BNP Paribas announced today that it has appointed Daniel Thielemans as CEO & Country Head Netherlands. Effective immediately, he succeeds Anne Marie Verstraeten, who has been appointed as Head of UK of BNP Paribas. Daniel will oversee all the BNP Paribas Group entities in the Netherlands, including Corporate & Institutional Banking, Investment Partners (asset management), Arval (car leasing and fleet management), Leasing Solutions, Factor (factoring), Cardif (insurance), Real Estate (real estate advisory). Additionally, Daniel heads the BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking team in The Netherlands.
Daniel brings with him a wealth of experience in Corporate & Institutional Banking and a large international network. Daniel started his career in 1978 with Generale Bank in Belgium, where he was CEO of the London and New York branches between 1993 and 1997. Until 2007 he held several commercial positions with the Corporate & Investment Banking activity of Fortis Bank in the United Kingdom until he was appointed CEO of Fortis Bank in the UK in 2007. As of 2010 until his appointment as CEO & Country Head Netherlands, Daniel was General Auditor with BNP Paribas Fortis in Brussels.
Marc Carlos, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking Country Management EMEA: “BNP Paribas is strongly committed to the Dutch market. Having had a presence here for 150 years, BNP Paribas will continue its support of the growth of the Dutch economy and the development of Dutch businesses in the future. In particular, we support Dutch corporates in realizing their international development, with our innovative, ethical financial products and our strong international network. We are confident that Daniel, with his strong international experience, will continue the successful growth of BNP Paribas in The Netherlands.”
Daniel Thielemans: ”I look forward to even better serve current and potential clients, together with the experienced team in The Netherlands. BNP Paribas has a strong and diverse activity platform in The Netherlands, with 10 businesses working in 13 offices across The Netherlands. I strongly believe that together we can make BNP Paribas’ growth story a success.”