Falk Fischer. Photo: Maison Moderne archives

Falk Fischer. Photo: Maison Moderne archives

Delano’s Autumn 2023 magazine featured 100 financial industry heavyweights. Here is the fourth set of 10 profiles republished from the magazine. Executives are listed in alphabetical order, by family name.

Falk Fischer

As CEO of Bank Julius Baer Europe, a role he took up in 2016, oversees branches in Luxembourg, Ireland and Spain. Previously, starting in 2008, he was CEO at Commerzbank International. Currently he sits on the board of the bankers group ABBL and on the executive committee of the Private Banking Group Luxembourg (PBGL), making him a well-known figure in the grand duchy’s banking sector. He is additionally the chair of the ABBL’s Swiss Banking Group. Fischer completed his studies in economics at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Camille Fohl

Camille Fohl. Photo: Nader Ghavami

Camille Fohl. Photo: Nader Ghavami

Chair of Luxembourg’s largest bank, Spuerkeess, a position he has held since 2017. ’s career in banking started in 1987 and spans over three decades. After six years at Lux-Development, he joined Banque Générale du Luxembourg and became a member of the executive committee in 2000. Since then, he has held various executive positions within Fortis and BNP Paribas. At BNP Paribas, he assumed responsibility for the bank’s commercial and retail banking activities in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. Between 2013 and 2017, he was responsible for the BNP Paribas Group in Germany.

Micaela Forelli

Micaela Forelli. Photo: M&G Investments

Micaela Forelli. Photo: M&G Investments

Managing director of Europe at M&G Investments in Luxembourg, joined M&G in 2001 and served as business development manager and sales director. She now serves as head of European and global banks distribution and director of M & G International Investments. Recognised as one of Europe’s leading fixed-­income investors, M&G Investments has over €342bn in assets under management. As managing ­director, Forelli is responsible for managing the firm’s Luxembourg business entities and expanding the firm’s ­wholesale and institutional ­presence in Europe and Asia.

Katia Gauzès-Philip

Katia Gauzès. Photo: Romain Gamba

Katia Gauzès. Photo: Romain Gamba

Managing partner at Clifford Chance in Luxembourg since 2022, specialises in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and real estate. She has played increasingly significant roles at Clifford Chance since she joined in 2016. Prior to that, she gained 14 years of experience at rival Arendt & Medernach. Gauzès-Philip has served on the board of the Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) for over seven years. She is a graduate of Essec Business School (MBA) and Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas (master’s in business and tax law).

Christophe Girondel

Christophe Girondel. Photo: Blitz

Christophe Girondel. Photo: Blitz

Global head of institutional and wholesale distribution at Nordea Asset Management and a member of the executive committee. Christophe Girondel joined NAM in 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in fund distribution, including product, marketing and sales activities. Under his stewardship, NAM has grown to €241bn in ­assets under management, as of 30 June 2023. Before joining NAM, he worked for Deloitte’s Investment Management practice and Crédit Lyonnais in Copenhagen. Girondel is a ­mentor with the University of Luxembourg and a board member of trade group Alfi.

Patrick Goodman

Patrick Goodman. Photo: Innpact

Patrick Goodman. Photo: Innpact

Co-founder of Innpact, is an expert advisor in the establishment of impact finance vehicles in microfinance, renewable energy & energy efficiency, fair trade, responsible agribusiness and social entrepreneurship. He has in-depth understanding of operational, financial and legal processes of investment vehicles, backed by more than 20 years of experience in the banking and fund industry. He previously worked for Citibank Luxembourg as vice president in charge of the sales and account management team. He holds a master’s degree in commercial engineering from Solvay Business School.

Isabelle Goubin

Isabelle Goubin. Photo: Eva Krins/Maison Moderne

Isabelle Goubin. Photo: Eva Krins/Maison Moderne

Isabelle Goubin is an independent director at Société Générale in Luxembourg. Goubin spent 15 years at the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (CSSF), in charge of regulatory and international affairs, then as deputy head of the Banking Supervision department, before moving to the role of advisor to the CEO. After the CSSF, Goubin moved to the Ministry of Finance, where she was in charge of financial services policy for several years before being appointed director of the treasury by the Luxembourg government, a position she held for five years until 2019.

Jean-Marc Goy

Jean-Marc Goy. Photo: Matic Zorman

Jean-Marc Goy. Photo: Matic Zorman

is vice chair of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (Liser), a member of the CSSF’s Investment Fund Managers Committee, lecturer at the University of Luxembourg and--as of June 2023--chair of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry. All of this comes on top of his day job: conducting officer, senior counsel and board member of Capital Group. He got his professional start as a lawyer with Elvinger, Dessoy and De Fierlant in 1996, before joining the CSSF and staying there for some two decades, ending up as head of the international affairs department.

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux. Photo: Matic Zorman

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux. Photo: Matic Zorman

Before his current post as global CEO of Bitstamp, was CEO for Europe and chief compliance officer at the company. During his first two years at Bitstamp, he obtained regulatory licences for the firm’s EU-based business and operations. He previously served as managing director at Ebay Europe, where he led ­regulatory business operations for payments and spent five years on the boards of several Ebay entities. Previously, he was Paypal’s EMEA chief compliance officer and had posts with Landsbankinn, KPMG and Accenture.

Jill Griffin

Jill Griffin Photo: Columbia Threadneedle Investment

Jill Griffin Photo: Columbia Threadneedle Investment

is head of Luxembourg at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, which had €547bn in assets under management as of 31 December 2022. Griffin has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and boasts a resume with posts at global banks Chase Manhattan, Standard Chartered, Northern Trust and Wells Fargo. Before moving to Columbia Threadneedle Investments in 2023, Griffin spent five years at Allspring Global Investments, where she was general manager and head of international governance. She sits on the board of the not-for-profit Dress for Success.

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