Eurex appoints chief technology officer

Wolfgang Eholzer has been with Eurex since 2007 after working with Deutsche Börse in various technology roles for the majority of his career.

Eurex Exchange has promoted one its senior IT trading specialists to chief technology officer, effective as of January next year.

Wolfgang Eholzer will take up the role focusing on IT strategy and working on Eurex’s trading system and architecture, T7. He joined Eurex in 2007 as head of the exchange’s trading technology roadmap which saw the delivery of interfaces for order management and market data.

Prior to joining Eurex, Eholzer spent the majority of his career at Deutsche Börse in various technology roles, including as an executive director and head of Xetra applications.

“I am very happy that Wolfgang is joining the board,“ says Thomas Book, CEO of Eurex Exchange and member of Deutsche Börse’s executive board. “He is an outstanding IT expert, he knows the industry very well and he has contributed to our success for many years. With this appointment, we further strengthen the role IT plays for our business.“

Earlier this year, Eurex underwent a restructure after Deutsche Börse combined the sales and product design unit for fixed income derivatives. The new set-up had been established under Deutsche Börse’s roadmap 2020 plans, and aimed to enhance asset class focus and product offering.

More recently, Eurex added Flow Traders a liquidity provider for its FX futures products. Flow Traders will provide liquidity throughout the range of monthly and quarterly deliverable FX futures, as well as non-deliverable rolling spot futures.