Group Executive Chairman
Far from being monotone and limited to just black and white, Serge Krancenblum sees the world in infinite shades of grey, because everything in the world is complex, exciting and constantly on the move, and everything, absolutely everything, is in an unstable equilibrium.
Fear does not avoid danger
Daring to move forward, fearing neither falling nor making mistakes sums up Serge Krancenblum. This native of Metz doesn’t see standing still as an option. After studying finance in France and the United States, Serge headed for Luxembourg. Here he co-founded SGG Group that he has been the key figure transforming into the world’s fourth-largest, independent investor services firm. Serge says he owes his success to the Grand Duchy: he demonstrates his gratitude for this by being one of its most persuasive ambassadors. He feels Luxembourg added another dimension to his career: he now sits as an independent director on the boards of several real estate and private equity funds and is a director of a number of private companies.
Grey is beautiful
While some people may have a black and white view of things and of the world, Serge Krancenblum knows that things are not that simple. He believes his lucidity to be both his main quality and his main fault: but that helps him appreciate the complexity at every level of our planet, making things more attractive and more stimulating. Geopolitics is a puzzle where the pieces are constantly changing shape, making it particularly difficult to put them together. So many parameters to take into account with infinite variables might be torture for some people, but it’s something of a passion for Serge. Just like martial arts, which require constant self-control, discipline and humility to recognize that what you thought was an end is, in fact, just one step on a longer journey.
Just because he is a knowledgeable financier doesn’t mean that Serge Krancenblum doesn’t quote Marx. Groucho that is, not Karl. For although he loves his work, he also likes having a life outside of the office. Quoting the eldest of the comic quartet, he says “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” For although he willingly accepts his professional obligations, he prefers not to mix business with pleasure and sets aside time and energy for his passions and his family. In fact, every facet of a person has equal importance and helps to maintain equilibrium. An equilibrium, that is, which makes it possible to keep moving. An unstable equilibrium.
Place of birth: Metz
Languages: French, English
Hobbies: Geopolitics, Martial arts
Cities: Paris, New York, Tel Aviv
Restaurants: Ma Langue Sourit, Um Plateau
Group Executive Chairman of the SGG Group
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Leading the M&A Strategy
Responsible for the Corporate Responsibility
President of the Luxembourg Association for Family Offices
President of the Luxembourg International Management
Services Association (LIMSA)
Chairman of Gatsby & White SA
Chairman of the International Facilitation Forum
Creator of SGG Crossroads
European Personality of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards