2020 Forum for Directors of Luxembourg Credit Institutions
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.
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.
Norbert Becker (67), is a Luxembourg national and a global senior business executive involved with multinational financial institutions and families in Europe, Central Asia, China, Latin America, the Middle East and the US. He serves the interest of such corporations and families globally and in Luxembourg.
Three decades of experience around the world in various roles as Global Managing Partner at Andersen(Global Administration and Infrastructure) and subsequently with EY (Global CFO), he became involved in private equity in 2004 and has co-founded, amongst others, various businesses, including a private banking group, an international tax advisory firm and a real estate investment company.
He became involved as an independent director with several prestigious institutions and serves as a member of several investment committtees of global families. During his career, he founded or co-founded sustainable businesses in Luxembourg and created 2.000 jobs in various entities. He was involved in bringing to and maintaining in the country several multinationals.
Since June 2020, Norbert is Président de l’Administration des Biens de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc de Luxembourg.
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.
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.
Sabrina Bonnet is a Senior Manager at KPMG Luxembourg's advisory practice.
Before re-joining KPMG, Sabrina started her career as Senior Payroll Administrator in KPMG during 5 years to join a fund administration company as Human Resources Services Manager for 8 years afterwards. Her team was in charge of providing services (HR administration, payroll, benefits management) in different countries in Continental Europe.
Sabrina currently leads human resources projects with a focus on HR strategies and the remuneration surveys.
Sabrina holds a master from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium in Social Sciences, Human Resources Management and the “Agrégation de l'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur » (AESS) in Social Sciences.
Sabrina speaks fluently French and English.
DE LA VAISSIERE Laurent
Laurent leads a hybrid team of auditors and advisors helping our clients assess their internal controls related to technology, managing their security and technology risks, and making sense of data in sensitive contexts. Laurent is an active member of various industry groups including FTL and ABBL. While Laurent mainly serves financial services institutions, he has also worked for various sectors with diversified IT needs and operating models. Laurent is passionate about helping our clients find an optimal balance between the opportunities and risks arising from digital transformation.
IT Regulatory Affairs is among Laurent’s main areas of practice. Laurent supports our clients in their compliance in the fields of ICT and Security Risk Management, IT Outsourcing and Incident Reporting, and supports their dialogue with their regulators.
Géraldine leads the People function and, with her team, actively supports KPMG leadership in aligning the people agenda with the business strategy. The People function of KPMG Luxembourg counts 55 professionals dealing with talent attraction, talent & career management, learning & development, admin & payroll services, international mobility & immigration, people transformation projects and internal communication.
She has acquired sound HR expertise during the last 15 years exclusively in Big4 environment and had the opportunity to benefit from an international experience in Istanbul in 2008. Géraldine is accreditated with several certifications linked to personal development such as Insights Discovery, Social Styles, SHL.
Géraldine is Belgian and is a mom of two boys, Arthur & Alexandre. She enjoys cooking, running and travelling across the world.
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.
After my studies of « Computer Science » at the RWTH Aachen, I joined the information security team at Spuerkeess in 2000.
Being in charge of the « Operational IT Security » for several years, I finally took over the role of “Information Security Officer” in 2019 while joining the risk department as Deputy Head of Risk Management.
Since 2018, I am also leading the « Trust and Cybersecurity Committee » at the ABBL.
Artyom Grigoryan is currently an Authorised Manager with Banque Havilland S.A.. He is in charge of compliance, finance, operations, information technologies and human resources. He is Armenian and has a post-graduate degree in Business Administration and Management from University of Liverpool.
Artyom worked for over 20 years in HSBC before joining Banque Havilland. He worked in number of countries in Europe and Asia before moving Luxembourg in 2016.
Michel Debay, has more than 20 years experience in Finance in Luxembourg. He is the Enterprise Risk Manager at Northern Trust Global Services and, prior to joining Northern Trust, Michel worked as Senior ALM Risk Manager at the European Investment Bank, as Head of Risk Modelling and Financial Risk Management projects at Quintet Group and as Consultant in Asset & Risk Management for Callatay & Wouters. He has also been involved in different workgroups of the ABBL.
Holding a degree of Engineer in Physics and a Master in Finance & Insurance, Michel is an expert in quantitative risk topics with certifications in Quantitative Finance (CQF) and GARP FRM. He has been and is still involved in the academic circle and research as researcher in Climate RIsk at the HEC-Business School of the University of Liège, as a trainer at the House of Training and ATTF and, more recently, at the ILA. He wrote articles and is co-author of well-known books in English with John Wiley & Sons and in French with De Boeck Université.
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.