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LPEA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The LPEA team and volunteers are convinced that mentoring techniques and the act of sharing experiences with young talents could help them to:

  • Better cope with their professional career and aspirations
  • Analyse and find solutions to specific and sometimes complex situations
  • Become more efficient, driven and potentially find some “purpose”
  • Share their story in a protected and human-friendly environment
  • Grow their relational skills and evolve further


This is a fully-fledged journey, so let’s have a mentoring session and genuine chat asap…

Explore the mentors’ profiles below and choose your best fit by filling in this form.
We will review your request and put you in contact

MENTORS

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Francesca Grana

Senior Manager, Legal Affairs
@ Riverside Europe Partners Sarl

Currently Senior Manager, Legal Affairs at Riverside,
Before starting in my current role I worked for a service provider in Luxembourg as legal manager and senior relationship manager and previously as lawyer for national and international law firms in Milan focusing on M&A transactions.
I particularly value team work, sharing knowledge and expertise and consider myself as proactive, dynamic and flexible.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of a team and/or teams
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Equality
  • Career change
  • Legal
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Hakan Yar

Head of Risk Management & Valuation, Conducting Officer
@ JTC Group AIFM Solutions SA

Hakan is a highly experienced financial risk management professional with a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Economics from Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He has been active in financial services since 1998, with expertise in quantitative finance, financial engineering, and risk modeling. Hakan has extensive experience in rating, scoring, PD and LGD models, VaR models, AMA models, stress test models, reverse stress test models, limit allocation models, valuation models, ICAAP/ILAAP, banking recovery plans, and AIFMD and UCITS regulations. In addition to his impressive professional experience, Hakan is a sought-after speaker, chairman, and workshop trainer in various risk management conferences and programs. He has been a lecturer for banking risk management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since 2013, and he has been the Chief Risk Officer/Conducting Officer and Senior Executive since 2015.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of a team and/or teams
  • Risk Management and risk taking
  • Valuation
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Stephane Pesch

CEO
@ LPEA

Stéphane Pesch is the CEO of the LPEA since September 2020, which he actively joined in October 2019 as “Strategy Director” after 14 years of activity in the field of financial services and more particularly in investment funds. Initially focusing on UCITS, Stephane gradually moved to alternative funds within various custodian banks and PSFs of the place such as Apex, Ipes, KBL European Private Bankers, BNP Paribas, among others. Stephane holds a Master in Economics and Finance from the University of Nancy 2.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of a firm
  • Management of a team and/or teams
  • Investments, Investment Management
  • Venture Capital, Angel Investing
  • Risk Management and risk-taking
  • Recruitment
  • Career change
  • ESG, Impact
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Lindie Fourie

Managing Director & Board Member
@ Apex Fund and Corporate Products S.A.​

Involved in multiple roles inside my company, from business risk, onboarding, AML/CFT, regulatory reporting, project management and client relationship. Consider myself to be flexible and pro-change to increase development of my team members.
Continuously trying to learn, share knowledge and add value to my company, within the market and to promote using ones own personality in any type of work situations.
For me work should be fun and one should join a company that lets you grow, explore and value your input on any level. Have been eight years within the group at Apex, having worked in Corporate, AIFM/Manco, and Fund administration.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of a team and/or teams
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Equality
  • Recruitment
  • Career change
  • Change management
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Jane Wilkinson

Independent Director
@ A number of LPEA member GPs

Hello,
I’m an independent director working with different groups in private equity, private credit, infra, portfolio companies and mainstream UCITS funds. Previously I was a big4 partner leading the development of the Alternative Investments practice, then I made a career change to head up the Sustainable Finance strategy at Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of a firm
  • Management of a team and/or teams
  • ESG, Impact
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Helene Noublanche

Investor Relations and Fundraising Manager
@ Coller Capital

Hélène is a Manager in the Investor Relations team, currently seconded to Sanne LIS in Luxembourg. Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2021, Hélène worked as a Finance Manager in H.I.G. Capital’s Finance team in Luxembourg. Hélène has an MSc in Finance from IESEG, School of Management.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of a firm
  • Management of a team and/or teams
  • Career change
  • Investments, Investment Management

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