Our People

Frank Noel-Vandenberghe

Frank Noel-Vandenberghe Founding partner, Head of Investments

LONDON

Professional experience

  • Frank is an investor with over 25 years of experience. He has demonstrated his capacity to create value for the families he advises.
  • He has invested in more than 60 unlisted operations with Massena, in all fields and sectors (LBOs, Real Estate, Debt, Agriculture, etc.).
  • He created the Massena Group in 1989.

Education

  • Post-graduate degree, San Diego State University (USA)
  • DESS in law, finance and international tax, Université Lille 2 (France)
Claude Lutz

Claude Lutz Partner, Managing Director

LUXEMBOURG

Professional experience

  • Claude joined Massena in 2006
  • Claude oversees the Group’s investment committees and she is conducting officer
  • She is responsible for structuring and handles the 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, Director of Risk Management & Compliance

PARIS / LUXEMBOURG

Professional experience

  • Anne joined Massena in 2015.
  • Managing Director at Fauchier Partners then for Permal Group S.A.S. from 2011 to 2015.
  • Was a director at Morgan Stanley between 1992 and 2010

Education

  • Master in Finance-Banking Science, ISC Paris (France)
Didier Choix

Didier Choix Director

PARIS / NY

Professional experience

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

Education

  • MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Graduate of Ecole supérieure de Commerce, Reims (France)
Hugues de Guitaut

Hugues de Guitaut Partner, Manager

PARIS

Professional experience

  • In 1999 he created Ulysse Patrimoine, a management firm specialised in financial advice for large family-owned businesses, which integrated 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, moving to Montreal and London

Education

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

Contact: hugues.de-guitaut@massena.fr

Jean-Marie Demeure

Jean-Marie Demeure Director

LUXEMBOURG

Professional experience

  • In 2007, he 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 EDHEC Business School, Lille (France)
Xavier Strauss

Xavier Strauss Partner, macro-economic and investment strategy analysis manager

PARIS

Professional experience

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

Education

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

Contact: xavier.strauss@massena.fr

Thierry de la Gorce

Thierry de la Gorce Wealth Manager

PARIS

Professional experience

  • Prior to joining Massena in 2016, Thierry worked for JP Morgan in Paris during five years
  • 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

  • L.L.M. in Public Finances and Taxation (Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II)
  • L.L.B. in Business Law (Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II)
  • Graduated from the Business Law Institute (Panthéon-Assas University, Paris II)
Sébastien Cordebar

Sébastien Cordebar Partner, Head of Listed Investments

PARIS

Professional experience

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

Education

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

Contact: sebastien.cordebar@massena.fr

Emmanuel de Villeneuve

Emmanuel de Villeneuve Partner, Branch Manager

PARIS

Professional experience

  • He manages and advises large family-owned businesses since he joined Massena in 2001
  • Emmanuel was previously a private manager for the Meeschaert Group

Education

  • DES in asset management , Université de Clermont-Ferrand and ISG (France)
  • Master in business law , Université Paris I (France)

Contact: edv@massena.fr

Laurent Zeller

Laurent Zeller Partner, Manager

PARIS

Professional experience

  • Laurent joined Massena in 2010
  • He has extensive experience in asset 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 Manager

PARIS

Professional experience

  • Luc joined Massena in 2014
  • He has 12 experience working for UBS Group where he worked in particular as head of the High Net Worth department 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 in Asset Management, IAE Lyon (France)

Contact: luc.goubet@massena.lu