Claude Kremer (Arendt): Marathon Man
Claude Kremer moves from challenge to challenge with the speed of a sprinter, a pace he maintains with energy and enthusiasm.
Balance and faithfulness
For this businessman constantly on the move, a stable environment is the key to his performance. Claude Kremer finds a strong balance in his professional foundations and solid family unit. His wife is a key person and his most loyal supporter, and his three children make his life complete. Between work and personal life, most of his friendships can be traced back to his years in the scout movement. This school of life taught him all about teamwork, resourcefulness and the great outdoors.
To an observer, his life appears fastpaced and frenetic. Alongside his legal practice, he teaches at the university centre, has co-authored a book on investment funds (third version published in March 2014), is a member of numerous organisations and sits on countless committees. It is therefore rather surprising to hear him describe his professional life as “a long quiet river”. His experience running marathons has no doubt helped him to pace his efforts and handle his countless responsibilities with apparent ease. He became well known as Chairman of ALFI from 2007 to 2011 and President of the European Fund and Management Association (EFAMA) from 2011 to 2013, roles that required unfailing commitment on an international level. In October 2014, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA). The achievement he is most proud of remains being a founding partner of Arendt & Medernach.
Experience and teamwork
Far from being satisfied by his personal and professional achievements, Claude Kremer constantly questions himself and puts emphasis on motivating his teams and devoting his energy to delivering the right messages to the right people. Never looking back, he constantly scans the road ahead in search of new opportunities. He confesses that he finds strength in the idea of developing projects for the future. One of those projects could be the opening of an art gallery, a good way to maintain the discussions and culture that have always been important in his life. Perhaps also a way of putting off the moment when the finishing line comes into view - because for this man of action the journey is far more important than the destination.