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Stephan Leithner

born 1966
nationality: Austrian

Current positions

since 07/2018

Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Börse AG
responsible for Pre- & Post-Trading

Professional experience



EQT Partners GmbH, Munich
Partner and Head Industrial Technology Sector


Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt and London
2012–2015 Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bank AG with responsibilities for
- Europe (excluding Germany and UK)
- Human Resources/Labour Director, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance/AML/
Anti Financial Crime, Legal (until 12/2014)
2010–2012 Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance
2003–2010 Leadership positions in Global Banking (Corporate Finance and Transaction Banking) including responsibility for global client coverage teams, M&A Europe and Germany
2000–2003 Managing Director M&A Germany


McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, New York and Munich
1997–1999 Partner


Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance, St. Gallen
Research Fellow




University of St. Gallen, PhD in Finance


University of St. Gallen, Lic. oec. HSG

Board memberships

Statutory supervisory boards

  • Clearstream Banking AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Group mandate)
  • Clearstream Holding AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Group mandate)

Comparable German and foreign control bodies of business enterprises

  • Clearstream Banking S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Group mandate)
  • Clearstream Services S.A., Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Group mandate)
  • ISS Holdco Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors (Group mandate)

Other board memberships

  • Qontigo GmbH, Chairman of the Shareholder Committee (Group company)
  • Baden-Badener Unternehmer Gespräche e.V., Member of the Management Board