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EBRD to move to eco-friendly headquarters on Canary Wharf

EBRD to move to eco-friendly headquarters on Canary Wharf

 June 06, 2019

Women, does the idea of working in a state-of-the-art office space built with the environment in mind sound appealing to you? If so, you might be interested to know that the EBRD is moving its London headquarters to the exciting Canary Wharf district in a few years’ time.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) - which promotes the development of private sector enterprise across 38 emerging economies in three continents - will relocate its London HQ from Exchange Square in the City of London to Canary Wharf in 2022.

Working in an efficient and sustainable city building

EBRD sustainable London HQ

The innovatively designed new building was developed by Canary Wharf Group, and EBRD staff will occupy the top 12 floors of the 24-storey site based at Five Bank Street.

Some 2,500 London-based EBRD staff out of a total of around 3,500 will transfer to the new location which will be one of the most environmentally advanced offices in the UK.

The environmental element of the site sits perfectly in line with the EBRD’s own emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency.

The Canary Wharf Group’s Chairman and CEO Sir George Iacobescu stated that the building “will be one of the most efficient and sustainable in the UK”.

The EBRD will move to the premises when the lease on its current property in Exchange Square expires. Senior Vice President András Simor signed the new lease and is excited about the move, having been based at the same London site since the early 1990s.

András commented: “We are greatly looking forward to our move to Canary Wharf. Our ambition was to find a world-class location for our staff, enabling us to continue our mission to change lives in the countries where we operate.”

The Bank also shared its excitement on social media, Tweeting: “We’re looking forward to moving to Canary Wharf and into one of the UK’s most environmentally advanced buildings – and meeting our new neighbours.”

London is just one of many exciting EBRD office locations

EBRD has many exciting office locations

The new London headquarters is without doubt exciting news for UK jobseekers - as well as women currently working in the Wharf who are looking to make a move to the EBRD.

EBRD has offices in more than 30 local destinations from Europe to Asia and offers women a host of opportunities for exciting banking and finance careers.

Since its earliest days, the EBRD has had a presence in the countries where its projects are located. It has opened Resident Offices in most of the countries where the Bank invests and many staff from the EBRD London headquarters have enjoyed moving to these country offices, while many new staff have also been recruited locally.

Women based in a range of locations can apply for rewarding positions with the EBRD, and those seeking a flexible working format might also find opportunities waiting for them as the EBRD prides itself on adapting to modern ways of working.

Women at the EBRD thrive in an inspiring workplace

EBRD exciting workplace

Women working at the EBRD are leading and working on exciting projects across many countries on projects that truly make a difference to the lives of women in business.

Join the many talented women at EBRD like Barbara Rambousek, Charlotte Ruhe, Manuela Naessl, Beata-Javorcik, Catarina Bjorlin Hansen, Nandita Parshad, Victoria Zinchuk, Kerrie Law and many more impressive women.

With opportunities at all career stages, from early and mid careers through to executive positions, research all the latest job vacancies with the EBRD and see where your strengths can take you.


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