2018 Forum for Directors of Luxembourg Credit Institutions

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Stanislas started his career as banking auditor in Paris and joined Luxembourg in 1998. Now Stanislas is leading the Banking and Insurance line of business for KPMG Luxembourg and is also lead engagement partner on several significant banks for audit and advisory.

Through different audit and advisory projects he is currently leading (eg client transformation. ECB agenda and Risk/data management), Stanislas has a large experience of the private banking environment and challenges.

Stanislas is a member of the IRE Banking committee and he is also the chairman of the ILA Banking committee.

He is also assisting and participating to the Advisory Private Banking Panel at the ABBL, the ABBL accounting commission and the banking supervision committee.

He was in charge of the AQR review for Luxembourg and is member of the KPMG AQR European tasks force.

MARX Claude

Claude Marx was appointed Director General of the CSSF by the government in February 2016. Claude is also a member of the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), and a member of the board of the ABBL Foundation for Financial Education. 

Prior to his nomination as Director General of the CSSF, Claude Marx was the CEO of Lombard International Assurance S.A., the largest unit-linked life insurance company, owned by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. He was also Chairman of the Board of Lombard Intermediation Services S.A. Claude was with Lombard for 4 years. 

Prior to that, Claude worked for HSBC for 17 year, and was Deputy CEO of its Private Banking Division. 

At the beginning of his career, Claude worked as a lawyer with a local firm that is now Allen & Overy, as well as Arthur Andersen. 

Claude is a lawyer by training, he holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Paris and a Master of Laws in International Business Law from the University of London. He was admitted to the Luxembourg bar as Avocat à la Cour in 1990. 

He is fluent in English, German, French and Luxembourgish. 


Michael Schweiger leads the regulatory team at Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg and is a member of the banking and finance group. He provides clients with strategic banking, regulatory, and corporate governance advice. 

Prior to joining the firm, Michael 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. He led a team with responsibility for all legal matters in Continental Europe and the Channel Islands. 

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 speaking engagements include the European Commission’s 17th European Corporate Governance Conference as well as expert engagements throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa covering board liability, the role of the chair, and corporate governance regulation. 

Prior to relocating to Luxembourg in 2008, Michael practised corporate, commercial, and insolvency law in Canada. He is called to the Bar in Canada, England, and Luxembourg.

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. Michael speaks English, French, and German.

NEPPER Jean-Pascal

Jean-Pascal is KPMG Luxembourg’s Head of Banking and Insurance. He brings extensive experience in the field, notably in large-scale transformation programs, customer-oriented solutions and human resource projects. Jean-Pascal has been a Partner in KPMG Luxembourg's Advisory practice since 2011. He began his career in 1997 as a Relationship Manager in private banking, managing Russian-speaking and Eastern European High Net Wealth Individuals. He joined KPMG in 2001 as a management consultant, performing and delivering organizational, IT and HR projects in the Luxembourg banking and insurance sector. 

Jean-Pascal holds masters from the Université Catholique de Louvain in translation & interpretation as well as in business administration from IAE Nancy. He speaks fluently French, English and Russian and can survive in German and Dutch.

FOHL Camille

Camille FOHL, born in 1956, holds a Master in Applied Economics, orientation "Foreign Trade", from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

After a foreign trade traineeship in Belgium and in the ASEAN countries, he entered professional life in 1980 with Lux-Development, the Luxembourg Company for international cooperation.

He joined Banque Générale du Luxembourg (BGL) in 1986, where he held responsibilities mainly in retail and commercial/corporate banking, these at Executive Board level from 2000 to 2007. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of BGL from 2001 to 2017.

Within the Belgian-Dutch Fortis Group, which acquired BGL in 2000, Camille FOHL was from 2005 to 2007 the CEO of the cross border business line Commercial Banking. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of Fortis Group and of Fortis Bank in January 2008, responsible for Retail Banking and global communication.

After the bail-out of the failing Fortis Group in September/October 2008 through the states of the BENELUX union, in the context of the international financial crises, and the subsequent integration in 2009 of the Fortis Bank activities into the French BNP Paribas Group, Camille FOHL was from 2009 to 2012 an Executive Director of BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, Belgium, and also was at BNP Paribas Group level, responsible for the international retail banking of BNP Paribas in central and eastern Europe, and in Asia. In later capacities, he supervised these banking activities, a.o. functionally and/or as chairman at the level of the given supervisory boards, in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Nanjing (China) and Vietnam.

From 2013 to 2017, he served as BNP Paribas Group responsible in Germany, coordinating the development of the 13 entities of BNP Paribas in Germany.

Camille FOHL entered retirement in Luxembourg on September 1st, 2017.

As from October 26th, 2017, he serves as Chairman of the Board of directors of the Spuerkees, the "State and Savings Bank, Luxembourg".

Camille FOHL is married, and has 2 grown-up children.

NICOLAS Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Nicolas is a partner with the Banking and Finance department of the international lawfirm Loyens & Loeff. She specialises in international banking and finance transactions and regulatory matters relating to the financial services industry. She also advises on insolvency, debt restructuring and corporate governance matters.

Previously, she was a banking and finance lawyer with a magic circle lawfirm in Luxembourg and headed the EMEA and India corporate and banking legal practice of a USD13 billion industrial group listed on the NY stock exchange, where she also acted as an executive board member for a number of group entities and advised subsidiary board members in 33 countries.

Anne-Marie is Luxembourg law and New York law qualified and a member of the ILA Banking Committee and the ILA Marketing and Communication Committee. Anne-Marie is also a member of a number of working groups with the ABBL (Bankers and banks association of Luxembourg)

Anne-Marie holds masters in French and German Law from the University of Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Universität zu Köln and an LL.M. in American law from Boston University. She speaks fluent French, German and English.


Julien is a Senior Manager at KPMG Luxembourg and is leading the Intelligent Automation practice. He has 13 years of experience in Management Consulting participating to various strategic assignments in the Financial and Utilities sector, mainly around organizational transformation.

He has driven 10 + automation projects ranging from Proof of Concept through mobilization to industrialization across the financial services industry. Julien has worked with both management and practical implementation of robotics.


MINALDO Anne-Sophie

 Anne-Sophie Minaldo is the head of regulatory for Luxembourg. In that role, she ensures that KPMG's regulatory experts take account of the compliance- and business-related impacts that any new regulation may have for clients. As team leader, she ensures that her team of 50+ professionals in banking & insurance work together to deliver an unparalleled client experience. She aims to bring together expertise, business skills and foresight.

RIZZO Estefania

Estefania Rizzo is a Director at KPMG Luxembourg Information Risk Management Department. Before joining KPMG in 2002 she worked for another Big4 where she developed extensive knowledge in audit and technology risk.

Over the past 25 years Estefania has been building up to date industry knowledge and experience in IT audit and advisory, leading projects in Luxembourg, and more widely in EMEA and Asia, assisting clients with integrated audits, IT regulatory compliance, IT risk assessments, Outsourcing, Data Privacy and Service Organization Reports.

Estefania is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master in Business Administration. She is a Member of ISACA, of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and of the Luxembourg Data Protection Association (APDL).

Estefania is Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise (CGEIT®) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).


Laurie Pezzente leads the Global Cyber Security team as SVP and CSO. In partnership with the organization’s executive leadership teams, she directs the development of effective cyber strategies to assess and mitigate risk globally, manage crises and incidents, maintain continuity of operations, and safeguard the organization. She is responsible for deploying state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to protect RBC, employee and client data, while ensuring appropriate protections are in place to maintain compliance with regulatory and policy requirements.

Laurie represents the bank’s position on cyber security and risk management to the Board, senior executives, customers, external partners, and government agencies. She is accountable for information security risk and global security operations, including incident response, and operational risk management across the technology & operations portfolio, and ultimately, for building RBC’s resiliency and protection against cyber-attacks.

Laurie Pezzente is an IT professional with over 25 years of IT experience, managing budgets in excess of $500 MM, with a solid track record of building strong relationships, encouraging creativity and excellence. Laurie has extensive experience in IT application development, Information Security, IT GRC and process improvement.

As a former CISO at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Laurie was responsible for IT risk, policy and standard design, implementation and governance for Enterprise IT security. As a senior executive, Laurie represented the banks security position to the Board, senior executive leaders and external government agencies on issues regarding IT security and overall IT risk management. She was responsible for assessing overall security risk, developing strategies and leading programs to mitigate specific areas of vulnerability, and providing risk assessment of 3rd party activities with significant IT components. Laurie is recognized as a thought leader in IT GRC with execution expertise in Information Security, SOX, Disaster Recovery, IT Governance and Technology standards.

Laurie lives in Oakville with her husband and two sons.

LOPEZ Thierry

Thierry López has a professional experience of more than 25 years. He is CRO at Northern Trust Luxembourg. He has been/is member of various consultative committees for the CSSF and the ABBL (currently and a.o. he is Chairman of the ABBL Banking Supervision Committee and member of the CSSF Consultative Committee on Resolution). He is the founder (1997) and board member of ALRiM, the Luxembourg association for Risk Management Professionals. He has been / is involved in the academic circle and research as ALM/GRC/Risk Management Professor/speaker at a.o. the HEC-Business School of the University of Liège, the ILA and the House of Training (ATTF and IFBL). He wrote articles and well-known books in English with John Wiley & Sons and in French with De Boeck Université.

