Christophe Pessault

Christophe Pessault is the CEO of IRML S.A. since 2011. A former external and internal auditor specialising in financial risks, credit risk, and portfolio pricing issues, Christophe has also led a large team of risk management specialists with a major Luxembourg UCITS management company gaining experience and expertise on the Luxembourg financial industry.

He is a member of working groups of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) which allows him to be up to date with the latest developments in Risk Management.

He holds a Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Markets from a top French Business School and is fluent in English and French.

Christophe is currently performing a selective MBA at HEC Paris

Martin Ewen

Martin Ewen is the Group Chief Risk Officer of ARKUS Financial Services.

Prior to his current position he was Head of Risk and Development at Arkus FS leading the Risk and IT teams in London and Luxembourg ensuring the ongoing production of risk reports for plain vanilla and complex fund strategies as well as the development of Arkus` risk monitoring systems. He is actively involved in the development of Arkus` service offering for PERE structures. Additionally, he acts as Conducting Officer and permanent Risk Manager for UCITS and AIF structures.

Martin studied Finance and Econometrics at the University of Giessen and the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing. He holds a doctoral degree in Financial Economics from University of Trier and a professional banking degree (CCI). Martin is an active member of ALFI Risk Working Groups and a lecturer in Finance and Investments at the University of Trier.

Martin is fluent in German, English and French.