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Expert interview – Julie Brauch

What’s your role at BIL? I am Head of Personal Banking – Luxembourg, which is part of our retail network. We are present in all the branches in Luxembourg in order to be close to our clients. How did you get there? Before joining BIL, I was a team head in the front office of an … Continued

Expert interview – Vanessa Engel & Alexander De Vreeze

Discover the interview of Vanessa Engel, Head of Non-EU Private Banking clients, and Alexander De Vreeze, Client Partner within Vanessa’s team:  

Expert interview – Samy Picard

What’s your role at BIL, and how did you get there? I am the Head of the Wealth Management Luxembourg. I started off as an intern here at BIL while I was studying at the University of Luxembourg. After that, I became a Relationship Manager in the Wealth Management department. Before taking on my current … Continued

Expert interview – Bénédicte Elikann

Discover the interview of Bénédicte Elikann, Senior Wealth Planner at BIL Wealth Management Luxembourg! Her role, her career path and why you should join us!  

Expert interview – David Monteiro Dias

Discover the interview of David Monteiro Dias, Senior Credit Structurer at BIL Wealth Management Luxembourg. His role, his career path and why you should join us!  

Unicareers 30/09 – Come and visit our BIL stand!

Save the date! Come and meet us at Unicareers to discover our career opportunities: – Friday 30/09 – 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Luxexpo the Box, Luxembourg – Stand 114 #talentacquisition #luxembourg #recruitmentevent

Expert interview – Vanessa Engel

What’s your role at BIL, and how did you get there? I head the Non-European Private Banking team in Wealth Management. We serve clients from areas that include Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East. I joined BIL 21 years ago as a junior Relationship Manager in the Eastern European Private Banking team. I certainly … Continued

Expert interview: Rémy Bouquin (Risk Management)

How would you describe your job at BIL? I’ve been at BIL for five years now, and I’ve discovered both a new country and a new bank. BIL is unique and this is clearly an attribute. Its main advantage undoubtedly lies in the great diversity of its client base. As a multi-business bank, it attracts … Continued

Micro-economic challenge on “Sustainability” with ECG students – Treedom

Micro-economic challenge On Friday, April 29, we had the pleasure of welcoming students from the “Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion du Luxembourg” (ECG) to our premises, to carry out a micro-economic challenge on the theme of “Sustainability”. The students prepared files and came to pitch their presentations in front of the members of a … Continued

Expert interview: Fabien Machard (Head of EU Business Owners & Family Offices)

How would you describe your team and its main missions? The essence of international wealth management at BIL is to be a main hub in Luxembourg with international branches. The team’s focus is on international franchise development with a local strength, using resources that develop business through intermediaries without necessarily having a geographic footprint. Specific … Continued

My Job @BIL with Julien Thai

Meet Julien Thai, IT Architect, telling us about his job at BIL   Your job I am what we call an Enterprise Architect at BIL. It’s my role to analyse and find alternative and viable IT solutions in response to my clients’ requirements. As well as end clients, we have to deal with multiple requirements, … Continued

My Career@BIL with Virginie Mélot

Meet Virginie Mélot, Facility Project Manager, telling us about her new career at BIL Could you introduce yourself? My name’s Virginie Mélot and I’m a Project Manager for Facility Management. I specialise in the interior design of communal areas. I joined BIL’s Corporate Real Estate department on 16 November 2019. Why did you decide to … Continued

Expert interview with Cédric Weisse

Expert interview: Cédric Weisse (Head of Retail, Affluent & Private Banking Luxembourg) What’s the main role of BIL’s Retail, Affluent & Private Banking team? Our first job is to advise clients effectively and to quickly find the solution best suited to their needs. We support them in their life’s endeavors and are there for them … Continued

My Job @BIL with Vera Rashkova

Meet Vera Rashkova, Credit risk analyst at BIL   Your job I joined BIL 1 year ago, as part of the Credit Risk Management team, notably the Restructuring Unit. I have 10 years of experience in financial analysis of Corporate clients so I cover the monitoring of the CIB portfolio of the Bank. The Bank … Continued

Discover Dino Riders, the BIL Developers community

You created the Dino Riders community two years ago. What were your objectives and how did you get the initiative off the ground? Our main aim in creating the community was to bring people together and generate some healthy competition to spur us all on. Working collaboratively with the developers, we turned our vision into a … Continued

Young Sales Program

Can you tell us more about the « Young Sales Program »? The « Young Sales Program » is an innovative initiative for young bankers with a first experience in the world of finance and who wish to give a commercial orientation to their career. This program offers them the opportunity to pursue a career in the world of … Continued

The key ingredients to a successful career in Wealth Management – Marco Schaller (BIL Switzerland)

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg is recruiting Relationship Managers specialising in Wealth Management to join their Zurich office. Marco Schaller, Head of Private Banking at BIL Switzerland, explains some of the skills needed to excel in the role and what prospective candidates can expect from a career at the bank.   How long have you been … Continued

BIL helps to write the SAB success story

Mario Kratz and Robert Schweich took over at SAB in 2003. Specialising in mechanical engineering components and parts for the steel sector, SAB has experienced exponential growth partly in thanks to BIL’s help and support. Today, the company has around 100 employees.  It is certainly no exaggeration to describe SAB as a success story. In the … Continued

