Welcome to ILA

July 2020

We invite you to meet and learn a little bit about some of our new members, welcome to the ILA network!

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Norman R. Rafael

Norman is senior executive and experienced private equity professional.

In his last role he served as the Chief Corporate Development & Investor Relations Officer of Armacell International S.A. based in Luxembourg. In this capacity he was responsible for strategy, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications of the world leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market.

During his six-year tenure Norman was instrumental in creating one billion Euros of incremental enterprise value for Armacell that resulted in two successful leveraged buy-out exits. These included the sale of the company for Charterhouse Capital Partners to a consortium of Blackstone and KIRKBI in late 2015 as well as the sale to a consortium of PAI Partners and KIRKBI in late 2019.

Prior to joining Armacell, Norman spent more than 15 years in investment banking and capital markets, mostly in London, advising a range of clients on complex M&A, financing and capital markets transactions with an aggregate value of more than €75bn.

Norman is a Swiss and English national, has a background in civil engineering and is a business school graduate of ESB Reutlingen and TUCK at Dartmouth.

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Kevins Wilcox

Kevin joins ILA with over 20 years of experience advising listed company boards as both a Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer and, most recently, as Chief Administration and Risk Officer of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. a Luxembourg headquartered multi-national company traded on NASDAQ.  

As part of the founding executive team of Altisource, a financial service company focused on the highly regulated U.S. real estate and mortgage industries, Kevin has been a long-term resident of Luxembourg for 11 years and has deep expertise in corporate governance, board advisory services, U.S. and International corporate law and regulatory compliance.  

Kevin currently serves as a director of Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative, one of the largest mortgage cooperatives in the U.S with over 200 independent member companies that originated more than 15% of the U.S mortgage market in 2019. He also serves as a director of Pointillist, an award-winning provider of customer journey analytics software that enables the rapid discovery of customer insights to help companies dramatically improve customer experience and marketing results.

He has been an active member of The Florida Bar since 1991 and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the University of Florida.