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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 are generally mandated 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.



Jeffrey Tessler

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Jeffrey Tessler was appointed as member and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Frankfurt AG in April 2016. At the same time, Mr Tessler also joined the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG. He has been Chairman of both boards since June 2018.

From 2004 to 2018, Jeffrey Tessler was a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG. He was responsible for the Clearstream Division until 2015 and headed Clients, Products & Core Markets as of 2016. After having served as Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream Banking S.A. and Clearstream International S.A. since 2004, Mr Tessler became Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Clearstream in 2015. Since April 2016 Mr Tessler is a member of the Supervisory Board of China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX) and became Vice Chairman in June 2018.

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.

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 since 2009. In this role, he oversees the Group’s financial accounting & controlling, tax, risk, compliance and external findings management, as well as treasury, investor relations and organisational services functions.

Prior to joining Deutsche Börse AG, 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.

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, growing 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.

Jutta Dönges

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Jutta Dönges was appointed Member of the Executive Board of Federal Republic of Germany – Finance Agency GmbH in January 2018. In her current role she is responsible for the administration of the Finanzmarktstabilisierungsfonds (FMS) and the management and monitoring of the holdings of FMS, the private client business of the Federal Republic of Germany, finance, risk management, legal, compliance, internal audit and corporate services.

In 2015, Jutta Dönges became Member of the Executive Board of the Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation (FMSA). She was appointed Chair of the Board in February 2016. Ms Dönges was also member of the Plenary Session of the Single Resolution Board, Brussels, member of the Resolution Committee of the European Banking Association, London, and member of the Financial Stability Committee (AFS), Berlin. Before joining FMSA, Jutta Dönges was Managing Director and Co-Head of Corporate Finance Germany at SEB AB from 2010 to 2013. She began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. oHG in Germany, where she held several positions in the Investment Banking Division from 1997 to 2010.

In addition to her current role, she holds non-executive positions at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG and FMS-Wertmanagement AöR.

Jutta Dönges holds a PhD in Economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and a Joint Masters degree in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Nikolaus Giesbert

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Nikolaus Giesbert is a Managing Director and since July 2019 Divisional Board Member for Institutionals. Formerly, he was responsible as Divisional Board member for the Trade Finance & Cash Management and until December 2018 also for Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities in the Corporate Clients' segment at Commerzbank AG based in Frankfurt. In this role, he is a member of the Segment Board Corporate Clients as well as a member of the following steering committees: Global Compliance Board of Commerzbank, Group Market Risk Committee, Corporate Clients' Asset-Liability Committee "ALCO" as well as a voting quorum member of the Konzern-Kreditkomitee representing the business side. Nikolaus joined the Commerzbank AG in September 2010.

Prior to his present role, he served as Managing Director in Global Capital Markets and Head of European Financial Institutions Coverage Group in EMEA at Morgan Stanley. 

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. 

Stefan Hoops

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Stefan Hoops is Head of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank AG. Prior to this role, he was Global Co-Head of Institutional and Treasury Coverage and Member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Executive Committee at Deutsche Bank AG. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2003 as part of the Graduate Class. In 2007 he transferred to New York where he was in charge of ABS Correlation Trading for North America and in 2008 became Head of the Structured Solutions Group for North America. In 2011 Mr Hoops moved back to Frankfurt and has since held a variety of regional and global roles in Institutional and Corporate client coverage, Structuring and Transaction Banking.

Mr Hoops holds a Master degree in Business Administration and PhD in Economics from the University of Bayreuth.


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.

Raphaël Masgnaux

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Raphael Masgnaux is Global Co-Head of Prime Solutions & Financing & G10 Rates, Global Markets, based in London. Raphael has held a number of senior management positions covering both trading and risk with the bank over the last 18 years in Paris, London and New York. His career with BNP Paribas began in London in 1996.

Raphael moved to BNP Paribas’ Equity Derivatives business in 2000, enjoying a successful 9-year stint as Global Head of Equity Financing Trading.
Following BNP Paribas’ acquisition of Bank of Americas’ Prime Brokerage business in 2008, Raphael took up the post of Global Head of Financing Trading and Risk in 2009, a position that covered Prime Brokerage trading, alongside Stock Loans, Funding and Cash Execution. From 2012 to August 2014, Raphael held a second mandate as Head of Equity Trading Americas. Alongside his current Global Market responsibilities as co-head of PS&F & G10 Rates, Raphael is additionally Global Co-Head of the Market & Financing Services activity within BNP Paribas Security Services since October 2016.

Raphael holds a degree in civil engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Étienne.

Roselyne Renel

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Roselyne Renel is Global Head Enterprise Risk Management of Standard Chartered Bank since October 2015. She joined the bank in 2014 as Group Chief Credit Officer with responsibility for oversight of the Group’s Credit Portfolio. She is responsible for Portfolio Risk, Country Risk as well as Group Risk Measurement (risk analytics).

Roselyne is also Chair of the Group’s Credit Approval Committee as well as the Principal Finance Investment Committee and the Underwriting Committee. She is the 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 is vice-chair of the Eurex Clearing AG’s EMIR Risk Committee.

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 Chief Credit Officer for Emerging Markets as well as the Corporate & Investment Banking divisions, and 2.5 years at Standard Bank of South Africa where she was the Chief Risk Officer for the Corporate & Investment Banking division.
Roselyne is based in the UK.

Thilo Roßberg

Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

Thilo Roßberg is a Managing Director and Head of FICC Markets at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, based in Stuttgart, and oversees the Government Bond, Rates, FX and Commodity trading. Thilo Roßberg joined LBBW in 2006 as a Rates Exotics Trader, before he took over the responsibility for the Rates Structuring activities. He was announced Head of Interest Rate Derivatives Trading in 2014 and Head of Corporates Sales in 2017 on an interim basis. Prior to his career in Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, he joined ABN AMRO Group as Quantitative Analyst in Amsterdam and London before taking a position on the Rates Exotics Trading team.
Thilo Roßberg studied Mathematics and Economics and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Ulm.