Welcome to ILA
We invite you to meet and learn a little bit about some of our new members, welcome to the ILA network!
Benoît De Belder
Benoît De Belder is an independent director with asset management experience starting in 1999. He has extensive experience in risk management (financial and non-financial risks), with more than 17 years in various risk roles, including head of risk in a management company and head of investment risk for a global asset manager (250+ bln EUR) involved into the management of traditional and alternative assets. As head of investment risk, he organised the measurement, monitoring and oversight of a large set of portfolios covering the full spectrum of equities and bonds, various derivatives and alternative assets like loans, mortgages... He has been managing teams in several European countries, in the US and in Hong-Kong.
Benoît De Belder has had board experience since 2008, with positions in the board of management companies and various Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg funds (UCITS and AIF). In addition to his risk management expertise, Benoît De Belder also has knowledge in portfolio management, investment compliance, auditing and in operations related to investment funds. Moreover, he is an expert in risk and performance attribution systems.
Benoît De Belder is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and he holds a master in management from the University of Louvain, with a specialization in econometrics.
Isabelle Delas is the Head of Luxembourg Branch of Finance in Motion GmbH (FiM), an impact asset manager which responsively invest public and private capital where needed to address the world’s social and environmental challenges. Sustainable investments are made in Southeast Europe, South Caucasus, Latin America and in the Middle East and North Africa where FiM has a strong market presence.
She is also a Member of the Board of Managers of FiM Asset Management S. à r. l., manager of Arbaro Fund S. C. S. p, a Luxembourg private equity fund which invests in sustainable forestry projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sud-Saharan Africa.
While working in Rome (Italy) for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the intergovernmental organization (United Nations Observer status) devoted to promoting the rule of law in Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa and Sud-Saharan Africa, Isabelle gained through several positions, a practical experience to critical issues faced by developing countries and a diplomatic exposure to governments and UN agencies.
She designed and developed technical assistance and capacity building programs with associated research on a wide range of legal-related subjects matters (e.g. anti-corruption, environmental and social issues, good governance, human rights, microfinance, procurement, etc.) in a broad number of countries. She also acquired an extensive experience in conceiving and submitting proposals to public (e.g. EC, IDLO member states, IFIs and UN agencies) and private donors including complex biddings proposals, in particular for post-conflict countries and fragile states.
Prior to joining IDLO, she began her teaching career as Assistant Professor at the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (France) and thereafter, as Visiting Professor in the Master degree on “Management of Development Aid Projects in Africa” at the University of Paris XI (France).
Isabelle holds degrees at Post-graduate (‘Diplôme d’Etudes Appliquées’) and Master levels in Law from the University of Poitiers (France). She is also a volunteer member of the World Association for the Protection of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict (WATCH) and of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.
Peter De Proft
Peter De Proft led the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) as Director General for the past 11 years. He remains Honorary Director General to the Association. Prior to his appointment with EFAMA, he was CEO at Fortis Investment Management Belgium (2004-2007), where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the global Fortis Investments strategy at Belgian level, and he has also previously held the position of Executive Director at Banque Nagelmackers 1747 / Groupe Delta Lloyd (1995-2004). Prior to that Peter was Director of the Fixed Income Department at Petercam (from September 1988 until April 1995) and he was also a Central Banker in the Department of Public Funds from May 1980 until September 1988.
Peter has held a number of board positions in the fund & asset management industry, including Chairman of the Board of BEAMA (Belgian Asset Managers Association), Board Member and Vice Chairman of Febelfin (2002-2006); Board Member of FEFSI/EFAMA (2002-2004).
He was Chairman of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) from May 2009 to September 2011. He served on the Board of Directors of the European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) (October 2014-June 2017). Peter is a member of the European Central Bank’s Expert Group on risk free rates.
He was Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF) from June 2014 to September 2018.
As trained lawyer, Peter was educated at The Free University, Brussels, where he received a degree in Law (with specialisation in economic, financial and tax law) in 1976, and an additional degree in Economic Law in 1977.
