Board of Directors

Members of the Board

The Board of Directors is composed of 14 directors including 1 director representing employee shareholders and 2 directors representing employees. The term is 3 years.


Jean Lemierre

Date of birth: 6 June 1950
Main function: Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas
Term start date: 16 May 2023
Term end date: Annual General Meeting 2026
First elected to the Board on: 1st December 2014 ratified by the General Meeting of 13 may 2015
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; TEB Holding AS (Turkey), Director ; TotalEnergies, Director ; Center for Prospective Studies and International Information (CEPII), Chairman ; French Institute of Sustainable Finance (IFD), Director ; Institute of International Finance (IIF), 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 (Afep), director ; Paris-Europlace, Vice-Chairman. 

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Date of birth: 14 July 1961
Main function: Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas
Term start date: 17 May 2022
Term end date: Annual General Meeting 2025 
First elected to the Board on: 12 May 2010
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director and Chief Executive Officer ; Pierre Fabre SA, director ; Pierre Fabre Participations, director ; Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF), member of the Executive Committee ; Association Française des Banques (AFB), Chairman ; Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Opéra de Paris, Chairman ; Entreprises pour l’Environnement, Vice-Chairman ; La France s’engage Foundation, director.

Jacques Aschenbroich

Date of birth: 3 June 1954
Main function: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orange
Term start and end dates: 16 May 2023 – AGM 2026  // Date first elected to the Board: 23 May 2017
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director, Chairman of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee and member of the Financial Statements Committee ; TotalEnergies, Senior IndependentDirector ; Ecole nationale supérieure Mines ParisTech, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; French-Japanese Business Club, Co-Chairman ; French-American Foundation, Chairman of the Executive Committee ; French Institute of Sustainable Finance (IFD), Vice-Chairman.

Juliette Brisac

Date of birth: 22 May 1964
Main function: Chief Operating Officer of the BNP Paribas Group Company Engagement
Term start and end dates: elected by shareholders as director representing employee shareholders, 14 May 2024 – AGM 2027 // First elected to the Board on : 18 May 2021
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director; member of the Financial Statements Committee; Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Group profit sharing scheme mutual fund “BNP Paribas Actionnariat Monde” ; Bénévolat de Compétences et Solidarité (BCS) by BNP Paribas, director.

Monique Cohen

Date of birth: 28 January 1956
Main function: Senior Advisor of Seven2
Term start and end dates: 16 May 2023 – AGM 2026  // First elected to the Board on: 12 February 2014, ratified by the General Meeting of 14 May 2014
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director, chairwoman of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee ; Hermès, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board ; Safran, Senior Independant Director.

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 2024 – 15 February 2027 // First elected to the Board on: 16 February 2018
Offices held as of 1 June 2024 
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 ; Action Logement Services, Director ; Institut français des administrateurs, Director, Co-Chairman of the employee representative directors club.

Marion Guillou

Date of birth: 17 September 1954
Main function: Independent Director 
Term start and end dates: 17 May 2022 – AGM 2025 // First elected to the Board on: 15 May 2013
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee; Veolia Environnement, Director ; Care - France (NGO), Vice-Chairwoman ; IFRI, Director ; International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Director ; Bioversity International, Director ; The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Director ; Fonds de dotation pour la préservation de la biodiversité des espèces cultivées et de leurs apparentées sauvages, Chairwoman ; Académie d’Agriculture de France,
Chairwoman ; Haut conseil pour le climat, member. 

Vanessa Lepoultier

Date of birth: 20 January 1983
Main function: Financial Advisor
Term start and end dates: elected by BNP Paribas technician employees for 3 years, from 16 February 2024 – 15 February 2027 // First elected to the Board on: 16 February 2024
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Financial Statements Committee.

Lieve Logghe

Date of birth: 11 July 1968
Main function: Chief Financial Officer of Boortmalt International 
Term start and end dates: 17 May 2022 – AGM 2025 // First elected to the Board on: 17 May 2022
Offices held as of 14 May 2024

BNP Paribas, director, member of the Financial Statements Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee ; Odisee, director ; TINCC BV, Director.

Marie-Christine Lombard

Date of birth: 6 December 1958
Main Function: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Geodis
Term start and end dates: 14 May 2024 – AGM 2027 // First elected to the Board on: 10 January 2024 ratified by the General Meeting of 14 May 2024
Offices held as of 14 May 2024

BNP Paribas, director, chairwoman of the Remuneration Committee ; SNCF, member of the Executive Committee ; Vinci, director.

Christian Noyer

Date of birth: 6 October 1950
Main Function: Director of companies
Term start date : 14 May 2024 – AGM 2027 // First elected to the Board on : 18 May 2021 (Mr. Christian Noyer served as non-voting Director of BNP Paribas from 1 May 2019 until 17 May 2021) 
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director, Chairman of the Financial Statements Committee and member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; Group of Thirty (G30), member ; Institut pour l’Education Financière du Public (IEFP), Chairman ; IFRI Foundation, Director ; French Task force on the reboot of the Capital Markets Union, Chairman of the committee of experts.

Daniela Schwarzer

Date of birth: 19 July 1973

Main function: Bertelsmann Foundation, member of the Executive Board 

Term start and end dates: 16 May 2023 – AGM 2026  // First elected to the Board on: 14 May 2014

Offices held as of 14 May 2024

BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Corporate Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee, member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and member of the Financial Statements Committee ; Institut Jacques Delors, Director ; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Director ; Institut Jean Monnet, Director ; Covivio, Director. 

Annemarie Straathof 

Date of birth: 2 August 1962
Main Function: Director of companies
Term start and end dates: 14 May 2024 – AGM 2027 // First elected to the Board on: 14 May 2024
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, director, member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Michel Tilmant

Date of birth: 21 July 1952
Main function: Director of Companies 
Term start and end dates: 17 May 2022 – AGM 2025 // 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)
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
BNP Paribas, Director, member of the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance Committee ; Strafin sprl (Belgium), manager ; Foyer Finance SA, Director ; Groupe Lhoist SA, Director ; Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, Director ; Zoute Automobile Club, Director. 

Other Corporate Officers 

Yann Gérardin

Date of birth: 11 November 1961
Main function : Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas in charge of CIB
Offices held as of 14 May 2024
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Thierry Laborde

Date of birth: 17 December 1960
Main function: Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas in charge of Commercial, Personal Banking & Services 
Offices held as of 14 May 2024

BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Chairman of the Board of Directors ; BNL SpA, Director ; Arval Service Lease, Director; BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Director ; BNP Paribas Lease Group, Director ; European Payments Initiative, Director.

For the entirety of the Members of Board's mandates as of 31 December 2023, read the 2023 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 exami Stop editingnes 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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