Book previously served as CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG and, before that, of Eurex Clearing AG. Upon stepping down from his role as CEO of Eurex Frankfurt, Book became a member of the supervisory board of Eurex Frankfurt.
Thomas Book was appointed as member and chairman of the management board of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as of July 1, 2020, succeeding Hauke Stars, who left Deutsche Börse on June 30. Deutsche Boerse operates Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which is a public law institution under German law.
He has been a member of the management board of Eurex Deutschland, the public law-regulated derivatives exchange, since 2007. Eurex Deutschland is operated by Eurex Frankfurt. (Please note that in accordance with German law, the policy and legal operations of the Deutsche Boerse-affiliated exchanges are subject to their management boards, while the business operations of the exchanges are under the direction of the executive boards of the companies that operate them.)
Thomas Book joined Deutsche Börse in 1995 and worked with the team that rolled out the remote membership concept of Deutsche TerminBörse (DTB) across Europe and the US. He was also part of the project that organized Eurex, the cross-border exchange merger between DTB and the Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange, SOFFEX. Focused largely on euro-denominated instruments, Eurex offers trading and clearing for futures, futures options and options on stocks, stock indices, foreign exchange as well as on capital market instruments and money-market paper.
Book also served as CEO of Eurex Clearing AG from 2013 until 2016.
Thomas Book received a diploma in business administration from the University of Munster in 1995. He completed a Ph.D. thesis on “Electronic stock exchange trading and global markets” at the University of Giessen in 2001, and it was awarded 1st prize at the 2003 Paul Julius Reuter Innovation Awards sponsored by Reuters.
Thomas Book, interviewed by John Lothian News for its Exchange Leader Series at FIA Boca Raton, 2018.
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