Chairman Emeritus, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Leo Melamed is one of the elder statesmen of the global derivatives market. He was chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange 1969-71 and founding chairman of the International Monetary Market 1972-77. In 1977, the CME and IMM merged.
Melamed served as special counsel to CME's board 1977-91. In 1991 he founded his own consulting firm, Melamed & Associates, of which he is chairman and chief executive officer. He is also currently a member of the global markets advisory committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and he is on the board of directors of OneChicago, LLC, an exchange for single-stock futures.