DEGIRO was founded in Amsterdam on June 3rd, 2009. On 7 May 2021, DeGiro B.V. merged with its sister company, flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. Learn about the legal structure and regulators of DEGIRO and meet our Branch Management, the flatexDEGIRO Bank AG Board of Directors and the flatexDEGIRO Bank AG Supervisory Board members at the same time.
DEGIRO was founded as DeGiro B.V., a Dutch private limited company (besloten vennootschap, in Dutch). DeGiro B.V. merged with its sister company, flatexDEGIRO Bank AG, on 7 May 2021. After the merger, DEGIRO’s business is continued by flatexDEGIRO Bank AG through its Dutch branch – flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch.
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To ensure comprehensive oversight of DEGIRO’s operations, we have implemented a governance structure consisting of three tiers.
First and foremost, flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch has its own Branch Management. The Branch Management consists of four Branch Managers and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of DEGIRO. Within the Branch Management team there is a clear division of responsibilities, with each of the Branch Managers having their own focus points.
DEGIRO’s Branch Management reports to the Board of Directors of our German headquarters, flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. The bank’s Board of Directors is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term strategy setting of the company as a whole. When it comes to setting the strategy of DEGIRO, the bank’s Board of Directors works in close cooperation with the Branch Management.
Finally, the bank’s Board of Directors is overseen by the bank’s Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising and advising the Board of Directors.
We believe that this governance structure is the most suitable setup to assure correct checks and balances within the DEGIRO and the rest of the company.
As a German regulated bank, flatexDEGIRO Bank AG as a whole is primarily supervised by the German financial regulator, the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (“BaFin”). The Bafin is the German equivalent of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiele Markten, “AFM”). In addition, flatexDEGIRO Bank AG falls under the indirect supervision of the European Central Bank.
In the Netherlands, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, “DNB”) is tasked with integrity supervision of flatexDEGIRO Bank Dutch Branch and we are subject to conduct supervision by the AFM.
Our registration in DNB’s public register can be viewed here.
CEO of DEGIRO
In addition to being CEO of DEGIRO, Muhamad is also the Group CFO of flatexDEGIRO AG.
Before joining flatexDEGIRO in 2015, Muhamad Said Chahrour was CFO at Lamudi, one of Rocket Internet SE’s core ventures, and primarily responsible for the financial funding and investor relations of the global entities with more than 500 employees.
He previously worked in M&A and Transaction Services at UBS and PwC where he managed multiple transactions with a total deal volume of more than €2 billion.
Within the Branch Management, Stefan is responsible for operations and brokerage.
Before joining DEGIRO, Stefan was Managing Director and Co-Head B2C at flatexDEGIRO Bank AG, focusing on commercial development of product partnerships, product offerings and the client service desk.
Prior to joining the flatexDEGIRO group, Stefan was – among other positions – a Board Member of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, Global Co-Head Retail Structured Products at Deutsche Bank AG and Director Structured Products at ABN AMRO Bank AG.
Stephan is the Head of IT for DEGIRO and serves as the flatexDEGIRO Group-CTO.
Stephan worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly 20 years (lastly as Executive Director Banking Divisional Systems), before joining the flatexDEGIRO group in 2016.
As Branch Manager, Frans focusses on Customer Service.
Frans joined the flatexDEGIRO group as Country Manager for the Netherlands at flatexDEGIRO Bank AG. During the course of his career, Frans gained significant experience as a banker, specializing in structured product solutions and retail banking. He has held various positions at, among others, ABN AMRO, RBS and BNP Paribas.
CEO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG
In addition to being CEO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG, Frank is also the flatexDEGIRO Group CEO.
Frank Niehage has vast experience across all segments of retail and commercial banking, working as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs until August 2014 when he joined flatexDEGIRO. In previous positions, he was instrumental in the growth of Bank Sarasin AG as CEO in Germany.
Prior to this Frank had served in various senior positions at Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, UBS and international law firm Beiten Burkhardt, both in Germany and internationally, especially in Asia.
Frank is an attorney at law in Germany and has received his Master of Laws majoring in international economics from the University of Houston Law Center.
CRO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG
Jörn has extensive experience in the areas of risk and banking, joining flatexDEGIRO Bank as CRO and Member of the Board of Directors in 2019.
Before joining flatexDEGIRO Bank, he was the CRO of Kommunalkredit Austria AG and before that he served as Head of Credit Risk Management at Berenberg for over 11 years.
Steffen A. Jentsch
CIO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG
Steffen has extensive experience in financial services, consulting and IT.
Previous positions include serving as a Member of the Board of Directors for Fiducia & GAD IT, before joining the flatexDEGIRO Group in 2017.
Benon Z. Janos
CFO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG
Benon joined the flatexDEGIRO Group in 2016 and currently serves as the CFO of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG.
Among other positions, Benon has previously served as a Supervisory Board Member for fixed income-focused investment boutique nord IX and as Managing Director within the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs.
