Board of Directors

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Hugo WOESTMANN
Chairman, Member

Following a mission as Advisor to the Finance Minister in Valetta before and during the 2017 Maltese EU Presidency, Hugo Woestmann now works as an Independent Director. 


Prior to that, and after five years in the private sector, he filled several functions during his time at the European Investment Bank, dealing i.a. with the Bank's organisation  and processes, resource planning, medium-term strategy and business plans.  He finished his career in the Bank in 2016 as Deputy Director General and corporate secretary, having served the Bank’s Governing Bodies during times of several capital increases and EU enlargements, restructurings of the Board of Directors and
the independent Audit Committee.

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Maurice BAUER
Member

Maurice Bauer is an alderman of the City of Luxembourg since August 2019, after having been municipal councilor of the City of Luxembourg since 2011.

He is currently Secretary General of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange since January 2014 and joined the LuxSE in 2008 taking up the legal and compliance department.

Before joining the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, he was for six years Secretary General at CETREL. Previously.  He began his training as a lawyer at Schiltz & Schiltz law firm before joining the Dexia-BIL Group as a legal advisor.

On behalf of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, he is in charge of coordinating the works of the working group that  developed  the X Principles of Corporate Governance of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and member of the CSSF expert group on corporate governance.

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation “Maison de la Porte Ouverte”, an organization that takes care of abused and disadvantaged children and women as well as of immigrants.

Maurice Bauer is a master in law, graduating in 1997 at the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg after his secondary education at the Lycée de Garçons in Limpertsberg. During his studies, he worked as a journalist at the European Parliament and at the Council of Europe.

 

Serge KOLB
Member

Serge Kolb has been a Member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Luxembourg for 18 years and has more than 37 years of experience in the field of finance, having worked at the Banking Control Commission, the International Monetary Fund/World Bank, the Luxembourg Monetary Institute and the Central Bank of Luxembourg, where he headed the Monetary, Economic, Statistics and IT department before rising to the position of Executive Director being in charge of Economic and monetary analysis, Statistics, International Relations, Financial Stability and Banknotes.

Alternate to the Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg in his capacity as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, Serge has also been actively engaged as a member of the  Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union as well as at the level of the BIS, the OECD, Eurostat and the EMI.

 

 

 

Anthony SMITH-MEYER
Member

Anthony Smith-Meyer is a specialist within Governance, Compliance and topics relating to organisational behaviour and company direction. He is the Founder and Managing Director of a recently launched social impact, idea creation, governance website (thegovernanceproject.org) and is the author of the undergraduate textbook “Surviving Organisational Behaviour”. After over 30 years in mainstream banking, he founded, and was Editor-in-Chief of, the Journal of Business Compliance in January 2012 until 2016. Previously Head of Group Compliance at Fortis Group and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Compliance and Control at BNP Paribas, Anthony has been extensively involved with Compliance matters since 2003. Anthony holds the Institute of Directors Diploma in Corporate Direction and is a Certified Director of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Compliance Association. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor and lecturer of International Business and Management at the European Campus of Miami University, Ohio, an independent executive lecturer and instructor in matters relating to Corporate Governance and Compliance; including delivery of Master Classes in Company Direction and Compliance Management in conjunction with ICA (UK) and Manchester Business School. 

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Rosa VILLALOBOS
Member

Rosa is the head of the Macquarie Luxembourg office.  She is responsible for managing specific transactions such as restructuring, refinancing and reorganization.  As part of her role Rosa is sitting on the boards of Macquarie entities with infrastructure investments.

 

Rosa joined Macquarie in December 2008.  Prior to joining Macquarie, from 2004 until July 2008, Rosa headed up the Luxembourg office of Goldman Sachs.

Prior to coming to Luxembourg, Rosa had 10 years of comprehensive finance and accounting experience in a myriad of diverse enterprises, from a German Chocolate Producer, to a Spanish commercial construction conglomerate.

 

Rosa, a Spanish native, has completed a BA in Administration and Management from Barcelona University, an MBA in International Business from ESADE Barcelona, a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance and the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP).   She obtained the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance and is a Certified Director of the Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA) in 2012, being a member of the first class of directors receiving both certificates.

 

She is Board member at The Institute for Global Financial Integrity (TIGFI), INSEAD Alumni Association Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Directors.  She was also Founder Member of the Advisory Board of the INSEAD IDP Network.  She was a foundering member of the Luxembourg School of Finance Alumni Association and former Board Member.

