2019 Forum for Directors of Luxembourg Credit Institutions
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
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 Nova Scotia, Canada.
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.
Stanislas started his career as banking auditor in Paris and joined Luxembourg in 1998. Now Stanislas is leading the Banking and Insurance line of business for KPMG Luxembourg and is also lead engagement partner on several significant banks for audit and advisory.
Through different audit and advisory projects he is currently leading (eg client transformation. ECB agenda and Risk/data management), Stanislas has a large experience of the private banking environment and challenges.
Stanislas is a member of the IRE Banking committee and he is also the chairman of the ILA Banking committee.
He is also assisting and participating to the Advisory Private Banking Panel at the ABBL, the ABBL accounting commission and the banking supervision committee.
He was in charge of the AQR review for Luxembourg and is member of the KPMG AQR European tasks force.
Claude Marx is Director General of the CSSF, Luxembourg’s financial supervisory authority.
Prior to his nomination as Director General of the CSSF, Claude Marx was CEO, authorised manager of Lombard International Assurance S.A., a unit-linked life insurance company, owned by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. He was also Chairman of the Board of the Luxembourg PFS Lombard Intermediation Services S.A., a fully-owned subsidiary of Lombard International Assurance S.A.
From 1994 to 2011, Claude Marx worked for HSBC, where he last held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Private Bank (Luxembourg) S.A.
Claude Marx holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Paris and a LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of London. He is fluent in English, German, French and Luxembourgish.
Anne-Marie Nicolas is a partner with the Banking and Finance department of the international lawfirm Loyens & Loeff. She specialises in international banking and finance transactions and regulatory matters relating to the financial services industry. She also advises on insolvency, debt restructuring and corporate governance matters.
Previously, she was a banking and finance lawyer with a magic circle lawfirm in Luxembourg and headed the EMEA and India corporate and banking legal practice of a USD13 billion industrial group listed on the NY stock exchange, where she also acted as an executive board member for a number of group entities and advised subsidiary board members in 33 countries.
Anne-Marie is Luxembourg law and New York law qualified and a member of the ILA Banking Committee and the ILA Marketing and Communication Committee. Anne-Marie is also a member of a number of working groups with the ABBL (Bankers and banks association of Luxembourg)
Anne-Marie holds masters in French and German Law from the University of Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Universität zu Köln and an LL.M. in American law from Boston University. She speaks fluent French, German and English.
Jean-Pascal Nepper is a Partner at KPMG Luxembourg's advisory practice. He began his career in 1997 as a relationship manager in private banking, managing Russian-speaking and Eastern European HNWIs.
He then joined KPMG in 2001 as a management consultant, performing and delivering organisational, IT and HR projects in the Luxembourg banking sector.
Promoted to Partner in 2011, Jean-Pascal currently leads the Customer & Operations and HR Advisory practices, with a focus on large-scale transformation programs, customer-oriented solutions and human resource projects.
Jean-Pascal holds masters from the Université Catholique de Louvain in translation & interpretation as well as in business administration from IAE Nancy. He speaks fluently French, English and Russian and can survive in German and Dutch.
Alexandre is a director in charge of Cyber and technology risks at RBC. He is responsible of risk oversight and advisory within the line of business related to funds with a global coverage.
Previously, he worked as a Lead Auditor in charge of the Luxembourg IT onsite inspection team integrated into the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Central Bank. Alexandre worked also at Deloitte in audit and risk advisory where he led consulting and audit engagements for clients of various industries (finance, healthcare, FMCG, telecommunication) and public organizations. Alexandre also worked for in project management and IT Risk for international publicly listed groups such as Bouygues and Accor.
Alexandre holds masters in general engineering and computing of ESIEA and professional certifications in audit and risk management.
Thierry López has a professional experience of more than 25 years. He is CRO at Northern Trust Luxembourg. He has been/is member of various consultative committees for the CSSF and the ABBL (currently and a.o. he is Chairman of the ABBL Banking Supervision Committee and member of the CSSF Consultative Committee on Resolution). He is the founder (1997) and board member of ALRiM, the Luxembourg association for Risk Management Professionals. He has been / is involved in the academic circle and research as ALM/GRC/Risk Management Professor/speaker at a.o. the HEC-Business School of the University of Liège, the ILA and the House of Training (ATTF and IFBL). He wrote articles and well-known books in English with John Wiley & Sons and in French with De Boeck Université.
Florian Narring is Principal Supervisor, DG Micro-Prudential Supervision I, Division 2, for the European Central Bank (ECB), a position he has held since 2014.
Prior to joining the ECB, Florian worked as Supervisor in the Large Banks Division at Banque de France, Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution. He has also been a teaching assistant at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He earned his master research degree in money, banking, and finance from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a master’s degree in science of management from HEC Paris.
Florian was a contributor to the drafting of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) supervisory statement on governance and risk appetite, ECB, 21 June 2016, as well as a speech by Danièle Nouy, Chair of the SSM, at the SSM conference on governance and risk appetite, Enhanced dialogue between Boards and Supervisors: Towards a sound governance framework, 23 June 2016.
Karen O’Sullivan is head of the Innovation, payments, market infrastructures and governance department at the CSSF.
She coordinates the activities of this department which is responsible for financial innovation, both the application process and on-going prudential supervision of payment institutions and electronic money institutions, market infrastructures and the oversight of remuneration and governance practices and policies implemented within financial institutions. Being the department in charge of financial innovation means that Karen and her team are the privileged contact and point of entry to the CSSF for the FinTech industry.
She represents the CSSF on an international level through participation in various sub-groups of European institutions dealing with the topics of her department. Additionally, she is speaker at several conferences, covering payment services, remuneration policies and corporate governance matters at both national and international level
Karen is both an Irish and Luxembourgish qualified chartered accountant. Prior to joining the CSSF in September 2012, Karen was an audit director at PwC Luxembourg specializing in the audit of investment funds.
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