BNP Paribas overview

A French financial services and insurance provider, BNP Paribas resulted from a new millennium merger between Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas (formerly Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas).

With origins dating as far back as 1848, the international company has grown to become a leading European bank, currently holding a presence in 75 countries and carrying a worldwide network of industry specialists. Priding themselves on fostering a strong workforce, BNP Paribas became certified as one of Europe’s top employers in 2016.

Despite a profit slump in the final quarter of 2017, the leading lender reported a full-year pre-tax profit of 11.3 billion euros, up 0.9 percent from last year, as well as a 0.7 percent increase on net income attributable to shareholders.

In 2018 the bank launched a new investment fund to support startups looking to disrupt the financial services and insurance industries. Managed by BNP Paribas Capital Partners, the fund marks a turning point in their Open Innovation strategy, with the company already announcing several strategic investments in tech-driven startups such as Serena Data Venture, Viola Fintech and Ventech China.

BNP Paribas and three other French firms announced the launch of an innovation centre based in Brazil in January 2020, which will aim to accelerate startups and help BNP Paribas 'gain efficiency'. The company aims to conduct 8 projects over 2020, two for each of BNP Paribas' four business sectors (fleet management, retail banking, insurance and CIB).

Also in January 2020, BNP Paribas partnered with open banking platform Tink, to provide data aggregation and engagement services to the bank's Italian retail network, as an expansion on BNP Paribas Fortis' previous partnership in 2019. 

Map showing the location of BNP Paribas

Paris, France

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Key people

Jeffrey Krogh Director
Fabio Gallia CEO and General Manager
Michel Tilmant Board Member
Jeremy Welch Head of Hedge Fund Services
Asif Razaq Global Head of FX Algo Execution
Chodron de Courcel Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Thierry Mouchard Board Member
Herman Daems Chairman of the Board
Becky W Ng COO
Jean-François Lepetit Board Member
Philippe Bordenave COO
Denis Kessler Board Member
Baudouin Prot Chairman , Board of Directors
Helene Ploix Board Member
Christophe Margerie Board Member
Johnny Dunford Director Corporate Real Estate
Marguerite Bérard Head of French Retail Banking
Yvan Cock Chairman
Nicole Misson Board Member
Edouard d'Archimbaud Data Scientist | Leading the Data & AI Lab
Pierre André de Chalendar Board Member
Laurence Parisot Board Member
Emiel Van Broekhoven Board Member
Marie-Laure Gassier Executive Officer, Credit Advisor Jet & Yacht Finance
Danielle Winandy Head of RISK Innovation Office
Chris Braceland Director
Marion Guillou Board Member
Villeroy de Galhau Chief Operating Officer
Max Jadot CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board
Fields Wicker-Miurin Board Member
John Keith Managing Director & Head of Financial Institution Coverage, Australia
Jean-Laurent Bonnafe CEO
George Nunn Chief Operating Officer - Global Markets Americas
Marco Tosini Area Manager - Senior Partner
Kevin Cardona Chief Innovation Officer
Joe Bonnaud Global Markets COO and Head of Engineering
Paul Louis Moreau L&D Transformation Solutions Manager