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BNP Paribas expands the Group Management Board in Germany - Torsten Murke has been appointed as Deputy Chairman

As part of its ambition to grow, BNP Paribas further expands the Management Board Germany, which is chaired by Camille Fohl, head of BNP Paribas Group in Germany.

In addition to his role as member of the Management Board Germany and CEO of CIB (Corporate & Investment Banking) Germany, Torsten Murke (50) has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, reflecting the broad Group offering of BNP Paribas' Corporate & Investment Banking activities in Germany. Torsten Murke joined BNP Paribas in 2011. He has been CEO of CIB since April 2012.

Dr Carsten Esbach (42) joins the Management Board Germany as a new member. In this position, he will be responsible for coordinating transversal and internal projects, with a view to further integrating operations within the BNP Paribas Group in Germany. In parallel to the duties taken on as member of the German Management Board, Esbach will continue to serve as COO of CIB Germany. He has been with BNP Paribas since 1999.

Germany is a key market in the European growth strategy of the Group. BNP Paribas plans to grow revenues in Germany by 8% annually until 2016 and to create an additional 500 jobs.

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.