Vice-Chairperson of the Board
Born on 1 April 1973, Mrs Ries became a director on 1 January 2015. Mrs Ries is Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Minister for Media and Communications in Luxembourg with a focus on telecom and digital strategy. She is i.a. in charge of coordinating the government’s ‘Digital Luxembourg’ priority. Anne-Catherine Ries graduated with a law degree from the Université de Paris II and the University of Oxford. She holds a postgraduate LL.M degree with honours from the London School of Economics, where she specialised in Telecommunications, Information Technology and European Competition Law. After starting her professional career in a law firm in Paris, she joined the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU in Brussels in 2000. Upon her return to Luxembourg and over the last decade, her focus has been on attracting tech companies to establish and develop in Luxembourg. She sits on the Board of Directors of POST Luxembourg. Mrs Anne-Catherine Ries is a member of the Nomination Committee of SES.
Mrs Ries is a Luxembourg and French national. She is not an independent director because she represents an important shareholder.