Biography of Patrick Zurstrassen

Patrick Zurstrassen


ILA (The Institute of Directors of Luxembourg - l'Institut luxembourgeois des Administrateurs)


Honorary Chairman of ecoDa 



Belgian citizen and Luxembourg resident, Patrick Zurstrassen has worked more than 25 years for "Credit Agricole Indosuez" Group in Belgium, France and Luxembourg. He currently acts as an independent director on the boards and board committees of several companies, listed or non-listed, mainly in the financial sector. His funds mandates belong to groups such as La Baloise, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Le Foyer, Jupiter, Lombard Odier, Natixis, Pioneer [UniCredit group] and European Credit Management [Wells Fargo group].


He participates to the works of several fund management and investment professional bodies, including ALFI, the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry and FEFSI-EFAMA, the European Fund and Asset Management Association that he both chaired. He has been founding chairman of ILA, the Institute of Luxembourg Directors. Honorary Chairman of the board of directors of ecoDa, the European Confederation of Directors' Associations in Brussels (2011-2014).


He sits on several advisory committees of the "Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier" in Luxembourg. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum. He is an affiliated member of the CFA Institute as well as a member of the Institut Français des Administrateurs, the International Corporate Governance Network, the European Corporate Governance Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors [USA].


Graduated as civil engineer [U. Liège, Belgium], MSc [U.Leeds, UK] and MBA [UCLA, USA], Patrick Zurstrassen has lectured finance at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium for 25 years. He is certified director of ILA from the INSEAD International Directors Program.