BNP Paribas announces New Head of Territory for India

May 31, 2021

BNP Paribas today announced that Aymar de Liedekerke Beaufort has been appointed Head of Territory, India, and will retain his role as Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB). This will take effect on 1 September 2021.

A 30-year veteran of BNP Paribas, Aymar has served as CEO of BNP Paribas India S.A. branches and led CIB in India since December 2019. His previous positions at BNP Paribas include Head of Territory Vietnam, Head of Country for Czech Republic and Slovakia, Head of Country for Hungary and South Eastern Europe, Deputy Head of Corporate and Transaction Banking Europe, and Head of Corporate Coverage and Transaction Banking, Germany.

Commenting on his appointment, BNP Paribas Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer Paul Yang said: “In his expanded role, Aymar will drive Group strategy within our important India operation and enhance our ability to help clients tap the full range of BNP Paribas solutions across our global network.”

Aymar will also oversee local governance and controls while deepening initiatives related to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Finance. He will succeed Franciska Decuypere, who will relocate to Europe to take on another senior role within BNP Paribas.

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About BNP Paribas in India:
BNP Paribas has been in India since 1860 and is among the leading international financial institutions providing a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, and personal investment services for individuals. BNP Paribas has more than 11000 employees in India across its various lines of business and its Technology and Operations global delivery centers in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai. As the second oldest foreign bank in India, BNP Paribas has branches in key metros and has a rich and broad offering across the entire range of corporate and institutional banking products and services, covering flow banking (transaction banking), financing, hedging, global markets, derivatives and investments. Sharekhan, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, provides personal investment services to Individuals and has over 3000 centres across 540+ cities in India. Following our ethos on having a positive impact on our stakeholders and society, BNP Paribas India Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, deploys BNP Paribas’ CSR efforts in critical areas including education, youth skilling, culture and environment.

About BNP Paribas:
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It 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. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.