Katia Ciesielska

Executive Summary

 

I am an Independent Non-Executive Director (NED) and Consultant with over 15 years of multi-cultural experience covering commercial companies, regulated (UCITS, SIF) and unregulated fund vehicles (AIF, RAIF, partnerships), start-ups and non-profit organizations.

I have a profound knowledge of Luxembourg regulatory regime and advise daily on corporate law and governance, general business law, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture agreements, private equity & real estate deals, secured financings, risk management, ESG and compliance.

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I am an Independent Non-Executive Director (NED) and Consultant with over 15 years of multi-cultural experience covering commercial companies, regulated (UCITS, SIF) and unregulated fund vehicles (AIF, RAIF, partnerships), start-ups and non-profit organizations.

I have a profound knowledge of Luxembourg regulatory regime and advise daily on corporate law and governance, general business law, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture agreements, private equity & real estate deals, secured financings, risk management, ESG and compliance.

 

My objective as an Independent Non-Executive Director is to support the executive team in upholding high standards of corporate governance, ethical leadership and integrity. I offer expertise and support on the key matters of legal & regulatory compliance, strategy, operational management, as well as on financial and commercial matters.

Experience

 

I have a long and extensive experience as a Director in Luxembourg domiciled Management Companies (ManCo), Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM), PSFs, SPVs and start-ups.

 

Additionally, I currently provide directorship services for a range of entities domiciled in Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

The asset classes in my portfolio of clients range from private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and venture capital.

I am a Certified Independent Director (INSEAD IDP), CSSF approved, and also member of the Board of Directors ILA (Luxembourg Institute of Directors).

 

Since 2021, I am a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) and am acting as a compliance officer (responsable du contrôle du respect des obligations – RC) for various investment structures. For my clients, I am organizing regularly the AML/ KYC training sessions.

 

I am an active member of ILA’s Company Secretaries working group, ILA’s Think Tank group and various non-profit organisations.

 

I am a Luxembourg national. I speak fluent English, French, German, Luxembourgish, and Polish.

Qualifications

 

I am a graduate of business law and commercial law degree programs.

 

Lifelong education and participation in various trainings and exams are of great importance to me. Over the past few years, I completed executive education programs from top business schools such as INSEAD (International Directors Program), HEC Paris (International Certificate in Corporate Finance) and London School of Economics and Political Science (Certificate in Real Estate Economics and Finance).