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BNP Paribas: appointments at BNP Paribas UK

  • Emmanuelle Bury is appointed BNP Paribas UK Country Head, replacing Anne Marie Verstraeten who becomes Vice Chairwoman of BNP Paribas UK.

Emmanuelle Bury, currently Chief Compliance Officer for BNP Paribas Americas, is appointed head of the London Branch and UK Country Head as of March 1st 2023. She will be a member of the BNP Paribas CIB Board. Emmanuelle Bury will succeed Anne Marie Verstraeten who will become Vice Chairwoman of BNP Paribas UK, reporting to Alain Papiasse, Chairman of BNP Paribas CIB and of BNP Paribas UK.

I would like to warmly thank Anne Marie for her leadership, the team spirit she demonstrated, developing synergies across CIB, CPBS and IPS, and for helping us structuring the UK platform. I am delighted that Anne Marie will continue to support our ongoing development in the UK. I am very pleased to welcome Emmanuelle Bury as our new UK Country Head. Thanks to her broad experience across the BNP Paribas Group, in various businesses, functions and geographies, I am confident that Emmanuelle has all what it takes to further build out our UK activities and reinforce our set-up.” said Yann Gérardin, Group Chief Operating Officer and Head of BNP Paribas CIB.

Over the past 6 years, Anne Marie and her teams have made significant inroads in the UK market across our UK businesses and succeeded in elevating the brand of BNP Paribas, now the number one eurozone bank in the UK. I am very glad to have her with us as Vice Chairwoman of BNP Paribas UK to support our ongoing development in the UK. Emmanuelle comes to the UK with deep knowledge of the Group and of the requirements for international institutions. I am convinced that in her new role, Emmanuelle will build on our success and further develop the Group in the country at the service of our clients.” said Alain Papiasse, Chairman of BNP Paribas CIB and of BNP Paribas UK.

The appointment of the head of the London Branch is subject to regulatory approval.

Emmanuelle Bury’s replacement will be announced at a later stage.


Emmanuelle Bury


Emmanuelle Bury is Chief Compliance Officer for BNP Paribas Americas and a member of the Executive Committee in the US. Emmanuelle has developed a broad and diversified experience in the banking industry over years, starting in the investment banking division in Europe, working in Corporate and Institutional Coverage and Corporate Finance for 15 years. She has been coordinating large strategic projects for the firm following the financial crisis, before joining BNP Paribas’ Global Treasury department as Chief Operating Officer to lead the transformation of liquidity management under new regulations. She joined the US platform in 2018 in a newly created position to set up a strong Conduct & Control culture in the business, before moving into Compliance. She participates to the NY FED Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture and is a Board member of Arval Service Lease. Emmanuelle is Canadian, Belgian and French. She graduated from the Institut  d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and from the College of Europe in Economics.

Anne Marie Verstraeten

With a degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp and Master’s in International and Monetary Economics from the University of Leuven, Anne Marie Verstraeten started banking at Generale Bank in Belgium in 1978 and subsequently took up business development and management positions in Private, Commercial and Corporate & Investment Banking in New York, London and Singapore in various entities and affiliated companies of Generale Bank, Mees Pierson and Fortis Bank. At BNP Paribas, she was appointed CEO and Country Head of BNP Paribas Canada in 2010 and became Head of BNP Paribas Netherlands in 2014. In October 2016, Anne Marie Verstraeten took up the role of UK Country Head, responsible for UK CIB and oversight of the other BNP Paribas Group UK businesses, steering their growth trajectory.

BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees, including nearly 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval ; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe as well as via a large network in the western part of the United States. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

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