Board of Directors

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Bernard Felten

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Holding a Master Degree in Law and a Degree in European Studies, Bernard began his career in 1989 as an in-house lawyer in a Swiss private bank based in Luxembourg. He then joined the Luxembourg Bar in 1992 and founded his law-firm in 1993. Admitted to the Bar of Geneva under his title of origin in 2014, he joined Gadd Luxembourg in 2016 as independent board member and chairman of the board of directors.

Christer Hegardt

Member of the Board of Directors
A founding member of GADD, today Christer Hegardt is  member of the Board of Directors of GADD Luxembourg.
Christer Hegardt began his career in 1979 as an operational controller at Nestlé. He then became Head of Finance at Swedish Match Consumer Products in Nyon, before joining Banque Scandinave en Suisse in Geneva in 1987. As an expert in both economic and legal matters, Christer Hegardt is financial adviser to a number of international companies and foundations alongside his role at GADD.
Christer Hegardt studied Economics at HEC Lausanne, the business and economics faculty of the University of Lausanne, and has a law degree from the University of Stockholm.

Arcadio Mir

Member of the Board of Directors

Joined the GADD team in 2004 as Managing Partner, and is now in charge of risk management, developing its processes and resources.Arcadio graduated as an engineer from Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL). He initially woked in the industrial sector in 1982 with ABB and Digital Equipment. He worked for Darier & Cie Private Bankers and Credit Suisse as a portfolio manager for an international private clientele, with executive mangement responsabilities. He is an active member of a number of Boards.

Team

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Christer Hegardt

c.hegardt@gadd.lu

Director
A founding member of GADD, today Christer Hegardt is a member of the Board of Directors of GADD Luxembourg.
Christer Hegardt began his career in 1979 as an operational controller at Nestlé. He then became Head of Finance at Swedish Match Consumer Products in Nyon, before joining Banque Scandinave en Suisse in Geneva in 1987. As an expert in both economic and legal matters, Christer Hegardt is financial adviser to a number of international companies and foundations alongside his role at GADD.
Christer Hegardt studied Economics at HEC Lausanne, the business and economics faculty of the University of Lausanne, and has a law degree from the University of Stockholm.
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Johan Nordström

j.nordstrom@gadd.lu

Chief Investment Officer

Johan Nordström has been working in the financial industry since the early 2000. He began his career at a CTA hedge fund prior to joining GADD Stockholm in 2006.

During the 5 years following he worked as an analyst and portfolio manager for the Swedish based clients of GADD.

Preceding returning to GADD within the office of Luxembourg, he worked as a portfolio manager in Sweden and Luxembourg.

Johan Nordström has a science in business and economics degree from Lunds University, he is a CFA charterholder and Financial Risk Manager – certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Our portfolio managers

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Birgitta Thonning

b.thonning@gadd.lu

Senior Portfolio Manager
 

Birgitta Thonning was appointed as Director/Senior Portfolio Manager and responsible for the establishment of the GADD Luxembourg branch in 2004. Today Birgitta focuses on the development of the  company´s services and portfolio management. She works with international clients. From 1986, Birgitta Thonning worked as a legal and financial adviser for a number of Scandinavian banks and asset management firms: Svenska Handelsbanken, SEB Enskilda Banken, Hagströmer & Qviberg Kapitalförvaltning and Danske Bank. These roles allowed her to gain extensive experience in wealth management and in family offices. She also played an active part in the organisation of investment committees and in the design of asset management strategies.

Birgitta Thonning has a law degree from the University of Stockholm.

 
Bart Joseph

Bart Joseph

Senior Portfolio Manager

Concentrating on developing business with clients in the Benelux, Joseph Bart joined GADD Luxembourg in May 2016.

Bart started his career in 1995 at Bank Nagelmackers Luxembourg in the Private Banking Department. After this International experience, he went back to Belgium as advisor in the Belgian Federal Parliament. He now joined Gadd Luxembourg to apply his experience in the advisory and discretionary asset management. Native Dutch speaking, he is also fluent in French and English

Bart obtained a Master degree in Applied Economic Sciences at the University of Antwerp and holds a post graduate in ‘Estate and Wealth Planning’ from Brugge Business School.

