/Board of Directors
Board of Directors 2018-05-31T08:22:51+00:00
Alain Mestat
Alain Mestat
Alain has a long standing experience within the wealth management industry. For 13 years he was a Director with the Edmond de Rothschild Group. Prior to this Alain was Founder and Managing Director of Advena Management, one of the first multi family offices in the US exclusively catering for the US needs of GCC families. Alain has extensive experience in the field of Art & Finance, having set up in 2001 the Ariane de Rothschild Prize, a contemporary art competition promoting the talents of new emerging European artists. While studying in the US, Alain set up Mestat Works of Art, an Art consultancy boutique promoting young European artists. He is an active member of PAIAM. He is currently the Managing Partner of PassionProtect®, a boutique Art & Finance advisory firm focusing on Asset Protection and Wealth Management strategies for collectors of art & valuables. Furthermore Alain is the European Director for Art Capital Group (ACG), one of the largest specialty art financing boutiques in the US. Alain has a Bachelor and a Masters from Brandeis University in International Economics and Finance. He is also a graduate from INSEAD.
Dr. Roman Kräussl
Dr. Roman Kräussl
Dr. Roman Kräussl is Professor of Finance at the Luxembourg School of Finance. He also holds a position as adjunct Professor of Finance at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, and is research fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt am Main, and at the Emory Center for Alternative Investments (CAI). Dr. Kräussl established the website www.art-finance.com, where he publishes some of his recent work on art as an alternative asset class. He is contributing editor at Art+Auction and author of its monthly Databank column, and regularly writes for manager magazine. Dr. Kräussl publishes his academic research in leading economic journals such as The Review of Financial Studies. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes’ Annual Investment Guide, among others.
David Arendt
David Arendt

Mr. Arendt is the Managing Director of Natural Le Coultre Luxembourg SA whose corporate purpose is to build, own, lease and manage the Luxembourg Freeport, a state of the art, high-end, secure facility for the storage of fine art and other valuables in a tax friendly environment under customs supervision.

Prior to joining NLC, Mr. Arendt was the Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of Cargolux Airlines International SA and a member of its Executive Committee from October 1998 to December 2011. From 1994 until 1998, he was a member of the Management team of Banque Générale du Luxembourg SA and from 1990 until 1994 he was Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Arendt is a lawyer by education and holds LLM’s from King’s College, London University and New York University School of Law. He practiced law for several years with the Luxembourg law firm of Arendt & Medernach and the New York law firms of Shearman & Sterling and Debevoise & Plimpton.

Mr. Arendt was named CFO of the Year 2009 by CFO World.

Catherine Cathiard
Catherine Cathiard
Catherine is Of Counsel at Wildgen, a Luxembourg leading law firm. Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1989 and to Luxembourg Bar in 2013, Catherine is based in both Luxembourg and Paris where she leverages her 20-year experience to guide her clients through the combined Luxembourg and French added-values. She specialises in corporate law and more specifically on European company law and cross-border transactions. Catherine also provides legal services and assistance for investment in art, assisting galleries, experts, auction companies, artists, individuals and institutions. Her team includes lawyers who are experienced in art law and international transactions. Catherine is also member of the French association Institut Art & Droit.
Adriano Picinati di Torcello
Adriano Picinati di Torcello

Adriano is a director within the advisory and consulting department and has over 15 years of professional experience.

He is in charge of coordinating art and finance activities within Deloitte Luxembourg. He worked as a business developer in the financial industry.

He was in charge of the development and coordination of Deutsche Börse Group Activities in Asia.

He also spent several years with Banque Degroof Luxembourg to develop the group’s activities in France. He started his career at KPMG.

Krystyna Gawlik
Krystyna Gawlik

In art, like in finances, the most important is a clear vision. Finances can inspire Art, Art can inspire Finances. What Art and Finances have in common is a power to create and change the world

Jagiellonian Universty in Cracow master in political sciences & journalism. Master in history of fine arts.
Independent journalist and art critic. Advisor to private collectors and family offices in Poland, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
10 years of banking experience in RNBNY (Luxembourg).
Independent entrepreneur in various projects.Founder & Vice President of “Ligue des Optimistes du Luxembourg”

Alexandre Cherino Parra
Alexandre Cherino Parra
Alexandre is the founder of ACTech Consulting. He has a Master in Information Security Management System (ISMS) from University of Luxembourg. He starts his career in 2000 in the banking sector in Luxembourg, Italy, and Switzerland for IMI Bank, KBL/ KBS bank, Banque of Luxembourg.
Alexandre specializes in applying expertise and market knowledge, to help Company to drive growth by converting his businesses to digital ones like web organisation. He currently is working at the European Parliament at the Standard and Methodology department.
In addition to being an active volunteer in association like Kindernothilfe charities or La Ligue des Optimistes du Luxembourg.
Gérard SouciHonorary Members
President fondateur de l’Institut Art et Droit ((France), Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite, Officier des Palmes Académiques et Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Avocat honoraire, ancien Vice-président de l’Universite Lyon 3
Sandrine GiroudHonorary Members
Directrice de la Fondation pour le Droit de l’Art (Suisse), avocat