Walt Lukken, President & Chief Executive Officer, FIA
Walt Lukken is the President and CEO of the FIA, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association that represents participants in the regulated, listed and cleared derivatives markets. He is also CEO of FIA Global, overseeing the affiliation of FIA, FIA Europe and FIA Asia. FIA’s membership includes the world’s largest derivatives clearing firms as well as leading derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses from more than 20 countries. The FIA serves to uphold fair and competitive markets, protect the public interest through adherence to high standards of professional conduct and financial integrity, and promote public trust and confidence in the regulated markets for listed and cleared derivatives.
Lukken previously was CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing, the derivatives clearinghouse jointly owned by NYSE Euronext and the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. Before joining the private sector in 2009, he served as Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for 18 months, a period that included the financial crisis of 2008 and as CFTC Commissioner since 2002.
Prior to joining the CFTC, Lukken served for five years as counsel on the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee under Chairman Richard Lugar. He received his B.S. degree with honors from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and his Juris Doctor degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.