Chicago Mercantile Exchange Director - Corporate Development in Singapore

Director - Corporate Development




Where Futures Are MadeCME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic and the work is unlike any other firm in the business.Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more.Position: Director - Corporate Development

Location: SingaporeThe Director, Corporate Development for Asia Pacific (APAC), will collaborate with the APAC leadership team, Corporate Development leadership team and other business teams to drive CME Group’s growth agenda for the region.

The Director will be expected to work simultaneously on a variety of initiatives and activities pertaining to the company’s growth strategy, requiring strong analytical skills, the ability to engage senior corporate and industry leaders, and the application of rigorous attention to detail.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead and support the identification, evaluation and execution of APAC-related new business development and commercial related opportunities, including engaging cross functional teams through value creation analysis, negotiation, due diligence processes, M&A support, investment and implementation

  • Provide analytical and relationship management expertise in support of existing and prospective exchange and other commercial partnerships to ensure the value of our partnerships is optimized

  • Drive country-specific assessments and strategic plans to clearly articulate growth barriers and opportunities and align the organization on plans for products and services distribution, industry engagement, and sales growth

  • Facilitate key cross-functional meetings and engagement with key divisions (e.g. Business Lines, Clearing, Legal, IT) to ensure cross-functional cooperation and analysis in support of Corporate Development opportunities that reflect customer, market, regulatory, and technology dynamics and trends incorporating evolving understanding of key business economics and rationale into project analytics and recommendations

  • Proactively develop relationships across the industry and within the internal organization in support of business initiatives and objectives

  • Prepare background materials, discussion points and other information for use by corporate leadership and C-level executives

Qualifications and Expereince

  • Degree or equivalent in related fields required e.g. Business, Economics

  • MBA or equivalent a plus

  • Financial services and particularly derivatives markets experience a strong plus

  • Asia languagesa plus but not esential

  • Demonstrable experience in business development, strategy development, international relations, or related field in either a consulting, corporate, or other relevant setting

  • Experience supporting commercial transactions such as joint ventures, M&A, strategic alliances, portfolio acquisitions, and/or licensing agreements

  • Experience evaluating, structuring, and negotiating strategic transactions, partnerships and investments a strong plus

  • Proven ability to work both independently and in multi-functional teams

  • Experience both presenting to and leading discussions with senior audiences

  • Well-developed networking and relationship building skills

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:

  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;

  • The most advanced trading technology;

  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;

  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,

  • A great place to work.

With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day.

We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.