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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Leo Melamed

Winner in: 2008
Winner Category: Visionary Award

Leo Melamed is recognized as the founder of financial futures markets. At the close of 1999, Melamed was named by the former editor of the Chicago Tribune, among the ten most important Chicagoans in business of the 20th Century. Chicago Magazine included him among the century’s top 100 Chicagoans. In 2003, Pensions & Investments included Mr. Melamed in the list of 30 individuals whose contribution “made the most dramatic difference” in the management of money during the last 100 years.

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