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BNP Paribas appoints Pierre Veyres as Singapore CEO and Regional Head for Southeast Asia

BNP Paribas today announced the appointment of Pierre Veyres as the Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Singapore and Regional Head for Southeast Asia, effective 14 October 2013. Pierre takes over the roles from Jean-Pierre Bernard, who will retire after a long and successful career with BNP Paribas.

Pierre Veyres has been the Global Head for BNP Paribas CIB Transaction Banking since December 2009 and managed the Trade Solutions, International Cash-Management, Corporate Deposit Line and Correspondent Banking business globally from Singapore. Pierre joined BNP Paribas in 1990, held various positions in France and subsequently became the Chief Operating Officer for BNP Paribas Canada. From 2001 to 2006, Pierre was responsible in New York for several business lines in the Americas region in trade finance, export finance and commodities.

Commenting on this key appointment, Eric Raynaud, Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas Asia Pacific, said, “BNP Paribas has grown considerably in Singapore and South-east Asia under Jean-Pierre Bernard's leadership over the past nine years. We are very pleased to have Pierre Veyres take over this important position as we believe his experience and knowledge of the Southeast Asia region, having been based here in Singapore for the past five years, will help steer our presence in the region into new and exciting growth areas.”

Pierre Veyres reports to Eric Raynaud.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( has a presence in nearly 80 countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

About BNP Paribas in Singapore
BNP Paribas established its presence in Singapore in 1968 and employs more than 1,700 staff. BNP Paribas Singapore is the regional hub for South East Asia and is responsible for the branches or fully owned subsidiaries in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The bank offers products and services in Corporate and Investment Banking (Advisory and Capital Markets, and Financing Solutions), Wealth Management, Asset Management and Securities Services. Clients include large multinationals, local and regional corporations, Financial Institutions and High net worth individuals.