The London Metal Exchange will begin preparing themselves for a new CEO come 2014 and could it be that after 136 years that a female could will become the new CEO?
Top dog Martin Abbott will be resigning from his post at the end of this year, which leaves the LME requesting a new chief executive.
“That’s a super compliment,” Hunnable, said this week when asked about talk of her candidacy. “But I’m enjoying my role at CME group and I’ve got a lot of things to do here.”
The self-described “most quietly spoken fix-it lady in the metals business” declined to comment further.
A new CEO appointment would come at a time of major upheaval at the 136-year-old institution – that remains the world’s biggest marketplace for aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, tin and nickel.
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