Our Teams

Frank Noel-Vandenberghe

Frank Noel-Vandenberghe Chairman of the Board of Directors, Partner

LONDON

Professional background

  • Frank is a recognised investor in the market with over 25 years’ experience. He has demonstrated his capacity to create value for the families he advises
  • He has taken part in more than 60 unlisted investments with Massena, in all fields and sectors (Private Equity, Real Estate, Debt, Agriculture, etc.)
  • He founded the Massena Group in 1989

Education

  • Post-graduate degree, San Diego State University (USA)
  • DESS (post-graduate diploma) in law, finance and international taxation, Lille 2 University (France)
Hugues de Guitaut

Hugues de Guitaut Director, Partner, Asset Manager

PARIS

Professional background

  • In 1999 he founded Ulysse Patrimoine, an asset management firm specialising in financial advice for large family-owned businesses, which joined Massena at the end of 2010
  • In 1990, he returned to Paris to manage Royal Bank of Canada’s French branch. He stayed with the bank for 20 years, working in both Montreal and London

Education

  • Graduate of the European Business School, Paris (France)

Contact: hugues.de-guitaut@massena.fr

Didier Choix

Didier Choix Director

PARIS / NY

Professional background

  • In 1995, Didier founded DDA & Company, LLC, a New York-based financial strategy specialist
  • He was Managing Director at Harbourton Enterprises between 1992 and 1995
  • He was Vice-President of The Fairchild Corporation between 1986 and 1992

Education

  • MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Reims (France)
Jean-Marie Demeure

Jean-Marie Demeure Director

LUXEMBOURG

Professional background

  • In 2007, Jean-Marie founded JMD Consult SARL
  • In 1996, he joined Banque Populaire du Luxembourg which became Natexis Private Banking, working mainly as a Director.
  • In 1980, he moved to Banque Populaire de la Région Economique de Strasbourg before being appointed representative of the Banque Populaire Group in Germany in 1990
  • He began his career working for CIC Group in the 1970s

Education

  • Graduate of the EDHEC Business School, Lille (France)
Xavier Strauss

Xavier Strauss Partner, Head of Macroeconomic Analysis and Investment strategies

PARIS

Professional background

  • Xavier has been a partner at Massena since 2010
  • He was Deputy Managing Director of Ulysse Patrimoine for seven years
  • He was previously managing director of a family office in Switzerland

Education

  • Graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (France)

Contact: xavier.strauss@massena.fr

Sébastien Cordebar

Sébastien Cordebar Partner, Head of Listed Investments

PARIS

Professional background

  • Sébastien has been a partner at Massena since 2010
  • He joined Ulysse Patrimoine as Chief Financial Officer in 2000
  • He began his career in management in 1993 working for Société Générale CDC-ICI then CPR.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Finance, ESCP Europe
  • Engineering degree, ESIEA (France)
  • Member of the Société Française des Analystes Financiers (France)

Contact: sebastien.cordebar@massena.fr

Thierry de la Gorce

Thierry de la Gorce Asset Manager

PARIS

Professional background

  • Thierry joined Massena in 2016 after five years at JP Morgan in Paris
  • He was previously employed by Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, following ten years in HSBC’s M&A practice in London
  • He started his career as a Buy-side Analyst at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette in New York

Education

  • DEA (post-graduate degree) in Public Finance and Taxation (Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II)
  • Degree in Business Law (Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II)
  • Graduated from the Business Law Institute (Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II)
Emmanuel de Villeneuve

Emmanuel de Villeneuve Partner, Manager of the Branch in France

PARIS

Professional background

  • He has managed and advised large family-owned businesses since he joined Massena in 2001.
  • Emmanuel was previously a private asset manager for the Meeschaert Group

Education

  • DES (specialised diploma) in Wealth Management, University of Clermont-Ferrand and ISG (France)
  • Degree in business law, Paris I University (France)

Contact: edv@massena.fr

Laurent Zeller

Laurent Zeller Asset Manager

PARIS

Professional background

  • Laurent joined Massena in 2010
  • He has extensive experience in wealth management
  • He was Managing Director of the Key Clients department for UBS and previously worked as a private banker for Banque du Louvre

Contact: laurent.zeller@massena.fr

Luc Goubet

Luc Goubet Asset Manager

PARIS

Professional background

  • Luc joined Massena in 2014
  • He gained 12 years’ experience with UBS Group where he was particularly in charge of the High Net Worth segment in Lyon
  • He began his career working for CIC Lyonnaise de Banque in 1990 where he held several positions and was notably Head of Private Management

Education

  • Master’s degree in Wealth Management, IAE Lyon (France)

Contact: luc.goubet@massena.lu

Claude Lutz

Claude Lutz Group Managing Director

LUXEMBOURG

Professional background

  • Claude joined Massena in 2006
  • Claude oversees the Group’s investment committees. She is responsible for structuring and for legal and financial monitoring of investment vehicles selected or created by Massena
  • She has 16 years’ prior experience working for JP Morgan in Paris, notably as CFO and COO, between 2001 and 2006

Education

  • Graduate of ESCP Business School, Paris (France)
Anne Delamarche-Shadid

Anne Delamarche-Shadid COO, Risk Control and Compliance

PARIS / LUXEMBOURG

Professional background

  • Anne joined Massena in 2015
  • She was Managing Director at Fauchier Partners and then Permal Group SAS from 2011 to 2015
  • She was Director at Morgan Stanley between 1992 and 2010

Education

  • Master’s degree in Science Finance-Banking, ISC Paris (France)
Julien Mengozzi

Julien Mengozzi Manager of the Middle Office Unlisted Investments

LUXEMBOURG

Professional background

  • Julien joined Massena Luxembourg in September 2016 as Manager
  • He was AIFM Conducting Officer in charge of private equity fund administration for Rothschild & Co between 2010 and 2016
  • He previously worked as management controller in Private Equity for various Luxembourg trusts

Education

  • IUT, University of Metz (France)