Johann Kaemingk

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Johann Kaemingk
Occupation Founder, former CEO
Employer Optiver
Location Amsterdam

Johann Kaemingk is the founder and long-time chairman and former CEO of Optiver, an Amsterdam-based proprietary trading firm. In December 2013, Kaemingk stepped down from the CEO role in order to focus on the firm's risk management operations; Paul Hilgers was named as his replacement.[1] [2][3]


Kaemingk started Optiver in 1986, when he was a market maker on the Amsterdam-based European Options Exchange.[4] Under Kaemingk, Optiver grew to one of nearly 700 employees trading on 50 exchanges and trading platforms. [5]



  1. Optiver appoints new CEO. Financial News.
  2. History. Optiver website.
  3. History. Optiver.
  4. May. Euronext.
  5. Trader Profile:Optiver. Markets Media.