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Nino Calvino

Divisional Manager - Banking

Nino Calvino

About Nino Calvino


Nino is a seasoned and results-driven banking recruiter with a passion for connecting talented professionals with opportunities that align with their skills and aspirations. With a robust background in human resources and a keen understanding of the dynamic landscape of the financial industry, I bring a strategic and collaborative approach to the recruitment process. Nino’s recruitment career started in London 11 years ago before moving to the UAE 7 years ago.  


Professional Expertise: 

Nino shows a solid understanding of the Banking & financial industry, including a deep knowledge of various banking sectors such as retail banking, investment banking, corporate banking, and Private Banking.  

 Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients (banks and financial institutions). Nino has shown ability at cultivating and maintaining long term professional relationships. 


Career Summary:  

Nino has successfully established and overseen a Banking Recruitment division for his previous company, showcasing an extensive wealth of experience and knowledge. His experience is in placing high-calibre Banking professionals, ranging from Mid Management level positions to C-Level executives.NowNino leads the Aventus Banking Division.  


Why recruitment? 

Recruitment provides me with a sense of entrepreneurship. manage my own desk as if it's my own business, making decisions that impact my success and the success of our team and agency.  


Industry Insights: 

Like many global banking sectors, the UAE has been focusing on digital transformation. Banks are investing in technology to enhance customer experiences, streamline operations, and offer innovative digital services. 

Over the course of 2023, Banks & Financial institutions are actively seeking to onboard exceptional Emirati professionals to join their teams. Banks are interested in identifying and attracting highly talented individuals from the Emirati workforce to contribute to their diverse and dynamic environments. The emphasis is on recruiting individuals who bring exceptional skills, expertise, aligning with the  goals and values of the banking sector in the UAE. 

What is your approach to recruitment / executive search? 

Transparency is key. Clearly communicate the details of the position, including responsibilities, expectations, and potential challenges. Being upfront about the organization's culture and any specific requirements. 

Recruitment is fundamentally about connecting with people. I love engaging with candidates and clients daily, building relationships and helping individuals find opportunities that align with their skills and aspirations. 


Success Stories: 

A recent mandate from a top tier Banking client within the GCC, successfully placing their Chief Treasury Officer.  

Why Aventus: 

After meeting with the Directors at Aventus, I was filled with confidence that I was moving to a company where I could continue my career growth and take the next steps into management.  

Being given the responsibility to manage and be part of a high performing team was impossible to turn down. 



Nino has helped in sourcing a right opportunity for me. He is a thorough gentleman, has a dynamic personality, and have high professional standards. He has an exceptional work ethics, strong delivery style and sharp communication skills.
I had an amazing and smooth experience with him. He has a positive energy, and his focus was not only closing the position but also ensuring smooth on-boarding and providing best services. He strives to make a difference and has facilitated all stages of recruitment process. I liked his professional working style, which is transparent, precise, and concise.
I wish him all the best and hope we work together in the future as well. – GENERAL MANAGER FINANCE – BANKING  


Nino is one of the great guys in the executive search market. He provides a focused one to one placement service ensuring both employer and candidate are the optimum match and best cultural fit for each other. 
Nino shows great attention to detail, and he comes a strong financial services background and so understand the marketplace dynamic. He is responsive, personable and takes pride in achieving the placement of success stories.  
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nino to any potential business seeking new talent. – CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER – DEVELOPMENT BANK  

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