BNP Paribas appoints Sanjay Singh as India CEO

August 30, 2021

BNP Paribas today announced that Sanjay Singh will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of India. Sanjay Singh is to succeed Aymar de Liedekerke Beaufort following his nomination as Head of Territory, India. Both appointments will take effect on 1 September.

Since joining BNP Paribas Securities India eight years ago, Sanjay has assumed the CEO role of the Securities business as well as his current positions as Head of Global Markets and Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas India. Under his leadership, the Global Markets, FIC and Custody businesses have expanded, underpinning BNP Paribas’ leading position in India.

Commenting on his appointment, incoming Head of Territory India, Aymar de Liedekerke Beaufort, said: “With his deep experience running key divisions of our business, Sanjay is well placed to build on the success of our India franchise and drive further growth across our corporate and institutional activities. India remains a priority for BNP Paribas’ growth strategy in the region and I am confident that through working closely with Sanjay, we will maximise all the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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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.