Cynthia Zeltwanger

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Cynthia Zeltwanger
Occupation Executive Director
Employer The Paulson Institute
Location Chicago
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Cynthia Zeltwanger is executive director at the Paulson Institute, where she manages daily operations and staff in the U.S. and China. She was appointed to that position in July 2013. She previously served as a consultant and adviser at C Zelt Enterprises and Atlas 5 Financial, two consulting organizations which she founded. Before that, she was the global chief operating officer for Newedge Group.[1]

She is also on the board of EDX London.

Previously, she was a member of the board of the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).[2]

Zeltwanger is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including Women’s Leadership Collaboration West and Women in Listed Derivatives. She is a co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Lab, where she continues to work with leadership programs.


She was the president and chief executive officer of Fimat USA before Fimat merged with Calyon to form Newedge. She held various positions at Fimat including general counsel in Chicago and general manager at both the New York and Chicago offices. She began working there in 1991. She was appointed president and chief executive officer of Fimat in March 2003.

Before joining Fimat USA, Inc., Zeltwanger worked for the Shatkin Trading Company.[3]

John Lothian News Interview

Five Minutes with Cynthia Zeltwanger - December 2010


Zeltwanger holds a law degree (JD) from Kent College of Law, Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ball State University.


  1. Paulson Institute Names New Executive Director. Paulson Institute.
  2. Press Release. Business Wire.
  3. Board member biographies. OCC.
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