Banque Richelieu Monaco

Presentation

The Richelieu DNA in action

Our organization focuses on our clients’ concerns. Each of them has access to dedicated, agile and professional employees.

Exclusive and personalized financial services

We focus on 3 major areas of services: wealth management planning, real estate financing solutions and tailored management of investment portfolios. Performance is at the heart of our client strategy. Our discretionary portfolio management and our personalized mandates represented a large part of our activity with performances that deserve to be highlighted and acknowledged.

International level

We have organized ourselves ourselves around 5 key market segments: Europe and Monaco, Middle East/Levant, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa and we are recruiting new bankers to support us. We have foreign partners, notably in Cyprus and Abu Dhabi (Banque Richelieu GCC), with whom we can build tailor-made offers.

The overly standardized approach of some financial institutions in terms of both compliance and documentary formalism is often incompatible with high-end international clientele. We strive to adopt a pragmatic, agile and rapid approach to decision-making without ever over-interpreting or replacing the competent authorities, without derogating from strict compliance with regulations. Fully understanding cultural differences, our employees from 12 different nationalities, speak nearly 15 languages to ensure greater personalization of customer relations.

We also support our independent managing partners within a dedicated team in order to provide them with a platform and adapted business solutions with integrated and multilingual services.

Our executive board

Antoun Sehnaoui

Chairman of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

Antoun Sehnaoui

Antoun Sehnaoui has been Chairman and CEO of SGBL Group since 2007. Under his leadership, SGBL has expanded significantly and is now one of the three top banks in Lebanon. Mr. Sehnaoui is also active in the metallurgy, sea transport, real estate and media industries.

Georges Saghbini

Board member

Georges Saghbini

Georges Saghbini joined the SGBL group in 1996 and is currently the Deputy General Manager. Mr. Saghbini is also Chairman of SGBL Insurance and sits on the Board of Directors of many SGBL Group subsidiaries in Jordan, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi. Société Générale Group.

Jean Danckaert

Chief Executive Officer

Jean Danckaert

Jean Danckaert became Chief Executive Officer of KBL Monaco in 2013 after having served as member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Monaco from 2010 to 2013, General Manager of Fortis Banque Monaco from 2005 to 2009, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of Dexia Private Bank France from 2001 to 2004 and General Manager at Société Monégasque de Banque Privée from 1995 to 2001. He started his career in the banking sector in Luxembourg by joining BIL (Banque Internationale à Luxembourg) in 1990. He was a member of the Principality of Monaco’s Economic and Social Council from 2014 to 2021.

Jacques-Henri David

Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

Jacques-Henri David

Jacques-Henri David was Chairman of the “Commission de Contrôle des Activités Financières” (Financial Activities Supervisory Commission) in the Principality of Monaco. He began his career at the Banque de France, before joining and managing the cabinet of the French Finance Minister in 1980 and 1981. He was Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de St Gobain between 1985 and 1989. Founder and first Chairman of Banque des PME, today BPI France, before serving as Chairman of the Deutsche Bank France from 2000 to 2009.

Nadine Khairallah

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

Nadine Khairallah

Nadine Khairallah first joined the Compagnie Financière Richelieu in 2018 as Chief of Staff and then became in November 2019 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, which she holds to this day. She is also CFR’s Representative on the Board of Directors of Banque Richelieu Monaco, Banque Richelieu France and Richelieu Gestion. She was previously Head of Strategic Planning Project Management and Organization Department of SGBL since 2012.

Board Members

Jean Danckaert

Chief Executive Officer

Jean Danckaert

Jean Danckaert became Chief Executive Officer of KBL Monaco in 2013 after having served as member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Monaco from 2010 to 2013, General Manager of Fortis Banque Monaco from 2005 to 2009, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of Dexia Private Bank France from 2001 to 2004 and General Manager at Société Monégasque de Banque Privée from 1995 to 2001. He started his career in the banking sector in Luxembourg by joining BIL (Banque Internationale à Luxembourg) in 1990. He was a member of the Principality of Monaco’s Economic and Social Council from 2014 to 2021.

Gérard Lafitte

General Manager & Chief Financial Officer

Gérard Lafitte

Gérard Lafitte has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Banque Richelieu Monaco since 2018 and also Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Graduated as a Certified Accountant, he began his career in the audit, accounting and consulting sector in France in 1993 and then in Monaco with PWC before joining KBL Monaco in 2000.

Commercial and management functions

Thomas Lhuillier

Deputy General Manager
& Head of Private Banking

Thomas Lhuillier

Thomas Lhuillier started his career in 2006 at Crédit Foncier de France in the real estate financing division and in 2008, he took over the management of the English-speaking clientele of the Monegasque branch. In 2011, he joined the Société Générale Group as a Developer for international UHNWI clients. He contributed to the commercial development of Société Générale Private Banking Monaco before heading the real estate financing department in 2014 and the development department in 2015. In 2017, he was promoted to Director. He will leave his position in 2018 to become Deputy General Manager of Banque Richelieu Monaco. With his experience in international private banking, his knowledge of the Monegasque financial market and his skills in Private Banking, Thomas Lhuillier is responsible for steering the growth strategy of Banque Richelieu Monaco. He is in charge of the commercial development of the Private Banking activities.

Marie-Hélène Royet

Chief Investment Officer
& Group Head of Advisory

Marie-Hélène Royet

Chief Investment Officer of Banque Richelieu Monaco since 2015, Marie-Hélène Royet is responsible for the development and supervision of the portfolio construction process for our international discretionary and advisory clients. With over 23 years of experience in the financial markets, she began her career with international institutional clients at Paribas, and was then responsible for setting up portfolio management for BNP Paribas' private clients in Monaco in 2002. She joined KBL Monaco in 2006 as a portfolio manager and was appointed Head of Discretionary Management in 2013.