Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) has hired a number of professionals for its Dubai branch to accelerate its growth in the Middle East region.

BIL, which inaugurated its Dubai branch in March 2015, has hired Marco Robbertsen to manage the team responsible for Western residents in Dubai. Additionally, he will also be in charge of the group’s European private banking services.

Robbertsen, who has 16 years of experience in private banking in Europe and Asia, will report directly to BIL Dubai CEO Patrick Casters.

Prior to joining BIL, he was head of wealth management – South Netherlands for Deutsche Bank. Previously, he also worked for Credit Suisse and ABN AMRO as a senior private banker in Singapore.

“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,” Casters commented.

Apart from Robbertsen, the bank has also hired relationship managers Raj Sachdev and Sunayna Sarswat.

Sachdev, who previously worked at National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Citi International Personal Bank, will join the International team of BIL.

Sarswat will join the team in charge of non-resident Indian clients. She previously worked as private banker at National Bank of Abu Dhabi.