In addition to his primary professional role, Darren Robinson, our Managing Partner, is deeply involved in the Luxembourgish professional landscape through active participation in various influential associations. His commitment is evidenced through his roles on the HR Committees of both the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and the Luxembourg Alternative Administrators Association (L3A), where he holds the position of Co-Chair. Darren further extends his professional engagement as a member of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA).
However, Darren’s contributions extend beyond these financial and professional spheres. His dedication to fostering international relationships and cultural exchange is exemplified through his role as the longest-serving Council Member of the British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg. Additionally, he holds the distinction of being a Founding Member of the Business Club Luxembourg-UK, a collaborative initiative powered by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the Luxembourg Embassy in London.
A pinnacle in Darren’s extracurricular commitments is his role as the President of the British-Luxembourg Society, a position he embraces with immense pride and responsibility. Established in 1947, the society holds a unique place in Luxembourg’s history, boasting strong ties to influential figures like Pierre Frieden and Pierre Werner, who both went on to become Prime Ministers of Luxembourg. The society’s historical significance is further accentuated by its contribution to English language education in Luxembourg during the 1950s and 1960s, providing courses to politicians and the business community. Presently, with over 60 students, the society continues to offer courses in English Literature, Art, and Luxembourgish, maintaining its inclusivity with nearly 500 members representing over 30 nationalities, with the majority hailing from Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.
The British-Luxembourg Society remains a vibrant hub for cultural exchange, hosting a plethora of events throughout the year. Standout occasions include the Summer Reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence and the Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture, delivered by Baroness Hale of Richmond, marked a historic moment as the second female speaker since Margaret Thatcher in 1979. Darren, a self-proclaimed feminist, expresses personal delight in the fact that the outgoing President, Louise Benjamin, secured Lady Hale for this prestigious event, citing inspiration from Lady Hale’s audiobook “Spider Woman,” narrated by the distinguished speaker herself.
As a not-for-profit organisation (ASBL), the British-Luxembourg Society invites individuals to join its community through annual memberships priced at €40 and partner/spouse memberships at €60. Those intrigued by the society’s rich history and vibrant activities can explore more or initiate the membership application process at https://b-l-s.lu
Pictured: Diane Longden, Nasir Zubairi, Jacqueline Spence, Louise Benjamin, Lady Brenda Hale, Darren Robinson