Chief Executive Officer
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 360 Treasury Systems AG and of China Europe International Exchange AG.