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BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Fortis announce key appointments

  • 16.07.2012

Jean-Yves Fillion is appointed Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas' North American Corporate and Investment Banking activities

Dominique Remy is appointed Head of BNP Paribas Fortis Corporate and Investment Banking, in addition to his responsibilities as Global Head of Structured Finance for BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking


BNP Paribas today announces the appointment of Jean-Yves Fillion as CEO for BNP Paribas' North American Corporate and Investment Banking (“CIB”) activities. In his new role, Jean-Yves will also oversee BNP Paribas' North American Asset Management and Securities Services businesses. He succeeds Everett Schenk, who will retire at the end of September 2012 after over 23 years with the Bank.

Jean-Yves Fillion is currently Head of BNP Paribas Fortis CIB and a member of the BNP Paribas Fortis Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Jean-Yves has a deep knowledge of the North American market and of our clients' needs in the region, having spent almost twenty years at the Bank in North America. He has held a variety of positions in North America as Head of Media & Telecommunication Finance, Acquisition Finance and Structured Finance. Prior to returning to Europe in 2010, Jean-Yves headed Client Coverage for BNP Paribas CIB in North America. Jean-Yves began his career 28 years ago in the investment banking division of the Bank in Europe.

Dominique Remy is appointed Head of BNP Paribas Fortis Corporate and Investment Banking and retains his responsibilities as Global Head of Structured Finance for BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking. Dominique will join the BNP Paribas Fortis Executive Committee. He will also be proposed to the relevant corporate bodies of BNP Paribas Fortis as a successor to Jean-Yves Fillion on the BNP Paribas Fortis Board of Directors. Dominique Remy will also supervise the client coverage and country management teams of BNP Paribas CIB in Europe, with the exception of Investment Banking Europe clients and countries, which remain under the responsibility of Thierry Varène, Head of Investment Banking Europe and Global Head of Corporate Finance.

Dominique Remy joined Paribas in 1979 and has held a variety of positions in the financing and commodity fields both in North America and in Europe where he developed close relationships with the Bank's clients. He was appointed Global Head of Structured Finance for BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Fortis in 2009.


Commenting on these appointments, Alain Papiasse, Head of BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking, said: “With these appointments, BNP Paribas CIB is demonstrating its commitment to its North American and European operations. Jean-Yves Fillion and Dominique Remy are two highly experienced bankers and managers who enjoy invaluable relationships with our clients. We are confident that both Dominique's and Jean-Yves's knowledge and reputation will serve us well.”

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, said: “Everett Schenk has had a long and distinguished career in banking, working tirelessly to build BNP Paribas' North American platform for the benefit of our clients, our staff and our shareholders. Throughout his tenure, Everett has shown the qualities that define an outstanding leader and on behalf of BNP Paribas, I would like to thank him for his dedication and service to the Bank and to our clients. I am confident that under Jean-Yves Fillion's and Dominique Remy's respective leadership, the Bank will continue to develop in North America and in Europe in the years to come.”


About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees, including more than 150,000 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.
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