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October 11, 2013 -

BNP Paribas appoints senior executives in Singapore and Southeast Asia

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Appointment of CEO of BNP Paribas Singapore and Regional Head for Southeast Asia

BNP Paribas today announced the appointment of Pierre Veyres as the Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Singapore and Regional Head for Southeast Asia, effective 14 October 2013. Pierre takes over the roles from Jean-Pierre Bernard, who will retire after a long and successful career with BNP Paribas.

Pierre Veyres has been the Global Head for BNP Paribas CIB Transaction Banking since December 2009 and managed the Trade Solutions, International Cash-Management, Corporate Deposit Line and Correspondent Banking business globally from Singapore. Pierre joined BNP Paribas in 1990, held various positions in France and subsequently became the Chief Operating Officer for BNP Paribas Canada. From 2001 to 2006, Pierre was responsible in New York for several business lines in the Americas region in trade finance, export finance and commodities.

Commenting on this key appointment, Eric Raynaud, Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas Asia Pacific, said, “BNP Paribas has grown considerably in Singapore and South-east Asia under Jean-Pierre Bernard’s leadership over the past nine years. We are very pleased to have Pierre Veyres take over this important position as we believe his experience and knowledge of the Southeast Asia region, having been based here in Singapore for the past five years, will help steer our presence in the region into new and exciting growth areas.”

Pierre Veyres reports to Eric Raynaud.

Appointment of CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Singapore Branch

In addition, BNP Paribas has appointed Arnaud Tellier as the Chief Executive Officer of the Wealth Management Singapore Branch, effective 16 September 2013. He takes over the role from Serge Forti who will continue to focus on his role as the Head of Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia Markets, one of the largest markets of BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Asia, reporting to Arnaud Tellier.

Arnaud Tellier joined BNP Paribas in 1989 and has held a number of senior positions in London, Paris and Madrid. Arnaud was the CEO and Country Head for Greece in 2006-2010 and the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Turkey since 2010, prior to his latest appointment in Singapore.

Mrs Mignonne Cheng, Chairman and CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Asia Pacific, said, “These changes reflect our continued commitment to Singapore and our expansion in Asia as we embark on the next stage of our growth plan.”

Arnaud Tellier reports to Mignonne Cheng and to Pierre Veyres.

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