Jan Stig Rasmussen

Non-Executive Director, INSEAD IDP-C, ILA Cert. Director and ILA Cert. Fund Governance Expert

  • Residence Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Citizenship Luxembourgish & Danish
  • Phone +352 78 73 02
  • Fax +352 78 75 03
  • E-mail mail@rasmussen.lu

Experienced independent non-executive director with recognised competence in the Pan-European Banking and Asset Management industry. Characterised by credible personal engagement skills, a high degree of integrity, professional effectiveness, and infectious energy.


  • In excess of 40 years’ experience within the financial sector of which more than 30 in Luxembourg.
  • 20+ years’ experience as member of various Boards of Directors as well as longer experience at Chief Executive Officer and top managerial levels.
  • Skilled Banker with key competence within the Asset Management industry, including Investment Funds and Private Banking as well as in developing cross-border distribution of financial products and services.
  • Trained speaker and solid internal and external communicator.

Value added for a Board of Directors

  • Strong background from the financial industry.
  • Solid international experience, including know-how in working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
  • Proficiency in long-term strategy work and short-term business plans.
  • Familiarity with various IT tools that can promote business efficiency and strategic knowledge of online and digital channels for marketing and brand awareness.
  • Known for having a broad industry competence and showing strong commitment, high level of integrity, creativity, a good portion of common sense as well as the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Able to assist in bridging the information gap between Board of Directors and Daily Management.

Work Experience

2013 - Present

Non-Executive Director


Independent Non-Executive Director of financial companies such as: Danske Invest (L), Danske Invest Management (DK), Merchant Equity (DK), J. Safra Sarasin Fund Management (L), J. Safra Sarasin Investmentfonds (CH), Lyrical Value Funds (L), UBS (Lux) Real Estate Funds Selection (L), and Whitecroft Core Bank Risk Sharing Fund (L).

2018 - 2019

Interim CEO

VP Lux S.à r.l.

Member of the responsible team to wind-up the Luxembourg Central Securities Depository (CSD), VP LUX. The historic rationale for the operation disappeared as the parent company, VP SECURITIES A/S, is now able to fully support issuers with EUR bonds eligible in the ECB out of Denmark.

2015 - 2018


Origo Advisory Services Sàrl

Partner of a Luxembourg-based company authorised as economic advisor (Conseil économique), specialised in a variety of services in and around the investment industry.

2005 - 2013

Managing Director, CEO

Sparinvest S.A.

Responsibility for developing the Group’s international business within retail and institutional markets. Led the transformation of the Company from a single market player (Denmark) to an international competitor in its peer-group, able to offer institutional mandates and services internationally and with public marketing authorisation in 16 jurisdictions for its main cross-border product, a SICAV fund named Sparinvest.

2001 - 2005

Managing Director, Head of European Fund Distribution

Nordea Investment Funds S.A.

In charge of Nordea Group's European 3rd party distribution of investment funds. Managed, over the course of five years, to restructure the management company, achieving authorisation for the distribution of its investment funds in 13 countries and engineering its transformation into the now well-known European investment fund brand – Nordea.

1999 - 2000

Executive Director, Head of European Fund Distribution

Nordea Bank S.A. (previously Unibank S.A.)

In charge of sales and marketing of the Luxembourg registered investment funds. Switched from a successful career in Private Banking to Asset Management and Fund Marketing when becoming head of a little-known Fund Management Company wholly-owned by Nordea Bank in Luxembourg.

1992 - 1999

Executive Director, Private Banking

Nordea Bank S.A. (previously Unibank S.A.)

Head of one of the Bank's 5 account manager groups and member of the Private Banking Managment Group

1989 - 1992

Associate Director, Head of International Bank Services

Nordea Bank S.A. (previously Unibank S.A.)

Working primarily with guaranteed loans to scandinavian local banks

1987 - 1989

Senior Manager, Deputy Head of Credit Department

Nordea Bank S.A. (previously Privatbanken Intl. (Denmark) S.A.)

working primarily with guaranteed and syndicated loans

1984 - 1987

Retail & Corporate Advisor

Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank AB (publ), Sverige (previously Privatbanken A/S)

1983 - 1984

Assistant Advisor

Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank AB (publ), Sverige (previously Privatbanken A/S)

1980 - 1983


Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank AB (publ), Sverige (previously Privatbanken A/S)



Certified Fund Governance Expert

Luxembourg Institute of Directors

2014 - 2015

International Directors Programme (IDP 8), including Certificate in Corporate Governance (IDP-C)



Executive Board Programme

Scandinavian Executive Institute/INSEAD

2009 - 2010

Sparinvest Management Programme

CFL Programme Management & Falculty

1987 - 1996

Management, Instructor, Presentation & Sales, Retail & Corporate Advisor

External/Internal education with Nordea Bank Group

1985 - 1986

Business Organisation, Personnel Administration


1983 - 1985

Commercial Law, Business Economics, Commercial Banking

Advanced 2-Year Banking Course with graduation by The Association of Danish Banks

1981 - 1983

Banking Practice, Financial Mathematics, Banks in the Society

Banking School part 1 and 2 with graduation by The Association of Danish Banks

1981 - 1982

Accounting and Business Economics

Københavns Handelshøjskole

1980 - 1983

Apprenticeship with graduation

Privatbanken A/S (Now Nordea Bank)

1977 - 1980

Mathematical / Social Studies Section

Frederiksberg Gymnasium

Language Skills

Danish Mother tongue
English Fluent
German Fluent
Luxembourgish Good
Swedish Good
Norwegian Good
French Basic

My Interests

  • Playing Music
  • Skiing
  • Nordic Walking
  • Bicycling
  • Playing Skittles
  • Watch Movies


  • E-mail mail@rasmussen.lu
  • Phone +352 78 73 02
  • Fax +352 78 75 03
  • Skype janstig.rasmussen
  • Address Jan Stig Rasmussen
    11, rue de Wecker
    6795 Grevenmacher
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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    10077384/0: Commercial Activities and Services

    Granted by The Ministry of The Economy, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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