General Management Committee

Introducing the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions General Management Committee

Charlotte Dennery, Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing SolutionsCharlotte Dennery is the CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Charlotte is an alumna of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance). She devoted the first ten years of her career to the French Administration. Then, after a stint at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, she entered the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance where she assumed several roles. She was notably in charge of compensation policy and the HR strategy for the French public sector.

In 2001, she joined the BNP Paribas Group, with a role in Development and Strategy. Charlotte Dennery was put in charge of development projects, firstly in Paris for CIB and then in New York for the Group in North America.

In 2004, she became Head of Finance and Strategy of BNP Paribas Insurance – Cardif, before joining BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2009. Within this entity, she was appointed CEO of FundQuest, the multi-management subsidiary of BNP Paribas. Parallel to this, she was Chief Operating Officer of Investment Partners from 2010, in charge of the Finance, IT, Operations, Procurement and Legal divisions.


Xavier Viollet, Deputy CEO

xavier-violletWithin the General Management Committee, Xavier Viollet, Deputy CEO, supervises the Finance, IT, Development & Strategy, Procurement, Digital Transformation and Structuring functions.

Xavier Viollet joined BNP in 1988, after seven years at France Telecom (Marketing Manager of the ‘Minitel’ programme) and Oresys (Head of the Telematics Department). Over 14 years Xavier held several roles within the French banking network. He was in charge of card payments, self-service and home banking services; he was manager of the Projects Division; he was Deputy Head of ‘Products and Markets’, and was manager of the ‘e-business’ Department. In 2002, Xavier Viollet became General Secretary of BNP Paribas Group IT. Then, from 2007 to 2013, he was Head of Finance at Arval. He joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in September 2013 as Deputy Managing Director, supervising the Finance, IT and BPO functions, and is also in charge of company transformation programmes.



Pascal Layan, Chief Operating Officer, Head of International Business Lines (IBL)

Pascal Layan, COO de BNP Paribas Leasing SolutionsWithin the General Management Committee, Pascal Layan, Head of the IBLs, supervises Equipment & Logistics Solutions (ELS), Technology Solutions (TS) and Bank Leasing Services (BLS) International Business Lines, and the Marketing and Business Report & Analysis functions.

From 1990 to 2000, he held several managerial responsibilities within BNP Paribas entities specialising in Vendor Finance (BNP Lease, Crédit Universel), before becoming Sales Director TS France of BNP Paribas Lease Group between 2000 and 2005. Pascal Layan was then appointed as Sales Director of Technology Solutions IBL. In 2008, he took up responsibility as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Portugal. He was then appointed Head of Marketing & Solutions for the specialised IBLs in 2011 and then, in 2012, he was named Head of the Equipment & Logistics Solutions IBL, Board Member of CNHi Capital Europe and Claas Financial Services, and Chairman of JCB Finance.



Wolfgang Pinner, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Country Coverage

Wolfgang Pinner, COO of BNP Paribas Leasing SolutionsWithin the General Management Committee, Wolfgang Pinner, Head of Country Coverage, supervises all the countries in which Leasing Solutions operates.

Wolfgang Pinner started his career within BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Germany (originally UFB Locabail, then BNP Paribas Lease Group). From 1989 to 2008, he was notably Sales Director for the Construction Equipment and Material Handling markets, Head of the Credit and Wholesale Finance divisions, and Head of Joint Ventures Management. In 2008, he joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Corporate Centre in Puteaux where he was Head of Partnerships and Joint Ventures for two years. In 2010 he became Head of the Equipment & Logistics Solutions IBL and then, from 2012 to 2015, Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Germany.

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