Craig Donohue has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the board of CME Group since July 2007. Prior to his current position, Donohue served CME for years in a variety of roles, among them CEO of CME Holdings. In addition to serving on CME’s Board of Directors, Donohue is a Director of FXMarketSpace and the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange S.A. (BM&F).
After receiving a BA from Drake University in 1983, Donohue earned a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 1987, a Master of Laws degree in Financial Services Regulation from IIT Chicago-Kent College in 1989, and a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University in 1995.
Donohue, who is Chairman of the Board of the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), a nonprofit organization, is a third-generation Irish-American with roots in County Cork. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois, with his wife and their three children.