HLD nurtures European gems with BIL

Managed from Luxembourg by HLD Associés Europe’s Board of Directors, the HLD Europe Private Equity fund invests in highly promising companies throughout Europe. Anne Canel, Managing Director and CFO of HLD Associés Europe, explained how the Luxembourg marketplace helps fulfil the strong ambitions of this investment structure to the benefit of entrepreneurs.       … Continued

BIL Sales Challenge – Private Banking Top Performers Summit – Rome 2019

What is the Sales Challenge? Each year, BIL Private Banking recognizes the performance excellence by inviting many of the top performers across various markets to an engaging and interactive experience in an special venue. This internal competition recognizes the 25 best performers  in BIL Private Banking from both Front Office and Support Functions. These outstanding … Continued

BIL Academy, let’s get started!

What is BIL Academy ?   BIL has officially launched BIL Academy on 19th March 2019, a new platform that every employees at BIL can access for training, e-learning modules, a large panel of digital content and much more! BIL Academy reflects the desire to help all BIL staff members with their career development. The … Continued

Expert interview (video): Karin Scholtes (Head of People, Culture and Communication)

In terms of job applications and workplace behaviour, how can current and future employees distinguish themselves in the eyes of an HR director? Karin Scholtes, Head of People, Culture & Communication at BIL, stepped up to the plate to provide straightforward, informal answers to all our questions in this interview. Read on to find out … Continued

Expert interview: Alessandra Simonelli (Head of Customer Journey)

What is the main mission of Retail team at BIL? The primary objective of the Retail team is to respond to issues encountered by clients, to assist them, and to do so while ensuring they have a pleasant experience. To interact with the bank, clients choose the channel and the team ensures that solutions adapted to … Continued

Ace your job interview with our checklist!

Have you been invited for a job interview? Start stacking the odds in your favour! We’ve created a checklist of tips and tricks to help you leave a lasting impression on your recruiter. Be prepared before the interview •Read up on the company, position and the person recruiting you •Prepare answers to common questions •Come … Continued

Why and how should you expand your network?

Everyone understands the importance of “having contacts”. That’s why we’re often advised to build and maintain networks to find jobs, ensure career progression and broaden our professional horizons. But how exactly will this help you and what practical steps can you take? Whether you’re just leaving school, looking for a new job or already employed, … Continued

Growth Mindset

The Growth Mindset is one of BIL’s flagship initiatives figuring among its efforts to support its staff in their professional development. Aurélie Antunes, from the People Development Department shares with us what the Growth Mindset is all about. Hi Aurélie! Can you please explain us what is the Growth Mindset at BIL ? Hi! I’m … Continued

Acing your job interview

Have you been invited for a job interview? That’s great news! Now stack the odds in your favour as you go for the prize. To get you started, here are some tips and tricks that will help to make a good impression on your recruiter. The full guide is available here

The different types of employment contract

Congratulations – you’re going to sign a contract to start your career or re-join the working world! But before you do, it’s worth looking into the type of contract you’ve been offered. Permanent contract (CDI) Concluded for an indefinite period of time, this employment contract must be drawn up in duplicate by the time the … Continued

Expert interview: Tom Lessel (Head of Corporate Banking)

In a few words, how would you describe Corporate and Institutional Banking at BIL? The bank’s strategy is to support companies throughout their life cycle; from creation to transmission. BIL assigns a dedicated contact person to accompany entrepreneur clients for both their private and business needs. For certain needs, this contact person is further assisted … Continued

Job fairs: 14 tips to help you stand out

If you want to land a job, you should do everything you can to help your chances: apply for advertised positions, send speculative applications and use your connections. But of the many ways to meet potential employers, job fairs are among the most accessible. We’ve made a list of 14 tips to help you make … Continued

Expert interview: Business Transformation

In a few words, describe the Transformation team The team is engaged in the bankwide front to back transformation (digital, CRM, data, Core Banking). The team operates transversally across all business lines and is composed of the following roles: Program/Product Owner (PO), UX / UI Designers, Change Management, Data Science and Data Governance. The PO … Continued

First job survival guide

How do I write a CV and cover letter? How do I stand out at a job fair and build a network? How do I ace my job interview and negotiate my job offer? What are the dos and don’ts of starting my first job? Landing that first job might seem like a minefield, but … Continued

Increasing your employability, the key to a successful career!

The job market is constantly evolving; today’s jobs are not the same as yesterday’s, and tomorrow brings a new set of challenges. Nowadays, hardly anyone can afford to rest on their laurels their whole working life. You need to hone skills that better your employability, keep yourself up to date and stay at the forefront … Continued

Random Lunch

Why was Random Lunch created? BIL hires more than 200 people every year. Internal mobility is also highly encouraged as part of our employees’ development. Many of them therefore find themselves in new environments, even as long-standing members of our staff. For us, communication and curiosity are vital principles for ensuring that teams operate efficiently … Continued

5 questions about how a job became a career: Kevin Lu (Project Officer)

After deciding to study abroad, Kevin Lu left his home country China. Interested in learning new languages and cultures, he moved from China to Singapore and then from Singapore to the south of France. At the end of his Master’s in Finance & International Banking, Kevin was still fascinated by the idea of working in … Continued