Simone Marcucci. Photos: Unicredit, Shutterstock

Simone Marcucci. Photos: Unicredit, Shutterstock

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

Simone Marcucci

Simone Marcucci was named CEO of Unicredit International Luxembourg in April 2023, after an impressive international career at Unicredit Group (the world’s 38th largest bank) that has seen him working in various capacities--including serving as CFO and sitting on management and supervisory boards--at Unicredit’s Italian, German, Austrian, Croatian, Czech and Slovak subsidiaries. Marcucci started working for Unicredit more than two decades ago, after a short stint at Banca Intesa between 1999 and 2001. Marcucci holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi and a degree from Università Statale Milano.

Laurent Marochini

Laurent Marochini. Photo: Société Générale Luxembourg

Laurent Marochini. Photo: Société Générale Luxembourg

is head of ­innovation at Société Générale Securities Services in Luxembourg and blockchain leader for the Société Générale Group. He co-chairs of the Association of the Luxem­bourg Fund Industry’s ­working group on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as a ­member of the digital forum fintech ­executive committee. Marochini also holds the post of president of the blockchain & crypto task force at the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology and chair of the Luxembourg Bankers’ Asso­ciation’s (ABBL) Fintech & Inno­vation Forum’s executive board.

Rajaa Mekouar

Rajaa Mekouar. Photo: Edouard Olszewski

Rajaa Mekouar. Photo: Edouard Olszewski

She’s got 25 years of experience in private market investments. is founder, managing partner and CEO at the co-investment and advisory firm Calista Direct Investors. She is a non-executive director of several regulated private equity vehicles. Mekouar previously served as CEO of the Luxem­bourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, and her GP roles include positions at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Lazard European Private Equity Partners and Change Capital Partners in London. She also mentors young women in their professional careers and is a classical music lover and amateur pianist.

Patrick Mischo

Patrick Mischo. Photo: Romain Gamba/Maison Moderne

Patrick Mischo. Photo: Romain Gamba/Maison Moderne

is senior partner at Allen & Overy in Luxembourg. He’s been with the firm since 2000. With over two decades of legal experience, Mischo is known for his expertise in private equity transactions, international real estate investments, investment fund structuring and securitisations. Clients have told the Legal 500 that he “makes complicated topics sound understandable” to them. An alumnus of King’s College London, he actively contributes to industry associations like Alfi, EVCA and LPEA. Notably, he is a founding member and ex-president of Young IFA Luxembourg.

Anne-Sophie Morvan

Anne-Sophie Morvan. Photo: D Gaul

Anne-Sophie Morvan. Photo: D Gaul

is chief commercial officer of open banking at open finance platform Luxhub. For Morvan, the EU’s new Financial Data Access (Fida) framework, which aims to lead to more innovative financial products and simulate competition in the sector, is “a real revolution.” She’s also a member of the European Commission’s ­expert group on European ­financial data space. Previously, Morvan served as head of ­business & legal affairs and ­business development manager at Luxhub and worked as a ­senior associate at NautaDutilh. She’s a member of the bar in Luxembourg and Paris.

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François Mousel

François Mousel. Photo: Romain Gamba/Maison Moderne

François Mousel. Photo: Romain Gamba/Maison Moderne

Some 3,300 employees work for the second-biggest ­employer in Luxembourg’s ­financial sector, and chief (literally) among them is , managing partner of PwC. Getting his start with the Big Four firm in 2005 as an auditor, Mousel left for a three-year stint as a senior advisor at Luxembourg’s financial regulator, the CSSF, before returning in 2013 and making partner two years later. He is a qualified chartered accountant and company auditor, and since June 2023 has served on the board of directors at the Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA).

Raoul Mulheims

Raoul Mulheims. Photo: Guy Wolff/Maison Moderne

Raoul Mulheims. Photo: Guy Wolff/Maison Moderne

Co-founder and CEO of Finologee. An ambitious entrepreneur from a young age, in 1996 launched Luxusbuerg, Luxembourg’s native social media network, before co-founding digital agency Nvision in 1999. Later he became the general manager of a spin-off named Mpulse and CEO of Digicash Payments, which was acquired by Payconiq in 2017. Mulheims then co-founded Finologee, a service provider for know your customer, payments, regulatory and compliance in the financial industry. Today, Finologee serves more than 100 banks and institutions in Luxembourg.

Claude Niedner

Claude Niedner. Photo: Mike Zenari

Claude Niedner. Photo: Mike Zenari

When Delano journalists have a doggedly technical or philosophical question about private market funds, they’ve got into the habit of calling , partner in the investment management practice and co-chair of Arendt & Medernach. He always provides a clear and authoritative view (hopefully he’s not too annoyed with our raft of ‘stupid questions’). Niedner chairs the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s alternative investments committee, sits on the financial regulator CSSF’s investment fund advisory committee and is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Marie Niemczyk

Marie Niemczyk. Photo: Candriam

Marie Niemczyk. Photo: Candriam

is the head of ESG client portfolio management at asset manager Candriam. Her role involves bringing the firm’s ESG expertise and sustainable solutions to investors. Niemczyk joined Candriam in 2018 and served as the head of insurance relations. Her previous positions include strategy & development director at Axa Investment Managers, several roles with Fidelity in London, Frankfurt and Paris, as an economist with EY in London and as a research associate with the Advisory Board Company in Washington. She studied at the London School of Economics and Swarthmore College.

Yves Nosbusch

Yves Nosbusch. Photo: Sebastien Goossens

Yves Nosbusch. Photo: Sebastien Goossens

Chief economist and member of the executive committee of BGL BNP Paribas, having worked for the bank since 2012. Previously, was a full-time member of the finance faculty at the London School of Economics, with his academic research focusing on public debt, sovereign risk and pension systems. He started his career as derivatives trader with J.P. Morgan. Former president of the National Council of Public Finance and Luxembourg Central Bank board member, he holds a PhD from Harvard University, and a master’s and a bachelor’s from the London School of Economics.