Chief Executive Officer
CACEIS's Chief Executive Officer, Jean-François Abadie joined Banque Indosuez’s Internal Audit department in 1981, subsequently becoming Deputy Chief Internal Auditor in 1987. After heading up the Major Corporate Clients division in Paris (from 1989 until 1992), he joined Indosuez Carr Futures as Senior Manager. He was subsequently Chief Operating Officer of Banque Indosuez in Spain (1995), Chief Executive Officer of the Banque Indosuez España SA subsidiary (1996) and then Chief Operating Officer of Crédit Agricole Indosuez in London (1999). In 2003, he was named as Corporate Secretary of the Private Banking division. From 2008 until 2010, Jean-François Abadie served as Head of Private Banking (DBP) in France and at International Operations. From 2010 until 2015, he was CEO of Crédit Agricole Luxembourg and the Group’s Senior Country Officer in Luxembourg. Since October 2015, he has been Head of Global Operations.
Jean-François Abadie is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (IEP Institute of Political Studies).
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in charge of steering and control functions
Catherine Duvaud has been appointed CACEIS Deputy CEO on November 2017, in charge of steering and control functions. Prior to joining CACEIS, she has spent most of her career in capital markets, initially in Credit Lyonnais as Head of Interest Rates Derivatives trading, then Origination and Sales and became Global Head of Sales for Credit and Rates in 2000. She then moved to Control functions in CACIB as Debt and Credit Markets COO and was appointed in 2008 Global Head of Controls and Operations for Fixed Income. In 2012, she joined CACIB Executive Committee to become Chief Compliance Officer.
Catherine graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).
Carlos Rodríguez de Robles
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in charge of strategy, market intelligence and management of the correspondent network
Managing Director in Spain and LatAm
Carlos Rodríguez de Robles has been appointed CACEIS Deputy CEO on February 2020, in charge of strategy, market intelligence and management of the correspondent network.
Carlos holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master in Business Administration from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
He started his career in HAMBROS BANK LIMITED London, UK in 1995 as an analyst. In 1996 he joined CEMEX S.A. in Madrid in the finance area and in 2000 moved to CEMEX, S.A., El Cairo. In 2001 he joined MCKINSEY & COMPANY Madrid, as a Consultant. In 2004 he was appointed Head of Business Development and Control for the GLOBAL BANKING & MARKETS Division at Grupo Santander. In 2009 he moved to Banco Santander México as Deputy General Manager – Global Wholesale Banking. In 2013 he returned to Banco Santander Spain, as Head of Global Transaction Banking.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in charge of business development, products and solutions, communications and public affairs, operations, IT systems and organisation
CACEIS's Deputy CEO, Joseph Saliba joined Sabre in 1989, the world’s leader in providing management consulting, technology and travel information to the airline industry. He managed Sabre’s operations in France, the UK and internationally. In 1999, he became President of Sabre’s management consulting and technology business unit, a billion dollar operation based in Dallas, Texas. In 2001, he joined CGI, a global provider of IT and BPO services, At CGI, he held several executive positions including: President - Europe and Asia Pacific, President - USA and India, and President - Business Process Services. Joseph Saliba was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CACEIS, in charge of business development, products and solutions, communications and public affairs, as from January 2012. As form May 1st 2017, he is also in charge of operations, IT systems and organisation.
Joseph Saliba holds a Bachelor of Computer Sciences and Mathematics from Sherbrooke University in Sherbrooke, Québec.
Country Managing Director Luxembourg
Philippe Bourgues began his career as a consultant with Marine Consulting in 1995. He joined Banque CPR as Front Office and Risks Project Manager in 1998. In 2001, he became Manager of IT Development and Project Ownership for CPR Asset Management. In 2005, he was promoted to Operations Manager and became a member of CPR Asset Management’s Executive Committee. In 2012, he joined CACEIS Fund Administration as Head of Front Office Solutions and member of the Management Committee. In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer for CACEIS Bank France and CACEIS Fund Administration. In 2017, he becomes Managing Director for CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch and a member of the CACEIS Executive Committee.
