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Controlling and monitoring

Board of Directors

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 three general powers:

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

Board of Directors

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Yves Martrenchar

Chairman of the Board of Directors, of the Credit Committee and of the Compensations Committee

A graduate of the École Polytechnique, Yves Martrenchar joined the BNP Paribas Group in 1980 and spent his entire career there, first in the France network.He is a member of the Board of Directors of several BNP Paribas subsidiaries and was President of Crédit Logement from 2005 to 2010. Since September 2012, Yves Martrenchar has been Head of Human Ressources Group and member of the Group Executive Committee. He has been since 1st November 2020 Senior Advisor to the Group.

Christian Bovet *

Vice-Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee, member of the Compensation Committee

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

Carole Ackermann *

Board Member, member of the Compensation Committee

Alumni from the University of St. Gallen, Carole Ackermann graduated with a PhD in marketing. She is now a senior lecturer for business administration and integration projects.

After more than 12 years working in various companies as a consultant, project manager and then director, she co.founded and became CEO of Diamondscull AG in 2007.

Carole Ackermann invests early in companies in the technology/ICT field. She is also non-executive director of several companies such as Allianz Suisse, BKW, BVZ Holding, the innovation agency be-advanced, co-president of the Female Innovation Forum and a jury member of Venture Kick.

She has an entrepreneurial spirit with an integrative mind-set and down-to-earth behaviour. She is eager to identify, discuss and promote new ideas and help transferring them into concrete projects and results. She also participates on panels or as speaker at conferences on entrepreneurship, start-ups and women in this field.

Further implications

|Member of the board Allianz Suisse, Wallisellen
|Member of the board BKW AG, Bern
|Member of the board BVZ Holding AG, Zermatt
|Senior Lecturer University St. Gallen
|Chairwomen EHL Holding SA, Lausanne

Xavier Boissinot

Board member and member of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee

Xavier Boissinot graduated with an MBA from the IAE Business School of Aix-en-Provence (1988) and from the ESIGELEC engineering school of Rouen (1987). He began his career as Financial Controller for W.R. Grace in New York, before joining the BNP Paribas Group in Paris in 1990 at the IT Department and then at the General Inspection. Between 1998 and 2008, he held several management positions as COO in international subsidiaries in Luxembourg, Asia and Switzerland, mainly for Wealth Management activities. In 2008, he joined Group Human Resources in Paris, then was appointed COO of Corporate Real Estate before joining the General Inspection in 2013 as Deputy Head.

Since September 2022, he is Regional COO Wealth Management for International Markets based in Luxembourg.

Simon Larsen *

Board member and Vice Chairman of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee

After graduating from Cambridge University with a Masters of Engineering, Simon Larsen joined HSBC in 1997, where he led a 22-year international career with leadership roles in banking, wealth management and insurance businesses across Europe and Asia. From 2013-2018, he was COO of HSBC’s Private Banking business in EMEA, based in Switzerland.

Since 2020, he has been an entrepreneur and senior advisor to technology / fintech companies including Accenture and RegData S.A.

Further implications

| Co-founder and COO, Project Core+
| Senior Advisor, Accenture
| Strategic Advisor, Regdata SA
| Member of Campus Advisory Board, Ecole Internationale de Genève

Vincent Lecomte

Board Member, member of the Credit Committee and of the Compensations Committee

Graduated from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), Vincent Lecomte joined BNP Paribas in 1992. He joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. Since 2011, he is co-Chief Executive Officer.

Geert Lippens

Board Member, member of the Credit Committee and of the Compensations Committee

As a graduate of the University of Ghent in applied economics, Geert Lippens has been over 30 years in banking. He started his banking career in 1994 and held till 2008 various positions in structured finance at Generale Bank and after the take-over at Fortis Bank Mees Pierson both in Europe and Asia. As from 2004 he was leading the global acquisition and leveraged finance group based in Rotterdam.

After joining BNP Paribas in 2009, Geert led the Leveraged Finance activities and was as from 2015 also responsible for the Energy, Resources and infrastructure finance group in EMEA. From 2019 till early 2024, he was CEO & Country Head of BNP Paribas The Netherlands, leading the Corporate & Institutional Banking team and overseeing all entities of BNP Paribas in The Netherlands while developing and managing a country growth plan. He is currently acting as Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking EMEA countries.

Marina Masoni *

Board Member and member of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee

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 MP 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

Thomas Mennicken

Board Member, Vice Chairman of the Credit Committee and member of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee

Thomas Mennicken graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Business School) in 1990.

At the beginning of his career, he was trader at JP Morgan in Brussels and New York.

He joined BNP Paribas in 1994 to become Head of the Bond Option Desk in Paris.  In 1997, he moved to London to head up the Market Risk Analytics in Group Risk Management.  In 2000, he became Head of Market & Counterparty Risk Analytics and in 2007, Head of Risk Architecture. In 2009, he was appointed member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer of BNP Paribas Fortis. In 2014, he took the position of Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) of BNP Paribas Fortis and Head of CIB Corporate Clients Financing & Advisory EMEA at the BNP Paribas Group level.

Since October 2016, he has joined RISK to become Chief Risk Officer for CIB.

