Leadership at the board

Must leadership change to accommodate the new realities of business?

What is the role of mentoring in supporting that change?

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David Clutterbuck is visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at four universities. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, the primary professional body globally in this field, he is now its Special Ambassador, tasked with spreading good practice internationally. David led the research team that created the industry standards for mentoring. Author or co-author of more than 70 books, he was recently named as no 1 influencer on coaching in Europe. He is a distinguished fellow of The Conference Board. He aims to take on a new learning challenge each year. (The toughest so far was learning to be a stand-up comic!)

BUCK Xavier

Serial Entrepreneur, Visionary and ICT “Guru”

Xavier Buck has been an Internet Entrepreneur since 1996. He founded Datacenter Luxembourg SA (www.datacenter.eu) in 2000, which became a leading hosting company in Europe, to be followed two years later by EuroDNS, one of the leading global Internet Registrar Groups.

A firm believer in the accessibility of Domain Names for everyone, Xavier greatly influenced the opening and simplified availability of all country code domain names throughout Europe. Today, EuroDNS Group covers worldwide domain extensions, and the group acquired a few international registrars, like DotRoll, Entorno and DomainCentral. Additional strategic investments into companies like DomainTools.com, eBrandServices and Openregistry have contributed to position EuroDNS as a global player in the domain industry.

Having gained experience in building companies from scratch, Xavier has decided to help talented teams and individuals with knowledge, networking and funds. For example, he invested in niche Internet start-ups like Georanker.com, Oneall.com, SCX.ch and fast growing ones such as Doctena.com and Mega.nz. Moving more and more away from “executive” positions in the companies he created, Xavier recently joined the Board of known VCs as Groupe HLD, One RagTime and CDCL.

Luxembourgish born and fluent in English, German and French, Xavier has successfully built an international profile by participating in numerous industry forums and advisory groups. Xavier has also become a key player within the ICT industry in Luxembourg, which has emerged as a strong and strategic ICT hub in Europe. Since 2014 Xavier Buck is the president of the ICT Cluster Luxembourg.



Melanie Delannoy is a Marketing, Communications & PR Advisor specialized in the ICT, Space and Startup industry since 2013. 

Within her current role, she is advising GovSat, a satellite operator created out of a joint venture between the Luxembourg Government and SES. She was Docler Holding’s Head of PR & Communications and worked for SECURITYMADEIN.LU. Prior to this, she gained experience in Luxembourg through different positions at FEDIL, Binsfeld and DCL Group (EuroDNS, Datacenter). She has also founded the Marketing Chicks platform, which lists and promotes Marketing and Communication independents worldwide. 

Melanie has been appointed Board Member of Datacenter Luxembourg in 2019. She is Member of Sacred Heart University’s Board of Regents and Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee. She is also a member of ILA’s working Committee on Board Composition.

She was awarded “Luxembourg Marketing & Communication Manager of the Year” in 2017.

Melanie graduated from Stirling University (Scotland) with a BA in Journalism and Film & Media. Belgian born, Melanie grew up in France and has been living in Luxembourg since 2005.

DUBOIS Sandrine

Certified director, expert in compliance and governance, Sandrine is cumulating more than 33 years of experience, most of which in the financial sector. After a double master’s in business and IT, she first developed her career within change management and IT in banking. Ten years later, her role as partner within KPMG was a transition to be a regulated conducting person in the financial sector. In this position she was heading operations, compliance and risk management departments in regulated entities.

Since 2014, she is independent and propose her skills to a selected range of entities where sharing knowledge is her key driver.

Her mandates include PFS, management companies/AIFM and funds with various asset classes: equities, bonds, private equity, loans, art and venture capital.

FABER Claude

Claude FABER is currently Partner at Optimise s.a.. He successfully operated turnarounds and major change projects between 1993 and 2001, mainly as CEO, MD or VP Business Unit, heading industrial and commercial companies with up to 1200 employees and € 200m sales, in France, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK. Since 2001 he assumed, as Interim Manager or Consultant, CEO-level responsibilities in the areas of hospital management, university management, cooperative associations, hospitality management.

Previously he launched and managed Egon Zehnder International in Luxembourg, the leading global executive search firm of Swiss origin, after holding senior positions with Siemens – Munich and Arbed, now Arcelormittal. He is in business since 1979.

Claude managed change for close to 30 years, of which over 15 as a consultant or on interim Management basis. In 2001 he launched Business Transition Management in Luxembourg. His particular fields of professional interest and expertise are state of the art management techniques in strategic, general and commercial management, value and customer focused process redesign and quality assurance, and above all implementation.

For Business Mentoring Luxembourg (BML) he is an active Mentor since its inception in 2009, and also chairs the Steering committee of BML since 2017 and the BoD of BML asbl since its inception in December 2019. He is a lecturer in the House of Training, since 2013, Adjunct Professor at the Jack Welch College, Sacred Heart University since 2019 and a Management Coach to start-ups.

He further serves as a board member in several companies and various associations and service clubs.

Claude holds a MSc in mechanical engineering of ETH Zurich and an MBA of INSEAD, Fontainebleau.  


Marie-Adélaïde Leclercq-Olhagaray is Head of Marketing & Communications at Arendt and Chairwoman WIDE. She also recently joined the Board of CDCL and sits on several advisory boards.

Innovation, corporate communication, strategy and client relations are at the heart of Marie-Adélaïde’s professional experience.

After several years in the media in Paris, Marie-Adélaïde participated in the creation of Edit-Place, a startup producing digital editorial content. After selling the company, which in the meantime employed around thirty people, Marie-Adélaïde joined Arendt, where she is responsible for communication in the broadest sense.

Immersed since her entrepreneurial adventure in a very masculine IT environment, Marie-Adélaïde co-founded an association dedicated to women and the digital world, which she chairs: WIDE.

Her background in literature and geography allows her to approach the questions she encounters with a constantly renewed eye.

Date and Time

From 09/02/2021 17:00
To 09/02/2021 18:30

CPD Hours

1.0 hours


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