Chief Executive Officer
A pragmatic approach
Stanislas Bunetel sees parallels between his career in law and now fund administration and corporate services, and fencing, a sport in which he excelled for years. Today, as CEO of EXPERTA LUXEMBOURG, he is bringing his focus to bear on the challenges in a sector where regulation and compliance is ever more critical.
Leading a strategic shift
Stanislas Bunetel, French citizen, began his professional career in the grand duchy, as a tax consultant with Ernst & Young, between 2004 and the end of 2006. Afterwards he spent nearly a decade developing his career as a lawyer, in particular with Bonn Schmitt Steichen, Bonn Steichen & Partners and Stibbe, on the way becoming a fully-qualified member of the Luxembourg Bar in November 2010. He then joined Banque Internationale à Luxembourg subsidiary Experta Luxembourg as Head of Tax. After becoming successively Head of Tax & Legal as well as Head of Corporate Services within Experta Luxembourg, he was appointed CEO in June 2016. This appointment occurred at an important moment in the company’s existence, to pursue a strategic shift to match the increased regulatory pressure and demand for transparency in the corporate and fund services sector.
Family with an international perspective
Stanislas Bunetel notes that it is no surprise having made a career and a life in another country, with his family’s military background having led him to travel between notably France, Germany and New Caledonia. Today he and his siblings are scattered around Europe and beyond, in Marseille, Geneva and Dubai as well as Luxembourg. In addition to his own family (he has two daughters under 10), sport is an important element of his spare time, encompassing sailing and golf as well as fencing. “I believe one needs to work hard, but you need an outlet too in order to go beyond what you thought you could achieve,” he says.
Why fencing is of help in the management of Experta Luxembourg
As a young man, Stanislas Bunetel – son and grandson of army officers – has hesitated to follow his father foot-steps or to embrace a legal career. Finally he decided to choose another family branch path by becoming a lawyer and studied at the University of Rennes criminal, business and tax law (where he is now a visiting lecturer in tax law). One of France top-100 fencers for years, he sees parallels between his professional and personal activities: “In fencing, if you want to succeed, you have to stay patient and focused but, at the same time, you also need to take dynamic, smart and efficient decisions.”
Facts & Figures
Place of birth: Valognes, France
Children: 2 daughters
Languages: French, English
Hobbies: Fencing, sailing, golf
Cities: Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Saint-Malo, La Trinité-sur-Mer, Marseille
Places: Marconi oldtimer sailing ship
Books: Les Champs de braises, The Old Man and the Sea
Restaurants: La Duchesse Anne (Saint-Malo), Le Chasse Marée (Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue), Le Jardin Gourmand (Hespérange)
Music: Indochine, Led Zeppelin, Peter von Poehl, U2, Mike Oldfield, Alphaville
Artist: Marin-Marie, Lucien Goubert, Louis-Edouard Garrido