2019 Forum for Directors of Luxembourg Credit Institutions


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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


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.


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. 


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.

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.

HAMON Laetitia

Laetitia is a senior manager in KPMG’s Sustainability Services practice. She has 11 years’ experience in various areas of Sustainability issues for the financial sector such as: ESG strategy and roadmap implementation, green bonds and sustainable funds, climate-related financial disclosures and the assurance of extra-financial reporting. 

By leading the Sustainable Finance initiative within the firm, Laetitia became a recognised Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Sustainable Finance in Luxembourg and abroad and is part of the KPMG Global Sustainable Finance team.

Laetitia has established a network of collaboration and business relations with various Association active in promoting Sustainable Finance both in Europe and Luxembourg. As such she is: Member of the Luxembourg Government’s Climate Finance Task Force; Member of ABBL Sustainable Finance Working Group; Member of LPEA ESG Working Group; Member of the ALFI Responsible Investing market intelligence working group ; Board Member of the association ProRSE, gathering CSR professionals in Luxembourg ; Accredited Expert of the Luxembourg Institute on Sustainable Development and CSR (INDR); Former member of EFAMA’s Responsible Investing working group.


Sven is head of KPMG’s Risk Advisory Service Line and Data Analytics Leader in Luxembourg. He is research fellow related to finance & accounting (PhD) at University of Brighton and graduated (Master level) from the University of Hagen/ Germany and the international Business School/ Germany where he studied international business and economics, business law, finance and mathematics. He is also CPA holder licensed in Washington State/ USA and Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Sven has more than 18 years of experience in audits and advisory related engagements, particularly related to prudential regulation (Basel III) and the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP), risk management & governance, risk modelling, valuations, financial engineering, data analytics, financial instruments and intangible assets accounting under IFRS, investment management, insurance, corporate and commodity industry. He is KPMG’s special matter expert for risk management, risk modelling, financial engineering, data analytics and valuations.

Sven is member of several industry working groups and committees such as ALFI’s risk management committee and ABBL’s working groups related to risk management.

CASTAING Alexandre

Alexandre is a senior director in charge of Cyber and technology risks at RBC. He is responsible of risk oversight and advisory for private banking, insurance and fund services. He hold a global function in the Bank and cover as well Europe and APAC. 

Alexandre has a long track record in advising senior management on cyber and tech risk profile. At RBC, he provides quarterly cyber and tech risk updates to regional Boards. He also represent RBC at Luxembourg Banking association of Cyber and Trust. 

Previously, he worked as a Lead Auditor in charge of the Luxembourg IT onsite inspection team integrated into the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Central Bank. Alexandre worked also at Deloitte in audit and risk advisory where he led consulting and audit engagements for clients of various industries (finance, healthcare, FMCG, telecommunication) and public organizations. He also worked for in project management and IT Risk for international publicly listed groups such as Bouygues and Accor.

Alexandre holds masters in general engineering and computing of ESIEA and professional certifications in audit and risk management.

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.



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. 

WEBER Suzanne

Suzanne Weber is head of the governance and remuneration and supervision of payment and electronic money institutions division at the CSSF. 

She coordinates the activities of this department which is responsible for both the on-going prudential supervision of payment institutions and electronic money institutions and the oversight of remuneration and governance practices and policies implemented within financial institutions.also represents the CSSF on an international level through participation in various sub-groups of European institutions dealing with remuneration and governance matters.Prior to joining the CSSF in September 2012, Suzanne was deputy head of the internal audit department of KBL ebp and in that respect in charge of reviewing and assessing the appropriateness and efficiency of the governance framework of the bank and its subsidiaries. 


KPMG Luxembourg, Société Coopérative
39, Avenue J. F. Kennedy
    1855 Luxembourg
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Date and Time

From 16/10/2019 08:30
To 17/10/2019 17:15

CPD Hours

16.0 hours


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