Diversity, equity & inclusion at Deutsche Börse Group

We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome to contribute their ideas and true self as part of a healthy and productive working environment.
  • We are
  • >14,000
  • colleagues.
  • We are of
  • >130
  • nationalities.
  • We are represented at
  • >55
  • locations.
  • We are on average
  • 38
  • years old.

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Deutsche Börse Group is a global company. At over 55 locations around the world we have over 14,000 employees from the most diverse cultural backgrounds. Our diversity is not only apparent in the origins of our employees, however, but also in the breadth of professional expertise and the many other differences that make up each individual personality in our team. 

We are convinced that this diversity is decisive for our global success. We see the wealth of individual characteristics and strengths as the key to fulfilling our corporate purpose. For this reason, we strive to create an inclusive working environment in which everyone feels welcome and where they feel comfortable about contributing their ideas. 

We are a signatory of the “Diversity Charter” and acknowledge our corporate social responsibility as expressed in the Code of Business Conduct that applies throughout the Group. A public Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Statement in which we express our appreciation for all present and future employees and a Diversity & Inclusion Policy constitute further elements of our diverse and inclusive working environment.

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

    Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
    Börse Frankfurt Magazin

    Our diversity dimensions


      Diversity, equity & inclusion in facts and figures


        Our colleagues are of >130 nationalities.1)

        1) As of 31 December 2023


        Our colleagues have diverse professional backgrounds, levels of experience or academic degrees. For example, we employ economists and lawyers as well as natural scientists and humanities scholars. Moreover, we see ourselves as an educational institution and therefore also offer apprenticeships for people without vocational training.


        The average age of all our colleagues is 38 years. Further, their average length of service is 7 years.1)

        1) As of 31 December 2022


        Deutsche Börse Group

        The overall proportion of our female colleagues is 41 per cent.


        Women’s share1)

        Women in all management positions


        Women in junior management positions


        Women in top management positions


        Women in management positions in revenue generating functions


        Women in STEM-related positions


        Deutsche Börse AG


        Women’s share1)

        Women in the first management level below the Executive Board


        Women in the second management level below the Executive Board


        Deutsche Börse AG committees


        Absolute number

        Women’s share1)

        Executive Board members



        Supervisory Board members



        Employee representatives on the Supervisory Board



        Members in the Nomination Committee of the Supervisory Board



        Members in the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board



        1) As of 31 December 2022


        Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council

        The Council is our official committee composed of members from our global locations who represent minority groups. The focus of the Council is to drive Group-wide DEI initiatives and achieve measurable progress. Furthermore, its members act as persons of trust for all DEI-related issues.


        At Deutsche Börse Group, we are committed to respectful and appreciative interaction among each other. For this reason, we have several policies and guidelines in place that all colleagues follow. 

        • Diversity & Inclusion Policy
        • Anti-Harassment Policy
        • Disciplinary Action Policy
        • Code of Business Conduct


        Deutsche Börse Group also has various Group-wide networks that are committed to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and help us build cultural expertise. Together with all members, we aim to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our corporate culture. 

        • marketPride – our LGBTIQ+ community 
        • Women@DBG – our network for all colleagues who identify as female or non-binary.

        At our international locations, various local resource groups also regularly organise different events and activities in the area of diversity, equity & inclusion.

        Our goals

        As a socially responsible employer, we at Deutsche Börse Group are committed to continuously promote and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion as valuable aspects within our corporate culture and throughout all dimensions.  


        Deutsche Börse Group

        Ensuring equal opportunities for colleagues of all genders has long been part of our corporate social responsibility, because we do not want to do without the knowledge and competences of female or non-binary managers and the performance potential of diverse teams. In this spirit, one of our particular aspirations is to increase the proportion of women at the management level. Our various programmes for promoting talent, and so also for qualifying women for management positions, contribute to the long-term advancement of women. Other measures include focused succession planning, as well as internal and external mentoring and training programmes. Exchanges among female colleagues are encouraged by an internal women’s network.

        Deutsche Börse AG

        Deutsche Börse AG’s Executive Board has defined target quotas for women on the two management levels beneath the Executive Board, in accordance with section 76 (4) AktG, in each case referring to Deutsche Börse AG. By 31 December 2022, the proportion of women holding positions in the first and second management levels beneath the Executive Board was planned to reach 15 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively. As of 31 December 2022, the share of women holding positions on the first and second management levels beneath the Executive Board at Deutsche Börse AG in Germany was 12 per cent and 27 per cent, respectively.

        Moreover, the Executive Board had set a Group-wide target share of women holding upper management positions (first three management levels below the Executive Board) of 22 per cent by 31 December 2022, and of women holding lower management positions to 30 per cent during the same period. This voluntary commitment in fact went further than the statutory obligation. Firstly, the target figures determined in this context relate to Deutsche Börse Group worldwide. Secondly, the definition of management levels/positions was expanded to include heads of teams, for example. On a global level, as at 31 December 2022, these quotas stood at 23 per cent for upper management levels and 33 per cent for lower management positions.

        Börse Frankfurt Magazin

        Further information

        • Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy

          As a global organisation, we stand for recognition, appreciation and inclusion in the working environment. Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy sets out our commitment to an inclusive work environment for all Deutsche Börse Group staff.

        • Join our diverse teams!

          Find interesting job offers and more information about our teams at our career website.