Norbert Becker, pictured, occupyies first place in the Paperjam Top 100 2018. Photo: Anthony Dehez
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Paperjam unveiled its top 100 shortlist of movers and shakers in Luxembourg at an event on Wednesday. Here’s a summary of the people who made the cut.
If you’re looking to know who makes things happen in Luxembourg’s business world, look no further than the Paperjam Top 100. Published every two years and selected by an independent jury, the list ranks the 100 most influential people in the Luxembourg economy.
The top 10 is dominated by Luxembourgers with Norbert Becker occupying first place. Becker began his career at the office of the banking supervision commission, today the CSSF. He also worked on former Luxembourg prime minister Gaston Thorn’s election campaigns in 1974 and 1979.
Business, however, has always been his strength and, after founding Arthur Andersen in Luxembourg in 1979, he embarked on an international career in which he served as CFO for EY, founded Atoz in 2004, and got on board the Skype adventure. He is also co-founder of Private Banking Company, now CBP Quilvest, and serves on company boards and committees.
Becker is followed by EY chief Alain Kinsch at number two, RTL journalist Caroline Mart at three, Kneip founder Bob Kneip, and lawyer, retired CSV politician, university lecturer and partner of Schiltz and Schiltz Jean-Louis Schiltz.
The list recognizes a number of entrepreneurs and representatives of dominant brands in Luxembourg such as Cactus chief Laurent Schonckert (38), Cargolux CEO Richard Forson (46), Georges M Lentz Junior of the Brasserie National, which manufactures Bofferding beer (63), Luxair CEO Adrien Ney (96) and Luxembourg Air Rescue founder René Closter (98).
And there are a few international faces in the list too, such as Alfi chairman Denise Voss (22), PwC Luxembourg CEO John Parkhouse and South African Richard Forson, CEO of Cargolux.
View the full list on Paperjam.lu. Paperjam is published by the same firm as Delano.