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Fields Wicker-Muirin OBE is appointed Director of BNP Paribas' Board

On 11 May 2011, the General Meeting of BNP Paribas appointed Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE (Officer of the British Empire) as Director of the Board for three years. She will be an independent member of the Board of Directors.

Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE, aged 52, a British national, is the co-founder and a partner of Leaders' Quest, where she leads the Strategic Advisory Council. Leaders' Quest is an international social entreprise whose purpose is be a catalyst for positive change through its work with leaders from different sectors and from around the world.

Fields Wicker-Miurin's own interest in leadership has developed over an international business career spanning different industries and countries, and never following a linear or traditional path. Over a career spanning some 25 years, she is perhaps best-known for her time in a leadership position at the London Stock Exchange. She has served on the boards of several companies operating in a range of sectors internationally, including media, property, insurance and investment banking, and has worked in strategy consulting, banking and venture capital. Previously she was an Expert Advisor to the European Union on financial services harmonisation and a member of the NASDAQ Technology Council.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the strongest banks in the world*. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 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 the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts 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.
* Rated AA by Standard & Poor's i.e. 3rd rating level on a scale of 22.