After the public sector and the financial centre, Sarah Khabirpour (44) wanted to give a new impetus to her career around governance issues and the role of boards of directors by becoming an independent director.
"Governance is a subject that seems to me to be of primary importance for companies through the role of the board of directors", says Sarah Khabirpour. "Moreover, their role concerns new matters, which require directors with the right skills, whether it's digitalisation, regulation, or even climate issues."
What is true for regulated entities is also true for family businesses. A spectrum to be explored on the basis of an experience that combines both public and private sector on the side of Sarah Khabirpour.
A former senior government advisor in the cabinet of the then Minister of Finance, Luc Frieden (a position which enabled her to sit on the boards of the CSSF, BIL, the Stock Exchange and LFF), a former head of strategy, regulatory affairs and marcom at Banque internationale à Luxembourg, and, since 1 July this year, a former chief compliance officer at Banque de Luxembourg, Sarah Khabirpour has also been involved in Ila's certified director programme.