Dr. Gomber holds the Chair of Business Administration, especially e-Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Frankfurt/M. He is a Member of the Board of the E-Finance Lab, an industry-academic partnership between Frankfurt and Darmstadt Universities and twelve industry partners, where he heads Cluster 5, entitled “Managing the Securities Trading Value Chain”. His academic work focuses on market microstructure, regulatory impact on financial markets, institutional trading, and innovative concepts/technologies for electronic trading systems. He has published a number of articles in international journals, and is an Associate Editor of the “Journal of Trading” and of the “International Journal of Electronic Banking”. He was awarded with the Reuters Innovation Award 2000, the University Award of DAI (Deutsches Aktieninstitut) 1999, and Best Paper Awards of international conferences. In May 2007 he was awarded the IBM Shared University Research Grant. Dr Gomber’s direct experience in the markets supports his academic background. In 2007, he was nominated as a member of the expert group of the Finance Committee – German Bundestag regarding the German MiFID transposition law (Finanzmarkt-Richtlinie-Umsetzungsgesetz). He had previously been nominated as a member of the expert group on Investment and Trading of the EU Commission in the context of the Financial Services Action Plan. In addition, he has worked as an independent consultant to international exchange operators and software houses. Before joining the University of Frankfurt, he was the Director, Head of Market Development Cash Markets and Xetra Research at the Trading & Clearing Services Division of Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt. There he developed new products and market models 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 like the Irish Stock Exchange, the Wiener Börse and the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Dr. Gomber graduated in Business Administration and acquired his PhD at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Gießen, Germany.
- Professor, University of Frankfurt
- Chair, e-Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Frankfurt
Areas of expertise: E-Finance / Microstructure