His Excellency Nasser Khamis Al-Jashmi is the Secretary General, Ministry of Finance, Sultanate of Oman
An economist by training, he originally joined the Ministry of Finance in 1989 as a Financial Researcher in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Financial and Economic Affairs, later progressing to the position of Director General of Budget and Contracts in 1997, where he remained for 6 years before his move to the Ministry of Oil & Gas in February 2003.
His Excellency Al-Jashmi chairs the Board of Directors for Oman LNG, Oman Refinery Company and Oxy Mukhaizna. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Qalhat LNG, Oman Gas Company, Petroleum Development Oman, Oman Shipping Company, Oman Petrochemical Industries Co. and Gulf Energy Maritime.
He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics, a Diploma in Development Management from the American University in Washington DC, and a BSc in Economics and Political Science from Jordan University.
H.E. Abdullah Al-Harthy is the Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance, Oman. He was the CFO at the Oman Investment Authority, and was responsible for financial affairs and investment operations in addition to overseeing business strategy and information technology units. With more than 18 years of experience with the fund and its subsidiaries, Al-Harthy has occupied a number of leadership roles in the areas of direct investment, portfolios management, investment operations in addition to corporate management through chairing and membership of a number of boards of directors inside and outside the Sultanate. Since 2005 he has been directly involved in establishing partnerships with sovereign institutions in Vietnam, Brunei and Uzbekistan. Al-Harthy holds an MBA from IMD, in Switzerland, and a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Sultan Qaboos University in 2001. He is a certified financial analyst (CFA) since 2004, and a member of the CFA Institute in the United States of America.
Senior Managing Director,
Global Head of Commodities & Options Products
Derek Sammann has served as CME Group's Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products since 2014. He is responsible for leading the development, execution and management of CME Group's global Commodities portfolio, including the Energy, Metals and Agricultural business lines. He also globally leads the company’s cross-asset class Options business. Since joining CME Group in September 2006, Sammann also has served as Senior Managing Director of Interest Rates and FX Products, and as Managing Director, Global Head of Foreign Exchange.
Prior to joining CME Group, Sammann acquired more than 16 years of sell-side trading experience in the global FX market, including serving as Managing Director, Global Head of FX Options and Structured Products at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in London. He also held senior level positions with Crédit Agricole Indosuez in London, Banque Indosuez in Paris and Cooper, Neff & Associates in Chicago.
In addition to serving on CME Group's Senior Leadership Team, Sammann also serves on the Board of Directors of CME Europe Ltd., Dubai Mercantile Exchange, COMEX Board of Governors and the Commodities Markets Council, where he also serves as Treasurer. Sammann also served on the Founder’s Council and as Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) when launched in 2014.
He holds bachelor’s degrees in both economics and political science from Northwestern University.
Christopher Fix serves as Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, CME Group. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for leading CME Group’s initiatives to expand its presence in the region, including its partnerships with regional exchanges, delivering a growth strategy, and developing benchmark products and services to meet the needs of current and prospective clients.
Investment and Economic Research at Oman Investment Authority