François Masquelier has been Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury with RTL Group since November 1997. Before he worked for Eridania Béghin-Say Coordination Centre) and ABN AMRO. He is Doctor in Tax Law and has degree in Economy and Administration from the University and Business School of Liège and has a post degree in Management from the Solvay Business School.
He is the President of Association of Corporate Treasurers of Luxembourg (ATEL). He is also Honorary Chairman and Founder of Euro Associations of Corporate Treasurers.
François Masquelier is a regular contributor to different corporate finance and treasury magazines and newspapers. He is Editorial Director of the “Magazine du Trésorier”, quarterly publication dedicated to Treasury and Corporate Finance issues.
« I’m an experienced entrepreneur with a track record of heading several innovative companies. After over 10 years at the ORANGE Group, I wanted to be independent and create my own company in the payments area, especially since the internet became very popular in 2000.
Innovation and payments have always excited me a lot. I created five companies in this area, some of them only lasted a short time, while others were very successful such as EMPcorp.
After having launched different businesses in France, I decided to establish the next one in Luxembourg. Luxembourg was for me a perfect place for ambitious entrepreneurs willing to take on international expansion opportunities.
EMPcorp success story begins in October 2013 with my two co-Founders (Hervé Arnould – CFO / Franck Pilarek – Fraud analyst). Three years later we are very proud to hire 27 employees and generate a revenue of around 11 M€.
EMP Corp is also a dynamic and ambitious rising FinTech startup that combines innovative solutions, technological know-how and a broad experience in the financial industry. Our core business is based on e-money and ewallet solutions.
EMP Corp also delivers a complete set of global payment methods in combination with a powerful fraud prevention system, for all kinds of e-merchants. All of our solutions are designed, updated and managed to answer specific customer expectations. »
Agnes Gerbaud Seuret
Agnès Gerbaud-Seuret is a 19 years’ executive combining experience in B2B and B2C Marketing and Business development with a solid track record in Payment and Digital in Financial Services. She holds Graduate Business Degree in Finance from ESLSCA Paris and an MBA in Organizational Behavior & Strategy from Pace University in New York where she spent 8 years.
After co-funding a Start-Up in Digital Advertising, she joined MasterCard Worldwide in 1999 to become Global Head of Emerging Payment Solutions where she designed and launched new brands and solutions such as MasterCard World Signia and MasterCard Electronic in Brazil, India, South Africa and 9 other markets. She developed B2B partnership with leading banks and retailers.
In 2002, she was appointed Marketing & Development Director at MasterCard for the French Consumer Market. In 2008, she joined LaSer Cofinoga as International Development Director contracting with digital leaders such as Apple and Paypal. Two years later, Agnès became Chief Digital Officer at BNP Paribas Personal Finance. She was responsible for setting up and executing digital strategy as well as fostering business innovation and digital culture across the businesses in 30 countries.
In September 2016, she joined BGL BNP PARIBAS as Chief Transformation Officer and member of BDEL ExCo. She also teaches at “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” (Sciences Po, Paris) in the Marketing & Studies Master.
Frank has an international experience with Digital Solutions, Business Development as well as in Operations Management for the Financial Sector.
He currently heads the Digital Finance Solutions department at Telindus-Proximus. This team develops & delivers innovative Solutions for the Financial Sector that enhance the client experience and optimize operational efficiency, like for example blockchain based Smart Reconciliation, Digital KYC, SmartPSD2, Big Finance Data, etc.
Prior, as Country Manager Luxembourg for Akeance and as Founder of Racine Capital, he advised the Financial Sector with Product Development, Risk-, Compliance- and Operations Management as well as Digital Strategies Previously, he took part the creation of two start-up banks with successful exits: GMAC-RFC Europe that structured and transacted up to EUR 8 billion p.a. of international loan portfolios and EEPK, a covered bond bank building an EUR 4 billion+ fixed income arbitrage portfolio.
Frank successfully developed businesses as well as financial products at Financial Institutions in London, New-York, Frankfurt and Luxembourg.
Regional Business Lead – EMEA Financial Services Microsoft Industry
Patrice has 30+ years of experience in the IT and financial industry, being with Microsoft over the last 15 years in several roles in the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Microsoft he spent over 12 years at Oracle, mainly in Sales positions and managing large banks internationally.
For the last 3 years at Microsoft, he works for Industry Solutions & Global Accounts organization and was responsible for business development and sales for Global Banks and Insurances in EMEA.
In his current role he focuses on Microsoft’s strategy for Banking, Capital Markets and Insurances and works with his team on large transformational projects with the 30+ top Banks and Insurances headquartered in EMEA, leading the way to Innovation and Cloud though Industry Solutions and Partners.
