The American Business Association of Luxembourg (ABAL) was established in the early 1960s as a forum for the American business community and has ever since organized luncheons on the first Monday of each month to allow attendees to network and hear a speaker of interest.
ABAL is a committee of AMCHAM, its members reflecting the international character of Luxembourg’s business community. It includes AMCHAM members as well as individual corporate executives, financial services professionals, legal practitioners, diplomats, entrepreneurs and retirees. Individual membership is free and can be made on application to the AMCHAM office.
Karine Reuter, Etude Notaire Karine Reuter
Committee Co- Chairs:
Keimpe Reitsma, LGL Corporate Services
Gareth Reynolds – Kinetic
Anne Chavee, ING
Christophe Gammal, Halsey Group
Sandra Legrand, Alter Domus
Bakhtiyar Mammadov, Industrial Technical Solutions
Karl Pardaens, Elvinger Hoss Prussen
ComIT’s mission is to foster the development of Luxembourg as a competence center for IT and Telecom in the Greater Region and provide an international networking platform to IT & Telecom professionals in Luxembourg.
Noah Gomez, Docler Holding
Tun van Rijswijck, BCE
Gary Cywie, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen
Phil Frimpong, J.P. Morgan
Serge Hanssens, PwC Luxembourg
Marco Houwen, HighCapital
Patrick Laurent, Deloitte
Tom Kettels, LuxConnect
Lorenz Meis, Telindus
Frank Mathieu, POST
Gilles Vanderweyen, PwC Luxembourg
Pascal Steichen, Securitymadein.lu
Peter Sodermans, Digital Lëtzebuerg
Jean Francois Terminaux, Unify
Jean-Paul Hengen, Luxinnovation
The AMCHAM Diversity Committee exists as a vehicle for discussing and promoting diversity-related best practices in companies in Luxembourg. The committee will inform about topics related to gender; generational issues impacing young, mid-career and older employees; multiculturalism and multilingualism.
Diversity management is not easy, but the proven benefits in terms of employee satisfaction and bottom line profits make the efforts worthwhile.
Vinciane Istace, PwC Luxembourg
Laure Amoyel, OLAI
Rita Knott, Maison du Coaching, Mentoring & Consulting
Charles Max, University of Luxembourg
Margot Parra, ISL
Artur Sosna, House of Training
Luiza Sosna, Commune de Strassen
AMCHAM’s Education Committee is comprised of representatives of a number of public and private schools in Luxembourg who offer instruction and a curriculum in English, either exclusively or in a specific section. The committee also has a representative of the Ministry of Education. The aim of the Committee is to share information between schools and the Ministry on the current situation of education in English in Luxembourg as well as to look at the future trends and developments of such education in the Grand Duchy. It is currently co-chaired by the Director of the International School of Luxembourg and the Principal of St George’s International School.
Nicki Crush, International School of Luxembourg
Christian Barkei, St. George’s International School
Christopher Chapman, Lycée Michel Lucius
Pascal Petry, Lycée Michel Lucius
Louise Crosby, Ministry of Education
Daniel Redinger, Lycée Michel Lucius
Carlo Klein, Athénée de Luxembourg
Thierry Leterre, Miami University in Luxembourg
Antoine Rech, Sacred Heart University Luxembourg
Christophe Buffin, United Business Institutes (UBI-Luxembourg)
Martin Wedel, European School Lux I (Kirchberg)
Per Frithiofson, European School Lux II (Mamer)
Gerard Zens, EIDE
Elisabeth daSilva, EIDE
Veronica Afonso, EIDE
Tom Nober, Lenster Lycée – Junglinster
Christine Laroche, Lenster Lycée – Junglinster
Simone Muller, Athenée de Luxembourg
Joanne Goebbels, Athenée de Luxembourg
Theo Thill, Lycée Privé Emile Metz
The mission of the Entrepreneur Committee is to facilitate, encourage and promote entrepreneurial, activity and success in Luxembourg and beyond, especially for English-speaking entrepreneurs in Luxembourg.
Its objectives are as follows:
-To be a resource for educating and assisting all entrepreneurs
-To help change mind-sets and foster the entrepreneurship spirit
– To host events and publish articles focusing on issues impacting the entrepreneur community
-To be a reference for businesses to source service providers
-To lobby with the government on issues related to entrepreneurs
-To interface and collaborate with Luxembourg agencies and organizations supporting entrepreneurs
Keith Hopper, Edenholm Hopper Services
Lisa Jennings, StratAffect
Virginia Anderson – Matrix
Agnieszka Zajac – Odgers-Berndtson
Anthony Cannella – E&Y
Aditya Ranjan – Julius Bar
Nicolas Schoukens – Deloitte
Karen van Hout – OF WOOD
Steve Idrissou -Atoz
The purpose and goals of the Financial Services Committee are to promote Luxembourg/American financial services business opportunities through information exchange and regulatory lobbying activities in the interests of AMCHAM members working in the Luxembourg Financial Services Sector and doing business either in Luxembourg and/or in the U.S.