Allen Foley is financial services professional with a broad spectrum of international experience. He is a non-executive director, chairman and consultant to financial services funds and companies. Allen has worked in Luxembourg, Bermuda, Ireland and Cayman.
Since 2012 Allen has acted as director of Luxembourg management companies, UCITS, AIFs, private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, broker traders and FinTech companies. He has consulted on governance, legal/compliance processes, structural improvement, business strategy and change management.
Allen was the Managing Partner of Oyster Consulting Europe and senior Consultant at Oyster Consulting Bermuda. He was the Executive Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services in Luxembourg with responsibility for multi-jurisdictional AIFM platforms.
Allen moved to Luxembourg in 2008, where he worked for a Luxembourg management company and directors office in a sales and marketing role. In 2004 he was based in Bermuda where he was part of the Listing and Compliance team of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and a Senior Hedge Fund Accountant at BISYS Hedge Fund Services. Allen starter his professional career in Ireland 1999, with Citi Fund Services and Investors Bank & Trust.
Renata joined Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. as Head of Compliance and MLRO in July 2015. Before moving to Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A., Renata was a member of PwC Luxembourg’s Governance, Risk and Controls Department. While at PwC, Renata was a member of PwC’s Fight Against Financial Crime task force and an expert in general compliance matters with over 18 years of international experience in the insurance and asset management industry.
Before joining PwC, Renata was Head of Compliance at a leading Management Company in Luxembourg where she was in charge of strategic, tactical and operational compliance matters for the Company. Prior to this, Renata gained over 12 years of experience in the cross-border life insurance industry as Head of Compliance. In 2000, she joined Luxembourg's largest cross-border life insurance company and in 2009, Renata joined an international insurance group to set up and develop the Compliance Department in its bancassurance branch in Luxembourg.
Renata is on the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, member of AMCHAM Luxembourg's Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee, member of various working groups of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry ("ALFI"), as well as a member of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry ("ALCO"). Renata is a member of the European Association of Data Protection Professionals.
Being more than 20 years within the financial sector in Luxembourg and Germany, Johannes´s career included multiple roles as senior roles inter alia as Conducting Officer / Managing Director of Funds Management Companies / Authorized AIFM as well as Member of Board of Directors of CSSF regulated vehicles (UCITS and AIF).
Throughout his career, Johannes gained experiences of complete value chain of Service Providers, Banks, Securitization Vehicles, Funds Management companies and AIFM so that he can benefit from his large network of specialists and his deep product knowledge.
Johannes´s values are drive, resilience, knowledge, dedication and hard work and he is pleased to join ILA as a Non-Executive Director with the goal to contributing to the standards of corporate governance for Luxembourg financial market.
Johannes is German licensed Attorney-At-Law (“Rechtsanwalt”) and holds a LL.M. (“Master of Laws”) and published as an author several handbooks and legal commentaries on (investment) funds, international and funds taxation, investment in Luxembourg as well as he is publishing regularly in legal and tax periodicals.
Further, Johannes holds a “Certified Senior Investment Professional (CSIP)” at the “Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (DVFA)” in Frankfurt.
Johannes is also member of ALFI, participating in various regulatory and tax driven working groups and is further Chairman of a respective Sub-Committee.
Johannes is fluent in German, English, Luxembourgish and has a good knowledge of French and Spanish.
Marguerite Mc Mahon
Marguerite is an experienced executive and leader specialised in long term sustainable finance in a wide range of sectors from SMEs to large corporates, banks, Public Finance Partnerships, Venture Capital, the public sector and structured finance. With over 35 years operational and leadership experience working in 4 languages (English, Spanish, Italian and French) in 4 different European countries, she has defined lending strategy in her geographical areas (Spain and Italy), assessed risk, lead diversified teams, negotiated, spoken at high profile public events and participated in many committees and working groups.
After starting her banking career in London in 1985, Marguerite has worked in various roles at the European Investment Bank for 33 years and is now building up a small NED portfolio.
