NIB Nordic Investment Bank

Our people

Our people

Our People

 

The staff at NIB consists of some 200 experts from the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as from outside the membership area.

We are based in one location in the heart of Helsinki, Finland, and as an international organisation our working language is English. 

Our skilled colleagues and the exciting international scope of NIB’s projects set the baseline for our unique corporate culture. At NIB, individuals have an impact on the Bank’s operations by being in charge of projects that often carry much responsibility.

 

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Our values
 

Employee voices

 
Pascal Gauthier

Pascal Gauthier

Sr. Director, Head of bank, country & municipality analysis

My position at NIB
I head a team of credit analysts. We take care of NIB’s asset quality. My team's specific mission is to provide decision-makers with excellent and up-to-date credit risk analysis for the following types of counterparties to NIB’s Lending and Treasury operations: financial institutions, sovereigns, sub-sovereigns, supranationals & agencies.

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Why I applied
My background is in academia and commercial banking, in the United States and Canada. My wife is Finnish. Putting all this together, I thought NIB could be a good fit - and it has been!

What I like most about my job
Giving our decision-makers the complete and accurate input they need to decide on transactions – from the big picture down to the smallest details. I very much enjoy trying to get the best out my team, both individually and collectively.

What I like about Helsinki
Helsinki is a bit of a hidden gem, with something to offer people of all ages and at all stages of life. Among its best features for me is its combination of small-scale Nordic urban efficiency (for instance transportation and child-friendliness) and easy access to plentiful green spaces and nature.

 
Elias Poutanen

Elias Poutanen

Compliance Officer

My position at NIB
I work in the Compliance Unit in NIB, where we deal with integrity and ethics questions daily. We analyse integrity concerns in the projects that the Bank is financing and help our colleagues in the other departments to protect the reputation of the Bank. The work also includes investigating cases of corruption and misconduct.

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Why I applied
I joined the Bank already when I was studying. After graduating, I worked in the Legal Department for a couple of years and later had the opportunity to join the Compliance team. Both positions have been very interesting and I appreciate the opportunity to rotate internally in the Bank.

What I like most about my job
I really appreciate working with different people in a fairly small organisation and learning from them. I also enjoy arranging training sessions to challenge my colleagues, and have them challenge me.