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Chris Leeds

Head, Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered Bank

Biography

Chris is responsible for carbon markets trading strategy and product development for Standard Chartered. Chris is a member of the Climate Impact X (CIX) management team, co-lead on the SMI’s FSTF carbon markets working group and serves as a member of the CPLC’s Advisory Group. Chris has over 25 years of commodity markets experience and was previously at Barclays where he was Global Head of Environmental Markets Sales and before that at Merrill Lynch where he set up their carbon emissions trading business. He was a founder member of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) and was the Chair of the Power Trading Forum a division of the Futures and Options Association (FOA).