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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 13 other members - Heads of core businesses and central functions. They meet at least once a week.

Laurent David

Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Personal Finance


Laurent David began his career at the French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry in 1995. He was posted to the Ministry for Industry in Lower Normandy and then worked at the National Tax Office, before serving as a Technical Advisor from 2000 to 2002 on the staff of the Secretary of State for the Budget Florence Parly and the former Prime Minister Laurent Fabius.
In 2002 Mr David joined BNP Paribas Cardif, the insurance arm of the BNP Paribas Group. He was appointed Head of management planning and control, subsequently becoming Head of the Cardif France network and partnerships in France and a member of the Executive Committee. Then in 2007 he moved over to the BNP Paribas International Retail Banking division, where he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
From 2009 to 2013, he served as CEO of Findomestic, the BNP Paribas Personal Finance subsidiary in Italy, which ranks among the country’s leading consumer credit providers. Between 2010 and 2012 he led the highly successful implementation of a wide-scale transformation plan.
In 2013, Laurent David was appointed Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Personal Finance. In 2014, he also took over as Operations Manager of the BNP Paribas Personal Finance businesses in France and in July that year was appointed CEO of the LaSer Group and LaSer Cofinoga.
In 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Personal Finance and joined the BNP Paribas Group Executive Committee.


Laurent David holds a degree in Engineering, and is a graduate of both the École Polytechnique and the Paris  École des Mines.

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