Michael Schweiger is the Chief Compliance Officer of Amazon Payments Europe. In this role he leads compliance programs throughout the region and leads global regulatory engagement strategy.
Previously he was a partner at Loyens & Loeff where he built and lead a financial regulatory practice, providing clients with strategic banking, regulatory, and corporate governance advice.
Michael also spent over a decade at Royal Bank of Canada’s European subsidiary in Luxembourg where he was a member of the Executive Committee with direct accountability to the European Central Bank.
In addition to holding regional and product head of legal roles, Michael also served as Senior Subsidiary Governance Officer, EMEA (ex UK) with responsibility for all subsidiary governance matters within RBC across its business platforms in Europe. He served as Company Secretary to multiple group companies and is specialized in corporate governance within financial institutions. Recent expert engagements for corporations and public institutions have focused on board liability, the role of the chair, and corporate governance regulation throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Michael is actively involved in the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) and the Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA), where he has dedicated significant time to enhancing corporate governance within financial institutions. In 2021, he was elected as an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and is a Chartered Secretary.
Prior to relocating to Luxembourg in 2008, Michael practised corporate, commercial, and insolvency law in Canada. He qualified as a lawyer in Canada, England, and Luxembourg and speaks English, French, and German.