Breakfast Roundtable "The Digital Director : Startup Boards"

 “The board role in a startup”

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Richard Russel is a product management consultant, helping companies build capabilities to develop successful products and the business models which generate profit around them. He is also a startup coach at LuxInnovation's Fit4Start program. He has Senior Management experience in Product Development at Google and Amazon, has worked on Digital Transformation at Luxair, was Chief Product Officer for an AIM listed startup in London, and founded a mobile loyalty startup. He also chairs ILA's Digital Director Working Group.


Karin Schintgen is the CEO of the House of Startups . A lawyer by training she worked in the USA and Luxembourg in several areas ranging from Diplomacy to Media and Banking. She has served as Head of Corporate Development at BGL BNP Paribas where she also launched Lux Future Lab the first incubator set up by a Bank in Europe. Passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility she was instrumental in setting up Luxembourg’s first Microfinance institution, and besides microlux, serves today also on the Board of a Foundation supporting Social Entrepreneurship


Arnold SPRUIT is a trusted advisor to family businesses and SME’s, and an INSEAD Certified  Director with mandates in Private Equity, Real Estate and Venture Capital. He is Board Chair at


Franck Willaime has over 20 years entrepreneurship exposure in the Fintech industry and was instrumental in the growth of several start-up companies, three of which were successfully sold to billion-dollar firms. The latest one was an award-winning enterprise data management platform, dedicated to the asset management industry, successfully sold to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) in 2012. Franck is a venture partner with Paris based PE firm,BlackFin Capital Partners and acts as a NED on a number of boards of alternative investment funds, including C4 Ventures funds initiated by Pascal Cagni, the former General Manager of Apple Europe. Franck is an ILA certified director since 2014


House of Startups Luxembourg
9, rue du Laboratoire
    1911 Luxembourg
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Date and Time

From 15/11/2018 08:30
To 15/11/2018 10:00

CPD Hours

1.0 hours


ILA - Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs



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