Adnan

Adnan Ait El Hocine

Portfolio Manager
Adnan has been working as an administrative assistant at GADD Luxembourg since 2016.
Adnan graduated from the ICN Business School Nancy-Metz and he holds a Master’s degree in political sciences. Adnan began his career in 2014 at Edmond de Rothschild Europe bank and then joined the KBL European Private Bankers.

Our administrative team

Adnan

Adnan Ait El Hocine

Administrative Assistant
Adnan has been working as an administrative assistant at GADD Luxembourg since 2016.
Adnan graduated from the ICN Business School Nancy-Metz and he holds a Master’s degree in political sciences. Adnan began his career in 2014 at Edmond de Rothschild Europe bank and then joined the KBL European Private Bankers.
Flammant

Patricia Flammant

Accounting Manager
Patricia Flammant has worked in the back office of GADD Luxembourg since 2007.
Patricia Flammant started her career as an auditor at KPMG in Luxembourg. Following this, she worked as an accounting expert at a tax consultancy in Luxembourg.
Patricia Flammant studied economics at Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg.
Marzieh

Marzieh Jacques

Administrative Assistant

Marzieh joined GADD Luxembourg in July 2018 to strengthen administrative and commercial support.

Marzieh has a Master degree in engineering from the National School of Electricity and Mechanics of Nancy and a degree in Accounting Management from the University of Lorraine.

Marzieh did her final internship with our external auditor, Aumea Partner

 
Marzieh

Fredrik Hegardt

IT & Marketing Coordinator

After having worked in a Swedish start-up company, Fredrik joined Gadd in Luxembourg in the beginning of May 2020 as IT & Marketing Coordinator to help reinforce the relations with Stockholm and Geneva, as well as a general support to the rest of the team at Gadd.

Following his engineering studies at the ETH Zürich, he complemented his academic work with studies in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on sustainability, at the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU).

Gadd & Cie S.A. – Branch of Meyrin/Geneva

Anna Engström

a.engstrom@gadd.lu

Branch Manager

Anna started her career with Gadd in 2007 as an assistant to Portfolio Manager for a clientele of mainly Scandinavian origin.

She holds a Master of Arts from the Unviversity of Lausanne. She speaks Swedish, French and English.

Christer Hegardt

c.hegardt@gadd.lu

Manager
A founding member of GADD, today Christer Hegardt is  member of the Board of Directors of GADD Luxembourg.
Christer Hegardt began his career in 1979 as an operational controller at Nestlé. He then became Head of Finance at Swedish Match Consumer Products in Nyon, before joining Banque Scandinave en Suisse in Geneva in 1987. As an expert in both economic and legal matters, Christer Hegardt is financial adviser to a number of international companies and foundations alongside his role at GADD.
Christer Hegardt studied Economics at HEC Lausanne, the business and economics faculty of the University of Lausanne, and has a law degree from the University of Stockholm.

Cecilia Ewers

c.ewers@gadd.lu

Administrative Assistant

Cecilia joined Gadd in 2015 as Assistant to Portfolio Manager for a group of private clients of mainly Scandinavian origin.

She previously acquired extensive experience at Lombard Odier, Banque Edouard Constant, Clariden Leu and Crédit Suisse. She speaks fluent Swedish, French, English, German and Spanish.

Helena Bjäringer

h.bjaringer@gadd.lu

Senior Portfolio Manager

Helena Bjäringer joined GADD Luxembourg, branch of Meyrin/Genève in 2019 as a senior portfolio manager.

Helena Bjäringer began her career in 1993 as a trainee at Lehman Brothers, Geneva and from 1995 and up to 2010 she worked for Coutts Bank, BNP Paribas and Clariden Leu as an account manager and was responsible for managing existing clients as well as developing the Scandinavian and UK markets. As of 2010, Helena Bjäringer continued to serve her clients from privately owned Swiss domiciled wealth management companies that offered comprehensive and sustainable investment advice and solutions.

Helena Bjäringer holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. She is also a member of the Human Rights Watch committee in Geneva.