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Appointment of Nathalie Hartmann to the Compliance Function of the Group

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Nathalie Hartmann is appointed as a Compliance officer and a member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 October 2017. She will replace Eric Martin, who after 42 years in the Group, has asserted his pension rights.
Entry into the group in 1985, Nathalie Hartmann has led a diverse career in human Resources, then the French network and of CIB (Corporate & Institutional Banking). Over the past 3 years, it has made a decisive contribution to the strengthening of the Compliance function and of the system of knowledge of customers (KYC-Know Your Customer).

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and chief Executive officer said : “Eric Martin has profoundly transformed in recent years the Compliance function within BNP Paribas to meet the best quality standards, doubling the resources and bringing in many talents in this critical function for our business. I would like to thank and to express to him my gratitude for his exemplary commitment and his contribution to the success of BNP Paribas that it will continue to serve as a director of several subsidiaries. I have every confidence in the ability of Nathalie Hartmann, who has already demonstrated his perfect understanding of the issues, to develop the Compliance function within the framework of our plan 2020”.

Creation of the management of the Undertaking business

BNP Paribas has decided to take a new direction in the consideration of societal and environmental issues at all stages of its operational decisions.
To this end, and in connection with the ambitions in the framework of its strategy horizon 2020, BNP Paribas creates, effective September 1, 2017, a direction of Engagement of the company that will be directly represented on the Executive Committee of the Group.

As a large company, present in 74 countries and playing a major role in the financing of the economy of several of them, its commitments are of crucial importance for the future generations.

The new management will work with all the business lines and functions of BNP Paribas in order to define and implement the company’s commitment in the areas critical to the future of our society : economic development, environment and energy transition, social inclusion and valorization of territories and diversity and promoting respect for Human Rights. It will implement the necessary means to ensure that all employees play an active role in this dynamic of engagement.

This new direction of the Engagement of business will be as responsible for Antoine Sire, who joined BNP Paribas as a member of the Group Executive Committee and as deputy-head Bertrand Cizeau, who adds this function to the Director of Communications of the Group.
Laurence Pessez, in the course of his duties as Head of the CSR Group since 2010, will join this new direction and will bring all its expertise and its know-how in the design and implementation of the plan for the commitment of the Group. On this occasion, it would include the G100, a group of 100 executives of BNP Paribas.
An operational manager of the energy transition will shortly be appointed and attached to the new direction, with Laurence Pessez.

Within the Directorate of Human Resources, Barbara Levéel, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, will also contribute with his team in this engagement strategy.

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and chief Executive officer said, ” BNP Paribas has become in recent years one of the international banks best rated by the rating agencies, extra-financial. The challenges facing society and the environment today requires that our group is contributing even more actively to a growth that is sustainable for people and the planet. We are determined to give us the means to implement this commitment at all levels of the group. In its functions at BNP Paribas from 1997 to 2013, Antoine Sire has worked to strengthen the commitments societal Group. With Bertrand Cizeau, Laurence Pessez, Barbara Levéel and their teams, it will have the capacity to bring together all of the energies of BNP Paribas, to apply a strategy of commitment ambitious, which will be for the trades-a lever for differentiation and development. ”

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a bank of the first rank in Europe with an international reach. It is present in 74 countries, with more than 192 000 employees, including more than 146 000 in Europe. The Group holds key positions in its three main areas of activity : Domestic Markets and International Financial Services, whose networks of retail banks and the financial services are grouped in Retail Banking & Services, and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which focuses on the clients Business and Institutional. The Group accompanies its clients (individuals, associations, entrepreneurs, SMES, large companies and institutional) in order to help them realize their projects by offering services of finance, investment, savings and protection. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the # 1 player in specialised financing to individuals in Europe. BNP Paribas is also developing its integrated model of retail banking in the mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in eastern Europe and has a large network in the Western United States. In its activities Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services, BNP Paribas enjoys a leadership in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, as well as a robust framework and strong growth in Asia-Pacific.



Nathalie Hartmann has joined the bank in 1985, after graduating from HEC. She began her career in human resources and in the retail bank in France. She then occupied various functions within the division CIB (Corporate & Institutional Banking), initially in structured finance and then as head of Portfolio Management. In September 2008, she became a member of the executive Committee of IPC. In October 2014, Nathalie Hartmann has been appointed head of the remediation plan and the transformation programme for the Compliance Group, under the auspices of the global head of compliance. In addition to these responsibilities, she was appointed responsible for the area of KYC (Know Your Customer), at the beginning of 2015.

Antoine Sire is a graduate of IEP Paris and holds a DEA in Public Law. He was the Deputy Director of the Communication and of the Regional Action of the French Association of Banks – today’s FBF – in 1992-1995, and as Director of Communication of the National Confederation of the Crédit Mutuel (1995-1997). It was then for 16 years directed the communication of the BNP Paribas Group, driving the construction of the brand resulting from the merger of BNP and Paribas, and its internationalization, and the expansion of corporate social responsibility commitments. He has co-hosted for 13 years on BFM Business Workshop-Digital, a radio show dedicated to the new technologies. In 2013, he left BNP Paribas to devote himself to writing a work of historical on actresses of the golden age of Hollywood, published in 2016. At the same time, he had been working since 2015 as a Partner within the agency of Havas Paris.

Bertrand Cizeau is a graduate of the master of International Financial Markets from Paris-Dauphine. He began his career in 1994 with Paribas, in financial management, in charge of the Relations Analysts & Investors. In 1998, he took over the General Management of the agency press photo GAMMA, and working for its transformation in editorial and digital. From 2001 to 2011, in quality of Brand manager, Communications and Advertising for Cetelem (BNP Paribas Personal Finance), it launches and develops a global strategy commitment of the company in terms of Responsible lending. In 2012, he became deputy Director of Communications of the BNP Paribas Group. As the Communication Director of BNP Paribas since 2013, he has been actively working to do is enter the brand BNP Paribas in the Digital era, which is now recognized, in Europe, as the leader of its category on the social networks.

Laurence Pessez is a graduate of IEP Paris. She has held management positions in the fields of communication, marketing and human resources in different sectors before joining BNP Paribas in 2002 as the Director of Communications of BNP Paribas Cardif and then as Director of the Communication and of the social Responsibility of BNP Paribas Cardif in 2006. She leads the Social and Environmental Responsibility for BNP Paribas since 2010. Under his leadership the bank has integrated the ranking “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” by Corporate Knights, and has become, in 2017 the 1st european bank for his performance in the area of responsibility according to the agency of extra-financial rating Vigeo-Eiris. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.

Barbara Levéel began his career at BNP Paribas in 2002 in Argentina. She was followed by a transverse route within the Investment Bank, of the General Inspection and then Shopping. Passionate about South America, Barbara Levéel also holds a Master II research Studies “Latin American” and has carried out humanitarian missions on this geographic area. She is also a graduate of ESCP and holds a license in philosophy and sociology companies. She has been named the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in October 2014.

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