TRADEGATE EXCHANGE and BÖRSE BERLIN appoint new managing directors


The Exchange Council of the Tradegate Exchange has appointed Ms Simone Kahnt-Eckner as further managing director of the Tradegate Exchange with effect from 1 August 2020. Also with effect from 1 August 2020, the supporting company of the exchange, Tradegate Exchange GmbH, has appointed Ms Kahnt-Eckner as Managing Director.

Simone Kahnt-Eckner has over 30 years of stock market experience. She has been working for Deutsche Börse AG since 2000, and since November 2012 she has been a member of the Executive Board of Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG responsible for finance and operations. Prior to that, she held various positions within the Group, including Head of Partner Exchanges and Xetra Market Development. The business information specialist started her professional career in 1989 at DWZ Deutsche Wertpapierdaten-Zentrale GmbH. There she worked in the application development of stock exchange systems, among other things.

The Exchange Council of Börse Berlin has appointed Ms Friederike von Hofe as Managing Director of Börse Berlin with effect from 1 August 2020. Also with effect from 1 August 2020 the Supervisory Board of the sponsoring company appointed Ms von Hofe as a member of the Executive Board of Börse Berlin AG.

Mrs. von Hofe is a studied lawyer with admission to the bar at the district court of Berlin. Since 2000 she has been working as in-house lawyer for Börse Berlin, where she was responsible for the areas of admission of securities and trading participants as well as compliance.

Mr Oliver Szabries, who has so far held a dual function as member of the management board of Tradegate Exchange and as sole member of the executive board of Börse Berlin AG, has not extended his management contract with Tradegate Exchange GmbH beyond 31 October 2020 at his own request and by mutual agreement in order to take up new professional challenges. Thus he will also resign as managing director of both public exchanges by 31 October at the latest. The shareholders of Tradegate Exchange GmbH and the two chairmen of the Exchange Councils of Börse Berlin (Prof. Dr. Jörg Franke) and Tradegate Exchange (Holger Timm) thank Mr. Szabries for the many years of good cooperation and wish him all the best for his new challenges.


Petra Greif
+49 30 311 091-29


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