Bobbie Odoli is celebrating 25 years with Julius Baer Guernsey, and using the extra leave awarded in recognition of her milestone for a holiday with a difference.
Bobbie joined the Swiss wealth management group’s Guernsey team in 1998, when it was an operation of 20 people. Now, the bank employs more than 150 people and moved into bespoke offices in Admiral Park last year.
Bobbie initially worked in the bank’s booking centre, managing and administering customer accounts, before being made head of the Booking Centre and Client Documentation Services teams in 2017. In 2021 Bobbie moved into the business management team, where she works with the Chief Operating Officer to provide the necessary support for the booking centre, banking operations, IT requirements, premises management and more.
Julius Baer rewards long-serving employees by granting extra paid leave or a cash award for every five years spent with the bank; Bobbie has 15 extra days to use and is planning to go to the Algarve.
Bobbie said: “It really doesn’t feel like I’ve been here for 25 years, the time has flown by. I’ve always loved working at Julius Baer and have had some fantastic colleagues over the years. It’s been especially rewarding to be part of the growth we’ve undergone here in Guernsey, all culminating in moving into the amazing office space we have now at Admiral Park.
“To celebrate the milestone my wife and I wanted to do something special with the extra leave. So we are going to spend four weeks in the Algarve, Portugal – driving down through France and Spain to end relaxing on the beach and by the pool, exploring, taking in the scenery, and playing quite a bit of golf.
“We love Portugal, we came here on our honeymoon and are visiting the same area again so are looking forward to being back here for a few weeks in the sunshine. I’m really grateful to Julius Baer for the chance to take this once-in-a-lifetime holiday.”
Alexandra McInnes, Managing Director of Julius Baer Guernsey, praised Bobbie’s long service: “Bobbie has been an integral part of our team and of the growth of the Guernsey Branch over the last 25 years. This is an amazing achievement and speaks to Bobbie’s enthusiasm for the job, willingness to pursue new opportunities and eagerness for the next challenge, we’re truly thankful for her and all of our committed employees. We wish Bobbie all the best for a well-deserved break.”
Pictured: Left to right – Managing Director, Alexandra McInnes and Bobbie Odoli.