[[Category:Deutsche Boerse - Current Employees]] [[Category:Deutsche Boerse]] Reto Francioni has been chief executive officer of Deutsche Boerse AG since November 1, 2005. He is also a member of the executive board of Deutsche Boerse and serves as head of the management board.
Mr. Francioni served as an interim chief financial officer of Deutsche Boerse AG from March 8, 2007 to May 2007. He has served as chief executive officer of SWX Swiss Exchange from 2001 to present.
Francioni made headlines in February 2011 when it was announced that Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext were in advanced talks to merge. Francioni would become chairman of the global behemoth should the takeover be successful. 
Francioni worked for Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft from 1981 to 1985 and Schweizerische Kreditanstalt from 1986 to 1988. He was also deputy chairman of the management at Association Tripartite Bourses from 1988 to 1992 and was member of the lead team for the entire EBS (Elektronische Börse Schweiz) project there.
Before his first move to Deutsche Börse, Francioni was a member of management in the corporate finance division at Hofmann-La Roche from 1992 to 1993. He worked in the securities industry before going to Deutsche Borse, where he was credited with developing the German group's much praised electronic trading platform, Xetra. He has also served as a member of Supervisory Board of Berliner Effektengesellschaft AG since January 29, 2001.
Francioni holds a degree and subsequent doctorate in law from Zurich University.
- Francioni Wins NYSE After Losing With Niederauer CEO. Bloomberg.
- Reto Francioni. Businessweek.