Board of Directors
Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Melamed has served as a member of our board since 2001. He is the founder of financial futures and was instrumental in the creation of our CME Globex platform. He has served as CME Chairman Emeritus since 1997 and Chairman of our Strategic Steering Committee since 2001. He served as Chairman of our board from 1968 until 1973. He was founding Chairman of the International Monetary Market (IMM) from 1972 until its merger with our exchange in 1976, and then CME Chairman until 1977. Mr. Melamed served as a special advisor to the company in the role of Special Counsel to our board from 1977 to 1985 and then in the role of Chairman of its Executive Committee from 1985 until 1991. In 1992, Mr. Melamed became the founding Chairman of the Globex Corporation. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sakura Dellsher, Inc., a former clearing firm of CME, and currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Melamed & Associates, a global consulting group. He is founder and a permanent advisor to the National Futures Association, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the CSRC in China. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the Becker Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago and on the advisory board of Vernon & Park Capital L.P. Mr. Melamed also serves as a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Mr. Melamed represents CME Group Foundation on the LEAP Innovations Board of Directors. Mr. Melamed is also a published author of a number of books pertaining to markets and the history of CME Group.