BNP Paribas in India About BNP Paribas
About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Group is a leading European bank with a strong global footprint across 71 markets and more than 198,000 employees. The Group provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region. Currently with a presence in 13 markets and over 18,000* employees, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutional with an uninterrupted presence since 1860.

From the establishment of our first branches in China and India in 1860, we have expanded to offer one of the region’s most comprehensive branch networks to provide you service where it matters.

We have also invested in the products and people to provide simple and effective solutions in the world’s fastest growing markets. We are experts in capital markets, advisory and financing businesses. Our client-centric model aims to anchor its leadership position in Europe and leverage the rapid growth in Asia.

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* excluding partnerships

BNP Paribas in India

BNP Paribas was the second foreign bank to establish a presence in India beginning with operations in Kolkata. Today, BNP Paribas is among the leading corporate banks in India. This uninterrupted, 160-year old association has given BNP Paribas an unparalleled experience of the Indian economy as it has witnessed the country’s growth at close quarters. We have grown our network of bank branches to eight across key metros, as well as widened and enriched our products and services.

Today, as the second oldest multinational bank in the country, we enable our clients’ growth ambitions through a full service Corporate and Institutional Banking franchise, personal investment services through Sharekhan by BNP Paribas, and our asset management joint venture with Bank of Baroda.

Key Facts

  • Over 2.5 million individual clients.
  • Over Euro 1.4 billion capital invested in India.
  • 8 Corporate and Institutional Bank branches in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
  • BNP Paribas India foundation established in 2019 to deploy CSR efforts.
  • 142 branches and 3100 points of sale of Sharekhan across 634 cities
  • Global Capability Centres (GCCs) in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai providing technology and operations support to BNP Paribas globally.


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