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 all work under one roof in the heart of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and 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. Our values are competence, commitment and cooperation. We hold them in high regard and aim for high levels of competence and professionalism.

NIB is owned by its eight member countries. As an international financial institution, NIB has a special status and is, with some defined exceptions concerning the staff, not bound by national legislation. For this reason NIB has established its own regulations and rules for the Bank as well as for the staff.

Code of Conduct for the staff

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Employee voices

Pascal Gauthier

Pascal Gauthier

Senior Director, Head of bank, country & municipality analyses

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 and agencies. 

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 of 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.

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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.

Why I applied

I joined the Bank back when I was still 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.

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Märta Hurri

Märta Hurri

Trainee

My position at NIB

I am a trainee in the Loan administration unit at NIB, where we monitor loans from approval until maturity. We handle tasks related to registrations, interests and payments, and provide colleagues with loan administration related expertise. I also work in the Treasury back office, where we manage executed financial market transactions.

Why I applied

I saw a great opportunity to become acquainted with NIB as a trainee during my studies. I found the Bank’s mission and international environment interesting and decided to apply!

What I like most about my job

I really enjoy being included in the work processes of both departments and learning from competent and motivated colleagues. I also highly appreciate the flexibility to combine university studies with the traineeship.

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Life in Helsinki

Helsinki

Helsinki is a Nordic capital with Nordic-level living standards. Finland scores well on surveys that measure the overall quality of life, and Helsinki ranks amongst the most liveable cities across the globe. Good public healthcare and one of the highest levels of education in the world make it a great place to call home.

 

Helsinki is a lively city surrounded by 100 kilometres of coastline. In the past couple of years several new public saunas, seaside bars and recreation areas have emerged with a short distance to nearby islands perfect for day trips and exploring.

Helsinki offers many wonderful museums, free playgrounds and sport centres to choose from, and the public transport network is convenient to use—even with small children. English is widely spoken, making it easy to blend in with the locals.

Internationally renowned for its design and architecture, Helsinki has a rich culture that is fast evolving. Music, food and art are appreciated all year round—from high culture events to local festivals, there is always plenty going on.

To take a break from city life many retreat to their summer cottage during holidays. That's the essence of living in Helsinki; despite having the energetic feel of a capital, nature is never far away.

 

Hugo Pinto

Risk analyst

Being an outdoors person, Helsinki is a playground offering a wide range of activities, ranging from the highly exotic like ice swimming to cross-country skiing, sailing and running. I also like the creative spirit of the city, its design district, northern oddities and the numerous cosy coffee shops around the city.

 

Lisa-Maria Altenberger

Communications officer

My favourite place in Helsinki is probably Suomenlinna, an 18th-century sea fortress built on a cluster of islands a ten-minute ferry ride from the main market square, Kauppatori. The fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has museums and cafés. It’s fun to explore, and you easily forget how close you are to the city centre when you’re there.

 
 

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Values

Our values reflect who we are, how we work and what is important.

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Jobs

Current vacancies, open application, recruitment FAQs.

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NIB alumni

We encourage former NIB employees to stay in touch with the organisation. 

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