Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has appointed Holly Kulka as Global Chief Compliance Officer.  Based in New York, Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, president of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, senior vice President and chief compliance officer of McGraw Hill Financial. She will be a member of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' Executive Committee.

Previously, Kulka served as executive vice president and deputy general counsel for Intercontinental Exchange, which acquired NYSE Euronext.  As a member of the executive leadership team, she was responsible for regulatory strategy and affairs, government relations, litigation, investigations, antitrust, insurance and auditor relationships. Before joining Intercontinental Exchange, Kulka was a partner at the law firm of Heller Ehrman, representing companies and individuals in state and federal commercial and regulatory investigations and litigations through trial.

Kulka holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and graduated from Williams College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She is admitted to the bars in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington, D.C.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is the world's leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks.