Meet our newest Bankingblocks team member, Darren

Meet our newest Bankingblocks team member, Darren | Interviews

9 July 2019 by Julieta Atanasova

Darren has only just moved to the Netherlands after more than a decade of living and working in London. Originally from the sunny island of Malta, Darren has joined the Compliance & Underwriting team at Bankingblocks.

“I am so stoked to have finally moved to the Netherlands and got offered this great opportunity to work for a cool and innovative company in Amsterdam. The people at Bankingblocks are fun and knowledgeable and I am having a really great time learning and settling in.”

In his free time, Darren is an avid photographer specialising in portraiture and travel photography and runs his own website www.darrenbonello.com. His interests are eclectic and include regular museums & exhibition visits, live music, sciences, and environmental sustainability.

“Amsterdam is a city imbued with art and design. The art scene here is really diverse and I cannot wait to receive my Museumkaart and go out exploring.”

Darren plans on making his time in the Netherlands memorable and immerses himself in Dutch culture.

”Ik wil graag Nederlands leren! I really want to learn Dutch and speak the language. I already have a favourite word: Gezellig! Many will say this word cannot be translated to other languages, certainly, there is no translation in English, but it implies cosiness, quaint, or nice, can also connote time spent with loved ones, seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness. Whatever the literal meaning, it is now my new favourite word.”

We wish Darren the best of luck in his new role at Bankingblocks and in experiencing all the “gezelligheid” which Amsterdam has to offer!