Discover the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas in Switzerland
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The Board is made up of 10 directors for whom the mandatory term of office is three years.

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the company’s main objectives. It has 3 general powers:

  1. Assessing the company’s strategic decisions
  2. Participating in the smooth running of the company
  3. Controlling and monitoring all transactions linked to the activities of BNP Paribas in Switzerland

The Board of Directors for BNP Paribas (Suisse) S.A. is composed as follows:

Jean CLAMON

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chairman of the Financial Risks Committee
Member of the Compensations Committee
French | Born on 10th September 1952

Engineer who earned his diploma from Ecole Centrale de Paris, Jean Clamon joined BNP Paribas Group in 1976. His last position, which he held from 2008 to 2015, was  Head of Internal Auditing and Conformity.

Sources of inspiration

| Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of United Kingdom
| Charles de Gaulle, former French President
| Konrad Adenauer, former First Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
| Simone Veil,  French politician


Christian BOVET*

Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors
Vice-chairman of the Financial Risks Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensations Committee
Swiss | Born on 24th April 1959

After studying law at the University of Fribourg and at the Columbia University School of Law, Christian Bovet practiced as an associate lawyer, then as a professor of law. He joined the Federal Commission of Communication (ComCom) in 1999 and served until 2011. In 2014, he joined the BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA Board of Directors.

Notable accomplishments

| Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva from 2007 to 2012.
| Member of the management board for the Centre of Banking and Financial Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva
|Visiting professor at the Universities of Lausanne, Aix-Marseille, Renmin University of China (Beijing) and Grenoble, as well as at the Max Planck Institute in Munich
| Editor of the publication “Finanzmarktaufsicht / Monitoring financial markets” (Helbing Lichtenhahn) and co-editor of the Western Swiss Treatise on competition law (Helbing Lichtenhahn) and of a collection of papers on Swiss and European competition law, with electronic application (Weblaw)

Further implications

| Member of the Board and the Office of the Foundation for Medical Research (Geneva)
| Member of the Scientific Committee for the “Concurrences” review


Herbert BOLLIGER*

Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Swiss | Born on 23rd November 1953

A graduate of the University of Munich and the Controller Academy of Munich, Herbert BOLLIGER joined the BAYER (Suisse) SA group from 1980 to 1983 before joining the MIGROS group. He held the position of Managing Director for the Migros Federation of Cooperatives from 2005 through to December 2017.

Further implications

| Member of the Board for the “Cerebral” Foundation
| Member of the executive committee for the Marketing Institute of the University of Saint-Gall
| Member of the Honorary Committee for the Forum Europe Lucerne

Sources of inspiration

| Gottlieb Duttwiller, founder of MIGROS
| Bill Gates, founder of MICROSOFT
| Bruce Springsteen, musician


Sylvie DAVID-CHINOSylvie DAVID-CHINO

Director
Member of the Audit Committee
French

 

Graduated from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris”, from Paris I Law University and owner of a CPA-HEX MBA, Sylvie DAVID-CHINO occupied various positions within the corporate banking, international finance and international Private Banking at BNP Paribas.

Sources of inspiration

| Simone VEIL, French politician
| Sakamoto RYOMA, Japanese politician


Jacques D’ESTAIS

Director
Member of the Financial Risks Committee
Vice-chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensations Committee
French | Born on 30th October 1959

After graduating from the ESSEC Business School, Jacques D’ESTAIS joined the BNP Paribas group in 1983. After having occupied several different positions, he joined the general management team of Investment Solutions, International Retail Banking and Personal Finance in December 2011. Since April 2015, Jacques D’Estais has been Deputy Managing Director in charge of International Financial Services at BNP Paribas.


Christophe R. Gautier*

Director
Member of the Compensations Committee
Swiss | Born on 2nd April 1947

A graduate of the University of Saint-Gall, Stanford Business School and Harvard, Christophe R. Gautier joined the family business, DKSH Holding Ltd. Today, he’s Chairman of the Board at Wolfgang Weber-Thedy AG, as well as an independent investor.

Notable accomplishments

“The three great figures of the last century who, through the force of their beliefs, changed the course of their countries and the world.” Christophe R. Gautier

| Mahatma Gandhi, Indian politician
| Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
| Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa


Ulrich GYGI*

Director
Member of the Financial Risks Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Swiss | Born on 6th December 1946

After a bachelor’s degree and PhD in Economics from the University of Bern, Ulrich Gygi joined the Administration of Federal Finance (AFF) of the Swiss Confederation in 1979. He became Director of the AFF in 1989, then CEO of the Swiss Post from 2000 to 2009. In 2009, he joined the Swiss Federal Railway (CFF) as Chairman of the Board until June 2016.

Sources of inspiration

|Men and women who have the courage to speak out against the tyrants of their homelands.


Vincent LECOMTEVincent LECOMTE

Administrateur
French | Born 30 June 1964

Graduated from ESCP Europe (Paris), Vincent LECOMTE joined in 1992 BNP Paribas. He joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. Since 2011, he is co-Chief Executive Officer with Sofia Merlo.

 


Yannick JUNG

Director
Member of the Financial Risks Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
French | Born 15 July 1972

Following studies at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and Washington University, Yannick Jung joined the BNP Group in 1997. He then became part of the management team of the Corporate and Institutional Banking branch in 2007. He has been Head of Global Banking EMEA since December 2017.

Sources of inspiration

| Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa


Marina MASONI*

Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Swiss | Born on 25th July 1958

After a law degree at the University of Zurich, followed by a lawyer and a notary licence, Marina Masoni joined the law offices of Masoni-Fontana in Lugano. She has been member of the Great Council, then State Counsellor, Minister of Finance and Economy for the Canton of Tessin. In 1998, 2000 and 2005, Marina Masoni was President of the cantonal government. In 2007, she joined the general management team for Wegelin & Co. in Saint-Gall, then became director of the Lugano branch from 2008 to 2010. Since 2010, she has been a consultant at the law offices of Masoni-Fontana.

Further implications

Executive Boards

| Fondazione Teatro dell’Architettura (Mendrisio), Vice-chairwoman of the Foundation’s Board
| Magazzini Generali con Punto Franco SA (Chiasso), Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
| Stiftung für MeinungsFreiheit und MedienVielfalt (Bern), Chairwoman of the Foundation’s Board

Professional organisations

| Ticinomoda, Associazione fabbricanti e operatori ramo abbigliamento del Cantone Ticino (Lugano), Chairwoman
| Chamber of Commerce, Canton of Ticino, Member of the Board

 

Sources of inspiration

| Alexis de Tocqueville, philosopher
| Friedrich A. von Hayek , economist

 

 

 

 

 * Director fulfilling the criteria of independance according to FINMA 2008/24