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BNP Paribas announces senior executive appointments

Appoints José Placido CEO of CIB Americas and Sandrine Ferdane Global Head of FIC.

José Placido
José Placido

José Placido will become CEO of CIB Americas. He will start on June 1, 2020 and will be based in New York City reporting jointly to Yann Gérardin, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, and Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO BNP Paribas USA. Bob Hawley current CEO of CIB Americas, will transition to the role of Vice Chairman of CIB Americas. José is currently Global Head of Financial Institutions Coverage (FIC) and Global Head of Client Development for Securities Services. He has successfully expanded the bank’s relationships with many of its largest institutional clients. Prior to joining BNP Paribas in 2014, he was CEO of RBC Investor Services and RBC Dexia Investor Services based in Toronto.

Sandrine Ferdane will become Global Head of FIC, succeeding José Placido. She will start on April 1, 2020, and will be based in Paris reporting to Yann Gérardin. Sandrine has been Country Head of Brazil and CEO of Banco BNP Paribas Brazil since 2014, and was instrumental in transforming and enhancing the bank’s Brazilian platform. Prior to assuming this role, Sandrine held a variety of senior banker and financing roles.

About BNP Paribas

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.

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