Mr. Samir Shah is the Managing Director & CEO, NCDEX. Previously, he was the Chief Business Officer of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX). At DGCX he led the growth of the exchange to make it one of the fastest growing exchange in the world, winning several awards, amongst them were "Contract of the Year" and the "Best Commodity Exchange" in 2012. Shah has two decades of experience in building institutions and market infrastructure. Prior to joining DGCX, he was the CEO of Mumbai-based Universal Commodities Exchange (UCX). Prior to this, Shah worked at global information company Thomson Reuters for 17 years. In 2010, he was appointed as the Global head of Business Planning and Operations for a new Inside-Sales unit at Thomson Reuters called Direct. In 2009, as the Head of Business Operations for Thomson Reuters Asia and a member of the Asian Leadership Team based in Singapore, he successfully transformed the business to focus on customer needs. In 2006, Shah led Reuters’ India operations as the Managing Director for Reuters in South Asia. In this position, he doubled revenue, integrated the Indian Quotation Systems business and merged the India operations of Thomson into Thomson Reuters. In his previous roles, he led the Treasury and Fixed Income Business for Reuters Asia, and partnered with large global market makers to launch RTFX and RTFI , the dealer-customer FX and Fixed Income Trading Systems in Asia. Prior to that, as Head of Sales for ASEAN & South Asia for Reuters, Shah developed trusted relationships with several large banking customers helping them in areas of trading systems, Risk Management, and Foreign Exchange pricing. Shah began his career as an investment banker in Mumbai helping companies unlock value through public offerings and buy-out deals. He is an MBA in Finance, a Mechanical Engineer and has completed an Advanced Management Program from Wharton.