She holds an M. Sc in Accounting and Finance from LSE, MBA from ESADE in Barcelona and did her undergraduate Bachelors in University College Dublin. In 2018 she completed the FT NED Diploma.
Marguerite has been interested in corporate governance for many years, in particular ESG and climate, and is delighted to join ILA and be part of a like-minded community in Luxembourg.
Stefan Molter is an internationally experienced banking executive with an extensive background in managing different divisions in asset and wealth management. Over the past 25 years, he was assigned several leading positions in Luxembourg (12 years), Switzerland and Germany as global COO and manager for the development of a strategic product range for wealthy private and institutional investors. He developed a broad investment expertise focusing on all traditional asset classes as well as alternative investments, specifically private equity, real estate, shipping and renewable energies.
During his career, Stefan assumed responsibility as executive and non-executive director in a significant number of companies in the financial services sector, including SPVs, SICAVs and AIFs regulated in Germany, Luxembourg, the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland.
Currently, Stefan is mandated as chairman of the supervisory board of a Germany based private equity company and as director of the board of a number of Luxembourg regulated Sicavs. Recently, Stefan founded the „International Director´s & Management Office“, in order to develop his career as an independent director with a specific focus on asset management and corporate governance in Luxembourg based investment vehicles.
Stefan is a German national who resides in Germany while frequently being present in Luxembourg. He is fluent in German and English.
Hanne Pinholt is an international executive professional with a cross-functional managerial experience of 20+ years. Hanne Pinholt is pleased to join ILA. Her professional foundation is an economical background combined with working with strategies, organisational development and the impact of changes on performance in a multicultural environment. She has a thorough understanding of organisational strategies and human behaviour in international business.
Her core competencies are: Multidisciplinary international network, Change management and cultural transitions, Organisational improvement, Process Optimization and Information systems (IS) implementation;
Hanne has experience from organisations like DHL, Takeda, Novartis and from industries such as logistics, pharma, automotive, financial & semi-public. Her professional strengths are in areas which lead to a higher efficiency within an organisation.
She has a record of high achievement in managing and working with people from the organisations she has been working in. Some of the achievements and challenges that she has been involved :
Preparing due-diligence in a global merger;
Implementation of turn around on a production site;
Implementation of IS.
Her educational background is a master’s degree in business administration and a graduate diploma in human resources management from Copenhagen Business School. This has been supplemented by a MBA from Strathclyde University in addition to leadership trainings from INSEAD, IMD and Dynargie.
Hanne is Danish and have been living in Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Spain and Luxembourg (since 2012). She speaks English, German, French and Danish.
Geneviève Schlink is Head of the Equity Department of SNCI Luxembourg, the national development bank, and is representing the bank in a number of boards of directors and various committees.
Ms. Schlink is a visiting lecturer at the IAE Nancy School of Management and holds a PhD in Economics.
She speaks fluent French, English and German; Luxembourgish is her native language.
Mr. Christoph Tiskens is German and was born in 1965.
Since September 2012 Mr. Tiskens has been Director Southeast Europe and Turkey within KfW Development Bank. Furthermore he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE).
From 2009 to 2012 he was Director in the Corporate Development department of KfW and in this capacity he was responsible i.a. for the establishment of KfW group wide strategic management functions, such as for KfW´s Strategic Investment portfolio and the International Finance domain.
Between 2004 and 2009 he held various positions within the Risk Management domain, last of all as Acting First Vice President. During this time he headed the group`s Risk Controlling and later the Risk Management department and was i.a. responsible for the establishment of a Basle 2 compliant Risk Management approach.
From 2000 to 2003 he worked in the domestic business area of KfW. In this time he headed a division which developed and introduced innovative promotional products, i.a in the field of asset securitization.
Prior to 1999 he held various positions in the Controlling department of KfW, last of all as Head of Division with responsibilities for the quantitative planning system of the bank and the establishment of a process based cost accounting approach.
Mr. Tiskens graduated in Economic Science (Dipl-Kaufmann) and Business Administration (Dipl-Betriebswirt). He is married and has one daughter