Managing Director, Commodity Research & Product Development, CME Group
David Lehman was appointed to his current position in February 2010. He is responsible for leading efforts to identify and develop new CME Group product and services opportunities related to both exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, maintaining viability of current product offerings and providing strategic insight into new markets, business development and research within the commodity space. Before assuming his current role, he most recently served as Director, Commodity Research and Product Development, since July 2007. Previously, Lehman also served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Prior to his appointment as Chief Economist, Lehman started at the CBOT in 1989 as a staff economist and held various research and marketing positions during his tenure there as well as working closely with regulatory staff at the exchange and at CFTC. Lehman earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland.