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Claudia Belli-Jeanteur appointed Head of Social Business and Microfinance at BNP Paribas

Claudia Belli-Jeanteur has been appointed Head of Social Business (Social Entrepreneurship) and Microfinance at BNP Paribas.

As Head of Social Business and Microfinance, Claudia Belli-Jeanteur will be in charge of meeting the rapidly-expanding needs of microfinance institutions both in mature and emerging markets and reinforcing the links created between BNP Paribas and the social enterprise ecosystem.

She will take over from Guy Rosa, who is exercising his retirement rights.

Claudia Belli-Jeanteur joined BNP Paribas in 1991 as a Large Corporates Analyst. She served in various roles in the Corporate Finance and Export Finance departments before becoming Head of Export Finance for the Asia-Pacific region in 2008 and Head of Sales Development for the Export Finance Division in 2013. An Italian national, Claudia is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and holds a CEMS Master's from HEC School of Management in Jouy-en-Josas, France.

She will report to Laurence Pessez, Corporate Social Responsibility Delegate for BNP Paribas, who had the following to say about her appointment: "The experience Claudia has acquired in export finance, particularly with respect to positive impacts on the development of emerging countries, will be very valuable for the development of financing solutions to help us support the ever-expanding needs of microfinance institutions. I have full confidence in her ability to mobilise every effort into further reinforcing the involvement of BNP Paribas with companies who make their social impact a priority".

BNP Paribas has been involved for many years in the fight against all forms of exclusion, both social and financial, and has made support for microfinance and social entrepreneurship one of the commitments of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

At the end of June 2014, its financial commitment to microfinance institutions across 17 countries and to socially-oriented business in Europe amounted to:

  • €185 million in financing, excluding loans to social enterprises, planned to increase to €220 million by 2016;
  • €232 million in loans to social enterprises.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including 140,000 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.

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