Our management

Meet our board of directors and our general management



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 in Switzerland

Board of directors

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Jean Clamon

Chairman of the board of directors, of the credit committee and 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, Chairman of the Audit and Financial Risk Committee, Chairman of the Compensation 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

Carole Ackermann *

Board member, Member of the Compensation Committee

Swiss | Born in 1970
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

Sources of inspiration

|Marie Curie,  first female nobel prize, first female Prof. in Paris, despite becoming ill from the radioactive materials she never lost her determination to excel in the scientific career that she loved.
|Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook – Raise your hand if you’re a girl in class; run for class president. If you’re interested in it, be a leader. Don’t let the world tell you girls can’t lead.
|Melinda Gates, not just the wife of Bill, she is a role model. The book The moment of lift: how empowering women changes the world is excellent. By sharing the story of many women and a bit about her personal journey, she tries to call other people to action for empowering women around the world.
|Bertrand Piccard, a real visionary who does everything to help conserve our planet’s natural resources.

Herbert Bolliger *

Board Member and member of the audit and financial risk committee

Swiss | Born on 23rd November 1953
A graduate of the University of Zurich 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

Yannick Jung

Board Member, member of the credit committee and of the compensations committee

French | Born on 15th 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.

Source of inspiration

| Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

Vincent Lecomte

Board Member and Member of the Audit and Risks Committee

French | Born on 30rd 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.

Yves Martrenchar

Board Member


A graduate of the École Polytechnique, Yves Martrenchar joined the BNP 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 Resources Group Human Resources and member of the Group Executive Committee. He has been since 1st November 2020 Senior Advisor to the Group.

Marina Masoni *

Board member and member of the audit and financial risk 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 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

Sources of inspiration

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

Thomas Mennicken

Board member


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.

Franciane Rays

Board member

French | Born on 4th December 1972
A graduate from EM Lyon in 1994, Franciane Rays starts her career at Arthur Andersen and then Ernst & Young in the audit and finance consulting field. She joins BNP Paribas in 2011 at Finance Group where she leads several projects and then manages the Group’s regulatory liquidity. In 2018 she starts as CFO of BNP Paribas Fortis.

Yves Serra *

Board member, member of the audit and financial risk committee and member of the credit committee

French | Born on 2nd December 1953
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 Switzerland
| 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 2017/11

BNP Paribas in Switzerland General Management

A strategic support for sustainable innovation

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

BNP Paribas in Switzerland general management

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Monique Vialatou

Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas in Switzerland

French | Born on 28th February 1960
Monique Vialatou has been with the BNP Paribas Group for more than 30 years. She possesses a wealth of experience both in retail banking in France and within CIB. She has held several positions with Large Corporate Coverage teams in France, and in the United States as Senior Relationship Manager. She was Country Head of BNP Paribas Group in Thailand. Since 2014, Monique has been CEO of the bank in Canada where she playd a major role in the development of the BNP Paribas franchise and for connectivity in the region. She joined BNP Paribas in Switzerland as CEO in 2018.

Further implications

| Member of The BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation
| AFBS member
| CCIFS member

Hubert Musseau

Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Switzerland

French | Born on 17th June 1971
With a Master’s degree in Economy and Econometrics from Panthéon Assas – Paris II University and from EM Lyon, Hubert Musseau joined the BNP Paribas Group in 1996. He held positions in Corporate & Institutional Banking, Internal Audit and then he joined the Wealth Management business-line in 2005. He’s been the CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Switzerland since April 2017.

Sources of inspiration

| Joseph Kessel, adventurer, journalist and novelist
| Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Enna Pariset

Chief Executive Officer of Corporate and Institutional Banking in Switzerland

Enna Pariset has 26 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 16 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 IB EMEA. She continues in her role as Head of Corporate and Commodities Coverage Switzerland.

Further implications

| Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arval (Schweiz) AG
| Board Member, Fondation BNP Paribas Suisse

Sources of inspiration

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

Lionel Berthier

Head of Human Resources

French | Born on 2nd December 1961
After studying at the Political Institute of Studies in Paris and obtaining a Master’s degree in Political Science at University Paris 2, Lionel Berthier joined the BNP Paribas Group in 1988. He held various positions within business functions and Human Resources. In 2011, he relocated to São Paulo where he held, among other positions, the role of Head of Human Resources for Brazil and Latin America. In January 2018, he joined the Swiss entity as Human Resources Director.

Notable accomplishments

| Active member of the organisation “Teto”: participating in actions in the favelas in Brazil aiming to help inhabitants build their own houses.

Further implications

| Member of the Pensions Committee for BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA
| Member of the Circle of Banking HR Directors in Geneva
| Member of the Former Students of Sciences Po Paris association

Arnaud Zeitoun

Deputy CEO

French | 29th June, 1978
Arnaud Zeitoun studied at the École Polytechnique de Paris and gained a qualification in Market Statistics and Finance from ENSAE before starting his career at Société Générale Asset Management.

He joined the BNP Paribas group in 2003 as part of the Inspection Générale. After working within the CIB Fixed Income and then Global Market entity for nine years, he joined BNP Paribas Asset Management in 2016 as Global Head of Transformation. In December 2019, Mr Zeitoun was appointed as Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas (Suisse), tasked with directing the transformation of the bank in Switzerland.

Notable accomplishments

Running a half-marathon in under 90 minutes in 2018

Sources of inspiration

My wife and my two daughters