Derivatives exchange Eurex appoints new CEO

European derivatives exchange Eurex announced that ABN AMRO executive Robbert Booij will join the executive board of Eurex Frankfurt AG as of May 1, 2024, and will succeed Michael Peters as CEO on July 1, 2024.

Eurex is a major European derivatives exchange and – with Eurex Clearing – one of the leading central counterparties globally.

Booij joins Eurex from ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. where he has been CEO Europe since March 2018.

Robbert Booij

Peters, CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG since July 2020 and member of the Eurex executive board since 2006, has decided to step down as CEO at the end of June and to retire in September 2024.

“I am deeply thankful for Michael’s huge contribution and commitment to Deutsche Börse Group during his impressive career since he first joined Deutsche Terminbörse in 1991,” said Thomas Book, Deutsche Börse executive board member responsible for Trading & Clearing.

“Michael was instrumental to Eurex’s success. Now, I am excited that Robbert Booij joins our team.

“Robbert has an excellent background in the derivatives industry. With his client perspective, he is the perfect candidate to lead Eurex Frankfurt AG.

“Together with Erik Müller, CEO of Eurex Clearing, we will have two very strong leaders to ensure Eurex’ success in the future.”

Booij said: “I know Eurex well from my current role at ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and had the honour to be the chairman of the Eurex Exchange Council.

“Eurex is a global derivatives powerhouse, both in trading and clearing.

“I feel very privileged to be appointed as CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG.

“I am excited to work with the team and Eurex’s clients in my new role, and to build upon the great achievements delivered under the leadership of Michael.”