“Identifying and improving the human dynamic for an efficient and effective Board”
Luxembourgish and French citizen and Luxembourg resident, David Barth was Executive Board Member as Group CFO and CEO/Managing Director in listed companies (IWKA, KUKA Systems, VALEO) as well as in international Luxembourgish family owned industrial companies for more than 20 years (CERATIZIT, CEBI). He was also appointed as Non Executive Board Member of numerous daughter companies of the groups he served in. He has focused his career on operational excellence and on strategic business development in the Automotive (TIER 1 suppliers, automatised Production Systems) and on the general B2B manufacturing industry.
Graduated as Engineer in Physics (ENSPS, Strasbourg, France), MSc in Physics (U. Strasbourg, France), PhD in Management Sciences (U. Strasbourg, France), and Executive MBA (HEC, Paris), David has lectured Management Sciences at the University of Strasbourg in France from 1989 to 1996. He is certified director of ILA from the INSEAD International Directors Program.
Beside turnaround and restructuring mandates as transition CEO, David concentrates his activity as Independent Director in the field of non listed and non regulated industrial businesses, in particular of privately owned SMEs. He is convinced that in this context, state of the art Corporate Governance provides good solutions to ownership challenges and is often indispensable to the long-term success of the business as well as making peace in the controlling families, especially with succeeding generations.
Alexis is a highly skilled negotiation professional with a 20 year track record of success enhancing corporate value. He is an outstanding communicator, proficient in managing diverse, complex deals across many cultures.
His negotiation and management skills led to a series of leadership roles in the past 15 years, managing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) teams, setting negotiation strategy, fine-tuning tactics and driving negotiation outcomes. His experience has been acquired in particularly challenging environments: British Telecom when the dotcom bubble burst in 2000, instrumental in the turn-around of one of Europe’s largest ever corporate restructurings at Vivendi Universal following its credit crunch of 2002, and more recently putting Danone on a post-acquisition diet to get through the banking crisis of 2008.
Today, Alexis is founder and Managing Director of Concordia, advising on negotiation strategy and tactics as well as coaching professionals in technique and individual styles. His clients are Fortune 500 companies as well as public and professional institutions across Europe.
He has also held several board directorships, a significant CFO role and is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA) with an accumulation of 7 years of experience in audit and business advisory consulting in the firm Arthur Andersen. These, coupled with his more recent M&A roles, have given Alexis the breadth of experience, negotiating capital, commercial, and social agreements as well as the internal and external complexities of transactions undertaken by corporates.
Raymond holds a ‘Masters’ degree in Economics and a ‘Licence’ in Law from ULP Strasbourg. He has 29 years of experience in audit and consultancy of large (financial and non-financial) international groups as well as SME’s and public institutions, acquired with Arthur Andersen (1981-2002) and Ernst & Young (2002-2010) respectively – for whom he also served as COO, CFO and CEO in Luxembourg as well as CFO for CWEA (Continental Western Europe and Africa). He presently sits as independent director on the Board of following Companies/Groups: Banque Raiffeisen Luxembourg, CDCL S.A., Deveco Sàrl, Intesa SanPaolo International Holding S.A., Luxexpo S.A (chairman), Luxinnovation GIE (chairman), Minusines S.A., Pectus Investment S.A., Private Equity International S.A. and Snapswap International S.A. . He is an INSEAD (2011) and ILA (2012) Certified Director. Since 1 July 2015, Raymond is chairman of ILA. He also chairs the Arbitration Committee of the Arbitration Centre of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and is a vice-chairman of the ‘Sustainability Council’ set up by the Luxembourg Government. He is also committed to several philanthropic and societal organisations & projects.
Date and Time
To 09/11/2018 17:00