Iris Weidinger, Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the Management Board of European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) for personal reasons. In its meeting on 25 June 2020, the Supervisory Board of EEX AG complied with her request and approved the termination agreement, whereby Iris Weidinger resigns from all positions at EEX Group as of 30June 2020.
Iris Weidinger has been with EEX since the foundation of the company. In 2000 she started at the predecessor exchange LPX. In 2008, she was appointed to the Management Board of EEX. As Chief Financial Officer, she was responsible for finance and personnel of the EEX Group. During this time, she also took over board mandates for the clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) and the European spot exchange EPEX SPOT.
Dr Thomas Book, Chairman of the EEX Supervisory Board, comments: "We very much regret Iris Weidinger's decision and thank her on behalf of the entire team for the long-standing collaboration. She has been a part of EEX from the very beginning and has contributed significantly to the success of the company and the development of EEX from a local exchange to a globally operating exchange group".
Peter Reitz, CEO of EEX, adds: "As Chief Financial Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer Iris Weidinger was close to the people in the company. The well-being of our employees was very close to her heart and she always acted in their best interests. We wish her all the best for the future."
CEO Peter Reitz will take over the duties of Chief Financial Officer until the position has been filled.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange in Europe which develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets for energy and related products. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, EEX offers contracts on Power, Natural Gas and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products. EEX also provides registry services for White Certificates, Capacity Certificates and Guarantees of Origin on behalf of the French State, as well as Auctions for Guarantees of Origin.
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