The Challenge of the Non-Executive Director

"Aligning professional duties with stakeholder expectations"

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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.


Virginie Lagrange is an Independent Director certified by ILA and INSEAD and a certified Réviseur d’Entreprises. She’s also a member of the ILA Board and ILA Banking Committee.

She has 25 years of experience in the Bank and Investment Fund industry in Luxembourg. She started as bank auditor at Ernst & Young in 1993. In 2000 she joined UBS as Head Internal Audit (4 years) and then as Chief Risk Officer (4 years). In 2009 she became Chief Financial Officer at Credit Suisse and in 2010 she joined Nomura Bank Luxembourg (“NBL”) as Chief Internal Auditor before being promoted Chief Administrative Officer where she was responsible for IT and Information Security, Projects, Finance, Human Resources, Data Management, Depositary Bank Controls and all administrative functions of the Bank. She was member of the Executive Committee and Authorised Management of NBL. She was also Director of Global Funds Management S.A. which is an AIFM management company belonging to NBL.

Virginie is holding mandates as Independent Director on boards and audit / risk committees of banks (from small banks to significant institutions) and she’s often chairing the audit committees. She’s also the chairwoman of a non-profit organization. 


Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg
7, Rue Alcide de Gasperi
    2981 Luxembourg
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Date and Time

From 04/12/2019 08:00
To 04/12/2019 17:30

CPD Hours

8.0 hours


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