Benon holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Muhamad Said Chahrour
CEO of DEGIRO
Please see above.
Chairman of the Bank Supervisory Board
After finishing his studies of mathematics, physics and computer science Martin Korbmacher started his career 1991 at JP Morgan where he served as Head of Trading before joining Dresdner Kleinwort in 1997 as Global Head of Fixed Income Trading, where he took responsibility as Global Head of Equites in 2000.
In 2005 Martin took over as Head of the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse for Germany and Austria and played a key role in the successful growth of the business activities.
In 2011, he founded Event Horizon Capital & Advisory and has been advising multiple companies in the area of corporate finance and innovation. Since 2014 Martin Korbmacher is the chairman of the supervisory board of flatexDEGIRO AG and since 2017 also of flatexDEGIRO Bank AG.
Hans Peter Peters
Deputy Chairman of the Bank Supervisory Board
Hans Peter Peters joined the Supervisory Board in 2018 and began his career at Citibank where he spent 13 years at their offices in New York, Toronto, Paris, Stuttgart and Santiago de Chile.
Later, he was appointed as Member of the Executive Board at WestLB and Chief Executive Officer of WestLB (Europe) AG in Dusseldorf. Following appointments as Chief Financial Officer of VIAG AG and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Bank AG, Hans Peter founded Peters Associates AG in 1999.
Member of the Bank Supervisory Board
Stefan Müller started his banking career in 1985 with Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank (today: HVB, subsidiary of UniCredit) and went through different roles, including the securities and private banking business. In 2002, he joined the former flatex Holding AG and became member of the board until 2014.
Today, he is the general representative of Börsenmedien AG, one of the leading financial media companies in Germany. Stefan is vice chairman of the supervisory board of flatexDEGIRO AG and member of the supervisory board of the flatexDEGIRO Bank AG.
Under 2013 lanserade DEGIRO sin tjänst som nätmäklare i Nederländerna. Sedan dess at DEGIRO expanderat till 18 europeiska länder vilket har gjort det möjligt för privata investerare at dra fördel av en mycket konkurrenskraftig prisstruktur. Detta har resulterat i att DEGIRO snabbt har blivit en av de största mäklarna i Europa.Börja investera nu
2021 has been an exciting year. Alongside unprecedented growth in our client base, we made significant enhancements to our platform and offerings. We added an extensive amount of financial data, such as ESG ratings and analyst views, began rolling out flatexDEGIRO Cash Accounts, a new solution of holding uninvested money, and increased our list of commission-free ETFs. Not to forget, the merger with flatex has been completed and we implemented trading on Tradegate Exchange.
2020 slog vi oss samman med flatex AG och blev under namnet flatexDEGIRO AG en av de största mäklarna i Europa. Vi inkluderades också i SDAX, vilket gjorde flatexDEGIRO till ett av de 160 största börsnoterade företagen i Tyskland. Tillsammans erbjuder vi nu våra tjänser till fler än 1 000 000 investerare.
En ny handelsplattform
2019 lanserade DEGIRO sin nya handelsplattform baserad på feedback från kunder och förändrad teknik. Tack vare dessa kunder har DEGIRO vunnit flera internationella priser i år igen. Dessutom passerade DEGIRO 450 000 kunder.
Mer än 350.000 kunder och 40+ priser
Under 2018 passerade DEGIRO 350.000 kunder. Tack vare sina kunder har DEGIRO vunnit över 40 priser internationellt, inklusive Best Broker och Best Mobile App Award som delas ut av Financial Times & Investors Chronicle.
Fler än 200.000 kunder
Under 2017 översteg DEGIRO 200.000 kunder och blev en av de fem största mäklarna i Europa baserat på antal transaktioner per år. DEGIRO har fortsatt att vinna priser, inklusive ”Best Broker” i Tyskland från Handelsblatt Broker Comparison.
Största nätmäklaren i Nederländerna
Under 2016 blev DEGIRO den största nätmäklaren i Nederländerna mätt i antal hanterade transaktioner per år. Utöver det välkomnade vi Schweiz till DEGIRO-familjen, som blev det 18:e landet att dra nytta av våra otroligt låga avgifter.
DEGIRO går in i Nordeuropa och Italien
Expansionen fortsatte under 2015 till Nordeuropa och Italien, och på vägen vann DEGIRO många internationella utmärkelser, inklusive det prestigefyllda ”Golden Bull Award” i Nederländerna.
Expansion till 9 länder
År 2014 expanderade DEGIRO och började erbjuda sina tjänster i ytterligare 9 europeiska länder. DEGIRO stärkte också sin ställning på den holländska marknaden genom att utnämnas till ”Best Broker”.
Lansering av DEGIRO
Under 2013 introducerade DEGIRO möjligheten för privatkunder att investera med institutionella avgifter i Nederländerna. Vilket gjorde global handel tillgängligt och prisvärd.
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