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Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

The Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG has twelve members. The members of the Supervisory Board generally elected for a term of five years. The most important function and duty of the Supervisory Board is to oversee the work of the Executive Board and to appoint its members as well as to approve important corporate decisions and company planning.



Hugo Bänziger

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurex Zürich AG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Hugo Bänziger is a Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group.
He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurex Group (Eurex / Zurich) in August 2012, having served as a Member of the Board of Directors since 2002.
Having worked for Deutsche Bank from 1996 to 2012, during his last six years, Hugo served as Chief Risk Officer on the bank’s Management Board in charge of Risk, Treasury, Capital Management, Compliance, Legal, Regulatory Policy, Corporate Security and Business Continuity. From 2007 to 2010, Hugo chaired the Advisory Panel to the Committee of European Banking Supervisors. In summer 2012, he also co-chaired the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force of the Financial Stability Board and was a Member of the EU’s High Level Expert Group on Structural Reforms in the Banking Sector (Liikanen Group). Prior to 1996, Hugo held several positions with Credit Suisse Group in Zurich and London in the areas of retail banking, corporate finance and risk management. Hugo began his career in 1983 with the Swiss Federal Banking Commission in Berne, Switzerland’s bank supervision authority at the time.
His charitable interests include the John D V Salvador Foundation for street children where he serves as Treasurer. He is also a Member of the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and is Chairman of the ICRC Audit Committee.

Peter Barrowcliff

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Mr. Barrowcliff spent the first five years of his career trading at an LME firm before joining in 1980 what became Lehman Brothers where, over a long period, he held a variety of trading and management roles in the commodities and futures divisions, finally becoming a senior member of the European futures management team. He was elected chairman of FIA (European Chapter) for a term and was a member of the Risk Committee of the London Clearing House for several years.  Following the acquisition of Lehman’s European business by Nomura, he worked for Nomura initially in London and then in Asia, building out and delivering their futures offering in the region.  Mr. Barrowcliff joined Newedge in 2012 initially as COO of Metals and subsequently became their Global Head of Metals. He left Societe Generale Newedge in December 2014 and since then has been elected as a councillor on the West Dorset District Council.

Charles Bristow

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Charles Bristow is a Managing Director and global co-head of interest rates in the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) at J.P. Morgan, based in London. In addition to this role, he manages the capital and funding strategy for the wider Macro Products Trading businesses.

Charles first joined the firm in 1998 as an intern before returning upon graduation. He trained to become a rates derivatives trader focusing initially on interest rate swaps and then options products. He worked his way to become head of non-linear rates products and then head of rates trading in the region before the latest global role in 2015.

In 2014, Charles joined the global macro products management team to take a lead on the strategy around optimization of capital and funding resources and the business response to changing regulatory rules. He is a member of the CIB’s capital committee for its European entities, and the working group for the global CIB capital committee.

Charles studied Manufacturing Engineering at Pembroke College, Cambridge where he was a college scholar and achieved a Masters degree.

Susanne Clemenz

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Susanne Clemenz is founding partner of T/S/C Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht, a law firm specialising in labour law, where she has supported clients since 1990 in topics including contract law, organisational restructuring and strategic personnel risk management. She sits on the legislative committee of the German Bar Association, overseeing labour law legislation at the federal level since 2006, and was appointed to the Association Committee of the Employment Court Association (Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband) in 2014. Susanne Clemenz graduated with a Doctorate of Law from the University of Cologne in 1995.

Wim den Hartog

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Wim den Hartog is Managing Director at STX Group, a Broker Dealer in Corporate Bonds and Environmental Commodities in the Netherlands. He started his career in 1990 at Kas Bank in Amsterdam and Kas Clearing in London. In 1997, he became Managing Director at MeesPierson ICS in London. From 2003 to 2012, he was working for Goldman Sachs in London. In this time, he built and was Managing Director of the Execution and Clearing Business (GSEC) and of the European Futures Business.
Recently, he was Co-Head of IMC Financial Markets in Chicago. Wim den Hartog studied Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. 

Hans-Helmut Kotz

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Hans-Helmut Kotz is a senior fellow at Goethe University's Center for Financial Studies, chairing its Research Advisory Council. Moreover, he is on the Economics Faculty of Freiburg University, where he received 2010’s University Teaching Award. This fall term he teaches again a course in Harvard’s Economics Department where he is also a Resident Fellow at the Center for European Studies. Since May 2011, he is a senior advisor to McKinsey and Co, focusing on macroeconomic as well risk and banking issues. He is also a senior advisor to UniCredit AG. Before joining CFS, he was a Board member of Deutsche Bundesbank (2002-2010), in charge of Financial Stability, Markets and Statistics and as such a member of a number of Committees and working groups of the Bank for International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board as well as the OECD, where he was chair of the Financial Markets Committee. He was also the Central Bank Deputy for the G7 and the G20 process. Before that, he was President of the Landeszentralbank in Bremen, Niedersachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt (1999-2002) and Chief Economist at Deutsche Girozentrale. Between 2002 and 2005, he served in a personal capacity as a member of the European Parliament’s Expert Group on Financial Markets. He has published widely (Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, Revue d’Economie Financière, Intereconomics etc. as well as numerous edited books). Prof. Kotz is moreover involved in a number of academic institutions, e.g., member of the Board of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory, the scientific councils of the Centre Cournot, Paris, as well as the Hamburger Weltwirtschaftliches Institut (HWWI), Hamburg.

