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BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Appoints Neil Pein as New Chief Executive Officer

Nanterre, 18th March 2024

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announced the appointment of Neil Pein as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 18, 2024. Pein succeeds Isabelle Loc, who has been promoted to Head of Commercial & Personal Banking in France and will join the BNP Paribas Executive Committee.

Pein, previously Head of Payments for BNP Paribas, brings extensive experience within the Group to his new role. He will report to Thierry Laborde, Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas and Head of Commercial, Personal Banking & Services (CPBS).


“With his extensive experience in the Group, Neil has all the qualities needed to support the development of Leasing Solutions, a business in which he knows the challenges and the teams. I’m sure that Neil will be able to take up the torch from Isabelle, who has successfully led the transformation of this business at the heart of the real economy,” said Thierry Laborde.

Neil Pein, 42, had held the position of Head of Payments for BNP Paribas since 2021, where he played a pivotal role in the business’s transformation. He rejoined the Group in 2018 and was instrumental in the creation of Axepta BNP Paribas, a business line serving retailers. Additionally, he spearheaded the development of “New Digital Business,” a unit that unites payment-related Fintechs within the Group, including Nickel, Floa, and Lyf.

Prior to BNP Paribas, Pein began his career in financial markets with Goldman Sachs. He joined BNP Paribas in 2007 as an equity derivatives trader before transitioning to the Group’s Financial Management department from 2013 to 2016. During this period, he focused on acquisitions, divestments, and capital optimization initiatives. In 2016, he was appointed Sales Director at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions for technology equipment leasing in France.

Neil Pein holds a Master of Science degree from New York University and is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique.

About BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

At BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, we offer capital efficient business equipment financing solutions in key sectors including agriculture, construction, transportation, materials handling, ICT, healthcare and green tech. Drawing on our proud 70-year history, our partners and clients rely on our market expertise, asset know-how and advisory services to propel their growth, transformation and transition to a low carbon circular economy. We are present in 17 countries across Europe and Turkiye, employing over 3000 experts. We also offer vendor finance solutions in the USA and Canada in partnership with Bank of Montreal, and in China through Jiangsu Financial Leasing.  

In 2023, we advanced over €15.5 billion in asset finance and presently manage a €39.6 billion leased asset portfolio. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is fully owned by BNP Paribas and is positioned within the Group’s Commercial, Personal Banking & Services division. 

More information on leasingsolutions.bnpparibas.com