BNP Paribas has made a raft of changes at the top of its wealth management business.
Sofia Merlo, currently co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, will join the group human resources division as its head from May 2020. She will be meeting with the teams of the Group's various entities around the world before succeeding Yves Martrenchar as head of Group Human Resources and member of the BNP Paribas Executive Committee at the end of 2020.
Vincent Lecomte, co-CEO with Sofia Merlo of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, has been appointed CEO of the business with effect from 4 May 2020. Lecomte is a member of the Executive Committee of International Financial Services and reports to Jacques d'Estais, Deputy chief operating officer (COO) of BNP Paribas.
Anne Pointet, currently head of the South-East Region for French Retail Banking, is appointed Deputy-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management. She will take up her new position on 4 May 2020 and will be responsible for overseeing wealth management activities for Domestic Markets and International Retail Banking. She will report hierarchically to Vincent Lecomte and will be a member of the Executive Committee of Domestic Markets, headed by Thierry Laborde, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas, to whom she will report functionally.
Pierre Veyres, currently head of CIB Global Banking Americas business in New York, is appointed Head of the South-East Region for French Retail Banking. He will succeed Anne Pointet on 30 March.