Welcome to ILA
We invite you to meet and learn a little bit about some of our new members, welcome to the ILA network!
Raffaele Bartoli is a former insurance, bank and investment fund industry executive, with over 20 years’ experience in the European financial sector and a focus on alternative investments.
He started his career in 1998 at insurer Generali Group’s HQ in the M&A department, and has been deployed to posts in Munich and Luxembourg over 12 years, diversifying his experience into private banking and investment funds management. In Luxembourg since 2006, he later joined BSI SA, the local subsidiary of Swiss-based BSI. While at BSI, he served among others on the board of the bank’s UCITS funds, while at the same time working on the setup of a number of RE, PE, VC, and infrastructure SIFs on behalf of Generali. The geographic focus of these funds was Europe, CEE and Russia, and Israel. He chaired for several years the Investment Committee of such funds. In 2016, he joined as Managing Director the board of GLL Management Company SARL, a Luxembourg real-estate AIFM part of Macquarie Group. Of late Raffaele has intensified his activity as a non-executive director, sharing his extensive experience especially in the fields of PE, RE, infrastructure and VC.
He started developing his strong international background as a student at UWCAD in Trieste, Italy. Raffaele holds a MSc from Bocconi university, Milan, and an EMBA from USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. He is a Luxembourg resident and regularly works in Italian, English, German, and French.
Arnaud has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services, including last 15 years as a C-level officer in risk, audit and compliance in several financial institutions in Luxembourg. Previously, Arnaud worked for 13 years with Big Four companies in Luxembourg and Russia, as an auditor and then as an advisor specialising in risk, governance and control.
Arnaud's background and international exposure makes him an expert in the design, implementation and management of Group-wide 2nd and 3rd line-of-defence control functions and frameworks across large multi-country regions.
Among other roles, Arnaud led the audit practice and the risk and compliance function of European asset manager CapitalatWork Foyer Group for 6 years, before joining the investment company Fidelity International as a risk director for the Northern and Southern Europe region. He left Fidelity after 6 years and in september 2016 joined a Finnish Fintech company providing instant payment and credit solutions to customers.
During his professional career, Arnaud has had the opportunity to interact lots with boards of directors and specialised board committees. Between 2001 and 2007, he also sat on the board of directors of the Institute of Internal Auditors Luxembourg and served as general secretary, vice president and ultimately as president of the institute.
Arnaud is a graduate of the Neoma business school in France, and holds a BSc in international business management from the Reutlingen university in Germany. Arnaud is a French and Luxembourg national.
Heribert Krämer is the founder and managing director of APUS Solutions Sarl that provides advisory and support services to the financial industry. Prior to this Heribert has worked for multiple international financial organisations in Europe and North America. Heribert held several roles in Project and Product Management, as Head of Hedge & Structured Funds and COO. In addition he played a leading role in setting up a technology lab and worked for RBC Investor Services Bank where he was responsible for the product development of bundled services in Europe and fund accounting globally.
Heribert holds a Master in Business Administration of the University of Liverpool.
Claudia Layas Pinto
Claudia Layas is a professional in international affairs. She has 10 years of experience developing partnerships between different stakeholders for sustainable development and investment promotion.
Having collaborated with institutions from the private, public and multilateral sectors in Geneva, New York, Venezuela and Luxembourg, she specializes in regulatory framework assessment, providing advise for better practices and compliance. Claudia has extensive experience generating and implementing cooperation projects to improve the living conditions of communities in developing countries through financial and social inclusion.
On the academic side, she has undertaken research papers about the effects of political risks over foreign investments as well as power and governance in international trade negotiations. She has a Bachelor in Political Sciences, a Master’s in International Relations and extensive training in international business.
She is currently interested in specializing in corporate governance and decision-making frameworks leading to sustainability in business management.
In 2017, Georges ROUSSEAU has founded together with a partner, ENERGIETEC-PLUS with headquarters in Munsbach. ENERGIETEC-PLUS, of which Georges is member of the board, is already becoming one of the leading companies in the field of smart-homes. Beside, Georges is co-owning since 2019 the restaurant LE VICTOR in Arlon (Belgium) where Georges acts as an “ambassadeur” promoting local and organic dishes across the border.
In 2015, Georges founded NOS TERRES, a company originally active in wine and sake sales, of which he is also the managing director. Since NOS TERRES is offering concierge services to private and corporate customers in Luxembourg.
For nearly 10 years, ROUSSEAU is working as the financial and administrative manager in his wife’s notarial office in Luxembourg-City.
From 2000 until 2011, Georges was a teacher in a Luxembourg secondary school. He taught mainly accountings, economics and law. From 1998 until 2000, Georges acted as “directeur faisant fonction” of the Luxembourg Penitentiary in Schrassig.
Socially, Georges was co-managing the youth teams on the Rugby Club Luxembourg before becoming member of the board of the Luxembourg Rugby Federation.
Georges ROUSSEAU is graduated as « maître en sciences économiques » from the Faculté des Sciences Economiques of Aix-Marseille II.