn from one another. WIND is an enabler! If you have not joined the WIND community yet, I highly recommend you do so.”
A Leader in the Making
Lazarova joined DTCC in 2011 as an Operations Specialist, initially supporting the Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), and later the Global Trade Repository (GTR) at its inception in 2012. She took on a management position in GTR Support in January 2016. In 2019, her role expanded to include end-to-end support of GTR clients across onboarding, connectivity, client testing, production and billing for a diverse client base of over 4,000 clients. Today, in her role as Executive Director of Client Service Operations, Lazarova is responsible for Client Account Services and Client Connectivity Services across all DTCC business lines.
Women in Derivatives (WIND) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to attract, retain, educate and develop female leaders in the financial industry. We provide targeted channels for education, mentoring and sponsorship, leveraging senior leaders within our organization. WIND currently has almost 6,000 participants worldwide in the financial industry, who consist of women with a range of backgrounds, positions and seniority. Our participants include people in trading, sales, law, economics, portfolio management, risk, marketing, research, academia, government, operations and technology. WIND was established in 2007.