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Joachim Kuske has over 20 years of experience in the investment funds industry and advising clients on matters of corporate governance. He was a member of the Luxembourg bar for more than 10 years in the asset management team of a top tier Luxembourg law firm and a member of the board of directors and conducting officer in the Luxembourg office of an international fund management company, allowing him to combine considerable legal and operational experience in the field of traditional and alternative investment funds.
Joachim holds several mandates in the management bodies of regulated or non-regulated open and closed ended fund vehicles, a CSSF authorised Investment Fund Manager and various financial participation vehicles. Through these mandates, he covers a wide range of asset classes, such as infrastructure, real estate, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and liquid transferable securities.
Joachim holds a certificate from INSEAD’s International Director Programme and is a certified director from the Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA). He sits on the board of directors of ILA and is an active member of ILA’s legal and regulatory committee and a regular lecturer at ILA trainings. He furthermore serves as co-chairman of the Private Equity and Venture Capital publications working group with the Luxembourg Association of Investment Funds (ALFI).
Georges is Chief Strategist and Board Member at Governance.com. During his 27-year career at KPMG Luxembourg, Georges held numerous positions at both a national and global level, including Managing Partner, Head of Tax and Global Chair of the KPMG Funds Tax Network.
Georges' experience has allowed him to contribute to Governance.com in various matters matters, including market positioning, acceleration and scale-up, and product strategy.
He has contributed to a variety of professional organisations, including ALFI, ILA, and EU Commission Expert Groups.
Philippe is founder and Managing Partner of ABIL S.A., a company providing risk management and insurance brokerage services. His past experience includes positions as (re)insurance broker, underwriter, insurance and operational risk manager and General Manager of the Luxembourg branch of an international insurance company. Philippe is also director and General Manger of a reinsurance captive.
Philippe holds a master degree in economics from UCL-Mons, Belgium, a master degree in financial risk management from Université St-Louis, Belgium, and is a CFA charterholder.
Gernot Kos is Managing Partner at GT Fiduciaires SA.
After completing his studies in commercial and consular sciences at ICHEC (Catholic Institute of Higher Commercial Studies) in Brussels, he worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, before joining Becker + Cahen & Associés in 1998, where he became a partner in 2000.
Together with Thierry Heller he founded in 2006 the group GTF. Through its different entities located in Luxembourg, GT Fiduciaires is able to offer advisory and assistance services relating to the set-up of company structures right through to their liquidation, including all the various stages involved in the support and management of a company in Luxembourg.
As a Chartered accountant he is registered at the OEC since 1998.
Happily married since more than 30 years - Happy father of two kids " Happiness as a parent is when you realize that your children have turned out to be good people! "
Deeply convinced that to meet our sustainability and impact goals:
• we all have a role to play as entrepreneurs, companies, associations, politics, individuals
• and we not only need gender but also generational, competency, cultural background etc... diversity, or even better complementarity, at all levels.
At the initiative and to the benefit not only of women but also companies and above all future generations.
Deeply inspired by quotes like:
• " I always wondered why somebody had not fixed the problem yet, until I realized I am somebody ! " – unknown
• " If ever you think you are too small to make a difference, you have not spent the night with a mosquito yet ! " - african proverb
• " It is not about ideas but about making ideas happen ! " - unkown
Sylvie is a Partner leading the Luxembourg People Advisory Services practice, an integrated practice combining practitioners from Tax and Advisory to deliver insight and innovation on people, organizational and compliance issues. Sylvie joined Ernst & Young in 2001, she is based in the Luxembourg office and has over 15 years experience in Luxembourg and international individual taxation, labour law, social security as well as immigration, serving both Luxembourg companies and international clients (including Financial Services clients).
Sylvie provides support to expatriates in large international mobility programs, including tax assistance, social security situation and immigration requirements and she assists with the implementation of Global Employment Companies for hosting internationally mobile workforce.
As a Partner, Sylvie has a large experience dealing with Executives (incl. C-suite) regarding their tax situation and extensive experience with implementation of Equity Incentive Schemes (stock options plans, Restricted Stock Units schemes, Stock Appreciation Rights & Phantom plans,…), analysis of their tax treatment & reporting requirements. She also implements compensation policies, including tax optimization of compensation packages, including specific requirements for Financial Services clients. Sylvie participates in due diligence projects in the context of acquisitions and has experience with International payroll matters, frontier workers specifics, tax equalizations and international mobility policies.
Sylvie is graduated in Law and in Luxembourg tax legislation. She speaks French (mother tongue) and fluent English.
Pascal is a tax adviser at A’Ventura-agence. Pascal was previously a tax partner with Deloitte Luxembourg where he started his career as auditor in 1986. After becoming qualified as Réviseur d’Entreprises and Expert Comptable, Pascal decided to specialise in taxation and became Tax partner in 2001, heading up the financial services industry tax practice.
Pascal areas of expertise are mainly Luxembourg direct taxation, international taxation and operational taxes (withholding taxes on financial income, capital gain taxation, exchange of tax information (EU Savings Directive, FATCA, CRS…))
Pascal is also assisting Monaco financial institution in complying with new international tax requirements. (FATCA, CRS…)
Pascal holds a master in Economics from the university Louis Pasteur of Stasbourg and speaks fluent French, English and German.
GONZALEZ DALMAU Raquel
Raquel Gonzalez Dalmau has worked in digital marketing for over 13 years, most recently at the European Investment Bank (EIB), where she was in charge of Social Media, Websites and Audiovisual production, among others. Before the EIB, Raquel spent 10 years at Amazon, launching new businesses and managing teams across the globe. She has extensive experience in digital marketing, product management and digital transformation processes.
Raquel is also part of the teaching team of LEAD - Stanford University's online education program for business executives - and an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg, where she teaches Marketing to MBA students. She is a civil engineer by training and holds an MBA from Stanford University.
Raquel has been involved with ILA since 2016 and she's the vice-chair of the Digital Committee and member of the Communications Committee. She's also a member of the board of the Stanford Alumni Club in Luxembourg.
Date and Time
To 27/11/2019 17:00