Independent Director

19, rue de Bitbourg
L-1273 Luxembourg

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Phone: (+352) 26 00 21 346
Fax: +352 26 00 21 499
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David Arendt is a Partner of The Directors' Office, the leading practice of independent Directors in Luxembourg, which he joined in May 2017.

David, whose career spans nearly 40 years, has worked in Europe and the US in law, finance and business. Most recently he was Managing Director of Le Freeport Luxembourg, a high tech/highly secure facility for storing valuable goods and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cargolux, the all-cargo carrier based in Luxembourg. David is a lawyer by education and has exercised the legal profession close to 10 years in Luxembourg, New York and Paris. He has extensive experience in the fields of law, IT, corporate control, corporate finance, project management, budgeting, long term planning and administration. David is a certified director by ILA (Luxembourg Institute of Directors) and INSEAD.

David's career started in Law with the leading Luxembourg law firm Arendt & Medernach and he was a member of the Luxembourg and New York bars. David is a well-known figure in Luxembourg and internationally in the business (including aviation and logistics), art and financial industries. In parallel to his activity of independent director, David acts as consultant and project manager on real estate, logistics and academic projects. He is the principal and Managing Director of Arendt Capital Sàrl, a company he created in January 2017.


English, French, German and Luxembourgish

Education and studies

IDP Certificate
INSEAD, October 2018

New York University, School of Law, June, 1983

King's College, University of London, September 1977

"Licence en droit"
Université des Sciences Sociales, Grenoble, June 1976

Professional activities

Independent Director
2017 to date - A number of financial and commercial organisations

2017 to date - Innovatium AG, Necron AG, University of Luxembourg

Managing Director
2011 to 2016 - Le Freeport Luxembourg

Executive Vice President and CFO
1998 to 2011 - Cargolux Airlines International SA

Member of the Management
1994 to 1998 - Banque Générale du Luxembourg (now BGL BNP Paribas)

Vice President
1990 to 1994 - Merrill Lynch

Vice President
1987 to 1990 - European Corporate Finance, Prudential Securities

1983 to 1987 - Sherman & Sterling

1980 to 1982 - Debevoise & Plimpton

1977 to 1980 - Arendt & Medernach

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