Peter Reitz

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Peter Reitz
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Occupation Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Employer European Energy Exchange AG
Location Leipzig, Germany
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Peter Reitz is chief executive officer of the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) and its clearing subsidiary European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC). He joined the EEX Group in August 2011 as CEO.[1] He is also chairman of the Nodal Exchange.

Reitz is also a member of the executive board of Eurex, the derivatives platform owned by Deutsche Boerse.


Reitz was appointed CEO of EEX and ECC, after Deutsche Boerse acquired a majority stake in EEX in March 2011. He had participated in the development of the EEX as a member of the EEX supervisory board since 2007.[2]

Prior to joining EEX, he served as a managing director of derivatives market business development at Deutsche Boerse from 2004 to 2013. He also was a member of the executive board of Eurex Clearing until April 2013.[3]

From 2000 to 2001, Reitz headed global business development for Dow Jones Indexes USA.[4][5] In 2001, he became a member of the Eurex and Eurex Clearing executive board, managing product development, marketing and sales. In 2006, he shifted his focus to business and trading market development, including Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo.

From 1997 to 1998, he headed the information products department with responsibility for indexes and statistics, and from 1998 to 2000 he served as head of IP design and functionality at Deutsche Boerse in Frankfurt, responsible for indexes, statistics, data feeds, master data and information product systems.

He joined Deutsche Boerse from university as a product manager responsible for indexes in 1991 and in 1995 became group leader of product development, responsible for inaugurating the DAX indexes, the German bond index and the exchange's volatility index.


  • 2009-2009 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, SEP[6]
  • 1984-1991 Studies of Mathematics and Economics at the Technical University of Brunswick, Masters Degree in Mathematics
  • 1983-1984 Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Gifhorn, Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • 1975-1982 Ratsgymnasium Peine



  1. Pressrelease: Peter Reitz new CEO of EEX. EEX.
  2. Eurex's Peter Reitz to become new CEO of EEX-source. Reuters.
  3. Peter Reitz. Bloomberg.
  4. Eurex elevates Reitz to the board. Finextra.
  5. Eurex Appoints Peter Reitz to Executive Board. Eurex.
  6. Peter Reitz. LinkedIn.