FESER Claudio

Claudio Feser is a Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 1999, Claudio founded McKinsey’s Athens office, which he ran for six years. On returning to Zurich in late 2004, he led our Swiss office, comprising branches in Zurich, Geneva, and Casablanca, for a six-year term. Between 2011 and 2017 he built McKinsey’s leadership development practice. Claudio is a former member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council, McKinsey’s BoD, and is a member of the Board of Aberkyn, a McKinsey company focusing on executive coaching and facilitation.

Claudio serves clients mainly in the areas of healthcare and finance (insurance, banking).

He is the author of the books Serial Innovators: Firms that Change the World and When Execution is Not Enough, both published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011 and 2016 respectively. He is also the co-author of Leadership at Scale to be published by Hachette in late 2018. Further, he is the author of several articles in the areas of leadership and organization published among others in Nature and The McKinsey Quarterly.

Claudio holds an M.A. in economics and business administration from the University of Berne in Switzerland, and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is married and has two sons.


John Williamson is Chair of the Board of Directors of EFG International, a global private banking group listed on the SIX Swiss exchange, and of its largest Swiss banking subsidiary, EFG Bank. He also sits on the board of EFG International’s subsidiary, EFG Investment and Wealth Solutions Holding AG, Zurich and is a member of EFG International’s Advisory Board for Latin America.

Formerly, Mr Williamson was the CEO of EFG International (2011-2015) and CEO of EFG Bank (2013-2015). From 2002 to 2011, he was CEO of EFG Private Bank Ltd, London, EFG International’s UK and Channel Islands business. During this time, he transformed the business into one of the most significant contributors to EFG International’s performance, and oversaw the merger of EFG Private Bank Ltd with EFG International ahead of the latter going public.

Mr Williamson has spent the whole of his career in private banking. Before EFG Private Bank Ltd, he spent over 16 years with Coutts in a variety of senior roles, ending up as COO of the Coutts Group.

Mr Williamson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Swiss Asset and Wealth Management Banks (VAV/ABG) in Zurich and he is a trustee of the Serious Trust, a UK registered charity. Mr Williamson is also President of the Jazzaar Association.


Florian Narring is Principal Supervisor, DG Micro-Prudential Supervision I for the European Central Bank (ECB), a position he has held since 2014. He coordinates supervisory work in the area of governance & risk management. 

Prior to joining the ECB, Florian worked as Supervisor in the Large Banks Division at Banque de France, Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution. He earned a master’s degree in science of management from HEC Paris as well as a master research degree in money, banking, and finance from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.


Karen O’Sullivan is head of the Innovation, payments, market infrastructures and governance department at the CSSF. 

She coordinates the activities of this department which is responsible for financial innovation, both the application process and on-going prudential supervision of payment institutions and electronic money institutions, market infrastructures and the oversight of remuneration and governance practices and policies implemented within financial institutions. Being the department in charge of financial innovation means that Karen and her team are the privileged contact and point of entry to the CSSF for the FinTech industry.

She represents the CSSF on an international level through participation in various sub-groups of European institutions dealing with the topics of her department. Additionally, she is speaker at several conferences, covering payment services, remuneration policies and corporate governance matters at both national and international level

Karen is both an Irish and Luxembourgish qualified chartered accountant. Prior to joining the CSSF in September 2012, Karen was an audit director at PwC Luxembourg specializing in the audit of investment funds. 

DECALF Vincent

Vincent Decalf worked as an independent director, mainly in Luxembourg. Until 2012, Vincent was a member of the executive committee of Foyer Group, first insurance company in Luxembourg, where he has led the merger between CapitalatWork and Foyer’s wealth management activities. Prior to join Foyer Group in 2008, he was CEO of Société Générale subsidiary in Luxembourg, were he has worked for ten years.

Vincent has been an authorized bank or financial entities Director under Luxembourg regulation since twenty years. Previously, as Chief Operating Officer, he worked in Spain’s branch of Socgen during five years. After a graduate in Paris in Ecole des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), he was Paris based, working for KPMG group and then Paribas before joining the Socgen Capital Market division in 1989.

All along his career Vincent faced with responsibilities as board member in various organizations either internal or external to the financial groups he has been working for. Apart of classical profit companies, among which listed or regulated companies, he is also board member of various non for profit organizations (such as the French Chamber of trade in Luxembourg for instance). Certified Independent Director and INSEAD IDP graduate, he is also member of the board of ILA (Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs). French citizen, trilingual in French, English and Spanish, 56 years old, he is married and father of three children.

Even though as board member of ILA, he represents FOYER Group, one of ILA’s sponsor and founder, Vincent is proud to be a pure independent director. That leads him to participate in several working groups within ILA’s organization


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Date and Time

From 03/10/2018 08:30
To 04/10/2018 17:15

CPD Hours

16.0 hours


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