As part of its European strategy, BNP Paribas has decided to strengthen the successful development of its businesses and increase the Group's visibility in Germany through enhanced cross-business cooperation between the German businesses, supported by the European and international presence and capabilities of the BNP Paribas Group.
BNP Paribas has been present in Germany since 1947 and is today one of the country's most important European and international banks. The Group offers its customers a wide range of products and services through its three activities: Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking. Today, the Group employs about 3,000 people at its various legal entities located in Germany's main financial centres.
BNP Paribas announced today the creation of a Group Management Board for Germany comprising the following members:
- Camille N. FOHL, BNP Paribas Group Responsible for Germany and Chairman of the Management Board;
- Kai FRIEDRICH, CEO of Cortal Consors Germany and Retail Banking Coordinator for Germany;
- Torsten MURKE, CEO of BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking in Germany;
- Gerald NOLTSCH, CEO of BNP Paribas Securities Services (BP2S) Germany and Coordinator of Investment Solutions in Germany,
- Johannes RIESTERER, CEO of Commerz Finanz and Coordinator of Personal Finance in Germany.
Camille N. FOHL was born in 1956. He started his banking career in 1986 at BGL (Banque Générale du Luxembourg) in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He held positions at BGL and the Fortis Bank Group mainly in Retail and Commercial/Corporate Banking. Since 2009 he has been Acting Regional Head for Central and Eastern Europe and Asia for the BNP Paribas Group's International Retail Banking business.
In his new capacity, he will be based in Frankfurt.
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of the BNP Paribas Group said: “BNP Paribas' aim is to continue to provide to its individual, corporate and institutional clients in Germany with a full range of high quality products and services. We are confident that thanks to the strong commitment of our teams, leveraged by the Group's capabilities and European and international presence, we are well positioned as a Group to serve the needs of our German clients”.
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-Pacific.