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Independent & non-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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Allen Foley

Allen Foley – Independent Non-Executive Board Director

Over 20 years in the financial sector, Allen Foley’s primary role since 2012 has been in directorship, with a specialized focus on UCITS, Alternative Funds, private equity and real estate. As an Independent Director, he’s directed key initiatives in management companies, PSFs, and AIFs. His notable position at an international management company as Executive Director showcased his adeptness in regulatory diligence and amplifying business growth across Luxembourg, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands.

Currently enrolled in the Chartered Director Programme at the Institute of Directors (IoD) and with a distinction in ESG from the Corporate Governance Institute, Allen’s credentials highlight his dedication to ongoing professional development. Active memberships, including in the LPEA iNED Directors’ Club, ILA, and IoD, underscore his commitment to the industry.

Anabela Lourenço

Anabela Lourenço

Anabela is an experienced Non-Executive Director (NED) with expertise in corporate and tax governance. She has more than 20 years of experience in advising large financial sector clients and their boards with their tax strategy and fiscal risks.

She serves various boards, as NED, among which several sustainable Private Debt and Private Equity funds.

She was previously a Partner at EY Luxembourg and have held various roles at PwC Luxembourg.

To include a sustainability lens in her advice to clients she certified in Sustainable Finance and Transition to Net Zero Carbon at Cambridge University.

She is chartered accountant in Luxembourg.

She is an active member of the LPEA NED club and ESG workgroup.

She holds a Master in Business and Economics from the Solvay Business School (Brussels) and a Master in Tax Law from Brussels Tax College (Fiscale Hogeschool).

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Anke Jager

Anke has more than 16 years of experience in the management and administration of alternative investment fund structures and has held senior executive positions at various fund administration firms.

She has advised and is member of the board of a number of PE/RE as well as VC and private debt funds and has taken an active role in looking after these from a corporate legal, regulatory and governance perspective.

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Anne Canel

Anne Canel, is board member for ING Luxembourg and Foyer Finance,  as well as in international Private Equity funds as KLAR Partners, EOS, Spinecap and Faduval.

Anne’s areas expertise run across the broader private equity, banking and philanthropic activities.

She gained experience as CFO for various companies during 10 years and as Managing Director for HLD Europe until 2021, a Luxembourg based Private Equity Fund. She has also been Philanthropy Advisory at Banque de Luxembourg in charge of the creation and development of philanthropy advisory services. Anne has actively contributed to the alternative investment fund management industry, having previously been a Board Member of the LPEA and launched its ESG workgroup. 

Aubry E-PIERRE

Aubry Pierre

Aubry has over 30 years of experience leading the boards of publicly quoted and Private Equity companies to address their most high stakes issues in Corporate Strategy, M&A and Corporate Governance.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Vedihold, a large Private Equity fund, and serves on the board of Advent International portfolio companies, as well as several international insurance companies and pre-eminent family offices.

Aubry was a Senior Partner of London-based L.E.K. Consulting, where he led the Organizational Strategy & Governance practice, serving leading multinationals and Private Equity firms worldwide. He was previously partner with Pof. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School in Monitor Group, the global strategy consulting firm now part of Deloitte, where he led the Financial Services practice.

Aubry is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and INSEAD IDP, where he contributes to the Advanced Strategy for Directors programme.

Benjamin-Tillier

Benjamin Tillier

Benjamin is a professional VC investor, non-executive board director/advisor, mentor, business angel and entrepreneur.

Engineer by background, he worked 10 years for multinational consultancy firms, and then had 12 years of diverse entrepreneurial experiences as startup founder/co-founder and CEO on behalf of VC funds, investors, or on his own account. I cumulated 3+ years as board director for a multi-million capital startup, including executive chairman experience. In parallel, he has been a business angel for several years (10+ investments, active LBAN member).

In early 2023, he started the 3rd chapter of his journey by joining the world of venture capital. He is now a professional investor, working as a Partner in an investment boutique which sources and structures exclusive VC/PE club deals for its Partners and network of investors (€30M invested in 29 companies in 3 years).

Simultaneously, he is growing as an independent director (experienced entrepreneur/investor profile).

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Christine Panier

Christine is a specialist in Private Equity, Venture Capital and Debt funds.

She has spent all her career in fund investment and management, where she developed a strong interest and expertise in all aspects of fund management, in particular for governance, valuation, GP-LP balance and ESG.

She started at BNP Paribas where she was successively part of the Private Equity team and leader of the investments in VC / Healthcare.

