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Members of the Board

The Board of Directors is composed of 12 directors elected by shareholders, and 2 employee-elected directors. The term length is fixed at 3 years.

Jean Lemierre

Date of birth: 6 June 1950

Main function: Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2017 –2020 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 1st December 2014 ratified by the General Meeting of 13 may 2015
Office address
: 3 rue d'Antin, 75002 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; TEB Holding AS (Turkey), Director ; TOTAL, Director. Center for Prospective Studies and International Information (CEPII), Chairman ; Institute of International Finance (IIF), member ; International Advisory Board of Orange, member ; International Advisory Council of China Development Bank (CDB), member ; International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation (CIC), member ; International Advisory Panel (IAP) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), member

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Date of birth: 14 July 1961

Main function: Chief Executive Officer and Director of BNP Paribas

Term start and end dates: 26 May 2016 – 2019 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 12 May 2010
Office address: 3 rue d'Antin, 75002 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director and Chief Executive Officer ; Carrefour, Director. Fédération Bancaire Française, Chairman ; Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra de Paris, Chairman ; Entreprise pour l’Environnement, Vice-Chairman.

Pierre-André de Chalendar

Date of birth: 12 April 1958

Main function: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Term start and end dates: 24 May 2018 – 2021 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 23 May 2012
Office address: Les Miroirs, 92096 LA DÉFENSE CEDEX, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee ; Saint-Gobain Corporation, Director ; GIE SGPM Recherches, Director.

Monique Cohen

Date of birth: 28 January 1956

Main function: Partner of Apax France

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2017 – 2020 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 12 February 2014, ratified by the General Meeting of 14 May 2014
Office adress: 1 rue Paul Cézanne, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee until 23 May 2018 ; (Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee as of 24 May 2018). Apax Partners SAS, Director ; Proxima Investissement SA, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; Fides Holdings, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; Fides Acquisitions, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; Hermès, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board ; Safran, Director.

Wouter De Ploey

Date of birth: 5 April 1965

Main function: Chief Executive Officer of ZNA

Term start and end dates: 26 May 2016 – 2019 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 26 May 2016

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Financial Statements Committee ; Van Breda Risk & Benefits NV, Direcrtor ; Unibreda NV, Director ; Gasthuiszusters Antwerpen, Director ; Regroupement GZA-ZNA, Director ; BlueHealth Innovation Center, Director ; Belgian - American Educational Foundation, member ; Chamber of Commerce bureau, VOKA Antwerpen - Waasland, Vice-Chairman ; Lannoo publishing company, Advisor to the Board of Directors.

Jane Fields Wicker-Miurin

Date of birth: 30 July 1958

Main function: Co-founder and Partner at Leaders' Quest (United Kingdom)

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2017 – 2020 AGM // First Elected to the Board on: 11 May 2011 
Office address: 11-13 Worple Way, Richmond-upon-Thames, SURREY TW10 6DG, UNITED KINGDOM

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Financial Statements Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee ; SCOR SE, Director ; Control Risks Group, Director ; UK Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sports, independent member of the Ministry Council.

Marion Guillou

Date of birth: 17 September 1954

Main function: IAVFF-Agreenium, Chairman of the Board of Directors 
Term start and end dates: 26 May 2016 – 2019 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 15 May 2013
Office address: 147 rue de l’Université, 75007 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee ; Imerys, Director ; Veolia Environnement, Director ; Universcience, Director ; Care - France (NGO), Director ; IHEST (Institut des Hautes Études en Sciences et Technologies), Director ; Académie des Technologies, member of the Academic Counsel ; Bioversity International, Director ; State Concil, Special Counsellor.

Denis Kessler

Date of birth: 25 March 1952

Main function: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR SE

Term start and end dates: 24 May 2018 – 2021 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 23 May 2000
Office address: 5 avenue Kléber, 75016 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; Chairman of the Financial Statements Committee ; Invesco Ltd, Director ; Geneva Association, member of the Board of Directors ; Conference Board, member (Global counsellor) ; Global Reinsurance Forum - Reinsurance Advisory Board, member ; Institut des Sciences morales et politiques, member.

