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BNP Paribas appoints Laurence Pessez as Group Corporate Social Responsibility Director

BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Laurence Pessez as the Group's Corporate Social Responsibility Director.

Her key responsibilities in her new position will be to oversee the deployment of a global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and to formulate the Group's environmental policy.

Laurence Pessez will report directly to Jean Clamon, Managing Director and member of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee. In strengthening its group CSR team and deploying a global strategy in this way, BNP Paribas is demonstrating its desire to take the fullest possible account of social and environmental issues when providing its banking operations on behalf of the real economy.

Laurence Pessez joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2002 as Communication Director (and from 2006 Communication and CSR Director) at BNP Paribas Assurance.

Before that, she was employed as Marketing and Communication Director at MEDIAPOST (a subsidiary of La Poste, the French post office) from 1996 to 2001; Communication and Human Resources Director at the health-care provider CEGEDIM from 1991 to 1995; and Deputy Communication Director at Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris from 1986 to 1990.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the six strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's* and the largest bank in the eurozone by deposits. With a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, BNP Paribas is a leading European provider of financial services on a worldwide scale. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Retail Banking, the Group has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending in Europe. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
*Within its peer group