Javier Valls

Javier Valls

Independent Director

19, rue de Bitbourg
L-1273 Luxembourg

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Phone: (+352) 26 00 21 323
Fax: +352 26 00 21 499
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Javier Valls

Javier Valls is a Partner of The Directors’ Office, the leading practice of independent Directors in Luxembourg.

Javier Valls holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Northeastern University, Boston.

Javier has had a long career both in the US and in Europe. Over the course of his career has has worked for some of the leading financial institutions in the US and Luxembourg such as State Street, CACEIS, Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe and Foyer International Assurances. He has held positions of responsibility structuring new investment funds and developing business for new clients with a particular focus on southern Europe. He has also been a member of the Board of several investment funds.

In 2007, he joined Adepa Asset Management S.A. In 2010, he became a shareholder and Managing Partner of the company, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and business development of the company and was also a member of the Executive Committee.

In 2012, he left to focus on independent activities in the cross-border fund industry and has most recently acted as an independent director for investment fund structures advising high net worth individuals setting-up investment vehicles in Luxembourg. Javier now joins The Directors’ Office to further develop his activities with the support of MDO Services.


French, English and Spanish

Education and studies

Finance & Business Administration
1994 - Northeastern University, Boston

Economic Advisor
April 2005 - Ministère des Classes Moyennes, Luxembourg

Professional activities

Independent Director
2008 to date - A number of Financial and commercial entities

Executive Director, Member of the Board and Executive Committee
2007 to 2011 - Adepa Asset Management S.A.

Country Manager Spain
2005 to 2007 - Foyer International S.A.

Sales and Client Relationship Manager
2001 to 2005 - Crédit Agricole Investor Services

Marketing Director
2001 - Union Bancaire Privée

Authorized Officer Commercial Department
1998 to 2001 - Banque privée Edmond de Rothschild

Senior Account Controller
1995 to 1998 - State Street Bank

Private Banking Analyst Assistant
1994 - Salomon Smith Barney - Boston, Massachussets

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