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David Lehman

Managing Director, Commodity Research & Product Development
CME Group

David Lehman was appointed Managing Director, Commodity Research and Product Development of CME Group 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. Before joining CBOT, Lehman held the position of Industry Economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, from 1986-1989. In this role, he was responsible for commodity market surveillance and statistical analysis. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland.

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