B. Salman Banaei is a Director and Head of Regulatory Affairs for North America at IHS Markit. Before joining IHS Markit, Salman served at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he most recently served as an advisor to a CFTC commissioner. Salman began his professional career in Paris and has worked for law firms in Denver and Abu Dhabi. Salman is also a regular lecturer and subject matter expert for Commodities and Derivatives Law at the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities. Salman holds degrees from the University of Virginia, University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, Colorado School of Mines (M.S. in Mineral and Energy Economics), and the Institut Francais du Petrole (M.S. in Petroleum Economics and Management).