‘Anderson Wise have created an Advisory Board to ensure that we will maintain the most up-to-date and relevant understanding of the markets we serve. Welcoming on board, two professionals, highly recognised in Luxembourg & the international Financial services landscape, is testament to the Anderson Wise brand, our position and reputation in the market’ explains Darren Robinson, the Managing Partner at Anderson Wise.
Chris Edge and Rajaa Mekouar will join Anderson Wise, who are well versed with recruitment challenges and the “war for talent” in Luxembourg. Their diverse range of experience, particularly in building and leading the highest calibre teams within best-known companies and organisations in Luxembourg, contains more than familiarity with the evolving challenges and ambitions of companies across the financial services spectrum.
Robinson continues; ‘We are looking forward to welcoming Rajaa and Chris to Anderson Wise Advisory Board as of April and expect to highly benefit from their expertise and advice provided “through the eyes of the client”. Their insight and opinions will be of great importance as Anderson Wise further develops and evolves its scope, depth, and professionalism thus further strengthening the already established market leadership position in Luxembourg.’
About Mr Chris Edge
Chris Edge has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, mainly with Chase Manhattan Bank Luxembourg and its successor business under J.P. Morgan. Chris left J.P. Morgan in 2005 to build a business offering savings and investment service propositions for UK retail clients. In 2009/10 he built a mobile payment business in East Africa. Chris re-joined J.P. Morgan in 2011 and was appointed Managing Director of its Luxembourg bank once more. Chris was appointed Head of HSBC Securities Services Luxembourg in September 2014 and led a reanimation of the business for the next two years.
In September 2016, Chris joined PwC in Luxembourg in a new role focused on innovation and transformation solutions for the Asset Management sector. Since deciding to leave full-time employment in March 2020, He has focused on building a diverse portfolio of Independent Directorship and Consulting assignments across the Luxembourg financial services sector.
About Mrs Rajaa Mekouar
Rajaa is a recognised private equity investor who spent most of her career in London as a GP and LP, with mid-market funds and family offices focused on PE, before moving to the Grand Duchy 5 years ago. Rajaa has become a convinced advocate of Luxembourg’s potential to play a growing role as a PE/VC hub. As such, she is a frequent guest speaker at different PE-related conferences across Europe (IPEM, SuperReturn, PE Insights, …). Between July 2018 and August 2020, she was Chairwoman then CEO of LPEA, the Luxembourg PE/VC association, where she remains a board member.
Rajaa has 25 years of professional experience, first at Procter & Gamble and since 2002 in Private Equity investing. She has steadily built a substantial and trust-based network with leading international single-family offices, with whom she sources proprietary opportunities and co-invests across the PE/VC spectrum.
She is a graduate of HEC Grande Ecole in France and holds an MBA degree from INSEAD. She speaks French, English, German, Luxembourgish Spanish and Arabic.
About Anderson Wise
Anderson Wise is a leading local independent Recruitment and Executive Search firm in Luxembourg. AW 9 Partners have combined recruitment experience of over 125 years, and this guarantees you will be working with a highly experienced recruitment expert, with industry expertise, a long history in the Luxembourg market and a proven track record of success.
We are a team of passionate, well-known, and well-connected recruiters in Luxembourg. We aim to continue to be recognised for our authentic and personalised approach, providing our clients and candidates with the highest levels of service, expertise, and confidentiality.