【Business Leader of the Year】
Arthur Fan, CEO, BOCI Global Commodities
As the global head of Bank of China International (BOCI) Global Commodities and the CEO of its UK subsidiary, Fan has helped the company become the first Chinese investment bank to establish a commodities platform and break into the international markets. He has developed BOCI Global Commodities’ capabilities to provide comprehensive risk-management solutions and commodities products to natural-resources corporations and financial institutions around the world. Fan has helped BOCI to become the first Chinese institution to obtain clearing membership of multiple major international commodity bourses, including the London Metal Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange. Under his leadership, BOCI independently launched a global benchmark commodity index in 2015 – the first international commodity index released by a Chinese financial institution.