Company Secretaries Leading through integrity (M8/S1 - CoSec Cert)

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ILA board member, with more than 20 years of experience in the finance and investment banking sector. She is board member of numerous companies with infrastructure investments. She obtained the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance and is a Certified Director of ILA since 2012. She is also Board member of Macquarie companies and  at the International School of Luxembourg. She is the Luxembourg Ambassador of the INSEAD Directors Network. She has broad experience of investment decision processes, valuations, definition and implementation of long term strategy, monitoring execution and performance of investment.

SEALE Thomas

Thomas Seale works as an Independent Director in the investment industry.

Before that, he was CEO of European Fund Administration (EFA) from 1997 until 2017. EFA is a leading independent provider of fund administration services to third parties in Luxembourg.

Thomas has been an active member of the European and Luxembourg fund industries, sitting on the Board of the Association for the Luxembourg Fund Industry from 2001-2019. He was elected Chairman of ALFI in 2003, re-elected in 2005 and also served as Vice Chairman from 2005-2009. He helped found Luxflag in 2006 and Chaired this finance labelling agency from 2012-2019.

He is a member CSSF GFI (Asset Management) Committee and before that served on the CSSF Comité OPC from 2003-2016.

Before EFA, he was Managing Director and Country Corporate Officer for Citibank Luxembourg.

He completed the INSEAD International Directors Program and sat on the board of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN) from 2018-2021. He is certified as an independent director from the Luxembourg Directors Institute (ILA). In June 2022, he was elected to the Board of the Luxembourg Directors’ Institute (ILA.)

Thomas holds an MA in Economics and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. He received his BA in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and he spent a year studying abroad at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

With his wife and three children, he founded a family olive oil business in 2010, which produces Extra Virgin Olive Oil on their farm in Provence. The oil won a Gold Medal at the 2022 French Agricultural Fair. For more information see:


Philippa Foster Back CBE was appointed in 2001 as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. She began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She then worked at DG Gardner Group and Thorn EMI before joining the IBE. She speaks widely on business ethics issues, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. As Director she runs the IBE with the purpose of raising awareness and sharing of best practice of business ethics, in line with the IBE’s charitable aim. In 2008 she was a member of the Woolf Committee looking at business practices at BAE. She has a number of external appointments, including at the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and is Chairwoman of the South Georgia Heritage Trust, amongst others. In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence, and in January 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage.


Anthony Smith-Meyer is a specialist within Governance and Compliance matters relating to organisational behaviour. Anthony is regular faculty member of ILA courses, as well as for ecoDa in Brussels. He is an Adjunct Professor and lecturer of International Business and Management at the European Campus of Miami University of Ohio. He also conducts Master Class training for Compliance executives at the International Compliance Association in the UK, of which he is also a member of its International Advisory Board. Anthony is a board member at the Institute for Financial Integrity and Sustainability. He has previously founded and acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Compliance, and is Founder Director of, a platform dedicated to knowledge sharing and creation in the governance, compliance and ethics space.

A member of the Group Executive Committee of Compliance and Control at BNP Paribas until January 2012, Anthony has been extensively involved with Compliance and Governance matters since 2003, when he organised and established the global compliance department for Fortis Bank, and assumed responsibility for their Group Compliance function in October 2008.  Anthony’s career spans over three decades working for UK, N American, Scandinavian, Benelux and French institutions in a wide range of activities including relationship driven banking, as well as product area trading room activities, structured, asset and project finance. Amongst other, he chaired the European Securitization Forum during 2003/04.

Anthony holds the UK Institute of Directors Diploma in Corporate Direction, is an ILA Certified Director.


Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg
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    L-1615 Luxembourg
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Date and Time

From 15/05/2018 08:45
To 15/05/2018 17:00

CPD Hours

4.0 hours


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