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Board of Directors

Members of SimCorp’s Board of Directors are elected for one year at a time (employee-elected members for three years).


Dr. Stephan Leithner

Dr. Stephan Leithner is Member of the Executive Board at Deutsche Boerse AG since 2018. He is responsible for the Securities Services and Funds Services segments along with the newly created Investment Management Solutions segment. From 2016 to 2018 he was Partner and Head Industrial Technology Sector at EQT Partners GmbH, Munich. From 2000 to 2015 he held various positions at Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt and London, lastly as Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bank AG. Prior to that he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Frankfurt, New York and Munich. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Dr. Christoph Böhm

Dr. Christoph Böhm was appointed to the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG in 2018 and is the Group Chief Information and Chief Operating Officer (CIO/COO). From 2015 to 2018 he was heading as a Senior Vice President the Global Cloud Services at SAP AG. Between 2010 and 2015 he was CIO Central Europe at Vodafone. From 2002 to 2010 he held various management positions at Deutsche Telekom AG, including chairman of the executive board at Active Billing GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. Dr. Christoph Böhm holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg.


Dr. Stephanie Eckermann 

Dr. Stephanie Eckermann joined Deutsche Börse Group in May 2020 after more than 18 years at consultancy McKinsey & Company. She is the CEO of Clearstream Banking AG (Frankfurt), member of the Clearstream Holding Executive Board and Head of Strategy & Governance Post-Trading. She has a Master of Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, a Master in International Business Administration from EBS University of Business and Law, and a PhD in Finance from Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt.


Stephan Engels 

Stephan Engels has more than 30 years experience within the financial area, including experience from the car industry and the financial services industry with responsibility for group investor relations, auditor relations, strategy, M&A, tax and accounting. He has experience with board and committee work in different industries and has been part of Executive Leadership teams and Boards for more than 20 years. He is currently Group CFO and member of the Executive Leadership Team of Danske Bank. He holds a MA Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.



Vagn Sorensen

Vagn Sørensen spent most of his executive career in the aviation business. After 17 years with Scandinavian Airlines, where he was deputy CEO, he became the CEO of Austrian Airlines between 2001 and 2006 and then pursued a career as a Non-Executive Director. He has over 20 years experience in private equity, mainly with EQT. He is currently Chairman of FLSmidth, Air Canada, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, TIA Technology and Scandlines, and an independent director on the boards of Royal Caribbean Cruises and CNH Industrial. He holds a master of science degree in economics and business administration from Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark and is based in London.


Anne Louise Eberhard

Anne Louise Eberhard is a Board Professional and Senior Advisor. She has more than 20 years of experience as an advisor to corporates and private equity firms on acquisitions, capital market transactions, and to a number of companies in financial distress or through turn around processes. She is Member of the Boards of Directors of FLSmidth, Finansiel Stabilitet SOV, Topdanmark A/S, Bavarian Nordic A/S and Knud Højgaards Fond. She is Advisory Board Member Moneyflow ApS, and faculty member at Copenhagen Business School. She holds a Master in Law from Copenhagen University.

Employee-elected representative

Charlotte Søndergaard Klausen

Charlotte Søndergaard Klausen has been an employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2022. Since 2018 she is in the Investments Service Line of SimCorp’s Consulting Services division (DACH). Her previous experience includes Front Office and Product Lifecycle Management in Asset and Investment Management at leading Pension and Insurance Funds. She is the founder of SimWoMen. She holds a master of science degree in economics from University of Copenhagen and is based in Zurich.

Employee-elected representative

Sven Rinke

Sven Rinke has been an employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2022. He is a former board member of a US-based food cooperative from 2002 to 2008. He has more than 13 years experience in positioning, selling, and delivering SimCorp’s solutions across a broad range of institutions in the financial services industry. He holds a M.Sc. (Physics) from TU Dresden and Ph.D. (Physics) from Duke University and is based in Vienna.

Employee-elected representative

Neil Cook

Neil Cook has been an employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S Board of Directors since 2022. He is the Platform Development Line Manager in the Product Division in London where he is currently responsible for all aspects of the design, workflow and interaction of the SimCorp Dimension Order Management System covering Equities, Program Trading, Algos, Futures, Options, Fixed Income & FX. He has over 15 years experience in the finance industry and a background in technology and holds a BSc in Information Systems from Canterbury Christ Church University.

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