The Committee will work on topical issues which are relevant and significant to businesses. By raising awareness, stimulating debate and lobbying for change, it hopes to further strengthen the Luxembourg financial market and make the Luxembourg economy more competitive.
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Francis Kass, Arendt & Medernach
Jonas Bossau, Citibank
Michael Delano, PwC Luxembourg
Michael Eichmueller de Souza, KPMG
Bernard Lhoest, Ernst & Young Investments
Emmanuelle Miette, Deloitte
Michael Schweiger, Loyens and Loeff
Cristina Ferreira, State Street
Camille Thommes, ALFI
Bethan Thompson, JP Morgan
Brena Bol, Brown Brothers Harriman
Haifeng Xu, Bank of China
The Human Resources (HR) Committee of AMCHAM Luxembourg is a forum of experienced business professionals and HR practitioners who offer guidance and thought leadership in all matters related to HR management. It provides AMCHAM members as well as other actors in the business community with a platform to discuss and facilitate solutions for issues faced within the HR environment in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It is also committed to enhance cooperation within the European AMCHAM network.
The Committee’s activities are built around six objectives:
Raising of professional standards within the English-speaking HR community and the promotion of an active HR management
Elevation of the HR management function within companies and in the business community
Development of closer ties of co-operation between HR experts in the business sectors and their counterparts in government
Research and development of HR best practices and lobbying for their adoption
Advocacy on behalf of quality of life issues impacting the international working community
Networking within the HR community in order to enhance and facilitate understanding and cooperation.
It is essential to always keep abreast with newest developments and innovative HR management approaches, often based on successful implementation in the international market outside Luxembourg, specifically in the United States. Thus, the HR Committee is dedicating a great effort to keep the community informed about cutting edge in the field.
Gilles Dall’Agnol, Allen & Overy
Petra Silber – Leroux, Lombard International
Wim Cocquyt, FRAGOMEN
Anthony Mellinger, J.P. Morgan
Andrew Notter, Anderson Wise
Evie Roos, SES
Rita Racz, Docler Holding
Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau, EIB
Sylvie Schmit-Verbrugghen, European Relocation Services
Philippe Schmit, Arendt & Medernach
Michael Schmirler, ClearStream
Rachel Mccoduck, GEN2FUND
Marielle Stevenot, PwCLegal
Simon Gorbutt, Lombard International Assurance S.A.
Thierry Flamand, Deloitte
Michael Schweiger, Loyens & Loeff
Marjorie Allo, Maples
Matthieu Taillandier, Arendt & Medernach
Lauren Harris, Clifford Chance
Mathilde Lattard, Loyens & Loeff
Elisabeth Adam, Elvinger Hoss Prussen
Gabriel Bleser, Etude Moyse Bleser
Philipp Mössner, GSK Luxembourg
The Marketing Committee was launched in 2012 because we think there is an opportunity to share marketing best practices and new marketing trends. The goal of the Marketing Committee is to help Luxembourg-based enterprises expand their horizons and position themselves in order to make more profit and achieve greater success. We are convinced this is achievable by getting their marketing right, both here in Luxembourg and globally.
We will try through the Marketing Committee to help our members and friends get a better understanding about social media, mobile platforms, generation Y and other marketing trends. The Marketing Committee sorts this all for you by organizing useful seminars about trending topics in Marketing in order to collectively further our expertise in the full range of cost-effective current and future cutting-edge marketing strategies and tactics.
We will do our very best to help you succeed in your marketing efforts.
Melanie Delannoy, GOVSAT S.A.
Barbara Daroca, ING
Troy Bankhead, Techcyte
Christian Carbonne, (in transit)
Holly Whatling, Atoz
Monika Lebkowska, SES Networks
Geoff Thompson, Chronicle.lu
Hélène Thouvenin, PwC Luxembourg
Marie-Hélène Trouillez, Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg
Gregory Tugendhat, Regiotels
Mike Thome, BLI
The real estate market in Luxembourg is very dynamic, changing very fast and becoming very attractive.
It is challenging for international companies wishing to settle in Luxembourg to find suitable, affordable temporary and long term facilities and support. Likewise, for international employees locating here, suitable living accommodations for both single persons and families can be expensive and in short supply.
The role of the AMCHAM Real Estate Committee is to help companies and their employees find solutions to these problems. We also support additional inward investment into Luxembourg and believe the critical issues associated with accommodations warrant such a committee of respected experts who have the full range of different competency fields related to real estate business.
