In its meeting on 21 March 2013, the supervisory board of Eurex Clearing decided on the new composition of its executive board.
Thomas Book, who has been a member since March 2007, was appointed as chief executive officer of Eurex Clearing.
Newly appointed to the executive board were Heike Eckert (44) as chief operating officer, Thomas Laux (39) as chief risk officer and Eric Müller (39) for treasury. Andreas Preuss and Jürg Spillmann will continue as executive board members of Eurex Clearing.
Given Eurex Clearing’s status as a bank-licensed entity and as a reflection of the continued importance of central counterparties for the stability and integrity of the financial markets, the supervisory board determined that the executive board of Eurex Clearing would be further strengthened by the addition of board members who have senior management responsibility for the strategy and day-to-day operations of Eurex Clearing.
Along with the board’s reconstitution, Gary Katz, Michael Peters and Peter Reitz will resign from the executive board of Eurex Clearing but will, together with Andreas Preuss, Thomas Book and Jürg Spillmann, continue their mandates as executive board members of Eurex Frankfurt AG and Eurex Zürich AG, the parent companies of Eurex Clearing.
The effective date for the new Eurex Clearing governance structure will be 1 April 2013.