Gérard Lohier, 57, until now head of the Commercial Banking business within Corporate and Investment Banking, will succeed to Bernard Allorent. He will remain head of Commercial Banking operations.
Bernard Allorent, 56, is an alumni of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Strasbourg), holds a Master's Degree in Law, and is a former student at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. From 1981 to 1991, he worked as a senior manager in Paribas' American operations. In 1983, he was appointed director of the New York branch of the bank. He was then director of Paribas Switzerland from 1991 to 1996, before becoming worldwide head of commercial department. Responsible for Germany and East European countries beginning in 1998, he became in early 2000 Director of Europe.
Gérard Lohier, who has professional training in banking, started his career working in BNP's branch french network, before moving on to positions in General Management in a number of the international branches or subsidiaries in Lagos (1980), Basle (1982), Singapour (1985), and Abidjan (1988). After working in the Europe and International Development Division (1991), he was named Managing Director of BNPI (1993). In 1996, he became head of Administration & System of BNP's Corporate and Investment Banking business before heading the Europe Division in 1998. Since 1st January 2000, he has been head of Commercial Banking businesses of BNP Paribas's Corporate and Investment Banking.