During its meeting on 30 April 2019, on the proposal of the Chairman and after consulting with the Governance, Ethics, Nominations and CSR Committee, BNP Paribas’ Board of Directors has decided to appoint Mr. Christian Noyer as a non-voting director (censeur).
Mr. Christian Noyer, 68 years old, is a member of the French Haut Conseil des finances publiques (High Council of Public Finance). Previously he was Vice-President of the European Central Bank (1998-2002), then Governor of the Banque de France between 2003 and 2015 and Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements between 2010 and 2015.
He will be acting as non-voting director until the submission of his appointment as an independent director at a future General Meeting.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 employees, of which more than 154,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.
In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.
BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.