Albert Helmig is the chief executive officer of Grey House, a private consulting firm focused on market structure, risk management, price models, and industry best practices. The third generation of his family to work in the commodity trading industry, Mr. Helmig has more than 40 years of commodities experience on Wall Street and as a commodities merchant spanning both physical commodities and financial instruments on a global basis. He is a former vice chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange, serving on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 10 years, as well as chairman or vice chairman of over 20 committees. Mr. Helmig is a frequent contributor at industry forums and in the media and is an acknowledged industry expert at leading start-ups and turnarounds in the energy, derivatives, and exchange-traded instruments sector. Since 1998, he has served on the Advisory Board of Energy Intelligence Group. A former member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, he has extensive Asia experience covering 40 years. He served as president of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange from 2009 to 2012 and continues to provide advisory services throughout the region. Mr. Helmig holds degrees in finance and economics from Philadelphia University.