Peter Reitz is an exchange executive who serves as the 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. He is also chairman of the Nodal Exchange.
Reitz was appointed CEO of EEX and ECC in August 2011, after Deutsche Börse's move to acquire a majority stake in EEX. He had participated in the development of the EEX as a member of the EEX Supervisory Board since 2007.
He joined Deutsche Börse 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. 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 Börse in Frankfurt, responsible for indexes, statistics, data feeds, master data and information product systems.
From 2000 to 2001, Reitz headed global business development for Dow Jones Indexes USA. 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.
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