EPFL Forum.

Lombard Odier is always looking for talented people. And when we find them, we’re committed to helping them flourish.

As part of the EPFL Forum, discover some of our EPFL alumni working at Lombard Odier. Our alumni work in a range of departments at Lombard Odier, undertook a variety of studies and graduated in different years. They all have successful stories to tell about their experience working at Lombard Odier.

Florian - Info ’14

Head of IT Security

During my Computer Science studies at EPFL, I was offered a master thesis position at Lombard Odier. The project quickly put me at the heart of the bank’s information systems, which are amazingly complex for a company of this size. I stayed as a Security Engineer where my work consisted of implementing new defensive or detective mechanisms, maintaining the IT Security infrastructure, and consulting on various IT projects from a security perspective. After a few years, I was given the opportunity to take over the management of the IT Security team, a group of six highly skilled engineers.
 

At the end of the day, securing the human is at least as important as securing the systems.

Thuy-Mai - Math 2010

Analyst, Global Equities

I started my career at Lombard Odier in 2012 and never looked back! I started out as an intern, in the equities team, at Lombard Odier Asset Management. At first, my role was to build out simple tools to help monitor portfolio risk but then I was fortunate enough to stay on in the team and was trained to become an equity analyst for the emerging markets. Today, I am in charge of creating a common framework for all equity portfolio managers and providing them with in-house developed software to help them follow a shared investment process.

My job allows me to bring together my academic quantitative background and my fundamental analytical skills that I acquired here at Lombard Odier. It is certainly a challenging role, as I have to consolidate all the investment guidelines of the CIO (Chief Investment Officer), the different investment styles of the Portfolio Managers and our quantitative capabilities.
 

Growing and evolving at Lombard Odier requires being flexible and open to new challenges but I thrive off this and really enjoy my work.

Nathalie - Syscom ’09

Social Media Manager

I have been working at Lombard Odier since 2009 in several roles. I started as a Market Data Specialist in External Service. Then I continued as the head of an IT project for Branch Offices. Later, I was responsible for the Service Level Agreement of all our partners (financial institutions to whom we are providing our IT and Banking Infrastructure). And now I’m in charge of Social Media in the Marketing Digital team. Every job was different, but what they all had in common was the fact that I was always in charge of challenging transversal projects.
 

Since 2009 I have changed roles several times. Lombard Odier offers really good internal mobility opportunities.

Francesco - Electrical Engineering ’91

Head of Wealth Management Solutions

I hold a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from EPFL, where I graduated in 1991. I started my career as a software developer in aeronautics and physics. Then, after 10 years, I moved into the finance industry. I joined Lombard Odier in 2002 as a business analyst. I’m currently working in the IT department, where I’m in charge of the development of front office applications including portfolio management systems, customer relationship management applications, and client reporting tools. My job involves leading a team, interacting with business users and external clients, understanding business requirements and defining product roadmaps.
 

Every day I have the opportunity to learn new things, to understand problems from different perspectives, and to find a way to solve them through technology. This is a challenging work environment that motivates me.