The Essentials-Luxembourg

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BACHNER Monique

Monique is an Independent Director and Board Advisor, sitting on several Boards and Advisory Boards and running her own law practice. 

Having started her career as a corporate lawyer at Magic Circle firms, she now assists Boards with legal, regulatory and governance matters, and the creation of their governance, innovation and digital transformation strategies.  Her particular expertise is in the intersection of ethical, governance and regulatory frameworks. 

In addition to being on the Board of ILA (the Luxembourg Institute of Directors), she is Chair of LëtzBlock (the Luxembourg Blockchain and DLT Association).  Monique is an ILA Certified Director and INSEAD IDP-C. 

Monique is active in several international working groups related to governance, ethics, digitisation, decentralisation, and regulations.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences and training programmes around the world.

SMITH-MEYER Anthony

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 theGovernanceProject.org, 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.

GRAAS Jacques

Jacques is a partner in the corporate/M&A department of Allen&Overy in Luxembourg. He deals with a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions across all sectors and has particular expertise in financial institutions M&A, private equity/asset management and real estate. Jacques is also regularly involved in public M&A and takeover law related matters.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2013, he worked for five years at two major U.S. law firms in New York and Paris and qualified as a lawyer in both jurisdictions.

Jacques holds a Master II degree from the University of Paris II-Assas in business law and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

ZURSTRASSEN Patrick


BURBI David

David is a part-time lecturer at the University of Luxembourg where he focuses on accounting and financial reporting & literacy. He writes on accounting and financial reporting for Wolters Kluwer and other publishers in Luxembourg and abroad.

David Burbi works at CNC Luxembourg, a public-private partnership that has been set up to formalize existing accounting practices in Luxembourg as well as to participate to the accounting debate in the international and European accounting arena.

Prior to joining CNC Luxembourg, David has worked for 12 years within a major accounting firm both in Luxembourg and in the USA where he worked in various capacities within the audit department, the accounting and tax compliance department and finally within the technical department.

MANZARI Nadia

Nadia  MANZARI

Attorney, Partner at SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ

Areas of practice:


-        Financial services and FinTech

-          Regulatory & Compliance

 

Nadia Manzari is a Partner at SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ.

Before joining the firm in 2018, Nadia was the Head of the Innovation, Payments, Markets Infrastructures and Governance Department at the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), where she started her career in 2001.

She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences covering payment services, financial technologies, remuneration policies and corporate governance.

She graduated in law from the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and holds a master degree in private law (maîtrise en droit privé, mention “droit des affaires”) as well as a postgraduate DJCE diploma (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) degree with a focus on German-French business law. She holds the Certificate in Corporate Governance of INSEAD and is an ILA certified director.

 

 


NOEL Pascal

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.

KYPRIANOU Alexis

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.

DECALF Vincent

Vincent Decalf worked as an independent director, mainly in Luxembourg. Until 2012, Vincent was a member of the executive committee of Foyer Group, first insurance company in Luxembourg, where he has led the merger between CapitalatWork and Foyer’s wealth management activities. Prior to join Foyer Group in 2008, he was CEO of Société Générale subsidiary in Luxembourg, were he has worked for ten years.

Vincent has been an authorized bank or financial entities Director under Luxembourg regulation since twenty years. Previously, as Chief Operating Officer, he worked in Spain’s branch of Socgen during five years. After a graduate in Paris in Ecole des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), he was Paris based, working for KPMG group and then Paribas before joining the Socgen Capital Market division in 1989.

All along his career Vincent faced with responsibilities as board member in various organizations either internal or external to the financial groups he has been working for. Apart of classical profit companies, among which listed or regulated companies, he is also board member of various non for profit organizations (such as the French Chamber of trade in Luxembourg for instance). Certified Independent Director and INSEAD IDP graduate, he is also member of the board of ILA (Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs). French citizen, trilingual in French, English and Spanish, 56 years old, he is married and father of three children.

Even though as board member of ILA, he represents FOYER Group, one of ILA’s sponsor and founder, Vincent is proud to be a pure independent director. That leads him to participate in several working groups within ILA’s organization

Location

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

From 10/01/2018 08:15
To 12/01/2018 17:00

CPD Hours

20.0 hours

Contact

ILA - Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs

Language(s)

English

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