Patrice graduated from INSA Lyon (France), as an IT engineer specialized in network architectures and system management. He owns an Executive MBA on International Business from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) & University of Edinburg (Scotland) and was recently attending a Global Account Management Certification Program from University of St-Gallen (Switzerland).
Patrice is based in Strasbourg (France) and speaks fluently French, English and German.
David Kiener is CEO of Dekan Group (an advisory company specialized in document and process management) and Novireg. David Kiener has almost 20 years of experience in the Financial and ICT business in Luxembourg and in Europe. During these years, he has developed strong entrepreneurship and professional skills in business process optimisation, document management, collaboration and project management.
In 2015, after having worked on numerous compliance projects, David decided to create a Due Diligence management platform, an area that until now had been very little addressed. The platform focuses on innovation, process optimization and collaboration as well as leveraging the many benefits and opportunities offered by SAAS solution. The regtech Novireg was born from this desire to facilitate the work of the Compliance Officers and Risk Managers in a world where the delegation of activities is the norm but requires precise, constant and formalized monitoring. Novireg markets FundsQ, an online platform for conducting Due Diligences on delegated activities, that is, reviewing the services offered by providers.
Laurent has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Laurent started his career in 1995 as fund manager, then risk manager at Fortis in Belgium, Netherlands and Japan. He then moved in 2001 to Luxembourg at EY, where he became partner (2008). He led the services related to risk and regulatory advisory (FS Risk leader). Laurent was responsible at EMEIA level for services related to risk and strategy on UCITS IV. Laurent became the EY Global Fund Distribution Leader and coordinate the efforts of EY globally on fund distribution services. He set up an innovative web services on market and regulatory intelligence on 30 jurisdictions as well as a business intelligence / data analytics on fund flows and AuM covering more than 80 countries (EY GFD). Laurent is the co-Chairman of the ALFI Digital Distribution working group and has been active in the fund distribution working group at EFAMA.
Oleksiy is an experienced software developer and architect with more than 20 years of experience in wide range of technologies and industries. His analytical skills let him quickly get a grip on the key points of any new business he faces, while technical knowledge and experience helps him in finding the right technological answer to the business challenges. Started his working career back in 1995, he has passed since then through numerous positions in many European countries: a technological startup in Ukraine, a Spanish electricity supplier and insurance company, Luxembourgish content service company, public sector and European institution, among many others.
Samuel is a seasoned software architect and an entrepreneur. In 2006, he joined Viadeo in the early stages of the Paris based professional social network. He has worked as a consultant for several financials institutions in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (BIL, Foyer, RBC …). Between 2011 and 2015, he designed and led the implementation of DISP, the plateform at the heart of emergency.lu Emergency.lu is a mobile, satellite based communication plateform, created to re-establish communication after a disaster. In 2016, he co-founded Popwork, a rating and booking plateform for flexible office spaces.
French-Luxembourgish dual citizenship
Former buy-side & sell-side Quantitative Strategist, specialized in derivatives modelling, research, and trading
1000+ market analytics and publications about MACRO, RV and other risk-taking themes across global Equities and FICC products Magistère Dauphine
Keen Golfer and Runner
Former sell-side Investment Director, specialized in exchange traded product development, structuring and systematic strategies
Designed several AUM record-breaking innovative exchange-traded funds (raising $500Mio in AUM every six months)
Laurea Magistrale in Bocconi
Passionate Footballer and Runner
David Yen is the Head of Global Strategic Partnerships of BitPesa based out of Luxembourg. BitPesa is an European Authorized Payment Institution regulated by UK FCA and offers instant, low-cost and easy way to make business payments into / from and within Africa. BitPesa has raised $10 million up to date with 45 employees across 5 offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg.
Prior to joining BitPesa, David worked as the FinTech ecosystem manager of Barclays Africa based out of Nairobi, Kenya and was responsible for engaging high potential FinTech start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa with different business units to launch new digital products. David studied in Taiwan, worked and lived in Tokyo, Bonn, Nairobi.
Vincent is the Business Development Director for Duco in Continental Europe, based out of Luxembourg. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, including 10 years at one of the world’s top custodian and fund administrators. In the last decade Vincent has built a strong track record of growing sales revenue with several global technology vendors. He joined Duco two years ago to open the Luxembourg office and expand the company’s European footprint.
Uniskip est un Service communautaire de paiement multidevises, vous permettant de simplifier vos démarches monétaires quotidiennes (paiement électronique, transferts, transactions dans différentes devises, gestion de vos comptes…), directement depuis votre ordinateur, tablette ou smartphone.