About us

UEL represents the Luxembourg private-sector businesses except for the primary sector and includes the Grand Duchy’s professional chambers and employer federations.

UEL works for a sustainable and prosperous economy for Luxembourg, its inhabitants and those who work there. It endeavours to provide an economy that is attractive to both investors and talented individuals.

To accomplish its mission, UEL facilitates working groups and discussions with its member organisations on major inter-branch topics. It is thereby able to present joint positions to the public authorities and social partners on these topics which they can then review together.

The initiatives launched by UEL are based on the values of the social market economy, sustainable development, business ethics, good governance and dialogue.

In 2007, UEL founded the INDR, l’Institut National pour le Développement durable et la Responsabilité sociale des entreprises (National Institute for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility) whose mission is to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) within Luxembourg businesses in order that they contribute to sustainable development.

Board of Directors

The UEL Board of Directors reflects, by its composition, the economic sectors that are covered by the mission of the association.

The members of the Board of Directors

  • Joseph Kinsch, honorary president
  • Michel Wurth, honorary president

 

  • Nicolas Buck, president
  • Tom Oberweis, vice-president, president of the Chambre des Métiers du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
  • Michèle Detaille, member, president of FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry
  • Guy Hoffmann, vice-president, president of the Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg (ABBL)
  • Fernand Ernster, member, president of the confédération luxembourgeoise du commerce (clc)
  • Luc Frieden, member, president of the Chambre de Commerce du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
  • Michel Reckinger, member, president of the Fédération des Artisans
  • Alain Rix, member, president of Horesca
  • Christian Strasser, member, president of Association des Compagnies d’Assurances et de Réassurances (ACA)
  • Jean-Jacques Rommes, member

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of UEL prepares the documents and positions submitted to the Board of Directors.

The members of the Executive Committee

  • Jean-Paul Olinger, president, director of UEL
  • Serge de Cillia, member, director of the Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg (ABBL)
  • Nicolas Henckes, member, director of the confédération luxembourgeoise du commerce (clc)
  • Marc Hengen, member, managing director of the Association des Compagnies d’Assurances et de Réassurances (ACA)
  • François Koepp, member, general secretary of Horesca
  • Romain Schmit, member, general secretary of Fédération des Artisans
  • Carlo Thelen, member, general manager of the Chambre de Commerce du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
  • René Winkin, member, director of FEDIL – The Voice of Luxembourg’s Industry
  • Tom Wirion, member, general manager of the Chambre des Métiers du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

Permanent Secretariat

Find the members of the permanent secretariat in the Contact section.