As real estate fund investment managers, lawyers, notaries, architects, brokers and bankers, our committee members will organise their activities to include all of the issues related to the difficulties of the real estate market and environment in Luxembourg.
Our purpose is to simplify the implementation of new arrivals and investors, connect them with the right platforms, partners and focus to make their business, professional and private lives easier in Luxembourg.
Our committee group, experts on this sector of activities, can be relied on to research and inform our members and new joiners on issues and needed solutions through articles in our magazine, through several AMCHAM events per year on all the real estate related issues, prepare white papers with suggested improvements and changes to government practices and policies, and assist the AMCHAM EXCO to lobby with the government.
Mario Di Stefano, DSM Avocats a la cour
Joëlle Choucroun, Etude KARP & CHOUCROUN
Brigitte Brouwers, CLK
Stephane Di Carlo, EGB Hornung & Associés
Julien Pillot, INOWAI
Michael Chidiac, RealCorp Luxembourg S.A.
Pierre Wauthier, PwC
The AMCHAM Risk, Audit and Compliance Committee (RACC) is the composition of professionals who are specialized in Control Functions (2nd and 3rd lines of Defences)
RACC vision is mainly keeping, but not limited to, regulated sectors professionals up-to-date about the impacts of the changes in their professional duties, by bringing the industry experts together.
To assess the impact of new laws, regulations and directives.
To produce timely information about regulatory developments for the market and our members.
To discuss proactively with regulator about the upcoming changes & new circulars, where appropriate.
Ted Anderson, Ernst & Young
Irina Ferreira, LGL Corporate Services
Mehtap Numanoglu Tasiopoulos, BBH
Sarah Larijani, EIB
Anne-Sophie Minaldo, KPMG
Manfred Zisselsberger, Consultant
Sebastien Leleu, KPMG
The objectives and goals of the Tax Committee are to provide members with updated and relevant information regarding legal and tax issues impacting foreign investors in Luxembourg.
The Committee organizes seminars to promote understanding of these issues, provides information on investment opportunities in Luxembourg and encourages continued investment and cooperation between American and Luxembourgish companies.
The Committee also seeks to work actively with government officials to improve the tax and legal climate for foreign investors and promote further cooperation between the United States and Luxembourg.
Bernard David, Deloitte
Pieter Stalman, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg
Jamal Afakir, ATOZ
Antoine Berckmans, Wal-Mart
Valery Civilio, PwC Luxembourg
Steve Dishmans, AMAZON
Diogo Duarte de Oliveira, Baker & McKenzie
David Eisele, Arcelor Mittal
Ayzo van Eysinga, AKD
Frederic Feyten, Dentons Luxembourg
Olivier Gaston-Braud, ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN
Karl Horsburgh, BUROS
Jan Neugebauer, Arendt & Medernach
Christine Ntumba, Dentons Luxembourg
James O’Neal, Maples
Tim Peeters, SES
Dimitri Storme, Guardian
Louis Thomas, KPMG
Florent Trouiller, Dechert
Edouard Authamayou, Deloitte
Anja Taferner, EY
Christine Casanova Decorse, PWC
The Mission of the Tools4Lux Committee is to provide information, assistance and support to expats living and working in Luxembourg, when they first arrive, during the initial first period of their relocation to help achieve a smooth transition and avoid making big and expensive mistakes and then throughout the entire period of their living and working in Luxembourg as they seek to successfully establish themselves, fit in and then gradually achieve full integration with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Luxembourg way of life, culture and traditions over time.
Welcome to Luxembourg!
You have so many questions – but who do you ask, who can you trust and who can help you communicate in a place with so many languages? You need to find somewhere to live, open a bank account, set up your internet connection, get insurance, find a doctor, shop for food and so much more, and all of this while you are trying to understand a new and different culture and way of doing things… Most of all, you really want to get to know, interact and become friends with others who have already experienced and overcome the same challenges, as well as those who are experiencing the same issues and who share your interests, concerns and hobbies.
AMCHAM Luxembourg’s Tools4Lux is a place where you can connect with other global minds, meet and exchange information with others who have faced the same challenges and become part of a welcoming international community of open-minded individuals to share experiences and find solutions. Tools4Lux offers you a world of opportunities to network, to find friends, to explore your new surroundings. It is a space full of useful advice from both fellow expats and knowledgeable locals, both now and going forward.
Welcome to Luxembourg! Welcome to AMCHAM Luxembourg’s Tools4Lux! We are here for you and your family as you start this exciting journey of adventure and discovery and throughout the entire period of your integration into this wonderful small country in the heart of Europe!
Simône van Schouwenburg, BCEE
Philippe Salomon, Berlitz
Beverley Atkinson, Relocation expert
Severine Moca, PwC
Jerome Wiwinius, Lalux