Welcome to ILA!
We invite you to meet and learn a little bit about some of our new members, welcome to the ILA network!Gäetan Dumont
Gaëtan is the founder of The Square Finance s.à r.l. (www.thesquarefinance.com), a privately owned advisory company. His mission is to structure and support the activities of clients, provide them with advisory in the field of corporate finance, treasury services, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, transfer pricing on financing activities, process and internal organisation. He acts as professional independent director or advisor to companies’ board of directors. He also services substance with staffing Treasury / Corporate Finance on payroll with extensive expertise in operational Treasury, Corporate Finance and Risk Management areas. Previously, Gaëtan was General Manager and Board Member of a Treasury Center covering fully centralized worldwide treasury operations for a large Biopharma MNC, during more than 10 years. His curriculum is completed by 4 years as trader in money and capital markets in Brussels, 2 years as treasury consultant and 6 years in the Treasury and Corporate Finance department of RTL Group in Luxembourg. Gaëtan is certified from different risk management associations, and Finance cursus. He’s also “Treasury Manager of the Year - 2016” (Luxembourg Finance Awards).Sheenagh Gordon Hart
Sheenagh Gordon-Hart is a partner at The Directors’ Office, and also runs a consulting business, 2020 Regulatory Consulting Ltd. She has considerable experience of fund structuring across a range of domiciles and has a particular interest in regulatory policy as it impacts asset managers and asset owners.
For 15 years, she was Client & Industry Research Executive with J.P. Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank, having run her own strategic consulting business and held several senior roles in product development and marketing in the wealth and asset management sector.
Sheenagh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and has a Master of Arts in Jurisprudence and Political Science.Michel Leitz
Michel L. Leitz has been acting as an independent director for a number of companies over the past 10 years.
Native from Luxembourg, he is well connected and informed about the evolution of the local fund industry. His legal background and his financial knowledge, that he gained in Luxembourg and abroad, have made him a reliable and appreciated business partner.
His main fields of expertise are equity and index futures trading as well as real estate.Berndt May
Berndt May is Secretary General of the Association of Foreign Funds in Austria (VAIÖ). During his 27 years long career in Finance he specialized in Asset Management, Portfolio Management and Private Banking. Previously, he was Managing Director and Country-head for Austria, CEE & Greece for JPMorgan Asset Management and served 9 years on the boards of the JPM managed Luxembourg SICAV range. He has professional experience in managing client accounts and Investmentfunds as well as distributing Asset Management products to institutional, wholesale and retail clients in the CEE region.
He speaks fluent German and English.Henry N. Munster
He started his professional career at ING Bank in 1975. In 1985 he joined Bank of America Amsterdam as the Country Treasurer and being appointed Regional Treasurer for the Benelux in 1987. During the following years he was involved in several executive management positions throughout Europe leading numerous projects ranging from improvement of profitability to the development of new marketing structures. Finally in 1996 he was approached by Dexia-BIL to join the subsidiary in Switzerland as the Country Treasurer actively involved in the development of a new Treasury structure, funding strategy and corresponding banking unit. In 1998 Henry N. Munster, as Managing Director, was appointed Global Treasurer for Dexia-BIL overseeing the Group’s Treasury division including the network of branches and subsidiaries. Henry has been an ISL Board Member from 2011 until September 2016 and served as Chairman of the Board from the start of 2015 onwards. He is the Chairman of the Board of ProCompany Luxembourg since 2010 and a Member of the Advisory Board of FranklinCovey Benelux since 2011.Philippe Jouard
Philippe Jouard gathers 30 years of professional experience predominantly with global investment banks (JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse, Dexia, Edmond de Rothschild) with a successful international career in investment banking (corporate finance and advisory, private equity), international deal origination and execution, alternative investment management, Islamic finance and traditional wealth management and structuring. Philippe has held numerous board level executive positions in major banking groups and their European subsidiaries, with full responsibilities on strategic business lines (strategy definition and implementation, P&L, reporting to the Group Board), including in-depth re-engineering / turnaround of businesses. He holds a Master Degree in Finance and Economics from HEC (Paris) where he was also a visiting Professor and an Advanced Management Degree from the Wharton School (UPENN).Diane Wolter
Diane Wolter is a director of nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Currently, she acts as an independent board member to the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and to two Luxembourg public interest foundations supporting cultural, educational, humanitarian and social causes.
Previously, Diane was a philanthropy advisor and foundation relationship manager at Banque de Luxembourg, where she advised philanthropists on setting up public interest foundations.
From 2004 to 2010, she volunteered on a regular base for Fondation Cancer where she contributed to the design and the organization of ‘Relais pour la Vie’ and the ‘Code de bonne conduite des organismes faisant appel à la générosité du public’. In 2009/2010 she also volunteered on a regular base for Fondation de Luxembourg.
She is the President of the ILA Non-Profit Organizations (NPO) Committee, in charge of promoting good governance principles and best practices in NPO. Diane is graduate from HEC Lausanne and holds a MSc. Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics.
She is a (co-)author of a glossary on external audit terms, a research paper on R&I on Luxembourg foundations and a working paper on ‘L’opportunité de la Philanthropie’ in Luxembourg.