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Photo shows Marc Binnewies

Marc Binnewies
Graduated in September 1992





Career

  • October 1992 – June 2003
    Began career as a clerical officer in the Human Resources Management Division of the then Land Central Bank in North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf. Later took on managerial duties as a Head of Regional Group. Main tasks: staff controlling and remuneration.
  • July 2003 – November 2012
    Managing and carrying out organisational analyses in all areas of the Bundesbank's business. In this role, he was assigned to the Controlling Department in Frankfurt am Main. His work focused on staff requirement plans, business process optimisation and cost-effectiveness assessments.
  • Since December 2012
    Head of the Osnabrück branch. Admitted to the Higher Service as part of fast-track promotion (for experienced and high-performing civil servants at the top of their career path).

Interview

What tasks are you currently working on?

As head of a medium-sized branch (with 60 employees), my main task is human resources management. One particular feature of managing the branch operations is dealing with large amounts of money. In addition to presiding over various internal matters, I also represent the Bank externally in the region.

How did your studies at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences prepare you for the requirements of your job, especially your current position?

My studies equipped me for my future career. They provided very good basic training and an elementary step in the process of lifelong learning. They still help me to learn and understand matters that we are confronted with in the modern workplace.

In what way has studying at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences influenced you?

It was a formative experience. We lived and worked very intensively during the three study sections, each lasting six months – this was how the course was structured back then. Even though I personally have only stayed in contact with a few of my fellow students, I can still feel the formative character of these studies in the Bank. My work in HR and as an organisational analyst has meant I have got to know a lot of employees at the Bank. My studies at the Bundesbank's university at the Hachenburg campus have very often provided a "connecting factor" for the job.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while studying?

The rigid programme and the boarding-school-like atmosphere can be oppressive. It is important to get away from this and enjoy the many good and positive features of the course. I personally would say these include the small team of teaching staff which feels a bit like family, the very good infrastructure of the campus and the integration in a strong institution.

Do you still feel connected to "your" university?

Yes, I do. Shortly after I embarked on my career, I returned to the university as a lecturer and examiner and have worked there regularly for more than twenty years. The Bundesbank's university and the Hachenburg campus are special to me, and that will always be the case.

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