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The General Management of BNP Paribas is composed of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) plus one Chief Operating Officer (COO) and four Deputy Chief Operating Officers.

As Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé bears responsibility for the management of the Group and, for this purpose, is invested with extensive powers. Accordingly, all operational activities and Group functions fall under his direct responsibility.

The Executive committee brings together the General Management as well as 14 other members - Heads of core businesses and central functions. They meet at least once a week.

Alain Papiasse

Chairman of Corporate and Institutional Banking, oversee the Group’s activity in North America and the United Kingdom


Alain Papiasse began his career in 1973 at Crédit Lyonnais. He held various positions there, including Credit Analyst and Deputy Senior Banker, before being appointed Crédit Lyonnais Executive Vice President for the Americas in 1996. In 2002, Alain Papiasse was appointed Vice President of Crédit Lyonnais and in 2003, Vice President of Crédit Agricole Indosuez Calyon following the merger between Crédit Lyonnais and Crédit Agricole. In January 2005, he joined BNP Paribas as Head of Investment Solutions, the Group’s division responsible for administering customers’ savings programmes and providing asset management. In 2005, Alain Papiasse became a member of the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee and, in April 2009, was appointed Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking division (CIB). Later in 2009, following the merger with Fortis, Alain Papiasse took a seat on the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Fortis. On 1 December 2011, he was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking division (CIB). Since 2014, he has represented Group General Management in North America, while continuing to support the development of the Corporate and Institutional Banking Division.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

In 2018, Alain Papiasse is appointed Chairman of CIB. As member of the Executive Committee, Alain will bring his expertise and knowledge of the BNP Paribas Group to develop relationships with large international clients, while continuing to oversee the Group’s activity in North America and the United Kingdom.


Alain Papiasse is a graduate of three French business schools : Institut Technique de Banque, Centre d’Etudes Supérieurs de Banque (CESB) and Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires (CPA).