Senior Managing Director,
Global Head of Commodities & Options Products
Derek Sammann has served as CME Group's Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products since 2014. He is responsible for leading the development, execution and management of CME Group's global Commodities portfolio, including the Energy, Metals and Agricultural business lines. He also globally leads the company’s cross-asset class Options business. Since joining CME Group in September 2006, Sammann also has served as Senior Managing Director of Interest Rates and FX Products, and as Managing Director, Global Head of Foreign Exchange.
Prior to joining CME Group, Sammann acquired more than 16 years of sell-side trading experience in the global FX market, including serving as Managing Director, Global Head of FX Options and Structured Products at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in London. He also held senior level positions with Crédit Agricole Indosuez in London, Banque Indosuez in Paris and Cooper, Neff & Associates in Chicago.
In addition to serving on CME Group's Senior Leadership Team, Sammann also serves on the Board of Directors of CME Europe Ltd., Dubai Mercantile Exchange, COMEX Board of Governors and the Commodities Markets Council, where he also serves as Treasurer. Sammann also served on the Founder’s Council and as Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) when launched in 2014.
He holds bachelor’s degrees in both economics and political science from Northwestern University.
Christopher Fix serves as Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, CME Group. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for leading CME Group’s initiatives to expand its presence in the region, including its partnerships with regional exchanges, delivering a growth strategy, and developing benchmark products and services to meet the needs of current and prospective clients.
In addition to his role at CME Group, Fix is also a Board Member of Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) and Chairman of DME Asia Pte Ltd. DME was launched in 2007 as a joint venture between CME Group, Dubai Holdings and the Oman Investment Fund.