Breaking Leaders: Minister Pierre Gramegna & Matteo Rizzi

Welcome to Breaking Leaders – our new series for Breaking Banks Europe’s network to invite some of the most inspiring and pioneering profiles in the financial services sphere. We wanted to launch this series in the very best way possible and hence – Matteo Rizzi (Executive Producer) invited Minister Pierre Gramegna the actual Minister of Finance of Luxembourg (since 2013)!

As Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna has initiated major reforms to balance the budget and to align Luxembourg’s tax rules with international transparency standards. Minister Gramegna is also a promoter of the diversification of Luxembourg’s financial center, in particular with regard to Fintech and sustainable finance. 

As a career diplomat, Pierre Gramegna joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. He was subsequently appointed political and economic affairs advisor to the Luxembourg embassy in Paris in 1988. In 1992 he was appointed consul general and director of the Board of Economic Development in San Francisco. From 1996 to 2002, Pierre Gramegna was Luxembourg’s Ambassador to Japan and South Korea. He was subsequently responsible for the Directorate of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2003, Pierre Gramegna took up the position of director general of the Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the government, Pierre Gramegna was also member of the executive board of several companies, including in particular Cargolux Airlines International SA (as chairman from 2004 to 2008) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg).

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Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of "The FinTech Revolution" and "Talents & Rebels" and is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter: Website: Instagram: Linkedln: Provoke: