Nanterre, 18th May 2021

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, European leader of professional equipment finance, announces the appointment of Isabelle Loc as Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 19th May 2021. She succeeds Charlotte Dennery, who becomes Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Personal Finance.

Isabelle Loc will report to Thierry Laborde, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Retail Banking division of the BNP Paribas Group and will be responsible for pursuing the growth and development of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and for outlining and implementing its next Medium-Term strategic plan (2022-2025).

Thierry Laborde, COO of the Retail Banking division of the BNP Paribas Group said, “I would like to thank Charlotte Dennery for the strong momentum that she has built for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions through the expansion and transformation of the business over the past six years. With her expertise and solid knowledge of the Group, Isabelle Loc has the necessary skills to continue accelerating the growth of a business that lies at the heart of the real economy.”

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Isabelle LOC

Isabelle Loc, 38 years, has been the Head of Real Assets, EMEA at BNP Paribas CIB since 2018 and has played a key role in advising and financing clients across the energy, natural resources, infrastructures, transportation and real estate sectors. Between 2018 and 2016, she was a Senior Banker in charge of BNP Paribas’ strategic clients. She had first joined the BNP Paribas Group Paribas in 2010 within the Global Equity & Commodity Derivatives teams and was later appointed the Secretary of the Group’s Executive Committee in 2013. Isabelle Loc began her career at McKinsey & Company. She has graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and from Columbia University.

About BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

As the European leader in asset finance, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions supports the growth of its clients and industrial partners by offering rental and finance solutions with services for their professional equipment.

At the heart of the usage economy, we provide businesses with the flexibility they need to remain competitive and grow in a sustainable way.

Our 3,700 experts support our clients’ and partners’ growth by offering them an increasingly digitalised experience.

In 2020, we financed 310,000 projects for a total volume of 12.8 billion euros in 20 countries, in Europe and also Asia, the United States and Canada.

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nANTERRE, dECEMBER 16 2020

On November 10, 2020, Béatrice Belorgey was appointed Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Lease Group SA and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions SA. Béatrice Belorgey succeeds Geoffroy Bazin who decided to resign from his role as Chairman to follow a new career path.

Béatrice Belorgey is joined by two new board members: Mine Volle and Laurent Jansen who replace Luc Henrard and Mathilde Jahan respectively, both of whom have retired from the Board.

Béatrice Belorgey, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Lease Group SA and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions SA

 

Béatrice Belorgey graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA). She joined the BNP Paribas French Retail Banking (FRB) in 1986 as a Credit Analyst. She then moved on to the Fixed Income in 1989, and later joined the Corporate Finance department within BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB). In 2000, Béatrice Belorgey joined Wealth Management as Head of Financial Products at the Advisory Desk for Private Banking in Luxembourg. In 2005, she became Head of Group Financial Information before becoming the Head of Group Investor Relations & Financial Information in 2009. From 2013 until July 2020, Béatrice Belorgey held the position of Director of Private Banking, BNP Paribas France. As of July 2020 Béatrice Belorgey was appointed Chairwoman of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee, and BNP Paribas Group Country Head, Luxembourg.

Mine Volle and Laurent Jansen, new members of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Lease Group SA and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions SA

 

With more than 25 years of experience, Mine Volle joined BNP Paribas in 2006 and has held various roles since then, starting as Country Manager at the IRB Head Office where she participated in the merger of TEB & Fortis Turkey. She moved to the Risk department in 2011 as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Turkey and then served as CRO of Arval Group from 2013 to 2017 before launching RISK Factoring at the end of 2017. Recently she co-led the Transformation Programme of Risk Domestic Markets. On August 1st, 2020 Mine was appointed CRO of BGL BNP Paribas and Country Chief Risk Officer.

She holds an MBA from Koç University and BA in Business Administration from METU.

 

 

 

Laurent Jansen, who was already a board member of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions SA, was appointed member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Lease Group SA on November 10, 2020.

Laurent Jansen graduated from HEC Liège as commercial engineer. He started his career in 1995 as external auditor before joining BGL BNP Paribas as Project Leader of the Euro project, responsible for coordinating the transition towards the Euro. In 2001, he became the Head of Bank Accounting. After various roles within the Finance department, Laurent was appointed Head of Financial Reporting & Business Intelligence of BGL BNP Paribas in 2013. In 2018, Laurent assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Luxembourg S.A in the context of the purchase and merger into BGL BNP Paribas. Since May 2019, Laurent is the CFO of BGL BNP Paribas and on November 1, 2020 he was appointed member of the BGL BNP Paribas Executive Committee.

 

 

Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, would like to thank Geoffroy, Luc and Mathilde for their valuable contribution to the Board of Leasing Solutions and warmly welcomes the new Board members.

 

About BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

As the European leader in asset finance, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions supports the growth of its clients and industrial partners by offering rental and finance solutions with services for their professional equipment.

At the heart of the usage economy, we provide businesses with the flexibility they need to remain competitive and grow in a sustainable way.

Our 3,600 experts support our clients’ and partners’ growth by offering them an increasingly digitalised experience.

In 2019, we financed 346,000 projects for a total volume of 14.1 billion euros in 20 countries, in Europe and also China, the United States and Canada.

Find out more on leasingsolutions.bnpparibas.com

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Nanterre, september 15th, 2020

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announces the appointment of Taais Grosse as Global Head of Compliance, effective as of July 1st, 2020. She succeeds Agnes Dutot who has joined Arval as Global Head of Compliance.

Taais Grosse photoOn July 1st, 2020, Taais Grosse, a 38 year-old American citizen, joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions as Global Head of Compliance. Her missions include Financial Security, Protection of Interests of Clients (PIC), Market Integrity and Professional Ethics. While she’s based at the Nanterre Headquarters, Taais nonetheless reports to the Head of Compliance for Domestic Markets, Hilde DUSON – this function being vertically linked to the BNP Paribas Group to ensure maximum transparency and ethics.

Taais graduated from the Universities of Brown and Georgetown (USA). She joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2014 after six years of experience with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs based out of the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.

​From 2016 to 2020, she worked as a Senior Financial Security Compliance Officer with International Financial Services (IFS) within the BNP Paribas Group. She was in charge of project management, risk analysis, permanent control missions, and advisory for the Non-Banking IFS Business Lines.

Prior to joining IFS, Taais was Vice-President of Policies & Procedures at BNP Paribas Financial Security U.S. Compliance Domain in New York from 2014 to 2016 where she was the Team Lead for the creation and update of Group Sanctions policies, procedures and norms, and conducted trainings at the Group level.

About BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

As the European leader in asset finance, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions supports the growth of its clients and industrial partners by offering rental and finance solutions with services for their professional equipment.

At the heart of the usage economy, we provide businesses with the flexibility they need to remain competitive and grow in a sustainable way.

Our 3,600 experts support our clients’ and partners’ growth by offering them an increasingly digitalised experience.

In 2019, we financed 346,000 projects for a total volume of 14.1 billion euros in 20 countries, in Europe and also China, the United States and Canada.

 

Find out more on leasingsolutions.bnpparibas.com

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube

Press contacts

Elodie ANTOINE – +33 (0)6 71 53 45 32 – elodie.antoine@bnpparibas.com

Jérôme GOAER – +33 (0)6 61 61 79 34 – j.goaer@verbatee.com

Aline BESSELIEVRE – +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05 – a.besselievre@verbatee.com

Nanterre, 8 September 2020

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions hereby announces the nomination of Tristan Watkins as Country Supervisor, with effect from September 1st, 2020. He reports to Olivier de Ryck, Head of Country Supervision and joins the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Since September 1st, 2020, Tristan Watkins, a 51-year-old British citizen, ensures the supervision of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ activities in the US, Canada, Italy, Iberia (Spain and Portugal) and Romania. He also becomes a member of the Executive Committee.

Before being named Country Supervisor, Tristan spent 3 years as the Executive Vice-President of the Equipment Finance Division at Bank of the West, BNP Paribas Group’s sister entity in the US. In close cooperation with the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions teams, he managed the division’s overall strategy and business activities.

“Tristan’s international experience and knowledge of the European and North American markets are precious assets for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and I am glad to welcome him back within the corporate team”, declares Wolfgang Pinner, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Country Coverage and Chief Data Officer.

Tristan Watkins graduated from the Neoma Business School (1990) and began his career at BNP Paribas in 1990 as Deputy Branch Manager in a branch of the retail banking network. He then held various positions over the next 12 years, ranging from Risk to Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2003, he moved to Arval UK, the car leasing specialist of the BNP Paribas Group where he stayed for 2 years as the Head of Pricing and Risk.

In 2005, he joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions as a Strategic Account Manager, before being appointed Head of the Technology Solutions International Business Line where he led the team of Global Account Managers and managed the division’s growth plans.  He then moved to the UK in order to take over as Country Manager of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK. He supervised all local functions as well as the commercial activities linked to agriculture and construction equipment.

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Nanterre, 5 November 2019

On October 1st, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3stepIT officially launched commercial operations of their new Joint-Venture BNP Paribas 3 Step IT. Chris Stalley is appointed Chief Executive Officer of the newly created company. Renaud Warluzel is named Chief Commercial Officer and Kari Mäkelä its Chief Operations Officer. Country managers have been appointed in the first branches: Audrey Joulia in France, and Carlo Grossi in Italy. 

Chris Stalley

Chris Stalley

Chris Stalley, 52, is the first CEO of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT. He is responsible for an ambitious plan to open branches across Europe, and build it into a multi-million business.

This was a natural career step for Chris who had been responsible for business development at 3stepIT. There he helped grow international sales, developed a network of partnerships, and conceived the idea of a joint venture with BNP Paribas. Once the principles were established, Chris developed the business plans and strategies for approval by both boards, which led to the joint venture agreement.

Previously Chris worked at Siemens for 13 years, in progressively more senior positions, initially in their captive finance business. He then established the structured finance business for Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure for Siemens Financial Services, growing it 15% annually into a €5bn operation. His final role was Executive Director – Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific when Siemens Bank was established, and integrated the structured finance business.

His earlier career included executive roles at GE Capital-Key Lease, branch management roles at Lloyds Bank, and sales management roles at United Dominions Trust.

Renaud Warluzel

Renaud Warluzel

Renaud Warluzel, 54, is the Chief Commercial Officer of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, responsible for developing the company’s business in the 11 countries that will be open by mid-2020.

Renaud is a fleet management expert. He spent most of his career at Arval, BNP Paribas Group’s company car leasing operation. Starting there in 1992 as a Sales Executive and then, apart from a couple of years in BNP Personal Finance, enjoying an international sales career, in Ireland, Russia and finally from 2011 to 2019, as its Director of International Business, delivering SME Solutions.  

Renaud has a Masters’ Degree in Finance from the “Institut Supérieur de Gestion”, (literally, the Superior Institute of Management), in Paris.

Kari Mäkelä

Kari Mäkelä, 38, is the Chief Operations Officer of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, responsible for service delivery, end to end processes and the overall customer experience.

Kari joined 3stepIT 11 years ago, when he was one of only 90 employees. He played an important part in enabling 3stepITs growth, especially overseas expansion initiatives. Working first in the legal team, and then as Funding Director, Kari has negotiated funder co-op, channel partnership and customer agreements. Over the last 18 months, he was a key member of the team working to make the joint venture company a reality. His intimate knowledge of the way 3stepIT’s technology lifecycle services and processes work make him the ideal candidate for this critical role in the joint venture company

Kari holds a Masters’ Degree in Law from the University of Helsinki.

Audrey Joulia

Audrey Joulia

Audrey Joulia, 43, is the Country Manager for BNP Paribas 3 Step IT responsible for growing the business in France.

Audrey joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions 20 years ago. After a diverse commercial experience, she came to lead the Office Equipment Market in the International Business Line Technology Solutions. She moved on to become Regional Sales Director for the Technology Solutions Business Unit in 2015, and developed an understanding of the challenges and needs of clients working with a broad range of technologies. In 2017, she was appointed Director of Development and Digital service, helping to develop new offers and partnerships with national manufacturers, software developers and systems integrators.

Audrey holds a Master Degree in Innovation and Marketing awarded by Grenoble École de Management.

Carlo Grossi

Carlo Grossi, 54, is appointed Country Manager for BNP Paribas 3 Step IT in Italy where he has been employed for the last 12 years.

Previously, Carlo was the General Manager for BNP Paribas Rental Solutions in Italy, so this appointment in the joint venture company is a natural next step in his career. As well has his track record in BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, Carlo brings extensive asset finance experience from time spent as a sales manager at GE Capital and in the compressor rental business at Atlas Copco.

Carlo has a first degree in economics from Università Bocconi in Milan, and a master’s degree in sales and marketing awarded by the Isvor Fiat business school.  

Renaud, Kari, Audrey, and Carlo all report to Chris Stalley. Audrey & Carlo become members of their respective national Operational Committees within BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

About BNP Paribas 3 Step IT:

The joint venture company, BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, makes IT more sustainable. It offers device-as-a-service solutions and refurbishes used technology to find a new user.

The alliance brings BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, European leader in asset finance, and 3 Step IT, seasoned experts in the IT asset management business, together, to take the most sustainable technology lifecycle solutions across Europe.

The partners’ existing branches in France and Italy operate under the name BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, with expansion following to serve most of Europe by the end of 2020.

Find more information at bnpparibas-3stepit.fr / bnpparibas-3stepit.it

 

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Nick GALLOP: +44 7867 808 872 – nick.gallop@3stepit.com

Nanterre, July 1st, 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announced today the appointment of Raf Ramaekers as Country Supervisor, with effect from July 1st 2019. He remains a member of the Executive Committee.

Raf Ramaekers, 50, has extensive experience in the financial services sector, of which 21 years in the leasing industry. He has been working for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions for 13 years and started off as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Belgium. In 2010, he became Managing Director of the métier in the Netherlands, where he took care of the Fortis Lease activities’ integration in BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions organisation.

Since 2015, he had been Managing Director of the “Technology Solutions” (TS) International Business Line, responsible for its global business strategy, its organisation and for monitoring its profitability. He managed and supported the TS business units in the countries where BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions operates.
He ensured, with his team, the pan-European partnerships for TS partners (manufacturers and distributors) and their end customers. Under the leadership of Raf, TS significantly transformed with the digitalisation of customer journeys. He also contributed to the development of the business line in new markets including the medical sector.

As of 1st of July, Raf Ramaekers will be responsible for the supervision of the following BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions entities: United Kingdom, USA, DACH cluster (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and BeNe cluster (Belgium, the Netherlands). As chairman and member of the local Board of Directors he will ensure, on behalf of the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Top management, the respect of the governance in the countries he oversees. He will facilitate the global and transversal vision of this governance. As a supervisor he will be a sparring partner for the local country management and will help the local entities to implement strategic guidelines.

He will report directly to Olivier de Ryck, Head of Country Supervision.

He will be replaced by Pascale Favre, as Head of the “Technology Solutions” International Business Line.

 

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Aline BESSELIEVRE – +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05 – a.besselievre@verbatee.com

As from December 1st, 2016, and under the responsibility of Charlotte Dennery, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions:

  • Xavier Viollet, Chief Operating Officer (COO), becomes Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions;
  • Pascal Layan, Head of International Business Lines, becomes COO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions;
  • Wolfgang Pinner, Head of Country Coverage, becomes COO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

These appointments follow the retirement of Christian de Nonneville, Deputy CEO.

 

I would like to warmly thank Christian de Nonneville who, for almost 40 years, contributed to the successful development of the “Leasing” business line within the BNP Paribas Group. This new organisation of the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ General Management team, is well positioned to realise the ambitions and goals we have outlined in our 2017-2020 mid-term plan”, added Charlotte Dennery.

 

Xavier Viollet, Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Xavier Viollet, Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing SolutionsXavier Viollet, 60, an alumni of the “École Polytechnique”, joined BNP in 1988, where he held several roles within the French banking network: in charge of card payments, self-service and home banking services; Manager of the “projects” Division, Deputy Head of “Products and Markets”; Manager of the “e-business” Department. In 2002, Xavier became General Secretary of BNP Paribas Group IT, then, from 2007 to 2013, he was Head of Finance at Arval. He joined Leasing Solutions in September 2013 as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the General Management Committee. Since 2015, Xavier Viollet has supervised Finance, IT, Development & Strategy, Procurement, Digital Transformation and Structuring functions.

 

Pascal Layan, COO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Head of International Business Lines.

Pascal Layan, COO de BNP Paribas Leasing SolutionsPascal Layan, 51, is graduated from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” of Bordeaux and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He became Sales Director “Technology Solutions” France of BNP Paribas Lease Group in 2000, then Sales Director of the “Technology Solutions” International Business Line in 2005. From 2008 to 2011, Pascal took up the responsibility of Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Portugal. He was Head of Marketing in 2011, then, between 2012 and 2015, Head of the “Equipment & Logistics Solutions” International Business Line, Board Member of CNHi Capital Europe and Claas Financial Services, and Chairman of JCB Finance. Since 2015, Pascal Layan has served as Head of International Business Lines and a member of the General Management Committee.

 

Wolfgang Pinner, COO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Head of Country Coverage.

Wolfgang Pinner, COO of BNP Paribas Leasing SolutionsWolfgang Pinner, 53, is a graduate from the University of Bonn (Germany) and holds a Master’s degree in Economics. From 1989 to 2008, Wolfgang was Sales Director for Construction Equipment and Material Handling, Head of Credit and Wholesale Finance, then Head of the Joint-Ventures Management. In 2008, he joined Leasing Solutions Corporate Center where he was, during two years, Head of Partnerships and Joint-Ventures before being, from 2010 to 2012, Head of the “Equipment & Logistics Solutions” International Business Line. In 2012, Wolfgang assumed the role of Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Germany. In 2015, Wolfgang Pinner was appointed Head of Country Coverage and a member of the General Management Committee.

Charlotte Dennery is the new CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and now reports to Thierry Laborde, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas. She will be committed to pursuing the development of the business and to amplifying the pace of digital transformation and internationalisation of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

charlotte_denneryThe BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Board of Directors has appointed Charlotte Dennery as Chief Executive Officer of the Leasing metier as of 1st October, 2015. She takes over the role from Didier Chappet who, after 5 years at the helm, will keep providing his expertise to the business during a few months, as a “Senior Advisor” for the General Management Committee.

Before joining BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Charlotte Dennery, 50, was CEO of FundQuest, the multi-management subsidiary of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, since 2009 and in parallel, since 2010, Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, in charge of Finance, IT, Operations, Procurement and Legal divisions. Previously, from 2004 to 2009, she was CFO and Head of Strategy at BNP Paribas Insurance – Cardif.

Charlotte Dennery joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2001, within the Development and Strategy Department, in charge of development projects, firstly for CIB in Paris, and then, in New York, for the Group in North-America.

Alumni of the “Ecole Polytechnique” and of the “Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques” (Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance), Charlotte Dennery devoted the 10 first years of her career to the French Administration. After a stint at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, she entered in 1993 the French Ministry of Economy, Finances and Budget, where she assumed several roles. She was notably in charge of financing Public Authorities and later in charge of defining the HR strategy for the French Public Sector.