Banque Internationale à Luxembourg strengthens Dubai operations with new appointments
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) is accelerating its growth in the Middle East by recruiting a number of experienced professionals for its Dubai branch. The bank will further develop its business and improve the servicing of clients in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
BIL has appointed Marco Robbertsen who will manage the team responsible for Western residents in Dubai. In addition to this, he will be in charge of European private banking services. Robbertsen reports directly to Patrick Casters, CEO of BIL Dubai. Robbertsen has 16 years of experience in private banking, both in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining BIL, he was Head of Wealth Management—South Netherlands for Deutsche Bank AG. He also worked as a senior private banker for Credit Suisse and ABN AMRO in Singapore.
Commenting on Robbertsen’s appointment, Patrick Casters, CEO of BIL Dubai said, “Marco has extensive experience in servicing UHNW clients in Europe and Asia. This experience will be a valuable asset in strengthening our business in this key region for BIL group. We are proud to add new talents to our BIL Dubai team, enhancing dynamism and client focus.”
In addition to Marco Robbertsen, BIL has also recruited two experienced relationship managers. Raj Sachdev, who worked previously at National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Citi International Personal Bank, will join the International team. Sunayna Sarswat, private banker at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi prior to joining BIL, will join the team in charge of non-resident Indian clients.
BIL inaugurated its Dubai branch in March 2015. It serves to reinforce the close economic ties between Luxembourg and the UAE, especially in view of the development of Luxembourg’s financial centre into the main hub for Islamic finance in Europe. Luxembourg is already the main domicile for Shari'ah-compliant funds in Europe, and the third most important worldwide.