Online course - Practical governance for subsidiary companies
2 Sessions of 3 hours each
Alexis is a certified board director both in Luxembourg and France. He has held numerous board directorships through his 25 year career in companies from all sizes from start-ups in the internet services sector to an energy company with over €1 billion of revenues. His mandates have been held for companies in several countries, including the USA, the UK, and France.
He has lived corporate governance as an executive, an independent Director, a shareholder nominee on the Board, and Chairman of an Audit Committee and Chairman of a Finance Committee, and therefore brings insights from all these views.
Alexis trains Board Directors on the certification and directors’ professional training programmes of several national institutes for board directors, including ILA in Luxembourg, IFA in France and Guberna in Belgium. He also lectures or gives workshops in corporate governance subjects at various business and management schools across Europe.
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.