Craig S. Donohue has served as CEO of CME Group and its predecessor company, CME Holdings Inc., since 2003. He joined CME as an attorney in 1989. During his 20 years at CME, Craig has held a range of positions with increasing responsibilities, including general counsel and CAO.
In 2009, Craig was named to Institutional Investor’s “Power 50” list of the world’s most influential people in finance. He is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and serves on the steering committee for its Future of Finance Initiative, as well as serving on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Global Markets Advisory Committee.
Craig holds an MBA degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a JD degree from John Marshall Law School, an ML degree in financial services regulation from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a BA degree in political science and history from Drake University.
Craig is a third-generation Irish American with roots in County Cork. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois, with his wife and their three children.