Yves Serra *

Board member, member of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee and member of the Credit Committee

Swiss & French
A graduate of the École Centrale de Paris and the University of Wisconsin, Yves Serra started his career working in France and Asia for Sulzer Brothers. In 1992, he joined Charmilles Technologies in Tokyo as Regional CEO for Asia before being appointed as CEO of the Geneva-based subsidiary. He moved to Georg Fischer in 2003 as CEO of the Piping Systems subsidiary and became CEO of the group in 2008. He joined the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA in 2019.

Further implications

| Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stäubli Holding AG
| Vice Chairman of the Board of Georg Fischer AG
| Member of the Board BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA
| Advisor Recruit Holdings Tokyo Japan
| Member of the Board of the Chapter Board “Doing Business in USA” of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (Switzerland)
| Member of the Board of “Schweizerischen Management Gesellschaft” (SMG)

* Director fulfilling the criteria of independance according to FINMA 2017/1

BNP Paribas in Switzerland General Management

A strategic support for sustainable innovation

The General Management at BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA supports the Swiss subsidiary in developing and making strategic, innovative and sustainable decisions.

BNP Paribas in Switzerland General Management

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Enna Pariset

Chief Executive Officer and Head of Territory for BNP Paribas Group in Switzerland

Enna Pariset has 30 years of experience working in the US, the UK, France and Switzerland. She has previously worked at the World Bank in Washington DC and at JP Morgan in London and Paris. Enna has been with BNP Paribas for nearly 21 years in both client origination and management roles, encompassing Mergers & Acquisitions, Commodities and Coverage.

She also served as Global Head of Metals and Mining Investment Banking and Head of Food, Beverage and Retail Investment Banking EMEA. As Head of Territory for BNP Paribas Group in Switzerland, she supervises and represents all BNP Paribas Group businesses in Switzerland and leads their strategic development plans and investments in the country. She continues to serve as CEO of Corporate & Institutional Banking Switzerland.

Further implications

| Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arval (Schweiz) AG
| Chairman of the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation
| Vice Chairman and Board Member of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (AFBS)
| Board Member of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)

Philippe Ricard

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Philippe Ricard joined the Group in 1989 and has held a wide range of leadership positions across BNP Paribas‘ key regions and businesses. Most recently he served since 2017 as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) for BNP Paribas USA, the bank’s holding company in the United States, as well as the COO for Corporate & Institutional Banking Americas and the BNP Paribas New York branch manager.
As of July 2023, Philippe Ricard serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer overseeing our Business functions including Technology, Operations, Finance, ALM Treasury and services.

Beat Bachmann

Chief Executive Officer, Wealth Management & Emerging Markets

Beat is a seasoned banker who for over 16 years has held several senior management positions in Wealth Management at UBS, in both Switzerland and Germany. Prior to joining us, he was Head Global Financial Intermediaries Europe at UBS.
Beat holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and an MBA from INSEAD. In August 2022, he joined BNP Paribas in Switzerland as CEO Wealth Management & Emerging Markets.

Florence Sabo

Head of Global Banking Switzerland

Florence Sabo joined BNP Paribas Group in 2001 and has held various front office positions in French Retail and International Retail Banking. Since 2017 she was Head of Multinational Coverage Switzerland and since 2022 also supervised Cash Management, GTS and Shipping activities for Global Banking in Switzerland. She became Head of Global Banking Switzerland in September 2023.

Jean-Eric Pacini

Head of Global Markets Switzerland

Jean-Eric Pacini has over 18 years of experience with BNP Paribas Group. Since 2005, he has endorsed a number of responsibilities within the Group Global Markets division, notably within Equity Derivatives, where he last acted as Head of EMEA Institutional Sales. Since 2020, Jean-Eric Pacini oversaw Global Markets for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Jean-Eric Pacini joined BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA as Head of Global Markets Switzerland in September 2023.

Thomas Conel

Head of Human Resources

Thomas Conel joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2010 and has evolved in the HR environment occupying diverse roles within the Group in various locations. Starting as a Recruitment Partner, he became HR Business Partner (“HRBP”) within Personal Finance in 2014. He joined CIB in 2016 as HRBP in Global Banking for the EMEA region and became local HR Manager for CIB Switzerland in 2018. End of 2020, he moved to BGL BNP Paribas and acted as HRBP for two legal entities, BNP Paribas Asset Management Luxembourg & Cardif Lux Vie, before becoming HR Manager in charge of Talent Management for the Group entities of BNP Paribas in Luxembourg. In September 2023, Thomas Conel joined BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA as Head of Human Resources.

Nicolas Guillaud

Chief Risk Officer

A graduate of ESCP and the Paris Dauphine University, Nicolas Guillaud started his career in investment banking and strategy consulting. He joined the BNP Paribas group in 2007, first with the Development team in the Risk department, where he held several positions, including that of CRO for the subsidiaries in Egypt and Ukraine. He joined BNP Paribas in Switzerland in October 2020 as CRO.

Vincent Coq

Head of Legal

A graduate in Business Law and qualified as a French attorney-at-law (avocat), Vincent Coq worked in several international law firms for nine years before joining BNP Paribas in 2005 as a transactional lawyer on financing activities (Project, Export, commodities and trade finance). He became Head of Legal for the Commodities Finance business in Paris in 2011, then Deputy Head of the Legal team in charge of structured finance in 2014, before becoming Head of Legal for BNP Paribas (Suisse) in July 2020.