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Purpose of the Foundation

The Foundation aims to promote a more sustainable and inclusive society, most notably by supporting ecological transition, social inclusion, digitalisation, and social entrepreneurship initiatives to help prepare Luxembourg and the Greater Region for the challenges of tomorrow.

Projects or initiatives that sit within these fields are eligible for the Foundation’s backing.

The Foundation is committed to promoting diversity.

Board of Directors

  • HRH Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg
  • Mr Serge Allegrezza, Director of Statec
  • Ms Sasha Baillie, Director of Luxinnovation
  • Ms Béatrice Belorgey, Chair of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee
  • Mr Patrick de la Hamette, Head of Digital Inclusion
  • Mr Thomas Gibon, Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Mr Gérard Hoffmann, CEO of Proximus Luxembourg SA
  • Mr Louis de Looz-Corswarem, Member of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee
  • Mr Yves Nosbusch, Member of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee – Chairman
  •  Ms Anne-Marie Solvi, Director of Paul Wurth Geprolux SA
  • Ms Catherine Wurth, Director of the CSR Department at BGL BNP Paribas – Vice-Chair

Honorary Chairs:

  • Mr Alain Georges, Chairman-Founder of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation (in 1989)
  • Mr Kik Schneider, Chairman of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation from 2000 to 2022

Sustainable Economic Progress Prize

Since 2021, Sustainable Economic Progress Prizes have been awarded to companies that have shown an exemplary contribution to sustainable development.

Alphonse Weicker

Co-Founder of Banque Générale du Luxembourg in 1919 at the age of just 28, Alphonse Weicker was the bank’s Managing Director from 1919 to 1969 and Chairman of its Board of Directors from 1962 to 1970. The bank’s creation in 1919 was visionary, in anticipation of closer economic ties between Luxembourg and Belgium, and the economic opportunities that would arise. The bank succeeded in becoming the number one choice for small and medium-sized enterprises thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit and links to the local economy.

Alphonse Weicker was a pioneer in other ways too. Heavily involved in Luxembourg’s economic life and society, he was the national football team’s first goalkeeper and held the first licence from the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football. He was also chairman of the Luxembourg Cercle Artistique. In the Kirchberg district near the historical location of Société des Foires Internationales du Luxembourg (now Luxexpo The Box), of which he was also chairman, a street and a tram stop bear his name. By historical coincidence, it is precisely in this part of Kirchberg that Banque Générale du Luxembourg opened its head office in 1995, on a site that remains at the heart of everything BGL BNP Paribas does today.

Call for projects

The Alphonse Weicker Foundation encourages  any request for support for projects or initiatives related to the purpose of the Foundation.