Born on the 6th of June 1964
After studying law in Paris („maîtrise en droit“ at the Sorbonne ) and London (LLM at University College), Charles became a Luxembourg barrister („avocat à la Cour“). In 1994 he joined Banque Générale du Luxembourg (now BGL BNP Paribas), where he held various legal positions in the retail, corporate and private banking departments, before being appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Bank.
In 2003, he joined ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry where he held the position of Deputy Director General in charge of i.a. Legal and Tax Affairs, Promotion, Communication and Press Relations. Charles was also a Board member of the world-wide federation of investment fund associations IIFA (International Investment Fund Association), a Board member of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP – now Pensions Europe) and a member of the Management Committee of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).
In 2011, Charles joined KPMG Luxembourg as a Partner, Head of Regulatory and Leader of the European Centre of Excellence for Investment Management Regulation. He was also a member of the KPMG Global leadership team for investment management and a Global Lead on AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.
Today Charles is an independent director, registered as "avocat honoraire" with the Luxembourg Bar (www.barreau.lu). Since October 2018, he is also part of the network of independent directors "The Directors Office" (www.thedirectorsoffice.com)
He advises on sustainable finance, on business and human rights and continues to be a member of several consultative committees with the Luxembourg regulator CSSF, EFAMA, ALFI, LPEA and the Government Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
Charles is a regular speaker at industry conferences, including ALFI events and Fund Forums. He is authorizing articles and giving interviews to international specialized press in German, French, English and Luxembourgish. He is the co-author of 'A practical guide to UCITS funds and their risk management' (Edipro 2013).
Charles is also the co-chair of the NGO "Finance and Human Rights" asbl
Charles is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish.