Commodity Markets Council Appoints Joshipura as President

For Immediate Release                             

July 16, 2012

Contact:  Erin Kelly Ball,

(202) 842-0400 ext. 102

Commodity Markets Council Appoints Joshipura as President

The Commodity Markets Council (CMC), a competitive markets association, today announced it will promote Sanjeev Joshipura to President of the organization, succeeding Christine Cochran at the end of the month.  Mr. Joshipura, who comes to the chief staff position after serving as Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Policy, will lead CMC in its mission to represent some of the most important commodity-related businesses in the grains, energy, metals and livestock industries to advocate for free, open and robust markets.

“Sanjeev’s tenure with the organization and excellent track record working on Dodd-Frank implementation will prove to be invaluable for CMC as we continue to articulate our competitive markets platform and meet the needs of our expanding and increasingly diversified membership base,” said CMC Chairman Charlie Carey.

CMC appreciates Ms. Cochran’s contributions to the Council and wishes her great success in her new position with the Grain Foods Foundation.  “Under her leadership, CMC experienced positive membership growth and increased its recognition as a significant advocate on commodity markets policy issues at a critical time for the industry,” said Carey.

Mr. Joshipura came to the Council after serving as staff of the United States House of Representatives Budget Committee and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.  Prior to working on the Hill, Mr. Joshipura gained valuable experience in the private sector at multinational corporations in the United States and abroad.  He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto in Canada, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University in India, and a Certificate of Financial Risk Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Commodity Markets Council is a trade association bringing together commodity exchanges with their industry counterparts.  The activities of its members represent the complete spectrum of commercial users of all futures markets.  Specifically, their industry member firms are regular users of CME Group markets, including the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and New York Mercantile Exchange, ICE Futures U.S., the Kansas City Board of Trade and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.




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