Prof. Dr. Peter Gomber holds the Chair of e-Finance (Department of Information Systems) at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, since December 2004. He is Co-Chairman and Member of the Board of the E-Finance Lab, an industry-academic partnership between Frankfurt and Darmstadt Universities and leading industry partners (e.g. Deutsche Börse, DZ Bank, Finanz Informatik, FactSet Digital Solutions).
Prof. Gomber’s academic work focuses on Digital Finance and FinTech, Information Systems in Financial Markets, Market Microstructure Theory, Regulatory Impact on Financial Markets, RegTech, and Innovative Concepts for Electronic Trading Systems.
He published several articles on the above topics in leading international journals and was awarded with the Reuters Innovation Award 2000, the University Award of the DAI („Deutsches Aktieninstitut“) 1999, and multiple Best Paper Awards of international conferences. In May 2007, he was awarded the IBM Shared University Research Grant.
Since 2011, Prof. Gomber is a member of the Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Furthermore, he is a member of the Academic Committee of the DAI. Since 2012, Prof. Gomber is a member of the Consultative Working Group of the Secondary Market Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In the Excellency Cluster “Safer Architecture for Finance in Europe” that was launched in 2013, he serves as Principal Investigator and heads a research
team on the analysis of Dark and High Frequency trading. Prof. Gomber is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of b-next AG – a RegTech company active in market surveillance – since 2008 and a member of the Supervisory Board of Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt, since 2018.
Before joining the University of Frankfurt, Prof. Gomber worked for five years as a Director, Head of Market Development Cash Markets and Xetra Research at Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt. Prof. Gomber graduated in Business Administration and acquired his PhD at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Giessen, Germany, in 1999.