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Biba HOMSY
Executive Director, Member

Biba Homsy is a qualified lawyer and holds two masters of Laws from a French and Swiss Universities.

She was at the Swiss Financial regulator FINMA and headed the International Cooperation where she dealt with cross-border investigations from foreign authorities (e.g. in LIBOR manipulation, 1MDB).  After a qualification at Harvard and issuing a book on the International cooperation and investigations, Biba worked as Head Compliance for Luxembourg and European locations.  In addition, she is an active expert on new technologies such as AI and Blockchain applications.

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Jed GRANT
Member

Jed Grant, CEO of KYC3, is a Regtech leader and decentralized systems architect who was named one of the top 200 FinTech Leaders in Europe by LATTICE80 in March of 2018. He is also an investor in and developer of decentralized regtech solutions.

Jed founded KYC3 in 2014 to leverage  big data machine learning for KYC/AML. In 2008, Jed was also a founder and partner of Sandstone SA, a boutique private intelligence firm based in Luxembourg. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Luxembourg, lecturing on KYC/AML.

In the blockchain space, Jed is the founder of Peer Mountain, a blockchain based information exchange ecosystem for compliant commerce. He is also a founder of two blockchain non-profits,  the Luxembourg Blockchain and DLT Association and Infrachain. 

Throughout his career Jed has worked and partnered  with many of the best minds in the fintech space including Professor Jorge Sanz (Luxembourg Institute in Science and Technology), Professor Thomas Engle (specialist in security and crypto research), and Jacques Santer (9th President of the European Commission).

In his pre-entrepreneurial career Jed was  a senior civilian officer in NATO and then served  as CTO of Artemis Information Management.

Glenn MEYER
Member

Glenn Meyer is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Services practice of Arendt & Medernach. He advises banks, investment firms, payment and electronic money institutions and other professionals of the financial sector on all types of financial regulatory matters. He also handles mergers and acquisitions and asset acquisition files in the financial sector.

Glenn has also acquired considerable knowledge and expertise in the regulatory framework relating to the combat against money laundering and terrorist financing.

He has participated in a number of working groups of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), and the Luxembourg bankers’ association (ABBL) on various regulatory matters.

He is a guest lecturer at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in banking and financial law, at the University of Luxembourg in European banking and financial law as well as in contract law in the context of the Luxembourg bar exam. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2001.

Glenn Meyer holds a Master's degree in business law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France) as well as a DEA degree in business law from the same university.

He is considered by clients as a “key figure” of the Banking & Finance sector in the Legal 500 guide, as well as “reactive and practical”.

Eric VAN DE KERKHOVE
Member

Eric van de Kerkhove is active as Independent Director in the Financial Industry in Luxembourg and in Charities and companies dealing with Heath and Handicap.

After he passed his MBA at Sup de Co Rouen in France (now Neoma), he started his career with Touch Ross  in Paris and Montreal before joining Deloitte Luxembourg in 1988.   He headed the Audit division of Deloitte in Luxembourg from 2000-2012.  His 30 year professional experience at Deloitte included audit and advisory assignments serving primarily the banking and asset management industries, mainly for clients from France, Canada, Luxembourg and Sweden.  Eric has also served among the largest listed entities in Luxembourg.

 

Since 2012, Eric is Independent Director focusing on the Financial Sector, as well as Independent Director for Ucits and Reif.  He is director for commercial and services companies in which he is also a shareholder.  Eric is réviseur d’entreprises.
 

Eric is engaged in various networks: IRE (member since 1989 and Board member 2000-2012), CSSF (Investment Funds Committee 2000-2011), ILA (Board member 2006-2012), TIGFI (Executve Committee and Board member).  Besides his professional activities, he is engaged with the NGO Handicap International (now Humanity & Inclusion - treasurer).

Pierre-François WERY
Member

Pierre-François Wéry is partner since 2011 for Risk Assurance at PwC Luxembourg.

 

He is in charge of the Internal Audit assignments for clients in the financial industry as well as for operational companies.


Pierre-François has more than 25 years of experience in both external and internal audit on the Luxembourg market place. He worked at Deloitte from 1990 to 2006 before starting his own company, Audit & Compliance s.à.r.l, in 2006. This company merged with PwC in 2011.

 

Besides being Réviseur d’Entreprise Agré and Expert Comptable, Pierre-François is Certified Fraud Examiner.

 

Pierre-François holds a Master in Law from the Université de Liège (1989) and a Certificate in Fundamental Chinese issued by the Beijing Language Institute in 1990.

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