The member : at the heart of our Association.

A financial cooperative association created by and for employees of intergovernmental organisation. A dual structure of international civil servants and experienced employees with complementary roles: AMFIE is claiming an original and unique position in the world of intergovernmental organisations.

Reduced charges : A transparent fee structure and reduced charges are a central feature of AMFIE's management policy.

Equality of treatment : All members receive the same personalized service, no matter how much they have invested.

Secure management : Maintaining a conservative investment policy is our priority.

All members are invited to attend an ordinary general meeting of the association every year, in Luxembourg, to discuss the reports of the Board and the Auditor and, to approve the previous year’s accounts.
The General Meeting decides the Association’s policy and elects the Board of Directors.
Members can call for specific items to be included in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting.

AMFIE’s twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting was held virtually over the period beginning 25 May and ending at 24h00 on 25 June.

Elections

At the twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting, the following were elected or re-elected as members of the Board of Directors (in alphabetical order):

  • Mr. Fabrice Andreone (for one year)
  • Mr. Daniel Henquet
  • Ms. Adrienne Hervé
  • Ms Rita-Ifeoma UMEH-OKOYEOCHA
  • Mr. Samy Saad ZAGHLOUL

The Extraordinary general meeting is held for any amendments to the Statutes of the Association. In addition, an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened whenever, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, the needs of the Association so require, or whenever a group of members representing at least one-tenth of the registered capital request it.

The Strategy Committee is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors in the examination of strategic orientations and providing it with information regarding any new developments or changes that might impact on the conduct of the Association and the attainment of its objectives.

The following members were appointed:

His Royal Highness The Prince Guillaume was born on May 1st, 1963 at the Castle of Betzdorf (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg). He is the youngest of the five children of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand-Duke Jean and the Grand-Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, born Princess of Belgium.

Prince Guillaume was educated in Luxembourg and at the Institut du Rosey (Switzerland) and received his “baccalauréat” in economics in 1982.

The Prince Guillaume pursued his studies at Oxford University (England) and Georgetown University (USA), where he graduated in 1987 in international relations.

During the following six months, he interned in the office of the Executive Director for Belgium and Luxembourg of the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND in Washington, DC and attended a seminar at the gas and petroleum division of LUSCAR Ltd. in Alberta (Canada).

From 1989 to 1991, Prince Guillaume interned at the COMMISSION of the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES in Brussels (Belgium), and attended a financial seminar organized by the INDUSTRIAL BANK OF JAPAN in Tokyo (Japan).

From 1992 to 2003, Prince Guillaume was appointed President of LUX DEVELOPMENT, the agency which executes bilateral and intergovernmental aid programs for the Luxembourg Government.

The Prince Guillaume is the President and Co-Founder of the BENELUX AWARD, granted to youngsters between 14 and 25 years of age to encourage their sense of responsibility, initiative and perseverance in four domains: musical, social, manual and sports.

The Prince Guillaume speaks fluently Luxembourgish, French, German and English.

A fine sportsman, he enjoys in particular skiing, sailing and other nautical sports, hiking and hunting.

The Prince appreciates classical music and literature, and the fine arts.

Prince Guillaume married Miss Sibilla Weiller on September 24, 1994 and lives in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg with their 4 children. 

AMFIE: Member of the Strategy committee since 2017

CAREER:

IQ-EQ, Group Executive Chairman (since January 2019).
SGG Group, Chief Executive Officer (April 1993 - January 2019).
GATSBY & WHITE, Chairman (since July 2015).
KREDIETBANK Luxembourg, (1985 - 1993): Responsible of Kredietbank Group Business Development on the French market (Sept. 1991 - Sept. 1993); Head of Corporate Trust & Agencies Department, Member of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Commission, Kredietbank London Deputy Representative, Founding member of the Association of International Paying Agents (Jan. 1985 - Aug. 1991). 

EDUCATION:

University of Connecticut, U.S.A.: MBA Majored in Finance and International Business (1983-1984)
ESLSCA - Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciencens Commerciales Appliquées, French School of Business: Master in Finance (1982-1984)

PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION:

Member of  the Haut Comité de la Place Financière;
President, Luxembourg Association for Family Offices (LAFO); 
President, Luxembourg International Management Services Association (L3A);
Board Member, Fédération des Professionnels du Secteur Financier Luxembourg (PROFIL); 
Board Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP, London); 
President, Investment Facilitation Forum (IFF, Brussels).

