Clifford Lewis

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Clifford Lewis
Occupation Lead Independent Director
Employer Eris Exchange
Location Florida

Clifford Lewis is a global financial markets professional who is the lead independent director of Eris Exchange as well as a member of the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the supervisory board of Eurex Clearing AG, appointed in December 2014.[1] [2]

He previously served as executive vice president at State Street Bank and Trust and head of the e-Exchange business. He also managed State Street's derivatives and bond clearing business.[3]

He was CEO and chairman of Currenex in 2007 when State Street bought the firm.[4]


Lewis has served in both the public and private sectors in a number of roles, including at KPMG, the Chicago Board of Trade, the World Bank and in the U.S. State Department during the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations.

He was a partner in KPMG’s Financial Institutions Consulting Group. He was responsible for strategy, international business development and electronic trading while a senior executive with the CBOT.

At the World Bank, he was responsible for developing capital markets and restructuring financial sectors. And, at the U.S. State Department, he was a top official heading the U.S. Government’s efforts to assist newly free countries of Central and Eastern Europe.



  1. Supervisory board of Eurex Clearing appoints two new members. Deutsche Boerse Group.
  2. Technology Advisory Committee. U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  3. State Street electronic FX chief departs in shake-up. Reuters.
  4. Clifford Lewis. Futures Industry Association.