London, UK- 30 October 2017 – BNP Paribas is proud to announce two senior female executives are recognised in the 2017 Financial News FN100 Most Influential Women in Finance list. Anne Marie Verstraeten, BNP Paribas Group Country Head UK, and Sophie Javary, Head of Corporate Finance EMEA were included in the FN100 women list which honours the most influential female executives working in financial services.
In reference to the inclusion of Anne Marie Verstraeten, Financial News said: “Her role is critical in the French bank’s strategy and expansion plans. Its group development plan published in March identified the UK, along with Germany and the Nordics, as areas of greatest strategic importance”.
The publication also highlighted Sophie Javary’s “division – which comprises mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets … is considered a key driver for future growth.”
In compiling the FN100 women list, Financial News canvassed a wide range of market opinion before drawing up a definitive list of the 100 most influential women in finance, assessing their influence and leadership over their company and market sector, as well as career and performance to date.
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BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) (www.cib.bnpparibas.com) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.