Christopher Fix, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, CME Group
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. Before joining CME Group in June 2015, Fix served as Chief Executive Officer of DME since August 2012, where he spearheaded DME’s strategic development and led the exchange towards closer ties with oil producers, customers and the financial community, with a particular focus on its core target market of Asia. Prior to that, Fix had a highly successful career spanning 20 years with BNP Paribas, where he served the group since 1992 and has held several positions in New York, Paris and Singapore. His most recent position at BNP Paribas was as Head of Marketing for Commodity Futures, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Before that, he was BNP Paribas’ Head of Commodity Derivatives Credit, Asia Pacific & Japan, responsible for providing exchange traded and OTC hedging services to clients of BNP across challenging credit, legal and compliance jurisdictions in Asia. An American by birth, Fix is a consummate linguist and speaks fluent French, excellent Mandarin and conversational Russian.
Fix graduated in 1986 with a bachelors degree from State University of New York at Binghamton, majoring in History and Political Science. He also specialized in Soviet, Russian and Chinese History and Political Science, and published a research paper on the Japanese use of Soviet commodities.