She moved to one of the pioneers of hybrid debt-equity (Euromezzanine, now EMZ) and then to AXA Private Equity (now Ardian) where she led the VC practice.

In 2006 she joined the European Investment Fund in Luxembourg, where she has been responsible for investments in Private Equity funds in Western Europe until end of 2022. 

Since end of 2022 she is a member of corporate bodies of private equity players, participating to their governance at different stages of their development.

Christine holds an MBA from HEC (France)

She is a member of LPEA, where she is a member of the Independant Directors committee, and ILA.

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Cornelius Bechtel

Cornelius joined Andersen in Luxembourg as a Partner, co-heading the Corporate Services division. His role includes working with asset managers, family offices and multinational enterprises with regards to their needs for Luxembourg-based regulated and unregulated corporate structures for holding, financing and structuring their investments (private equity, venture capital, real estate, debt and joint venture holdings).

He has more than 25 years of experience in this sector, having worked in leading positions with Big Four companies and large international actors such as KPMG, Intertrust and Apex Group. He advises and sits on boards, including chairmanships of large single-family office operations, funds, management companies (AIFM) and multinational corporations.

Affiliations

Member of ILA, Luxembourg Institute of Directors
Member of STEP (The global professional association for those advising families across generations)
Member of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN)

Daniel Cakpo-Tozo

Daniel Cakpo-Tozo

Daniel is a Trusted Advisor with 10+ years of experience in Fund Governance, Risk Management and Compliance & AML/CFT; having a deep command of the Luxembourgish fund industry regulatory framework and trends which allow to significantly mitigate regulatory risks of IFMs.

At Board level, Daniel’s vision is to provide sound Governance and proper oversight of Risk management and Compliance functions by ensuring the Governing body collectively possesses robust expertise for effective supervision of the second line of defence.

Daniel has founded Sênachê Consulting in 2021 which is an Advisory firm specialised in Risk Management, Compliance & AML/CFT and which delivers Operational team support assignments and take RC, Conducting Officer, and/or Independent Non-Executive Director mandates.

Before launching Sênachê Consulting, Daniel worked, inter alia, as Manager at KPMG Luxembourg where he delivered (i.) Interim Conducting Officers assignments and (ii.) a range of Asset Management regulatory consulting assignments, some with transformational elements for major Investment Fund Managers (AIFM licence extension, oversight framework set-ups, etc.).

Prior to that, Daniel was a Senior Consultant at PwC Luxembourg where he, among other things, drafted and reviewed Risk Management Processes & Policies and ensure AIFMD reporting for a wide range of authorised AIFMs.
Daniel is Certified ILA Bootcamp on Luxembourg Corporate Governance and is a contributor to several committees and key Luxembourgish associations (ALFI, LPEA, ILA, etc.).

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Eduard von Kymmel

In addition to being an iNED for different initiators, covering the full range from international tier 1 asset managers to family offices, Eduard is the founder of id Linked®, a unique & fully digital corporate governance service provider based in Luxembourg.

As former CEO and Chairman of ManCos, AIFMs and SICAVs domiciled in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, Eduard has over 20 years of professional experience in the Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Swiss investment fund industry, both in traditional and alternative asset classes. His main areas of expertise with profound knowledge are legal, structuring, governance, challenging liquidations & litigations, ESG, PE/RE, debt & clean energy infrastructure, business development and consulting.

The German-Luxembourger, who lives in Luxembourg, is a fully qualified German lawyer (ass.iur.) and holds numerous additional certificates such as Chartered Director (IoD London), ILA certified director, EFPA ESG Advisor and an MBA from the University of Wales.

Ernst-August Schnied

Ernst-August Schnied

Dr. Ernst-August Schnieder is a Partner of The Directors’ Office, the leading practice of independent directors in Luxembourg. Ernst has about 25 years of experience in the financial  industry in Europe, the United States and Brazil. His experience covers the field of structured finance and structured products, retail fund management, real estate, private debt, private equity, FinTech and digital assets, renewable energy and the motion picture industry. Since 2020 he is a board member and advisor with a focus on sustainability.

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François Masquelier

François has founded Simply Treasury, a company that delivers advisory in treasury, corporate finance and ERM. Before and until December 2019, he was Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Enterprise Risk Management at RTL Group, leading European media company. He joined RTL in 1997. Before, he worked for Eridania Béghin-Say and ABN.AMRO. He is Doctor in Tax Law, has degree in Economy and Administration from the University of Liège and is graduated from the Solvay Business School as Executive master’s in management.

He is certified ICIS and ICIP (Internal Controls Institute Professional) and ISO 31000 certified. He is also certified from Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Private Equity Funds.

