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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: 19 May 2020 – AGM 2023 // 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 AGM 2020

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 ; French Association of Private Enterprises, director ; Paris-Europlace, Vice-Chairman 

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Date of birth: 14 July 1961

Main function: Chief Executive Officer and Director of BNP Paribas

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2019 – 2022 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 12 May 2010
Office address: 3 rue d'Antin, 75002 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director and Chief Executive Officer ; Pierre Fabre SA, director ; Fédération Bancaire Française, Member of the Executive Committee ; Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra de Paris, Chairman ; Entreprise pour l’Environnement, Chairman ; La France s’engage Foundation, director

Jacques Aschenbroich 

Date of birth: 3 June 1954

Main function: Chairman and CEO of Valeo

Term start and end dates: 19 May 2020 – AGM 2023 // Date first elected to the Board: 23 May 2017
Office address: 43, rue Bayen – 75017 Paris

Offices held as of AGM 2020

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 ; French Association of Private Enterprises, director

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: Tour Saint-Gobain - 12 place de l’Iris - 92096 La Défense Cedex – France

Offices held as of AGM 2020

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 ; French Association of Private Enterprises, director ;  ESSEC Business School's Board of Overseers, Chairman ; La Fabrique de l’industrie, Co-Chairman

Monique Cohen

Date of birth: 28 January 1956

Main function: Partner of Apax Partners

Term start and end dates: 19 May 2020 – AGM 2023 // First elected to the Board on: 12 February 2014, ratified by the General Meeting of 14 May 2014
Office address: 1 rue Paul Cézanne, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee and member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; Apax Partners SAS, Director ; Proxima Investissement SA, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; Fides Holdings, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; Fides Acquisitions, director ; Hermès, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board ; Safran, senior director.

Wouter De Ploey

Date of birth: 5 April 1965

Main function: Chief Executive Officer of ZNA

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2019 – 2022 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 26 May 2016

Office address : Leopoldstraat 26 B-2000 Antwerpen/Anvers, BELGIUM

Offices held as of AGM 2020

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 ;  Chamber of Commerce bureau, VOKA Antwerpen - Waasland, Vice-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
: 83, La Canebière 13 001 Marseille, France 

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; Judge at the Marseille Employment Tribunal, Management Section ; Commission paritaire de la Banque (AFB - formation recours), member.

Rajna Gibson Brandon

Date of birth: 20 December 1962

Main function: Professor of Finance at the University of Geneva

Term start and end dates: 28 November 2018 – 2021 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 28 November 2018 ratified by the General Meeting of 23 May 2019.

Office address: 40 Boulevard Pont d'Arve, CH-1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; Geneva Finance Research Institute, Deputy director ; Foundation of the Geneva Institute for Wealth Management (GIWM), Director;  Bulach Investment Professionals ‘Scientific and Training Board, Chairman; Strategic and Surveillance Committee of Sustainable Finance Geneva, member ; Applic8 SA (Switzerland), Director.

Marion Guillou

Date of birth: 17 September 1954

Main function: Director of companies
Term start and end dates: 23 May 2019 – 2022 AGM // First elected to the Board on: 15 May 2013
Office address: 42 rue Scheffer 75116 Paris

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee; IAVFF-Agreenium (public institution), Chairman of the Board of directors of Institut Agronomique, Veterinaire et Forestier de France ; Veolia Environnement, Director ; Universcience, Director ; Care - France (NGO), Director ; IFRI, Director ; International agricultural research centre (CIAT), Director ; Bioversity International, Director ; The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, director

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 AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, Chairman of the Financial Statements Committee ; Invesco Ltd, Director ; Geneva Association, member of the Board of Directors ; French Institute of Actuaries, qualified member ; Global Reinsurance Forum - Reinsurance Advisory Board, member ; Institut des Sciences morales et politiques, member.

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: 19 May 2020 – AGM 2023 // First elected to the Board on: 14 May 2014

Office address : Rauchstrasse 17-18 10787 Berlin, Allemagne

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee ; Association Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors, Directors ; Foundation United Europe, Director ; Open Society Foundation, member of the Advisory Committee ; Federal academy for Security Policy, member of the Advisory Board

Michel Tilmant

Date of birth: 21 July 1952

Main function: Director of Companies 

Term start and end dates: 23 May 2019 – 2022 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 AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, Chairman of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; Strafin sprl (Belgium), manager ; CapitalatWork Foyer Group SA, Chairman ; Foyer SA, Director ; Foyer Finance SA, Director ; Groupe Lhoist SA, Director ; Sofina SA, Director ; Cinven Ltd (United Kingdom), senior advisor ; Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, Director ; Université Catholique de Louvain, Director ; Zoute Automobile Club, director

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
: 150, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière 75010 Paris, FRANCE

Offices held as of AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Financial Statements Committee ; Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental Régional d’Ile de France (Ceser), Advisor

Jane Fields Wicker-Miurin

Date of birth: 30 July 1958

Main function: Director of Companies

Term start and end dates: 19 May 2020 – AGM 2023 // 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 AGM 2020

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Financial Statements Committee, member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee ; SCOR SE, Director ; Co-founder and Partner at Leaders’ Quest (United Kingdom); Prudential Plc, Director.


Other Corporate Officer

Philippe Bordenave

Date of birth: 2 August 1954

Main function: Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas

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

Offices held as of AGM 2020

Exane BNP Paribas, non-voting Director ; Verner Investissements, Director ; Grancher Foundation, director

Christian Noyer

Non-voting director

Date of birth : 6 October 1950

Main Function : Honorary Governor of the Bank of France

Term start date : 1 May 2019

Office address : 9 rue de Valois, 75001 Paris

Offices held as of AGM 2020

Power Corporation Canada, director ; NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire, director ; Lloyd’s Insurance Company SA, director ; Lloyd’s of London, director ; Setl Ltd, director


The listed mandates are the ones in force at the end of May 2020. For the entirety of the Members of the Board’s mandates as of 31 December 2019, read the 2019 Universal 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.