Jacques Aschenbroich 

Date of birth: 3 June 1954

Main function: Chairman and CEO of Valeo

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2017 – 2020 AGM // Date first elected to the Board: 23 May 2017
Office address: 43, rue Bayen – 75017 Paris

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Financial Statements Committee ; Veolia Environnement, Director ; Ecole nationale supérieure Mines ParisTech, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; Club Franco-Japonais, Co-Chairman.

Hugues Epaillard

Date of birth: 22 June 1966

Main function: Business manager Real Estate BNP Paribas

Term start and end dates: elected by BNP Paribas executive employees for 3 years, from 16 February 2018 – 15 February 2021 // First elected to the Board on: 16 February 2018
Office address
: 5 Bd de Dunkerque, MARSEILLE 2ème, FRANCE 

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Remuneration Committee as of 16 February 2018 ; Judge at the Marseille Employment Tribunal, Management Section ; Commission paritaire de la Banque (AFB - formation recours), member.

Michel Tilmant

Date of birth: 21 July 1952

Main function: Manager of Strafin sprl (Belgium)

Term start and end dates: 26 May 2016 – 2019 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 12 May 2010 (M. Michel Tilmant served as non-voting Director of BNP Paribas from 4 November 2009 to 11 May 2010)
Office address: Rue du Moulin 10, B-1310 LA HULPE, BELGIUM

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; Chairman of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; CapitalatWork Foyer Group SA, Chairman ; Foyer SA, Director ; Foyer Finance SA, Director ; Groupe Lhoist SA, Director ; Sofina SA, Director ; Cinven Ltd (Royaume-Uni), senior advisor ; Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, Director ; Université Catholique de Louvain, Director.

Daniela Schwarzer

Date of birth: 19 July 1973

Main function: Director of think tank, DGAP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik) (German Council on Foreign Relations)

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2017 – 2020 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 14 May 2014

Office address : Neue Strasse 5, 14163 BERLIN, ALLEMAGNE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee ; Association Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors, Directors ; Foundation United Europe, Director ; Johns-Hopkins University - Department of European Studies, Research Professor.

Sandrine Verrier

Date of birth: 9 april 1979

Main function: Production and sales support assistant

Term start and end dates: elected by BNP Paribas technician employees for 3 years, from 16 February 2018 – 15 February 2021 // First elected to the Board on: 16 February 2015
Office address
: 22 rue de Clignancourt, 75018 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

BNP Paribas, Director ; member of the Financial Statements Committee.


Other Corporate Officer

Philippe Bordenave

Date of birth: 2 August 1954

Main function: Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas

Office adress : 3 rue d’Antin, 75002 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of 31 December 2017

Exane BNP Paribas, non-voting Director ; Verner Investissements, Director


The listed mandates were correct as of 31 December 2017. For the entirety of the Members of the Board's mandates, read the 2017 Registration Document.


4 Special Committees

A number of Special Committees have been set up under the Board of Directors to assist the Directors in carrying out their duties. The designated roles of these Committees do not in any way reduce or restrict the powers of the Board.

The Committees meet at their own convenience, with or without Bank management in attendance. They may, at need, call on the services of external experts. They issue opinions addressed to the Board of Directors.

The Financial Statements Committee

The Committee is tasked with analysing the quarterly, half-yearly and annual financial statements issued by BNP Paribas and obtaining further explanations of certain items prior to presentation of the financial statements to the Board of Directors.

The Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

The Committee examines the key focuses of the Group’s risk management policy, based on measurements of risks and profitability provided to it in accordance with applicable regulations, as well as on its analyses of specific issues related to these matters and methodologies.The Committee also tackles all compliance-related issues, particularly those in the areas of reputation risk or professional ethics.

The Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee

The Committee is tasked with monitoring corporate governance issues. Its role is to help the Board of Directors to adapt corporate governance practices within BNP Paribas and to assess the performance of Board members.

Compensation Committee

According to the internal rules, the Compensation Committee “is tasked with addressing all issues related to the personal status of corporate officers, including compensation, pension benefits, and provisions governing the departure of members of the Bank’s corporate decision-making or representative bodies. It examines the conditions, amount and allocation of stock subscription or purchase option plans. Similarly, it examines the conditions of bonus share grants.


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