Gräfin von Schmettow, who is CEO of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, will serve a three-year term.
A new vice chair and investor representative were also elected at the meeting of council members on 25 January.
Professor Dr Lutz Johanning of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management was elected as vice chair, while Christophe Adam, global head of client operations at Societe Generale Newedge UK was selected as investor representative on the council.
The council is made up of 17 members. Eurex Exchange’s approximately 380 trading members were eligible to vote. The body supervises management of the exchange as well as the enactment of its rules.