Group Chief Digital Officer (GCDO)

EIB - European Investment Bank

Group Chief Digital Officer (GCDO)

EIB - European Investment Bank


The EIB is seeking to recruit at its headquarters in Luxembourg a Group Chief Digital Officer (GCDO). In this role, you will create and implement the vision and an overarching strategy for the management of the Group's* IT and Data services, and lead the implementation of the Group's Digital Transformation and process innovation. This is a full-time position at grade 8.

We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.

Applicants will receive initial feedback in January 2022.

The term of this contract is 4 years.

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.


We have recently launched our Digital Transformation Strategy to underpin our global activities, and ensure strong client satisfaction and operational efficiency. In this context, we look to hire a passionate leader with an excellent understanding of the banking business, who has successfully implemented digital transformations, and has solid experience in the modernization, streamlining and automation of business processes.

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You will report directly to the Head of EIB's Group Corporate Services Directorate and closely collaborate with senior management and different functions across the EIB Group. You will participate in various relevant IT and Data Steering Committees and will attend regular consultation and reporting sessions with the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee.


  • Develop and implement an overall strategy for the management of the IT and Data at Group level in support of the EIB's mission and objectives;
  • Promote effective collaboration and team spirit, ensuring that your staff has the adequate competencies, objectives and motivation to implement the strategy and deliver results;
  • Act as the Chief Digital Transformation Officer and as such lead the implementation of the Digital Transformation of the Group;
  • Identify and implement opportunities for synergies in IT developments across the Directorates and the Group thereby optimising costs;
  • Ensure agility between IT and business lines to deliver a tangible digital evolution that will increase the satisfaction of clients, business partners, and end-users;
  • Drive the cross Directorate process changes, as a means to enhance efficiency;
  • Ensure effective implementation of and promote a comprehensive change management programme in the area of IT, data and information management intended to strengthen services collaboration and efficiency at Group level;
  • Propose Digital policies and standards for the Group's Digital Ambition to the Bank's governing bodies and support their consistent application, in the areas of IT and cybersecurity as well as data & information management and protection standards;
  • As a First Line of Defence, collaborate with the senior management of the Group to ensure a robust adherence to relevant EU Banking Regulation (so-called "Best Banking Practices" (BBP)) and Best Market Practices (BMP), which are the relevant rules and financial sector practices identified by the EIB, and applicable to the EIB's activities), in accordance with the EIB statutes and principles for the Three Lines of Defence;
  • Chair the future Enterprise Architecture Board (EAB), in charge of formulating Group-wide digital policies, standards and implementation modalities;
  • Establish and manage the resources and means to implement the overall Group and entities' Digital Ambition strategies and policies and their related IT and Data strategies.


  • University degree preferably in computer science, business administration or related disciplines;
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience, with a proven track-record of implementing digital transformations;
  • At least 10 years in managerial position, including at least 5 years' experience heading transformation functions in financial institutions or international organisations;
  • Demonstrated experience in, strategic planning, organization design and transformation, leadership and development combined with excellent skills in project and program management;
  • In-depth understanding of emerging technologies, information services management methodologies, policies, architecture, issues and challenges;
  • Strong business acumen with ability to translate business needs into technologies;
  • Ability to drive organizational change;
  • Expertise with Information Security and Privacy practices;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology to business leaders, Board members, and others not immersed within the technology world;
  • Fluent in English and/or French (**) and preferably a solid understanding of the other.


Find out more about EIB core and managerial competencies here.

(**) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability.

By applying for this position you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

Deadline for applications: 17th December 2021

(*) The EIB Group consists of the EIB and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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