The BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg has again been awarded the prestigious “Top Employer Luxembourg” certification for outstanding working conditions.

Every year the Top Employers Institute, a globally renowned independent organisation, certifies companies providing excellent working conditions that foster employees’ personal development. This year, following an assessment by an independent auditor, the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg once again received this distinction. For the seventh year in a row, BNP Paribas has also received the “Top Employers Europe” label, with certification for 8 countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Turkey and the Ukraine.

In Luxembourg, particularly high marks were awarded for three of the audit criteria: workforce planning, integration of new staff as well as career management.

Commenting, Louis de Looz, Head of Human Resources at the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg, said: “We are convinced that the strength of a company lies in the commitment of its workforce. That is why it is so important to us to have obtained this seal of approval for the fifth year running. This is confirmation of our ability to evolve our HR practices at the right pace for our business, so that they match both the changing expectations of our employees and the company’s changing needs.”

Being the bank for a changing world means focusing on the future, readying ourselves for the challenges that lie ahead, and being a driver of innovation. That is why the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg seeks to provide employees with a superior working environment that is open and inspiring and that allows everybody to play their part in the process of change.


About the Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute is the global authority that recognises excellence in HR practices. We accelerate the impact of these practices to enrich the world of work. The Top Employers Institute certification programme validates, certifies and recognises participating organisations as leading employers. Founded over 28 years ago, the Top Employers Institute has today certified over 1,500 organisations in 118 countries. Our certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of more than 6,000,000 employees worldwide.

At the “Euromoney Private Banking Awards” ceremony in London on 21 February 2019, BGL BNP Paribas took first place in the “Best Private Banking Services Overall” category, confirming its position as market leader in Luxembourg.

BGL BNP Paribas also came first in Luxembourg for its services to Super Affluent Clients (USD 1 million to USD 5 million) and High Net Worth Clients (USD 5 million to USD 30 million), and topped the rankings for Philanthropic Advice and Social Impact Investing.

Following the ceremony, Geoffroy Bazin, Country Head of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg and Chairman of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee, said:

“We are very proud to be named best private bank in Luxembourg by Euromoney. This result confirms the Group’s key position in the private banking market, and reflects the active and responsible role that BGL BNP Paribas plays in developing the Luxembourg finance industry. I am especially pleased that the bank also came first for philanthropic advice and social impact investing. This encourages us to keep up our efforts in these areas, and more generally to continue investing in order to meet all of our clients’ expectations. I would like to thank our clients for the trust they have shown in us, and congratulate all bank employees for the work and commitment that led to this success.”

Each year, Euromoney magazine carries out a global survey of private banks and, based on votes from market participants, publishes one of the most influential rankings in the industry. Other prizes won by the BNP Paribas Group at the 2019 Euromoney Private Banking Awards include number one private bank in the eurozone and fourth best private bank globally. The BNP Paribas Group was also named best private bank in France, Poland and Monaco.

BGL BNP Paribas has been named Bank of the Year 2018 in Luxembourg by The Banker, the Financial Times’ specialist financial magazine. The Bank received this award at a ceremony held in London on 29 November 2018.

The Bank of the Year Awards are decided by a panel from The Banker, which chooses one bank per country on the basis of criteria such as performance, innovation, value proposition to clients, and even the company’s role in society.

“We are proud of this award, which recognises our ongoing efforts to serve our clients. Along with the commitment from our staff, our Bank’s financial standing and capacity for transformation and innovation are key factors behind BGL BNP Paribas’ success. We are particularly delighted as this award from The Banker comes on top of the Best Bank in Luxembourg title that Euromoney handed us for the third consecutive year”, said Geoffroy Bazin, Country Head of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg and Chair of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee.