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The Team

Put a Face to the name

Team GADD

Much as competitive sailing, being effective relies on working with everyone on board.

At GADD our team has the support of our experienced board members and we
give them our full commitment and engagement.

The Management

Johan Nordström

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

+352 26 26 74 27
j.nordstrom@gadd.lu

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 business and economics sciences degree from Lunds University, he is a CFA charter holder and Financial Risk Manager – certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Christer Hegardt

Founder, Director & Board Member

+41 22 799 42 03
c.hegardt@gadd.lu
A founding member of GADD, today Christer Hegardt is a member of the Board of Directors of GADD, part of the Management and a Financial Adviser.
 
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.

Adnan aït el Hocine

Director & Chief Compliance Officer

+352 26 26 74 22
a.aitelhocine@gadd.lu
Adnan has been working as an administrative assistant at GADD Luxembourg since 2016 before becoming part of the Management as Chief Compliance Officer in 2020.
 
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.

Portfolio Managers

Adnan aït el Hocine

Director & Chief Compliance Officer

+352 26 26 74 22
a.aitelhocine@gadd.lu
Adnan has been working as an administrative assistant at GADD Luxembourg since 2016 before becoming part of the Management as Chief Compliance Officer in 2020.
 
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.

Bart Joseph

Portfolio Manager & Chief Risk Manager

+352 26 26 74 26
b.joseph@gadd.lu

Concentrating on developing business with clients in the Benelux, Joseph Bart joined GADD Luxembourg in May 2016 and stepped up as Chief Risk Manager in 2020.

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.

Birgitta Thonning

Portfolio Manager

+352 26 26 74 20
b.thonning@gadd.lu

Birgitta Thonning was appointed as Director/Senior Portfolio Manager and responsible for the establishment of the GADD Luxembourg branch back 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.

Christer Hegardt

Portfolio Manager

+41 22 799 42 03
c.hegardt@gadd.lu
A founding member of GADD, today Christer Hegardt is a member of the Board of Directors of GADD, part of the Management and a Financial Adviser.
 
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.

Helena Bjäringer

Portfolio Manager

+41 22 799 42 00
h.bjaringer@gadd.lu

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.

Our Administrative Team

Alexander de Habsbourg-Lorraine

Head of Sales & Distribution

+352 26 26 74 30
a.dehabsbourg@gadd.lu

A citizen of Switzerland and Luxembourg, Alexander joined Gadd Luxembourg as Head of Marketing in May 2021. He is now working in Geneva as Head of Sales & Distribution and mainly focusing on the fund, since March 2022.

After commissioning from the Royal Academy Sandhurst as a Second Lieutenant he served in the British Army with the Irish Guards, working on a number of high profile tasks, including assisting the coordination of the security for the London Olympics in 2012. Passionate about geopolitics and the Middle-East, he then completed a diploma at SOAS in Communicative Arabic, before moving to work in public affairs and communication for the Ministry for Planning and Development in Kuwait in 2017.  Once back in Europe, Alexander worked in Brussels specialising in European and Governmental Affairs and in Geneva as a liaison and clients relations manager working for a Swiss family office.

Anna Engström

Branch Manager - Geneva

+41 22 799 42 01
a.engstrom@gadd.lu

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 University of Lausanne. She speaks Swedish, French and English.

Antoine Thorel

Administrative Assistant

+41 22 799 42 02
a.thorel@gadd.lu

Antoine joined GADD in Geneva in March 2022, as an administrative assistant, to support a mainly Scandinavian private clientele.

He studied in Geneva where he obtained a Federal Certificate of Commercial Employee Capacity as well as a Swiss Professional Maturity.

He is fluent in both French and English and has a passion for IT.

Fatemeh Raeissi

Administrative Assistant

+352 26 26 74 24
f.raeissi@gadd.lu

Fatemeh Raeissi joined GADD Luxembourg in April 2020 to strengthen the administrative team.

Fatemeh graduated from the University Sorbonne Paris Nord and she holds a Master’s degree in law. She began her career in 2018 at Royal bank of Canada in the Due Diligence team for remediation procedure client’s AML / KYC.

Fredrik Hegardt

Head of Business Development

+352 26 26 74 23
f.hegardt@gadd.lu

After having worked in a Swedish start-up company, Fredrik Hegardt 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.

Fredrik is now in charge of Partnerships & Business Development while keeping a close eye on our IT.

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).

Marzieh Jacques

Administrative Assistant

+352 26 26 74 24
m.jacques@gadd.lu

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 and did her final internship with Aumea Partner.

Patricia Flammant

Accounting Manager

+352 26 26 74 21
p.flammant@gadd.lu
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.

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