General Management Committee

Introducing the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions General Management Committee

Neil Pein, Chief Executive Officer

Neil Pein, 42, had been Head of Payments for Group BNP Paribas since 2021, after participating in the industrial transformation of this business since 2018, through the creation of the BNP Paribas Axepta Business Line, serving retailers, or the constitution of the “New Digital Business” business line, which brings together payment-related Fintechs within the Group (Nickel, Floa, Lyf).

After starting his career in the financial markets at Goldman Sachs, Neil Pein joined BNP Paribas in 2007 as an Equity derivatives trader. From 2013 to 2016, he worked in the Group’s Financial Management department on acquisitions, divestments, and capital optimisation operations. Neil Pein was then Sales Director for technology equipment for the Leasing activity in France.

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




Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO

Within the General Management Committee, Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO and the Head of the International Business Lines, supervises Equipment & Logistics Solutions (ELS), Technology Solutions (TS) and Bank Leasing Services (BLS) International Business Lines, and the Marketing and Consulting activities.

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.