He is Chair of Association of Corporate Treasurers of Luxembourg (ATEL), Chair of European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT), member of the Financial Instrument Working Group created by the IAS Board in 2004. He has also been appointed as Specialist at The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) since November 2009.

He is a regular contributor to different corporate finance and treasury magazines and newspapers. He is Editorial Director of the “Treasury Magazine”. He gives trainings and courses for House of Training Luxembourg and FEBELFIN Brussels. He is an active thought treasury leader in Europe and is known for his presentations, lectures, videos, and articles published in finance magazines for more than 20 years.

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Gabriela Nguyen-Groza

Gabriela Nguyen-Groza is the Founder and Managing Partner of Amrop Luxembourg, an international Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Partnership with 67 offices in 54 countries. She is specialised in Executive and Board Search, and she advises her clients on C-Suite and Board topics related to Leadership Assessment and Development, Succession Planning and Executive Onboarding, Diversity & Inclusion, Board Evaluation, Effectiveness and Composition, Board and Executive Alignment.

Her international expertise in Private Equity and Venture Capital comes from working relentlessly with investors on topics like People Due Diligence as well as executive search at a company and investor level. She works across a range of sectors, from Finance to Industry and Digital with international investors and fast-growing companies. She is quick to grasp the sector challenges and nuances while bringing rigour, insight, care and pragmatism in her approach.

Gabriela is a lecturer on Corporate Governance and the Vice-Chair of the Board Composition Committee at ILA (Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs), the Luxembourg Board Members representative body.

She is also a Senior Advisor of the EMEA Board of Women in Payments, a global network for women working in the payments industry.

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Harry Bolson

Harry Bolson is a forward-thinking independent non-executive director based in Luxembourg. His professional experience includes impactful roles at Amazon, Boeing Ventures, and within venture capital and renewable energy sectors, demonstrating a keen ability for strategic oversight, financial acumen, and sustainable growth advocacy. Harry’s leadership has been pivotal in driving operations, penetrating global markets, and fostering ethical governance.
He holds an MBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology and a BSBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis, complemented by a Certificate of Sustainable Management.
He is a member of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA), Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN), the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (AMCHAM), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Association of Luxembourg Compliance Officers (ALCO), the British-Luxembourg Society (BLS), and the LPEA.
Harry is primed to contribute visionary leadership and strategic insights as an iNED in Luxembourg’s vibrant corporate governance landscape.

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Jane Wilkinson

Jane Wilkinson is an experienced independent non-executive director, having spent 25+ years working in the Luxembourg financial sector.  Prior to going independent in 2019, Jane was a Partner at KPMG and Private Equity leader, as well as Head of Sustainable Finance at Luxembourg Stock Exchange.  As well as having extensive PE experience, she is also an ESG expert, having spent time as part of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Technical Expert Group.

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Jeffrey Nadal

Jeffrey Nadal is Managing Director FE Fundinfo Luxembourg, including Fundsquare S.A. part of FE Fundinfo group since September 2022 where he used to be managing Director and Chief Commercial officer.  Fe Fundinfo is a global leader in investment fund data and technology – forming a pan-European champion in fund data, registration, reporting and infrastructure which aims to transform cross-border fund distribution. He is leading the strategic business development unit

Prior to Joining Luxembourg Stock Exchange Group, Jeffrey was Head of Business Development at European Fund Administration where he led a team to articulate strategic business development road map and coordinate sales activities with EFA’s shareholders (Banque de Luxembourg, Quintet Bank, Banque & Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat and Oddo & Cie).

Jeffrey has a proven experience gained with major players through several international postings including in the United States and Luxembourg. He spent 10 years at RBC Investor & Treasury Services Luxembourg, holding senior roles across operations, relationship management & business development in charge of proactive Luxembourg market entry strategy and positioning with new segmentations and inherent product offerings. Prior to RBC, Jeffrey was a Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen Luxembourg specialising in the Financial Services industry (Custodian Bank, Fund Administration, Front/Back-Office relationships) and started his career with State Street Bank in Boston.

Jeffrey Nadal is Independent Certified Director by Insead and Institut Luxembourgeois des Adminsitrateurs (ILA) since 2015 and he is member of ILA education committee working group since 2018 as wele as several LFI technical committees. He holds a post master diploma “Management des Operations de Marche” from Lumiere Lyon II University and two Masters’ degree from Dauphine University in Banking, Financial and Insurance Engineering as well as Business Management. 

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Joachim Kuske

Joachim has more than 22 years of experience in the investment funds industry.

