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Eurex Frankfurt AG

Executive Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG

Members:

 

Thomas Book


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurex Frankfurt AG

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Thomas Book is one of the pioneers in the field of electronic trading. Having joined Deutsche Börse Group in 1995, he was part of the team that rolled out DTB‘s remote membership concept across Europe and the US. During this time, he was able to gain deep insights into the trading business and the importance of innovation and technology for an exchange. 

Thomas also was part of the project that founded Eurex, the first of its kind cross border exchange merger of DTB and Soffex. In 2001, he rounded off his profound industry knowledge with a Ph. D. thesis on "Electronic exchange trading and global markets". 

Prior to being appointed CEO of Eurex Exchange in 2016, Thomas shaped Deutsche Börse‘s clearing business for many years. Appointed to the Eurex Board in 2007, he was Head of Clearing until 2014. In 2013, he assumed the role as CEO of Eurex Clearing AG which he held until 2016. As of 1 July 2018, Thomas was appointed as Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG, responsible for Trading & Clearing.

Thomas is also a member of the Supervisory Board of European Energy Exchange AG, 360 Treasury Systems AG and of China Europe International Exchange AG.


Michael Peters

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurex Frankfurt AG

Michael Peters is Deputy CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since February 2016. He has been a member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.

As a Board Member, Mr. Peters is responsible for derivatives business development, which includes strategic initiatives, market development for Asia and Middle East as well as pricing policy.

From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Peters worked at OMX AB in Stockholm as Head of Projects as well as for Strategic Initiatives. Besides important projects for exchange and clearing organizations in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, his duties included the evaluation and implementation of strategic initiatives for the next generation of trading and clearing systems.

From 2000 to 2001, he was Managing Director of Trading Technologies in Frankfurt and Chicago, responsible for Business Development. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Peters held various management positions within Deutsche Börse and Eurex, as well as Deutsche Terminbörse (DTB), a predecessor of Eurex. From March 2006 until March 2013 he was a Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG.





 

Wolfgang Eholzer

Member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG

Dr. Wolfgang Eholzer, who has more than 20 years of industry experience in Exchange Technology, is CTO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since January 2019.

As a Board Member, Dr. Eholzer is responsible for derivatives trading IT and, in particular, for the IT strategy as well as the development and technical operation of Eurex Frankfurt AGs trading system T7.

In 2007, Dr. Eholzer joined Eurex Frankfurt AG heading the Eurex Trading Technology Roadmap which resulted in the delivery of the high speed trading interfaces for order management and market data. In addition, he is responsible for Eurex Frankfurt AG’s performance monitoring and capacity planning as well as for the development and technical operations of T7 trading system.

Before joining Eurex Frankfurt AG in 2007, Dr. Eholzer worked for Deutsche Börse Group in the IT delivery organization from 1998 to 2007.

From 1995 to 1998 Dr. Eholzer spent two and a half years with Cambridge University, U.K., as a research associate at DAMTP (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics) after having received his PhD in Mathematical Physics from Universität of Bonn in 1995.

Randolf Roth

Member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG

In April 2016, Randolf Roth was appointed to the Managing Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG where he is responsible for Eurex Market Design. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland since July 2016.

Until February 2016 Randolf Roth served as CEO two related companies: Zimory GmbH and Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG. Previously, between 1999 - 2014, he had already been working for Eurex in London, Chicago and Frankfurt in a number of roles including Head of Strategy and Head of Market Structure.

Until June 2016 Randolf Roth was member of the Supervisory Board of EEX AG. In 1999, Randolf Roth received his PhD in Financial Engineering from Technische Universität Dresden.
 
 
 

Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG

The Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG has regular three members. The members of the Supervisory Board are elected for a term of five years. The most important function and duty of the Supervisory Board is to oversee the work of the Executive Board and to appoint its members as well as to approve important corporate decisions and company planning.

Members:

 

Jeffrey Tessler

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Jeffrey Tessler was appointed as member and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG in April 2016. At the same time, Mr Tessler also joined the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG. He has been Chairman of both boards since June 2018.
From 2004 to 2018, Jeffrey Tessler was a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG. He was responsible for the Clearstream Division until 2015 and headed Clients, Products & Core Markets as of 2016. After having served as Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream Banking S.A. and Clearstream International S.A. since 2004, Mr Tessler became Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Clearstream in 2015. Since April 2016 Mr Tessler is a member of the Supervisory Board of China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX) and became Vice Chairman in June 2018.
Jeffrey Tessler joined Deutsche Börse Group following a 25-year career with The Bank of New York Company, Inc., where he held a number of key management positions in the US and Europe. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of BNY Securities Group, the company's global agency brokerage, clearing and financial services outsourcing business. He served as General Manager of The Bank of New York in Europe from 1998 to 2003, a period in which the company achieved a leadership position in providing securities services to European clients. Tessler also served as Head of The Bank of New York's Securities Industry Banking Division from 1988 to 1998.
Jeffrey Tessler began his career in 1979 at the Irving Trust Company, which merged with The Bank of New York in 1988. His experience includes roles as money market trader and dealer in U.S. government bonds.
He holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA from Seton Hall University, New Jersey. 

Gregor Pottmeyer

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Gregor Pottmeyer is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG since 2009. In this role, he oversees the Group’s financial accounting & controlling, tax, risk, compliance and external findings management, as well as treasury, investor relations and organisational services functions.

Prior to joining Deutsche Börse AG, he spent 22 years in finance roles of increasing responsibility at Daimler AG.

From 2002 to 2009, he served as a Board member at Mercedes-Benz Bank AG, a unit within Daimler’s financial services division. He was responsible for Finance and Risk Management, as well as for Finance/Controlling for the big European financial services companies and for Credit Operations for the financial services companies in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific. In the years 1993 to 2002, Gregor Pottmeyer held several positions at Mercedes-Benz Finanz GmbH, first joining the company as a Senior Project Manager and becoming then Managing Director Controlling/ Accounting. Between 1987 and 1993, he held different positions at Daimler Benz AG and debis AG in the Controlling area.

Gregor Pottmeyer holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Hauke Stars

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG

Hauke Stars is a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG. She heads the Cash Market, Pre-IPO & Growth Financing Division which handles the listing and exchange trading of equities, bonds and other securities, and drives pre-IPO growth financing initiatives. On 1 June 2018 Hauke Stars took on additional responsibilities as director of labour relations of Deutsche Börse AG, leading Human Resources. From 2012 to 2015 she led the Information Technology and Market Data + Services Division.

From 2007 to 2012 Hauke Stars was Managing Director at Hewlett Packard Switzerland and Country Manager of HP’s largest group segment HP Enterprise Business. Prior to that, she led HP Services and Sales at Hewlett Packard Netherlands. Before joining Hewlett Packard, Hauke Stars held various senior management positions in the IT industry, including Member of the Management Board of Triaton, an IT service provider and subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG, where she was in charge of Sales and Marketing. Prior to assuming that position, she implemented various strategic projects for the Chief Information Officer at Bertelsmann.

Hauke is Member of the Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA and Member of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.

She earned an Engineering Degree in applied computer science (Dipl.-Ing.) and an MSc in Engineering.

 
 



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