CME Group names global head of metals

Young-Jin Chang will be responsible for strategic development, management and profitability of the global product suite, including precious and industrial metals.

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Chicago-based CME Group, a derivatives marketplace, has announced the appointment of Young-Jin Chang to global head of metals products.

Reporting to Derek Sammann, senior managing director, global head of commodities and options products, Chang will be responsible for the strategic development, management and profitability of the global product suite, including precious and industrial metals. She will continue to be based in Chicago.

“Young-Jin’s extensive market and customer knowledge will continue to be a tremendous asset as she continues to work with CME Group’s talented metals team around the world to serve our global customer base,” Sammann says. “Her broad industry experience and track record of successful business building within CME Group will help us further position our metals business for long-term growth.”

Previously, Chang served as executive director, industrial metals products, for CME Group. In that role, she was responsible for managing the industrial metals business globally, which includes aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, steel and iron ore. She has also served in various roles of increasing responsibility within the company’s metals business line.

Prior to joining CME Group in 2011, Chang was a ferrous alloy trader at the David J. Joseph Co., where she focused on expanding international trading business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College and an international MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  

CME also has appointed Miguel Vias as senior director, head of precious metals, where he will be responsible for driving new business and revenue opportunities in the global precious metals market for futures and options. Vias will continue to be based in New York.