He holds mandates in the management bodies of regulated or non-regulated open and closed ended fund vehicles and financial participation vehicles in the fields of infrastructure, real estate, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and liquid transferable securities.

Joachim is INSEAD-IDP certified and is a certified director from ILA. He sits on the board of directors and the management committee of ILA and is an active member of several committees and a regular lecturer at ILA trainings. Joachim is a member of the LPEA’s IDs & NEDs’ Club.

John Holloway

John Holloway

John has 43 years experience in the financial industry. The last 21 years were spent in the venture capital and private equity sectors where he helped to build the fund-of-fund investment team in the EIF. Now partially retired, he sits on the Board of two Luxembourg-based structures as a NE/Independent Director. He also acts as an Adviser to the LPEA.

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Lieven Van Damme

Lieven Van Damme is an independent Board Director with over 30 years of career in the banking sector. He’s a former Deputy General Manager with hands-on credit experience.  Lieven has had a client-facing career within an international bank and has extensive experience in relations with family owned businesses. He’s multilingual and has cross-cultural experiences through assignments in different countries and working within European and US organizations.

Lieven has been both an executive and a non-executive director in an international sicav. Within his banking career he has experience with the development and the restructuring of entities and lived through mergers and acquisitions cases. Within his financial career he has also been an insurance agent.

Earlier in his career Lieven has worked as an internal auditor and these experiences gave him a sound base for risk identification and remediation. He’s a certified director by ILA and Guberna and he’s currently the Co-Chair of the ILA Working Group on Audit and Risk Committees.

Lieven is also a director in two non-profit organizations.

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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is a Certified Independent Director with the Luxembourg Institute of Directors, as well as INSEAD France, and is also a Chartered Accountant and Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mark has over 30 years of diverse experience within the finance and fund industry and is an active member of various industry associations, including the ILA Fund Committee, The Findel Group, where he is Chair, and has in the past sat on the Luxembourg Fund Association (ALFI) Regulatory Board, and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) Management Company Standing Committee.

Mark has gained extensive experience sitting on regulated and unregulated Boards of Aviva Investors, covering a diverse range of asset classes, and investment vehicles. During Mark’s eight years as CEO of Aviva Investors Luxembourg, and member of the Management Team covering Aviva Investors regulated fund ranges in six domiciles, he worked to implement best in class corporate governance practices within the organisation and at Board level.

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Olivier Lambrecht

Olivier Lambrecht graduated in HEC business school in Liège in 2000. He started his career in the heavy Industry where he ended up heading the finance team of Guardian glass manufacturing plant in Dudelange. He then moved to the Real Estate Investment industry where he was a financial controller based in Luxembourg for The Carlyle Group looking after the European funds. The following 11 years, M. Lambrecht was based in Abu Dhabi working for the sovereign wealth fund ADIA. There he was in charge of the financial team supervising the widely diversified European real estate investment portfolio. Shortly after being back in Luxembourg, he set up Alternative Investment Services (AIS) together with Damien Rensonnet. They offer senior operational assistance to alternative investors’ financial teams. Also, they both serve as non-executive Directors on the board of different entities.

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Alessia Lorenti

Alessia Lorenti is an Independent Non-Executive Director & Advisor, with 25 years’ experience in the Luxembourg financial services industry, focusing on investment funds, asset management and banking services to Non-Bank Financial Institutions.

Alessia currently serves as iNED on several Boards of Infrastructure and Private Equity funds and GPs and on the Advisory Boards of FinTech start-ups active in the investment funds industry.

Prior to going independent in 2023, Alessia was Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Business Development for Institutional & Fund Services at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (Luxembourg), Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions at BIL (Banque Internationale à Luxembourg), and held several positions at CACEIS, including Business Development Director – North America & UK and Business & Strategic Development Manager, covering the governance of affiliates and strategic projects.

With an in-depth understanding of the regulatory frameworks across liquid and private capital investment strategies, Alessia has accompanied fund managers in their international product and corporate development, supporting in the definition and implementation of cross-border operating models, product design and distribution strategies. Projects conducted include cross-border fund mergers, multi-jurisdictional AIFM and AIF Depositary set-ups, multi-domicile parallel co-investment structures to support international distribution needs, as well as AIF and ELTIF parallel co-investment funds catering for the institutional, HNW and retail distribution requirements.

Alessia has obtained IDP & Corporate Governance certification from INSEAD. Furthermore, Alessia is a member of the ALFI REIF Steering Committee, as well as Co-Chair of the REIF Media, Publications and Events working group and a member of the LPEA iNED Club committee. In the FinTech& RegTech domain, Alessia collaborates with the Luxembourg House of FinTech as Mentor in the framework of the Catapult acceleration programmes.

