BNP Paribas appoints new CEO & Country Head The Netherlands

March 25, 2019

BNP Paribas appoints Geert Lippens as CEO & Country Head for The Netherlands, based in Amsterdam. Geert will oversee all Dutch Group entities of BNP Paribas The Netherlands, among which Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management, Arval (car leasing), Leasing Solutions, Personal Finance (consumer credit), Factor (factoring), Cardif (insurances) and Real Estate (real estate advisory). On top of his Country Head role, Geert will be heading the BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking team. Geert succeeds Daniel Thielemans, who held the position of CEO & Country Head for the Netherlands since 2016.

Geert has over 25 years banking experience in Corporate & Institutional Banking. Over the past few years Geert held the position of Head Leveraged Debt Platform and Energy, Resources & Infrastructure Finance EMEA at BNP Paribas in Paris.  Previously he worked in various management roles internationally within BNP Paribas and Fortis.

Yannick Jung, Head of Global Banking EMEA: “With a presence in the Netherlands for 150 years, BNP Paribas has a long standing commitment to the Dutch market, which is of strategic importance to us. We are determined to further support the Dutch corporate and institutional clients in their local and international activities. We are delighted to appoint Geert. His experience working in various positions in Corporate and Institutional Banking across multiple continents will be a fantastic asset to our clients and for accelerating our local development. I would like to thank Daniel for his contribution to BNP Paribas and I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.””

Geert Lippens : ‘I am looking forward to guide our Dutch clients in their international growth and to further develop the solid and diverse activity platform of the Bank in The Netherlands. The Dutch team is strong and I am confident that we will be able to continue our growth in the coming years.’