Team

Conseil d'administration

Michaël Sellam

Michaël Sellam

After studying a combination of economics, finance and law at university, Michaël Sellam began his career in portfolio management with major banks in the marketplace.
He went on to found the Compagnie Financière de Gestion et d’Investissement – Financière Galilée in 2000. In 2004, he acquired asset management company IRIS Finance, followed by asset management companies Provalor (2007), Compagnie Financière Genevoise 1855 (2014) and Chahine Capital (2017).
He enjoys orienteering and horse riding.

François Garcin

François Garcin

François Garcin began his career at Banque Worms, before joining Yves Rocher, and, later, the Fimalac Group, where he managed the financial engineering department. In 1993, he helped to establish IRI-Sécodip (market research) and joined its general management team. From 2005, he managed Clabo Conseil (microbiological analysis), which was later sold to world leader Silliker, where he became European Sales & Marketing Vice President.
He joined Chahine Capital in 2007 as General Manager.

Bernard Vulfs

Bernard Vulfs

Master in Applied Economics (UCL) – honorary stockbroker

He is Chief Executive and Managing Director.
Bernard began his career as an external auditor with Deloitte. He then worked for American brokerage firms (Merrill Lynch and Prudential Bache) before joining the management of several stock exchange companies in Belgium. Bernard is an airplane pilot and enjoys motorcycle trips.

Charles Bok

Charles Bok

Business Engineer (HEC Liège, Belgium)

He is Chief Executive and Managing Director.
Charles started his career in the management of institutional portfolios (JP Morgan and Fortis). He then took on important responsibilities in private banking in Brussels, Geneva and Singapore (Credit Agricole Indosuez, leading independent wealth management companies, Reyl group). He joined Createrra in 2013.
He loves music and travelling.

 

Direction agréée

Bernard Vulfs

Bernard Vulfs

Master in Applied Economics (UCL) – honorary stockbroker

He is Chief Executive and Managing Director.
Bernard began his career as an external auditor with Deloitte. He then worked for American brokerage firms (Merrill Lynch and Prudential Bache) before joining the management of several stock exchange companies in Belgium. Bernard is an airplane pilot and enjoys motorcycle trips.

Charles Bok

Charles Bok

Business Engineer (HEC Liège, Belgium)

He is Chief Executive and Managing Director.
Charles started his career in the management of institutional portfolios (JP Morgan and Fortis). He then took on important responsibilities in private banking in Brussels, Geneva and Singapore (Credit Agricole Indosuez, leading independent wealth management companies, Reyl group). He joined Createrra in 2013.
He loves music and travelling.

 

Hugues Derem

Hugues Derem

Accounting and administration graduate (Hénallux Arlon, Luxembourg)

He is Financial Director.
Before starting his long career with Createrra, Hugues worked for two management companies in Luxembourg. Hugues likes to do trails and enjoys mountainbike riding.

Compliance & Risk Officer

Dirk Abeloos

Dirk Abeloos

Graduated in higher economic studies.

Dirk worked for some years in the Belgian financial world before moving to Luxembourg to work in the same sector. He worked for two international banks before being Managing Director of a Luxembourgish subsidiary of a Belgian wealth management company. He is passionate about cycling and walking.

Senior Wealth Managers

Patrick Lambert

Patrick Lambert

Graduate in accounting (IPSCF Athus, Luxembourg)

He is an account manager and deputy financial director. He drives racecars and is a long-distance runner.

Thibaut Dawans

Thibaut Dawans

Bachelors in Law and philosophy

Senior Wealth Manager, he began his career in 1987, working for the Bonnewijn Renwart group and was promoted to corporate secretary in 1997. In 1998, he became associate at Rampelbergs (Bruxelles). He has acquired a high level of expertise while working for various independent wealth management companies.
He joined Createrra in 2014 in order to strengthen the Brussels team.

Fabien Plancq

Fabien Plancq

Business Engineer (Solvay) & honorary stockbroker

Senior Wealth Manager, he has an experience of more than 20 years in international financial markets. He started his career in major financial companies such as JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Since 2000, he has been focusing on wealth management and was managing director for a Belgian wealth management company. He enjoys travels and chess. He also practices krav maga.

He joined Createrra in 2014.

Giovanni Porta

Giovanni Porta

Graduate of the Hensemberger de Monza Industrial Techniques Institute

Giovanni’s career in banking started back in 2002 in  the Fortis Group in Brussels. He spent four years as a financial advisor in broad terms (banking products, insurance, credit,…). Thereafter, he joins Citibank Brussels (now Beobank) where he undertakes significant responsibilities during ten years, first as a financial asset advisor and then as a family officer and wealth manager for high-end customers. Giovanni’s main interests are krav maga, fitness and oenology.

Portfolio Manager

Pavel Ponomarev

Pavel Ponomarev

Engineer in electronics, graduate from the renowned National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET).

Pavel is in charge of the monitoring of the Russian-speaking customers. In Russia, he worked within a wealth management company and in the insurance sector. He arrived in Belgium in 2012 where he worked in the technology sector before joining Createrra S.A. in 2018. He is passionate about technology, in particular computing innovation.

Raphael Vulfs

Raphael Vulfs

Master in Finance (ICHEC)

Portfolio Manager. Raphaël began his career at Bank Leumi UK in London, where he was a Credit Analyst for two years. He joined Createrra in 2014.
In June 2019, he passed the third and final exam for qualification as a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Raphaël enjoys oenology, skiing and astronomy.

Senior Administrative Managers

Abdel Stitou

Abdel Stitou

Masters in economics (University of Poitiers, France)

He is Senior Administrative Manager . His hobbies are cycling and running.

Nicolas Watrin

Nicolas Watrin

“Executive assistant” graduate (Hénalux Arlon, Luxembourg)

He is Senior Administrative Manager . Nicolas is a certified “designated group A worker” in the field of safety and health at work. Nicolas practices fitness and running