LANGUAGES: French, English, Knowledge of German

AMFIE: Member of the Strategy committee (since 2017).

MAIN REFERENCES

  • Current positions

Roving Ambassador of the Parliamentary  Assembly of the Mediterranean on Counter Terrorism , Transnational Organized Crime and to promote the rule of law;
Maïtre Laborde Law Firm, Bar Association of the  Court of Appeal of Toulouse;
Adjunct Professor, French Military Academy St Cyr, Director, Counter Terrorism Centre and Chair Cybersecurity/Cyberdefense;
Professor, International Criminal Law ICES (Catholic Institute for Higher Studies);
Honorary Judge, Judicial Supreme Court.

  • United Nations Professional Experience

2013-2017 UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL CTED’s EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL
2009-2011  SPECIAL ADVISER OF THE UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR THE POLITICAL AFFAIRS; CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTER-TERRORISM IMPLEMENTATION TASK FORCE (CTITF) AND DIRECTOR OF THE CTITF OFFICE
2002-2008 HEAD, TERRORISM PREVENTION BRANCH, UNODC
2002-2008 HEAD OF THE SECRETARIAT SECTION SUPPORTING THE NEGOCIATIONS ON THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME, CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTER-REGIONAL ADVISOR, UNODC VIENNA

  • French  Judicial System and Prosecutorial Experience

2010-2013 HONORARY JUDGE, JUDICIAL SUPREM COURT, FINIANCIAL, ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL CHAMBER AS WELL AS CRIMINAL CHAMBER
2009-2011  SPECIAL ADVISER OF THE UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR THE POLITICAL AFFAIRS; CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTER-TERRORISM IMPLEMENTATION TASK FORCE (CTITF) AND DIRECTOR OF THE CTITF OFFICE
2008-2009 PRESIDENT OF CHAMBER, COURT OF APPEALS OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE
2002-2008 HEAD, TERRORISM PREVENTION BRANCH, UNODC
2002-2008 CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTER-REGIONAL ADVISOR, UNODC VIENNA
1991-1993 HEAD OF THE NATIONAL SERVICE FOR THE INSPECTION OF PENITENTIARY SERVICES
1988-1991 CHIEF PROSECUTOR, SAINT PIERRE DE LA REUNION
1986-1988 ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR-GENERAL, COURT OF APPEALS OF CAEN,NORMANDY
1980-1986 DEPUTY CHIEF PROSECUTOR, HEAD OF THE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC BRANCH IN TOULOUSE AND SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
1975-1980 INVESTGATING JUDGE IN FOIX AND TOULOUSE

PROFILE

Master’s degree in Political Affairs from the Centre for Advanced Studies on Africa and Asia in Paris (1993)
Bar exam of the Bar Association of Toulouse (1971)
Degree of the Judicial Studies Institute of Toulouse (1971)
Degree in Private Law from the University of Toulouse (1971)
Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Bordeaux (1969)
High School studies (English, Latin, Ancient Greek, Russian), Auch and Bordeaux (1961)


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Languages

Native French speaker; English: fluent (UN Proficiency); Spanish: fluent;
Knowledgeable in Portuguese, Italian and Russian.

  • Publications

Books:
« Etat de droit et crime organisé » (Dalloz, 2005)
« Traité de procédure pénale » (forthcoming, in collaboration with Professor Roujoude Boubée, Ellipse Editions)

Articles:
Numerous articles, especially on international criminal law, terrorism, transnational organized crime and the United Nations

AMFIE: Member of the Strategy committee since 2018

Master degree in Law,University of Trieste (1972);
Associate Professor of International and European law, University of Trieste (1979-1998);
Invited Professor by Universities and Institutions of different European countries.

Council of Europe (1976 - 2013):
Referendaire at the European Commission of Human Rights (1976 - 1979);
Secretary to Parliamentary Commissions and Head of Section at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1979 - 1996);
Head of division of Field Offices (1996 - 2003);
Head of the Department of Public law (2003 - 2007);
Head of the Technical Cooperation Department (2007 - 2011);
President of the Comity of the staff representatives of Coordinated Organisations (1994 - 2014);
President of Staff Committee of the Council of Europe (2011 - 2013).