Philippe Bourgues holds a degree from the engineering school ISEP (Avionics and Large Projects option).
Head of International Development
Head of International Development, Pierre Cimino began his career as assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Solvay Belgium. He joined Banque Indosuez Luxembourg in 1992, and initially worked as client relationship manager within the dealing room before becoming a spot dealer in 1994. In June 1996, he became Head of Human Resources for Banque Indosuez Luxembourg, before taking charge of back-office banking operations and securities-cash markets in 1999. In November 2001, he was appointed a member of the Management Committee of Crédit Agricole Investor Services (CA-IS) Luxembourg and Head of Business Analyst team and General Functions. In January 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of Fastnet Luxembourg S.A. Pierre Cimino has been Managing Director of CACEIS Bank Luxembourg and Head of CACEIS's entities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Hong Kong. He becomes Head of International Development in January 2017. He is a member of the CACEIS group Executive Committee.
Pierre Cimino graduated from the Institut Catholique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (ICHEC), Brussels.
Country Managing Director Germany
Managing Director of CACEIS Bank Germany Branch, Thies Clemenz started his career in Deutsche Bank where he headed the French Asset Management subsidiary; he then held various positions in HSBC as COO of HSBC Global Asset Management Deutschland, CEO of HSBC Trinkaus Investment Managers in Luxembourg, Deputy CEO of HSBC Luxembourg and later as CEO of HSBC in Armenia.
Country Managing Director France
Managing Director in France, Carine Echelard began her career in 1987 in the Futures back office of Caisse de Gestion Mobilière. In 1989, she became head of the “institutional and non-resident clients” back-office at Nivard Flornoy, a brokerage firm owned by JP Morgan SA. She joined Credit Lyonnais in 1991 as a researcher on the bond market. In 1995, she became head of fund administration at Credit Lyonnais Asset Management. From 2004 to 2010, she held the position of deputy Managing Director at RBC Dexia Investor Services in France. She joined CACEIS in 2010 as deputy Managing Director of CACEIS Bank France and CACEIS Fund Administration in France. In April 2014, she was appointed Managing Director of CACEIS Bank France and CACEIS Fund Administration and is a member of the CACEIS group’s executive committee. In November 2016, she becomes Managing Director in France.
Carine Echelard graduated from the Institut Supérieur Commercial in Paris and holds a Diploma in Advanced Accounting.
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of CACEIS, Jean-Pierre Valentini began his career in 1991 in the audit department. He joined Bank Indosuez Luxembourg in 1992 to take charge of Financial Control before taking on the role of Treasurer in the Dealing Room from 1996 to 2001. He then became head of banking and markets at Crédit Agricole Indosuez and Crédit Agricole Investor Services Luxembourg until 2005. During 2005, he became General Secretary of CACEIS BL and then Chief Financial Officer in 2007.
In May 2014, he was appointed Group Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and member of the Executive Committee of the CACEIS group.
Jean-Pierre Valentini is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a degree in Finance.
Sikko Van Katwijk
Country Managing Director Netherlands
Sikko VAN KATWIJK was appointed as member of the Managing Board of KAS BANK in 2009 and as Chairman of the Board in 2014. He primarily focused on Corporate, Commercial Department, Treasury, Internal Audit and the UK & German Branches. His in depth understanding of the UK comes from his period as Managing Director of KAS BANK London office in the late 1990s. During his time at KAS BANK and Citco Bank, Sikko has built up strong experience in Relationship Management, Sales and Marketing for both institutional investors and transaction banking clients. After KAS BANK became part of CACEIS, Sikko VAN KATWIJK was appointed Country Managing Director of CACEIS in the Netherlands. In October 2019, he became a member of CACEIS Executive Committee and Group Management Committee.
Sikko VAN KATWIJK studied Public Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Business Administration at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Continuing his academic interests, Sikko is a member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.