London – 10th October 2014 – BNP Paribas is proud to announce that the Financial Times has included Jeffrey Krogh, Managing Director, Media and Telecom Finance, in its Top 100 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) leaders for the second year running.
The list of leaders has doubled in length this year. The methodology included exploring what nominees had done inside and outside the workplace to make it more welcoming to LGBT individuals. They also looked for information about the candidate’s influence within the business as well as recent significant achievements. They favoured people who were active in inclusion as well as movers and shakers.
Jeffrey Krogh said:
“I am truly honoured to have been included in this report and excited to see that since last year the list has doubled. This demonstrates there is a real growing momentum and drive in businesses and individual approaches to creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment. That said, there is still plenty of scope to go further and empower more people to show leadership in this important area in the business world.”
Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion, BNP Paribas said:
“Diversity and Inclusion is core to our culture. We strive to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating work environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect, valued for their differences in thought, background, experience, perspectives and are empowered to succeed. We are delighted that Jeffrey has been recognised for his leadership, commitment and contributions to making this happen.”
“This year, the Financial Times has also introduced the ally leaders list. This is particularly important as LGBT people are not the only ones with a responsibility for making our workplace inclusive. Allies are those who, while not LGBT, are active in ensuring we are a welcoming place for LGBT staff.”
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) (www.cib.bnpparibas.com) is a leading provider of solutions to a wide range of clients including corporates, sovereigns, financial institutions and investors worldwide. Approximately 19,000 professionals in 45 countries provide clients with personalized services for managing their risks and assets, financing and expanding their business and servicing their operational needs.
BNP Paribas CIB excels in:
• Corporate Banking – where it has leading franchises in Transaction Banking (trade finance, cash management) and in Specialized Financing (energy & commodities, transportation, export, project, leveraged, media telecom, corporate acquisition finance and real estate)
• Derivatives – where it is one of the leading global players in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodity and equity derivatives
• Advisory and Capital Markets – where it is a top European house in ECM and a global leader in DCM (bond, convertibles and equity issuance)