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Marc Lauer, CEO of the Foyer Insurance Group in Luxembourg and president of the Luxembourg insurers association Aca, enjoys his whisky with three drops of water. Photo: Foyer Group

Marc Lauer, CEO of the Foyer Insurance Group in Luxembourg and president of the Luxembourg insurers association Aca, enjoys his whisky with three drops of water. Photo: Foyer Group

Marc Lauer is a well connected man and a speaker who does not mince words. An engaged and unapologetic insurance executive, he likes to relax with his friends in Luxembourg, as well as in Sweden, his ‘other’ home.

Marc Lauer is CEO and managing director of the insurance group Foyer, where he has worked since 2004. In parallel, he is also chairman of the board of directors of Raiffeisen Vie, another insurer, and a director of the Foyer Assurances, Foyer Vie, Wealins and Capitalatwork Foyer Group. He is chairman of the Luxembourg Insurance and Reinsurance Association (Aca) and the National Institute for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (INDR). He is also a founding member of the Luxembourg Institute of Actuaries (Ilac). He speaks Luxembourgish, French, English, German and Swedish.

An epicurean, he enjoys golf club chic (with polished shoes), walks with his dog and cordon bleu.

Aurélie Boob: What is your favourite meal?

Marc LauerMarc Lauer: Cordon Bleu made by mum.

What’s the one thing you can’t do without on any good menu?

A good glass of red.

What is your favourite cocktail, and how and when do you drink it?

Picon bière, always with friends.

What is your favourite spirit and how do you drink it?

Johnny Walker Double Black Label, with three drops of water!

Are you a tea or coffee drinker, and tell us about the time you enjoy one or the other?

A day that starts without a coffee is a lost day.

Do you have a favourite fashion designer, stylist or brand?

A stylist, yes! My wife. Otherwise, ready-to-wear size 52.

What is your style? Chic or casual?

Chic and casual.

Are you more of a mechanical watch or a connected watch?

For a few years now: connected watch.

Are you a dress shoe or a sneaker man?

City shoes.

What do you consider to be the most unforgivable fashion faux pas?

Unshined shoes.

What is the place that you value most?

Our house in southern Sweden.

Who or what inspires you in your daily life and why?

My mother, for her boundless energy, even at 80, and my father, for his sense of humour.

A quote that is similar to yours?

A quote I often repeat these days from Spock in Star Trek 2: ‘The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few’. It is so relevant today.

What makes you cry?


To succeed in life is...

Being happy.

Your favourite bookshop in Luxembourg?

The Ernster bookshop in the city centre.

What is the last really good book you read that you would recommend?

Thank you for being late - An optimist’s guide to thriving in the age of accelerations, by Thomas Friedman.

What musical universe best defines you?


What time of day do you like listening to music?

When I walk the dog in the evening.

Do you practice a sport, and which one?

Golf, with passion!

Do you like to drive a nice car? What does the car mean to you?

A Mercedes Cabrio SL. It’s pure pleasure.

Originally published in French by Paperjam and translated for Delano