Clifford Lewis

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Clifford Lewis is currently an independent director at Eris Exchange, a futures exchange in the US, and a member of the Technology Advisory Committee of the CFTC as well as an advisor to Long Ridge Capital, a venture capital fund focused on financial sector IT. He was most recently an EVP and Head of e-Exchange at State Street as well as CEO of Currenex (State Street acquired Currenex in 2007).

Mr. Lewis has more than 30 years of global finance experience in both the public and private sectors. Private sector jobs include being a consulting Partner at KPMG responsible for international capital markets assignments and senior executive at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). While at CBOT, he was responsible for e-trading including the successful transition of the bond complex from open outcry to automated trading. He was also responsible for the initial phases of the CBOT’s demutualization and worked extensively with Eurex during his time at CBOT.

His public service included senior positions at the World Bank Group with responsibilities for Latin America financial sector reforms as well as capital market development globally.  Among other achievements, Mr. Lewis was responsible for funding the development of new exchanges and clearinghouses including the BM&F in Brazil. During the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations, he was a top official at USAID initially responsible for budget and policy planning and then heading the US Government's efforts to assist the newly free countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Lewis is a frequent speaker at FX and derivatives industry events and has won numerous industry awards. He has testified before Congress and has bylined numerous articles in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, and National Interest. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College and former fellow of Harvard's Center for International Affairs.

Shane Ó Cuinn

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Shane Ó Cuinn is a Managing Director in the Global Markets division of Credit Suisse, based in New York, where he is the global head of Rates, Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Trading. His previous responsibilities at the bank included running Global Macro Products Trading for North America and European Interest Rate Swaps, European Inflation and European Government Bond Trading in London. Before joining Credit Suisse Financial Products in 1998, Mr. Ó Cuinn worked in the Audit and Business Advisory practice of Arthur Andersen. Mr. Ó Cuinn holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and a Masters of Accounting from the University's Graduate Business School. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Gregor Pottmeyer

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Gregor Pottmeyer is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG. In his current role since 2009, he oversees the Group’s accounting & controlling, strategic finance, human resources, treasury & investor relations, risk management & compliance as well as organization & administration functions. Previously, he spent 22 years in finance roles of increasing responsibility at Daimler AG.
From 2002 to 2009, he served as a Board member at Mercedes-Benz Bank AG, a unit within Daimler’s financial services division. He was responsible for Finance and Risk Management, as well as for Finance/Controlling for the big European financial services companies and for Credit Operations for the financial services companies in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific. In the years 1993 to 2002, Gregor Pottmeyer held several positions at Mercedes-Benz Finanz GmbH, first joining the company as a Senior Project Manager and becoming then Managing Director Controlling/ Accounting. Between 1987 and 1993, he held different positions at Daimler Benz AG and debis AG in the Controlling area.
Gregor Pottmeyer holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Roselyne Renel

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Roselyne Renel is Group Chief Credit Officer of Standard Chartered Bank since November 2013. She is responsible for oversight of the Group’s credit, portfolio and country risks, as well as risk analytics. In addition, Roselyne is Chair of the Group’s Credit Risk Committee and Credit Approval / Underwriting Committee. Roselyne is also executive sponsor of Goal, the Group’s leading educational programme aimed at empowering adolescent girls globally; in this capacity, she sets strategy, mobilizes resources and builds internal employee momentum for the programme.
Roselyne has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. A career risk officer, she began building her expertise in Emerging Markets in the 1990s and has in-depth experience across EEMEA, Latin America and Asia in all areas of corporate and institutional banking. Prior to joining SCB, Roselyne spent 16 years at Deutsche Bank where she held various roles including that of Chief Credit Officer for Emerging Markets as well as the Trading & Sales/Investment Banking divisions, and 2.5 years at Standard Bank of South Africa where she was the Chief Risk Officer for the Investment Banking division.
Roselyne is based in the UK.

Jeffrey Tessler

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurex Zürich AG
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Jeffrey Tessler was appointed member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG and the Board of Directors of Eurex Zürich AG in April 2016. At the same time, Mr. Tessler also joined the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG.

Jeffrey Tessler has been a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG since he joined Deutsche Börse Group in October 2004. He is responsible for the Clients, Products & Core Markets division that combines derivatives trading businesses, the clearing houses as well as the settlement and custody business of Deutsche Börse. The division also coordinates Group-wide product development and global sales activities.

After having served as Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream since December 2004, Mr Tessler became Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Clearstream in October 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Banker’s Association (ABBL) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the trade repository REGIS-TR, a joint venture between Clearstream and Iberclear, Spain. He is also member of the Boards of Directors of ISE Holding.

Jeffrey Tessler joined Deutsche Börse Group following a 25-year career with The Bank of New York Company, Inc., where he held a number of key management positions in the US and Europe. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of BNY Securities Group, the company's global agency brokerage, clearing and financial services outsourcing business. He served as General Manager of The Bank of New York in Europe from 1998 to 2003, a period in which the company achieved a leadership position in providing securities services to European clients. Tessler also served as Head of The Bank of New York's Securities Industry Banking Division from 1988 to 1998.

Jeffrey Tessler began his career in 1979 at the Irving Trust Company, which merged with The Bank of New York in 1988. His experience includes roles as money market trader and dealer in U.S. government bonds.
He holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA from Seton Hall University, New Jersey.