Photo shows Philippe Linster speaking at the chamber of commerce's “I’m creating my company” seminar in 2018
Photo: IBCL/Tania Bettega/archive
Luxembourg incubator the House of Startups (Host) has appointed Philippe Linster as new CEO to succeed Karin Schintgen from 1 January 2020.
The reshuffle came during a meeting on 27 November, and after movement in September which saw Carlo Thill nominated president to succeed Michel Wurth, following his resignation. Schintgen, who formerly headed BGL BNP Paribas’ Lux Future Lab, will remain an independent consultant at the Host with responsibility for international partnerships in particular, and will continue to develop the EU Tribe, a network of incubators in the Greater Region.
“We thank Karin for the boost that she gave to the Chamber of Commerce's project that exceeded our expectations. Today, we are proud to have perfectly equipped premises, filled with 120 or so startups, but, in addition, the House of Startups has become a real showcase for Luxembourg's innovation ecosystem,” Carlo Thill said.