Media: paperJam magazine has named the current number two at the finance ministry as Luxembourg’s most influential economic leader.
Photo: Jessica Theis
Gaston Reinesch, currently director general at the finance ministry and governor-designate of Luxembourg’s central bank, was rated number one on the list of the “Top 100” economic influencers in the Grand Duchy, which was released during a ceremony on Wednesday evening.
Reinesch (photo, right) begins a six year term as head of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg on January 1, replacing Yves Mersch who will join the European Central Bank’s executive board. Reinesch also, at present, serves as president of state-run investment bank SNCI and on the boards of directors of P&T and BGL BNP Paribas. He will resign those positions and his finance ministry post at the end of the year.
Jeannot Krecké (photo, left), former economy minister and president of the Top 100 jury, said Reinesch had “extraordinary economic intelligence” and that he and his fellow jury members were merely codifying “the omnipresence of a man at the heart of Luxembourg’s economy.”
Romain Bausch, chief of satellite operator SES, was named the second most influential economic figure, and venture capitalist Gerard Lopez of Genii Capital was third.
The rankings are published every other year by paperJam, Luxembourg’s largest economic and finance magazine, which is published by the same group as Delano.
Head of Luxembourg bankers’ association ABBL Ernst Wilhelm Contzen held the top slot in 2010, ArcelorMittal managing director Michel Wurth did in 2008, and Bausch was named most influential in 2006.