Lawyer in international administrative law, representing Staff Members of International Organisations before the administrative jurisdictions of the Coordinated Organisations;
Member of the Bureau and of the Governing body of the Association on the former Staff Members of the Coordinated Organisations(AAPOCAD);
Vice-Chairman of the Association of Italian lawyers in International and European law (ASDIE);
Member of the Board Director of the International Institute of studies in Human Rights (Trieste);

Author of many publications (books and articles) in the following fields: public International Law; International Organisations; Human Rights; International Administrative Law. Member of the Editorial Office of “Rivista della cooperazione giuridica internazionale” (ed. ARACNE, Rome); Scientific advisor of Editions ARACNE.

AMFIE: Member of the Strategy Committee (since 2017).

Resident in Luxembourg for over 30 years, Julian Presber is a senior figure in the Luxembourg financial centre. He was for many years Managing Director of State Street Bank Luxembourg and Senior Vice President of State Street Corporation (1995 – 2009).  Prior to that, he held senior positions at Clearstream Bank in Luxembourg (1989 – 1995), the banking payments network SWIFT in Brussels (1985 – 1989), and the Royal Bank of Canada in Winnipeg, Canada (1980 – 1984).  In 2009 he joined the University of Luxembourg in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, where he served as Co-ordinator of Relations with the Financial Centre for the Luxembourg School of Finance of the University until December 2018.

His research interests are the organisational aspects of risk management in banks since the financial crisis.  He recently carried out a major study of risk practices at the Luxembourg subsidiaries of global systemically important banks (GSIBs).

Since 2012 Mr Presber has served as Independent Director of the Board of RBC Investor Services Bank SA in Luxembourg, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. In 2018 he was appointed as Independent Director of AIG Europe SA, where he is Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr Presber was on the Boards of Directors of the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) (2002 - 2006) and of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) (2001 – 2009), and was president of the Association of American Banks in Luxembourg (2002 – 2006).  He also served for many years on the Investment Funds Committee of the Luxembourg regulator, the CSSF, and on the Commission de la Bourse of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Mr Presber obtained his doctorate in finance from the International School of Management based in Paris in 2018. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD, France (1985).  He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish fluently.

Mr Presber is married with two children.

AMFIE: Member of the Strategy Committee (since 2017).

AMFIE is managed by a Board of Directors comprising 8 members of the Association elected by the General Meeting for a term of two years. One-half of the Board is renewed each year.
The Board elects from among its members a President, a Vice-President, a Treasurer and a Secretary-General.

MBA degree in Finance and Strategy, Paris Graduate School of Management (ESCP) (1989-1992); Master degree in Economics and Management, Université Paris IX Dauphine (1987-1989); Advanced Degree in Spanish, Sorbonne Université Paris IV (1986).

Marketing Manager, GEC ALSTHOM, Seoul, South Korea (1992-1994); Investment manager, 3I GROUP PLC, France (1994-1998); Director, KPMG CORPORATE FINANCE, France (1998-2006); Head of Corporate Advisory & member of the management committee, CREDIT SUISSE France (2006-2012); President, THE SILVER COMPANY, France & Benelux (since 2012).

Member of ALTAVIA EUROPE Board of Directors (since 2004); Member of the Supervisory board of Financière MAGNOLIA Board (since 2012).

Articles:“Le Management Package face à la crise” (2010) (Option Finance); Conferences: “The Management position in the LBO process” (2004), “Your first 100 days – how to renegotiate with your banker” (2004) (INSEAD); Lectures: INSEAD entrepreneurship program (speaker 2009-2011).

AMFIE: Director (since 2013) and member of the board of directors  (2013-2014), Vice-President (2015), President (since 2016).

Ms. Rita Umeh holds MBA (2005) from Institut des Hautes Etudes, Tunisia, and BA (1990), from University of Jos, Nigeria.

Since 2001, she has been working with the African Development Bank (AfDB), an International Financial Institution based in Abidjan.  Ms. Umeh has served the Bank in various capacities and as an Administrative personnel, and has worked in many organizational units or departments. Currently, she holds the position of Senior Administrative Assistant at the Human Resources Department. AfDB Platinum Toastmasters' Club Charter President - from August 2015 to November 2019.

