Eric Martin, 60, has been appointed Inspecteur Général at BNP Paribas, with effect from 1 October. He succeeds Pierre Schneider, who is taking up the position of Advisor to the BNP Paribas General Management team.
Eric Martin joined BNP in 1975 and has since pursued his entire career within the BNP Paribas Group. He initially worked in the French retail activity, before joining the Inspection Générale, where he became Head of assignment. In 1987, he moved to London to work on the capital markets side, subsequently returning to Paris in 1990 to take charge of bond origination and syndication. He then took charge of market activities in New York, since which time he has served successively as Country Head for BNP in Japan, for BNP Paribas in Germany and in Luxembourg, where he supervised the integration of BGL into the BNP Paribas Group and the development of the new bank.
Commenting on the new appointment, BNP Paribas Group CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé said: “For over ten years, Pierre Schneider has honed the professionalism of the Group's Inspection Générale and taken it to a high level of excellence by bringing to bear both his in-depth knowledge of the Bank's businesses and his rigorous approach.
Throughout a diversified career in which he has built up a broad range of experience, Eric Martin has always succeeded in methodically driving forward the activities that he took charge of. He is a highly accomplished manager, with an excellent knowledge of the Group in all its many and varied cultural, professional, commercial and geographical dimensions, who will bring to the Inspection Générale his rigorous approach, his objectivity and his sense of fairness.”
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is present in 80 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees worldwide, including over 145,000 in Europe. The group holds key positions in three main areas of activity: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) where BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the number one provider of personal loans. BNP Paribas is also developing its integrated retail banking model in the Mediterranean countries, Turkey and Eastern Europe and boasts a large network in the western United States. In the fields of Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions, BNP Paribas enjoys a leadership position in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, and a solid base for strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region.