Axel Jester has been with the WM Group since June 2019 and is responsible for European Sales, Partnerships, LEI, European Documents Hub and SRD Hub.
He is involved as a venture partner in various start-up companies and combines their innovations with requirements of established companies.
Axel was Managing Director of Thomson Reuters (TR) since 2010 with overall responsibility for the Europe East region based in Frankfurt until his departure in June 2017. He was a member of the Board of TR Markets SA in Switzerland and Chairman of the Management Board of TR in Germany. In 2004 he started his career at Reuters in the Frankfurt office as Head of Account Management in Germany and Austria and moved to Zurich in 2006 as Head of Account Management Germany and Switzerland and Managing Director Switzerland.
From July 2003 to May 2010 Axel was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Skillportal / fairpartners AG, an e-procurement portal, and from 2004 to 2010 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of usd AG, which offers IT security and secure transaction services.
Axel began his career at IBM in 1988 and, after holding various sales and management positions, moved to JP Morgan Securities Ltd in 2001 as Global Client Executive, where he worked as Vice President and Global TelcoMediaTech Equities Sales Specialist in the Frankfurt and London offices.
Axel holds a degree in business administration, specializing in information technology, and completed an executive curriculum at Harvard University in 2000.