Three additions to IMS board


The new board of directors counts 12 members, including Julie Becker, Sasha Baillie and Corinne Bitterlich. Photo: Maison Moderne archives/IMS Luxembourg  

Julie Becker, Sasha Baillie and Corinne Bitterlich are expected to join the board of directors of the IMS Luxembourg business network, which is now made up of 58% women. 

Three arrivals marked the general assembly of Inspiring More Sustainability (IMS) Luxembourg, which was held remotely on Tuesday.

Diane Muller-Kneip, non-executive director at Kneip, is stepping down from the board of directors at her request after four terms. She will be replaced by Corinne Bitterlich, legal and risk director in the same company. On the other hand, the role as secretary at IMS falls to Julien Demoulin, CEO of Sodexo and already a member of the board of directors.

Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation, and Julie Becker, CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, also join the board of the network of companies active in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR), bringing the board to 12 members--of which 58% are women. The new composition was submitted to the members for approval.

Christian Scharff chairs the board of directors. The other members remain Valérie Arnold of PwC, also treasurer of the network; Myriam Baltes of the Spuerkeess; Mirjam Bamberger of AXA; Pascal Moisy of ArcelorMittal; Bruno Renders from the Building Sectoral Training Institute; Karine Rollot from Hôpitaux Robert Schuman; and Frédéric Sabban from Deloitte.

76 events organised

The general meeting was also an opportunity to validate the 2020 accounts and the 2021 budget, which were not communicated. 60% of revenue comes from the European Social Fund and the state, 28% from membership fees and 12% from project resources. On the expenditure side, 66% were related to personnel costs for the 17 positions in 2020, 30% to activity costs and 4% to overhead costs.

The network welcomed 24 new members and registered seven departures, with a net increase in total membership to 168. It also has 50 associate members and 214 signatories to its Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg--26 more than last year. Despite the crisis, it was able to organise 76 events, 12 more than in 2019, bringing together 2,513 participants, an increase of 48%, in part thanks to digital formats.

This article was originally published in French on Paperjam and has been translated and edited for Delano.