LuxUnplugged Podcast

Adrien talks to Olaf Kordes, co-managing director at Luxempart, and discusses his company's role in the Luxembourg ecosystem. They also touch upon the changes that the grand duchy has undergone in recent years and how the country could improve its perks to attract further young talent.

Show Notes

Adrien welcomes Olaf Kordes, co-managing director at Luxempart, to the show. A Luxembourger who spent three decades abroad before coming back to Luxembourg, Olaf walks Adrien through the key lessons he’s learned throughout his career in Private Equity. They then discuss the mission of Luxempart, a Luxembourg based investment firm with direct exposure to Luxembourgish businesses and how approaching the intricacies of the local market compares to tackling opportunities further afield. Adrien also enquires about the dual leadership structure in a family business with less than 30 employees and already subject to strict governance rules inherent in its listed nature. Finally, Olaf shares his views on the Luxembourg ecosystem and what key components he would change to make it even more attractive for younger talent.

What is LuxUnplugged Podcast?

People from Luxembourg are quite familiar with the country’s discreet approach when it comes to blowing its own trumpet at the global scale. Despite its relatively small geographic print, the Grand Duchy punches well above its weight on the world stage!

This podcast is here to shed light on Luxembourg’s global influence from the perspective of two Luxembourgers living in London.