LuxTimes publisher Saint-Paul names first-ever chairwoman
The owner and publisher of the Luxembourg Times, the Saint-Paul Luxembourg Group, has appointed Martine Reicherts as its first ever chairwoman.
Reicherts is the first woman to be appointed to the position in the history of the company, which was bought by the Mediahuis group from Belgium last year.
A former European Commissioner for Justice and spokeswoman for ex-Commission President Jacques Santer, she replaces François Pauly, who was named as chief executive officer of the Franco-Swiss private bank and asset manager Edmond de Rothschild Group last month.
Reicherts began her working life as a lawyer before embarking on a career spanning more than three decades at the heart of EU institutions.
She retired from the European Commission in 2018 and is currently president of Luxembourg’s National Research Fund and a council member at the country’s central bank (Banque Centrale de Luxembourg).
The 64-year-old Luxembourger said she was “touched and honoured” to be appointed to the role at Saint-Paul.
“Ms. Reicherts can draw on a wealth of European experience which is in perfect harmony with the international orientation of our group,” said Gert Ysebaert, managing director of the Mediahuis group.
The nomination of Reicherts is set to be formally ratified during an upcoming board meeting in July.