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Employee - Governmental Relations & Political Affairs (f/m/d)

Date: 11-Jun-2021

Location: BE

Company: Deutsche Börse Group

Field of activity
Constituting the key vehicle for interest representation, Government Relations & Political Affairs acts as the gateway to the political and regulatory sphere. Bringing together an international team of experts on legislative and political processes at regional, national, EU and global level, the Section designs and implements DBG's advocacy strategies concerning key regulatory and political issues. Deploying a multitude of instruments, Government Relations & Political Affairs leverages DBG's business strategy by mitigating risks and developing opportunities in the political and regulatory context. The Section provides qualitative and timely information throughout the whole legislative lifecycle to ensure informed engagement, and represents DBG's interests in associations such as the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), the European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH), the Global Associations of CCPs (CCP12) and the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA). Coordinating the group-wide interaction with political and regulatory stakeholders, Government Relations & Political Affairs is steered out of Brussels and stretches across Berlin, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.

The Representative Offices in Berlin and Brussels maintain and establish ongoing relationships on the ground with relevant stakeholders like Ministries, the European Commission or the European Parliament.  



  • Monitoring of European and international regulatory developments
  • Identifying key threats and opportunities for Deutsche Börse Group
  • Shaping the political and regulatory positions of the Group
  • Supporting the development, implementation and execution of advocacy strategies
  • Preparing briefings, background analyses, assessments and political fact-sheets for board-level members
  • Representing  Deutsche Börse Group’s interests on European and global level in conjunction with frequent travelling
  • Developing and maintaining a solid network of political and regulatory contacts
  • Supporting the Section’s work in relation to relevant industry associations   

 Qualifications/required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable degree in economics, law, European studies, political or social sciences
  • At least 1-2 years working experience in strategy or public affairs as well as practical experiences with political processes at European and/or international level
  • Solid knowledge of political institutions as well as formal and informal political processes at EU-level
  • Knowledge of European financial markets policies and ongoing legislative files, impacting Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) across the value chain and products
  • Regulatory knowledge on post-trading issues, notably clearing, would be considered an asset. Well-established contact network within the European institutions
  • Ability to explain complex matters in a comprehensible way
  • Self-initiative for active information gathering and information processing
  • Very good written and spoken English language proficiency; proficiency of German and/or another European official language would be an advantage