29.06.2020

Patrick Wies, becomes the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg asbl

At the general meeting 15th June 2020, Patrick Wies, Partner & Head of Public Sector at KPMG, will become the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg asbl. Mr. Wies will join the Board of Directors as a member in 2015.

“Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg, an association that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, has experienced a positive and very significant development. Today, recognised by schools, high schools, various ministries and above all supported by an impressive network of motivated and very committed volunteers, the association is enjoying tremendous success with its main “clients”: young people.

I would like to warmly thank Charles Denotte for his commitment and dedication as Chairman of the Board of Directors. I would also like to take the opportunity of our 15th anniversary to thank the “former” Presidents of the Association, Messrs Yves Elsen and Norbert Friob.

It is with great pleasure that I have agreed to take over this mandate. I am particularly pleased to be able to contribute to the realisation of an action plan that we have been able to determine over the past few months at several strategic workshops with the members of the Board of Directors and the management”, says Mr. Wies.

Charles Denotte joined the Board of Directors of Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg asbl as a member in 2008 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2013 to 2020.

“It is with pride, and with a small twinge in my heart, that I pass the torch, after twelve years as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors, to my dear colleague and current member of the Board of Directors, Mr Patrick Wies. I wish him as much pleasure as I have had in watching young people develop their talent, show their dynamism and understand and experience entrepreneurship,” he says.

The board of the association is composed of the following members:

President:                   Patrick Wies, Head of Corporates and Public Sector KPMG

Secretary General: Gilbert Engel, Director e.r. Esch-sur-Alzette Technical High School

Members :

Charles Denotte, e.r.

Christian Kaempff, Owner Kaempff-Kohler

Yannick Majerus, Business Advisor HoE/Chamber of Commerce

Gilles Feipel, Cactus Marketing Department

Gilles Scholtus, Government Counsellor 1st class, Ministry of the Economy

Christian Zeyen, Engineer

Robert Goeres, Director Goeres Watchmaking

Marc Baltes, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Ministry of State

Carole Retter, CEO Moskito

Blanche Lamesch, Head of Department – Continuing Education Chamber of Trades

Johny Goerend, Managing Director Lightbulb Web Agency

Tom Muller, Deputy Director – Vocational Training Department Ministry of Education, Child and Youth Affairs

Eric Lux, Managing Director IKO Real Estate

Jonas Bossau, Client Executive, Citibank Europe plc, Luxembourg branch

Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg asbl

Founded in 2005, the non-profit association Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg has enjoyed the patronage of HRH the Grand Duke Heir since 2013. Its mission is “to inspire and prepare young people to innovate, create, take initiatives and be responsible”.

The aim of the association is to encourage creativity and entrepreneurial spirit among young people and to introduce them to professional life through 11 educational programmes organised at every level of Luxembourg education. In 2018/2019, the association reached more than 12,000 young people and 535 volunteers through its 11 programmes at different levels of education.