Turning points: Catherine Flax, chief executive officer of commodities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan

Catherine Flax - JP Morgan

For Catherine Flax, the path to becoming the chief executive officer of commodities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan, has taken her through an unusual variety of jobs, including working on campaign trails for US senators, a stint as a radio show host and working for the US’s Federal Home Loan Bank Board.

But it’s the tangible world of commodities that she’s most passionate about. “It is an incredible business to be in today,” she says. “We are seeing changes and different busi