Thomas Book is a Frankfurt-based exchange executive who is head of derivatives trading for Deutsche Boerse Group as well as CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG and Eurex Zürich AG. He was appointed to those roles in March of 2016.
Book has held a number of different leadership and project management positions at Deutsche Boerse (co-owner of Eurex with the SIX Swiss Exchange) and Eurex since October 1995. He was head of market development for derivatives, clearing and trading from October 2004-November 2005, and before that spent four years as senior project manager for strategic planning. He worked on projects including the integration of DTB and SOFFEX to form Eurex, the alliance with the Chicago Board of Trade, the establishment of Eurex US and the Global Clearing Link, as well as the partnership with Man Financial, now known as MF Global, which acquired a majority interest in Eurex US in October 2006.
Book received a diploma in business administration at the University of Munster in 1995 and completed a Ph.D. thesis on “Electronic stock exchange trading and global markets” at the University of Giessen in 2000.
Book was interviewed by John Lothian News for their Exchange Leader Series at IDX in London in 2017.
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