Diversity & 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
  • 9,516
  • colleagues.
  • We are of
  • >100
  • nationalities.
  • We are represented in
  • ~30
  • countries.
  • We are on average
  • 40
  • years old.

Diversity & inclusion

Deutsche Börse Group operates worldwide. We take pride in employing over 9,000 colleagues with a wealth of cultural backgrounds at around 60 locations around the globe. However, our diversity is reflected not only in the origins of our colleagues but also in the variety of their professional expertise and many other differences characterising each individual personality that is part of our team. 

Our diversity within the company creates a corporate culture characterised by open dialogue, trust, and mutual acceptance. The wealth of personalities and ideas is key to our success, and jointly we fulfil our purpose to create trust in the markets of today and tomorrow.

We stand for recognition, appreciation and integration of diversity in the working environment. As a global organisation, we advocate for and thrive through openness and fairness. For this reason, we are a signatory to the “Diversity Charter” and our Code of business conduct is proof of our commitment to our Group-wide social and corporate responsibility. 

Our diversity & inclusion statement

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    Börse Frankfurt Magazin

    Our diversity dimensions


      Diversity and inclusion in facts and figures


        Our colleagues are of 110 nationalities.1)

        1) As of 31 December 2020


        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 40 years. Further, their average length of service is 8 years.1)

        1) As of 31 December 2020


        Deutsche Börse Group

        The overall proportion of our female colleagues is 38 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 2020


        Diversity & Inclusion Council:

        The Council is our official committee composed of members from across all our locations who will represent minority groups. It provides a Group-wide framework and guidance, and its members act as persons of trust for all diversity-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 and inclusive workplace and help us build cultural expertise. Together with all members, we aim to promote and advance diversity 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.

        Our goals

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


        Deutsche Börse Group

        At Deutsche Börse Group, we have been offering men and women equal opportunities for a long time; the knowledge and the competence of female managers as well as the performance potential of diversified teams is something we cannot do without.

        Our various talent development programmes – which are also concerned with providing women with the qualifications necessary to fill managerial positions – contribute to the long-term promotion of women in management positions. Deutsche Börse Group will continue to adhere to this gender diversity approach in the future.

        As early as in 2010, the Executive Board had adopted a voluntary commitment to increase the share of women holding middle and upper management positions to 20 per cent by 2020 and of women holding lower management positions to 30 per cent during the same period. The Group maintains this ambition and has extended the scope of its voluntary commitment over and above the legal requirements. Firstly, the target figures determined in this context relate to Deutsche Börse Group (including subsidiaries) worldwide. Secondly, the definition of management levels/positions was extended to also include heads of teams, for example. On a global level, as at 31 December 2020, these quotas stood at 16 per cent for upper and middle management levels and 31 per cent for lower management positions. For Germany, the quotas were 18 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively.

        Following this, the Group has set itself the goal of increasing the proportion of women in its total workforce to 40 per cent over the next years. The quota for women in all management positions should be increased to 30 per cent, for women in management positions in revenue generating functions to 33 per cent and for women in STEM-related positions to 23 per cent by the end of 2021. With these goals the Group is still striving to constantly increase the quota of women at all levels.

        Deutsche Börse Group will continue all previous measures to achieve the defined target and add further formats.

        Deutsche Börse AG

        The Deutsche Börse AG Executive Board has set targets for the proportion of women at the two management levels below the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG, in line with the German Act for the equal participation of women and men in management positions in the private and public sectors (FührposGleichberG) and in accordance with section 76 (4) of the German Stock Corporation Act. Based on this, the proportion of women should be increased to 15 per cent in the first management level below the Executive Board and to 20 per cent in the second management level below the Executive Board till 31 December 2021.

        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.

        • Key figures: workforce and employee benefits

          Find out more about our social indicators we have identified, among others, as material for the Group’s sustainability profile.

        • Join our diverse teams!

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