Rajaa has been a PE investor (GP and LP) since 2002, after a first career stint in Consumer Goods, an MBA and a job in investment banking. She has a passion for entrepreneurship in PE, hence a long term focus on SMEs, in Europe in particular. She worked at Lazard European Private Equity Partners where she was a founding principal, as well as Change Capital Partners and DFJ ePlanet Ventures, out of London. Rajaa then founded Maera Capital, a co-investment boutique dedicated to partnerships with Family Offices. She moved to Luxembourg at the end of 2015 to join a Family Office as head of PE. Here, she found a passion in promoting the Grand Duchy as a PE/VC hub and became President of LPEA in July 2018 before being appointed CEO in September 2019. Rajaa is the infinite engine of our association and generates a lot of energy to inspire the team. She also plays piano and loves to perform at our events.
Director of Strategy
Stephane is the only Luxembourger in the team. He assists the CEO as part of the “Roadmap to 2025” Strategy Review. He has 15 years of experience in the investment funds industry, great entrepreneurial spirit and a deep local network. Stephane is in charge of different LPEA Technical Committees and Clubs (Legal, Tax, Operations, VC and others), public advocacy, governance and the LPEA Academy. He loves education and not only is he a professor and mentor for many young talents in town, but also he has an irresistible desire to improve his own knowledge and skills.
Global Events & Strategy Manager
Head of International Development and Operations
Natalia started her career as a fashion editor in Conde Nast, one of the biggest media companies and then managed a company in early education in Tokyo. She makes sure our mission is accomplished and our work is more relevant. Natalia takes care of all events and meetings for SFOs, association’s newsletters, social media communication with public and our database. She is also promoting “matching talent & money” initiative, which helps young professionals to improve their skills and to find dream jobs in Luxembourg. Natalia likes travelling, visiting local art scenes and brings the inspiration and positive lightness back to the office.
Intern in Marketing & communication
Executive Office & Operations Manager
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