With effect from 1 February 2014, René W. Keller is to assume group-wide responsibility for Applications & Architecture as well as the role of Group CIO within the IT&MD+S Executive Board area of Deutsche Börse AG.
The Swiss-born IT engineer will report directly to Hauke Stars, Executive Board member of Deutsche Börse AG.
After obtaining his degree in Information Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, René W. Keller began his career as a programmer at the Swiss Stock Exchange. He was involved in that exchange's project to set up an electronic exchange. He then moved to UBS and assumed a variety of different IT managerial roles, the most recent of which was responsibility for regional as well as functional IT management of securities trading in Switzerland. Afterwards, he was employed in several different management positions at Credit Suisse, where he held global responsibility for the securities settlement systems before moving to Swiss Life in the capacity of CIO. René W. Keller, a graduate of the Executive MBA Program at the University of St. Gallen, is currently employed as COO for the software company Information Mosaic in Dublin. He is married and has four children.
“I am delighted that Deutsche Börse has attracted Mr Keller, an internationally experienced IT expert for capital market responsibilities,” commented Hauke Stars, Deutsche Börse AG Executive Board member. “His appointment is one more important step in the restructuring of our IT organisation in line with future responsibilities.”