Executive Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurex Frankfurt AG
Michael Peters is CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since July 2020. He has been a member of the Executive Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG since 2006 and had been Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG since February 2016. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland. Since November 2021 Peters is chairing the meetings of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.
From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Peters worked at OMX AB in Stockholm (now part of Nasdaq) 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.
Member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG / Member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland
Dr. Wolfgang Eholzer, who has more than 20 years of industry experience in Exchange Technology, is CTO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since January 2019. He is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.
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.
Member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG
In April 2016, Randolf Roth was appointed to the Executive Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG where he is responsible for Equity & Index Derivatives. 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.
Member of the Executive Boards of Eurex Frankfurt AG
In July 2020, Jonas Ullmann was appointed to the Executive Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG where he is responsible for Trading Design & Delivery and acts as Chief Operating Officer within Eurex Frankfurt AG. Since November 2021 he is also a member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland.
Until June 2020 Jonas was responsible for Market Functionality within Eurex Market Design. This included the implementation of several market micro structural measures part of the market structure roadmap and the continuous development of the T7 trading system.
Before that he worked in the Market Supervision Derivatives Trading area and took care of several trading related topics, including theoretical pricing and implementation of new option pricing systems.
Ullmann holds a Master of Money and Finance degree from Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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.
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.
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.
Member of the Supervisory Board 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.
Book 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 Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG, Book was CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG from 2016 until June 2020. Previously, Book already 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, Book was appointed as Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG, responsible for Trading & Clearing. From May 2007 until November 2021, Book was Member of the Management Board of Eurex Deutschland and from July 2020 until November 2021 Chairman of the Management Board of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Furthermore, Book is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of European Energy Exchange AG as well as Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of 360 Treasury Systems AG and of China Europe International Exchange AG.
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