Before joining AfDB, she worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Abidjan, 1995-1998, as Administrative Officer. She began her career at Paks Micro International Institute, Enugu, Nigeria from 1991 to 1993 as Manager, Administration and Public Relations.

Ms. Umeh has won several awards of excellence that include Sector Operations Awards for Best Support Staff at the AfDB in 2007. Her functions at the AfDB include coordination of AMFIE activities.

AMFIE: Director (since 2015), Vice-President (since 2016).

B.A., Brown University. Master of Science, London School of Economics and Political Science. DEA, PhD, Sociology, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, New York, (1998 - 1999): Assistant Editor. OECD, Paris, (2004–2005): Consultant.


AMFIE: Director (since 2012), Member of the Executive Committee (2012-2014) and Secretary-General (since 2013).

Officier de réserve and graduated from Staff Officer school, Cavalerie blindée (1998).

Assistant production manager, archivist, executive producer, director (1990-2010). Photo reporter, GAMMA & EXPLORER, Afghanistan, Iran, India, Pakistan (1988-1990) & Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia (1986-1988). Assistant then Director and scriptwriter FUNTEVE, Rio de Janeiro (1984-1986).

AMFIE : Director (since 2012), Assistant treasurer (2016), Treasurer (since 2018).

Habilitation à diriger les Recherches (Doctoral Student Supervision & Senior Researcher) in Public Law, Research Center for Law and Law Prospective (CRDP), Research Team in Public Law (ERDP), University of Lille (2019); PhD in Law and Politics, University of Lille (2008); Master in International Law (DES), Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), University of Geneva (1994); Master in International Organisations Law (DESS), University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1991); Master in Public Law (DEA), University of Aix-Marseille (1990); Sciences Po, Public Services (1989).


European Commission (October 1996 - today): Administrator, Principal Administrator and Adviser/Senior Expert, in three Directorates-General (RTD, HR and GROW); 
Representation of Airbus Helicopter (ex-Eurocopter) to the EU, NATO & WEU (July 1993 - September 1996): Director of the Bureau in Brussels & Responsible for European affairs, in the President’s private office.

Advisor/Senior Expert, European Commission, DG RTD, Academic Research and Innovation (“Academic R & I”). 
Knight of the French Order of Merit, since 2014. Member of the Board & Treasurer of the Belgium National Association of the French Order of Merit, since 2017. 
Commander of the French Citizen’s Reserve (French EU Military Representation to the EU - RMFUE), since 2016. 
President of the Association of French EU Officials in Brussels (AFFCE), since 2010.
Publications: More than thirty scientific & academic publications in the Revue du Marché Commun et de l’Union européenne (RMCUE) & the Revue Française d’Administration Publique (RFAP).

AMFIE: Coordinator (since 2017), Director (since 2020).

Diploma of IEP Paris (1995), BA in Law at Paris-II Assas (1995), M.Sc. European Studies at LSE (1996), BA in Philosophy at Paris-IV Sorbonne (2002), MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business (2004).

Brussels: Second Secretary of the Diplomatic French Mission to NATO (1996-1998), member of NATO International staff (1998); London: strategy consultant at LEK Consulting (1998-2000), merger and acquisitions analyst at Jefferies Broadview (2000-2001); Paris: investment manager at Syntegra Capital (2005-2013); Luxembourg: investment director at BIP Investment Partners (2013-2016), Executive Director Private Equity at Halisol General Partner (2017-2018).

AMFIE: Director (since 2015).

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2000. Majors in Finance, business and corporate law. Master’s degree in risk management and economic intelligence from Paris-Est University in 2002.

Professional experience: More than 15 years in Europe-wide digital ecosystems (ecommerce and marketing). Various verticals:
Wine export (LacrimaVini, cofounder; 2003-2004)
Online retail (Auchan Hypermarkets, Ecommerce & Online Marketing Manager; 2005-2008)
Air transport & tour operating (LuxairGroup, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing manager; 2008-2016)
Insurance (Groupe Bâloise Assurances Luxembourg, Head of Marketing & Digital; as of April 2016)

Member of the Board of Directors at Lycée Vauban ( 2015-2017).
Member of the Board of Directors of ECOM Federation, Luxembourg Ecommerce Federation (2015-2016).
President of Sciences Po Paris Alumni (Luxembourg chapter) since 2007.

