Prof. Dr. Peter Gomber
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Prof. Dr. Peter Gomber holds the Chair of e-Finance (Department of Information Systems) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, since December 2004. He is Co-Chairman and Member of the Board of the efl – the Data Science Institute, an industry-academic partnership between Frankfurt and Darmstadt Universities and leading industry partners (e.g. Deutsche Börse, DZ Bank, Finanz Informatik, FactSet).
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. Prof. Gomber is the Editor-in-Chief of “efl Insights”, Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Electronic Banking” and member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Financial Transformation“ and the “Journal Electronic Markets“. He also serves as a Special Issue Editor on FinTech for the “Journal of Management Information Systems“.
He published several articles on the above topics in leading international journals (e.g. Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Business Economics or Decision Support Systems) 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.
Beside his teaching responsibilities in Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. courses at the University of Frankfurt, Prof. Gomber held executive courses at Goethe Business School, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Amsterdam Institute of Finance, ADG Business School and Deutsche Börse Capital Markets Academy.
Prof. Gomber acquired significant research funds from public institutions and the private sector. A market model invention by Prof. Gomber was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office; two market model inventions are filed for patent in Europe and the US.
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. From 2012 to 2018, Prof. Gomber served as a member of the Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the Secondary Market Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In the Excellency Cluster “Safer Architecture for Finance in Europe” (SAFE) that was launched in 2013, he is a Principal Investigator and heads a research team on the analysis of Dark, High Frequency and OTC trading. Prof. Gomber is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of b-next AG, Herford - a RegTech company active in market surveillance - since 2008. Prof. Gomber currently serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Clearstream Banking and is the Chair of its Audit Committee. Furthermore, he is a member of the advisory council of Capveriant GmbH, Garching.
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. In this role, he developed new market models and products for cash market trading on Xetra. Furthermore, he headed strategic and regulatory projects and was responsible for the provision of Xetra and Eurex Backend Insourcing and Technology Sales Services to international exchanges (e.g. the exchanges in Dublin, Vienna and Shanghai).
Prof. Gomber graduated in Business Administration and acquired his PhD at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Giessen, Germany, in 1999.