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Paolo Crozzoli

Paolo is an Independent Director in Luxembourg domiciled Management Companies, Alternative Investments and Private Market Funds. His experience started in the Fund Services sector in the USA. Then he moved on to Europe and joined some of the largest Alternative Investment service providers with senior business development and strategic client solution roles. During these experiences he was actively involved in the creation and management of several large fund structures among which hedge funds, private equit, venture capital under regulated and unregulated companies.

Paolo has been Conducting Person, Senior Client Advisor and Consultant for Third Party Management Companies. He has been working for some of the largest United Nations Agencies in technical cooperation projects related to sustainability and technology.

Paolo holds a MBA in international management from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management and he is fluent in multiple languages. He is member of LPEA, the INED club and ILA.

Riccardo del Tufo

Riccardo del Tufo

Riccardo del Tufo is a Partner of The Directors’ Office, the leading practice of Independent Directors in Luxembourg. Riccardo has over 25 years of international experience in the Investment Funds Industry.

Over the course of his career, he has covered various roles in Control Functions, Risk Management, Investment Management and Product Structuring.

In his time with the Waystone group in Luxembourg, Riccardo has been involved in the launch and the day-to-day management of a wide spectrum of products, from UCITS long-only Funds to Alternatives (Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Infrastructure Funds and others), contributing to the Product Structuring, Investment Committees, Risk Committees.

Heading a team of up to 50 members and covering all aspects of a Third-Party Management Company business, Riccardo has helped servicing a very internationally diverse client base and has been able to build strong ties within the Luxembourg Market.

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Tram Trinh

Tram is an entrepreneur, independent and executive board director, advisor and former Fortune 50 C-level Executive with over 25 years of leadership in innovation and technology-driven, regulated and highly disruptive industries across five continents.

She is recognized for connecting the dots in the boardroom and bringing fresh international collaboration and market expansion lenses to founder-owned and PE-backed portfolio, powered by a diverse global network. She has served in executive, advisory, and board leadership positions for varying sized nonprofits, public and private structured organizations, family-owned businesses, startups, and private equity. As an inclusive leader, she has been interviewed and featured in four chapters of the book “The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leaders: Unleashing the Power of All of Us” published in 2020.

Tram holds an MBA from McGill University, a US CPA Certified Public Accountant License, the Financial Times NED diploma and the PDA Certificate in Private Company Governance.

Thomas Ertl

Thomas Ertl

Thomas has 15+ years of experience in leading top tier consulting projects for PE/VC funds as well as for other financial services entities, such as Investment Firm, Management Company (AIF, UCITS), Asset Servicer (PSF specialised and support), (International) Central Securities Depositary, Credit Institution, Payment (PI) – and e-Money Institution (EMI), Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) and Crypto Asset Service Provider (CASP).

He was engaged by either Management (CEO), Operations (COO), Finance (CFO), Compliance (CCO), AML/CTF (MLRO) or Regulatory/Risk (CRO). He contributes to thought leadership material to provide assistance in the organisational transformation process, collaborates within industry groups to establish industry guidelines and best practices for efficient adaptation of regulatory requirements, and participates in the legislative process by providing guidance to regulatory consultations issued by the EU and CSSF.

 

Paul E. Cornet

Paul E. Cornet

Paul E. Cornet serves as a non-executive board member to alternative investment (Venture, Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Credit, and Venture/PE/Credit Secondaries) companies (AIF, AIFM, Holding Co., IFM, Manco, RAIF, SIF, SICAR, SPVs, Sec. Vehicle, UCI Part II).

Paul brings independent judgment to bear on issues of strategy, policy, resources, performance, regulatory matters and substance through a commitment to a responsive, constructive and consultative approach to corporate governance, a technical knowledge of investing and trading, experience in responsible investment (ESG), portfolio management and risk management, and an awareness of investor concerns.

With over three decades of capital markets experience in investment management, investment banking, family office, private equity and restructuring, Paul has advised both executives and the governing bodies of privately- and publicly-owned companies on valuation, capital raising, restructuring, asset allocation, direct investment and manager selection.

Paul obtained an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. He holds both Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) certifications. He serves on the Private Equity & Venture Capital and Debt Funds Special Committees of ALFI “Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry”, as a CAIA Chapter Executive and as a member of LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity Association) and ILA (Luxembourgish Institute of Directors). Paul is bilingual in English and French. He is also a frequent speaker on matters covering AIFMD, responsible investment/ESG and democratization of private assets.