AMFIE: Director (since 2016).

PhD in Urban Planning (1994), M.S. in Computer Science (1994), Master in Public Administration (1988), Harvard University.
M.S. in Computer Science (1982), Cairo University. B.S. in Engineering & Computer Science (1976), Military Technical College in Cairo.

African Development Bank Group, Abidjan (2012 – 2018): Executive Director representing Egypt & Djibouti.
Cabinet Secretary General, Cairo (2004 – 2012): Council of Ministers, Government of Egypt.
National Fund for Youth & Sports, Cairo (2008): Chairman of the Board.
Social Fund for Development, Cairo (2006): Board member.
National Defense Council, Data Processing Center, Cairo (1981 – 2004): Vice President.

Board member of the Ministerial Committee for Restructuring & Reform of the Egyptian Postal Services; Nile On Line Data Service Provider Company; National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority; Social Fund for Development; Chaiman of the board of Orascom Development Egypt.

AMFIE: Director (since 2018).

 

The honorary members

 

Officer of the Order of the Crown of Oak (Luxembourg).

M.A. Economics, Georgetown University.

WHO: administrator (1958-1962); Manager, Credit Union (1960-1962).
UNESCO (1962-1990): assistant Director (1979-1985), acting Director (1985-1987), UNESCO/World Bank Cooperation program.
UNESCO staff savings and loans service (USLS): member of the Board of management (1972-1974), President (1974-1987), Executive Director (1987-1990).

AMFIE: Founding Member. President (1991-2013), Director (2013/2014). Honorary President (since June 2014).

War Cross T.O.E.

Smith-Mundt grant (1953), Fulbright scholarships (1953 & 1955).

C.E.S. of Classical literature, C.E.S. of Practical studies in English, University of Paris (Sorbonne).
Diploma of Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris. Bachelor in Law, University of Hanoi (Vietnam), A.M., Ph.D. Economics. Harvard.

French Navy in Indochina: Ensign (1951-1953). Harvard University: Ets Hervé-Vaissière, Paris: Director (1955-1958). Harvard University: Teaching fellow (1954-1955 & 1958-1961) & Resident Tutor, Quincy House (1959-1961), California State University: Assistant Professor (1961-1962). Yale University: Assistant Professor (1963-1965). The Brooking Institution: Research Associate (1965-1967). USAID: Senior economist (1967-1970). UNESCO/World Bank cooperation program (1970-1987). USLS, member of the management committee (1974-1981), Vice-President (1981-1987).

AMFIE: Founding Member. Secretary General (1991-2012), Honorary Secretary General (since 2012).

Chevalier of the order of National Merit.

Degrees in English and German, Sorbonne.
Diploma of the Institute of Political Studies, Paris.

COCOM (1962-1964).
OECD (1965-1972).
English language teacher (1972-1977).
Between 1977 and 1999, in Vienna (Austria): Associative activities, free lance translator then at UNOV (1984-1999).

Member of staff council of UNOV. Vice-President of AFIFA (Association of French international civil servants in Austria) between 1996 and 1999.

AMFIE: Coordinator in Vienna (1999-2003), then in Paris and for Europe (since 2003), Director (since 2005), Member of the Executive Committee (2008-2014), Vice-President (2011-2016), Honnorary Vice-President (since 2016).

They receive autorisation from the CSSF (Commission de surveillance du secteur financier) to exercise this function.

Muammer Kardelen (Managing Director)
Nicolas Horlait (Director of Operations)

AMFIE is monitored by two auditors, in accordance with Luxembourg regulations on cooperative companies and the financial sector. Deloitte Luxembourg is currently the external auditor, responsible for the external audit and the certification of annual accounts. BDO is responsible for the internal audit of the Association.
 
The appointment of auditors is subject to approval by the "Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier" (CSSF).
 
External auditor : Deloitte Luxembourg, 560 Rue de Neudorf, L-2220 Luxembourg
Internal auditor : BDO Audit SA, 1, rue Jean Piret, L-2350 Luxembourg

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