Florian Claus has held the position of an Executive Board member at Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG (formerly Scoach Europa AG) since July 2013. He first joined the Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG in April 2008. Prior to becoming an Executive Board member he was Head of Sales & Product Management and responsible for international expansion.
Florian Claus, born in Nuremberg in 1972, is a graduate in business administration and has many years of experience in the banking and securities business.
Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG (formerly Scoach Europa AG) in April 2008. Prior to becoming an Executive Board member he was Head of Sales & Product Management and responsible for international expansion.
After training as a bank clerk at Commerzbank AG and studying business administration, including a period in the USA, Claus started his career at Cortal Consors S.A. in 1999. His last position there was as Head of Project Management and deputy head of the "Trader" client area, where his responsibilities included tapping new business segments, various national and international projects and order flow management.
He is married and has one son.
Simone Kahnt-Eckner has held the position of an Executive Board member at the Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG (formely Scoach Europa AG) since November 2012. In this role she is responsible for both the finances and operational business of Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG. Previously she worked in a number of different positions within the Deutsche Börse Group, most recently as Senior Vice President in the area of Xetra Market Development, where she was responsible for business with all exchanges using Xetra as a trading platform as well as coordinating the various participations of the Xetra area.
Simone Kahnt-Eckner began her professional career in 1989 at the DWZ Deutsche Wertpapierdaten-Zentrale GmbH in the client management/data processing unit. She then moved to application development for the stock exchange systems.
She joined Deutsche Börse AG in January 2000, initially as a project manager in the Central & Eastern Europe department, before taking over as Head of Partner Exchanges in 2007. In recent years her responsibilities have included managing the working relationships with the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse AG) and the Irish Stock Exchange, as well as the acquisition and set-up of new Xetra partner exchanges (Bulgaria, Malta, Caymans). She has also been responsible for examining and implementing various strategic options (e.g. participation in Tradegate).
Born in 1965, Simone Kahnt-Eckner is married. She studied Business Information Technology at the Technical University of Leuna-Merseburg.