Amsterdam, 8 January 2024 – Hugo Peek has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) and Country Head of BNP Paribas The Netherlands, effective 15 January. He succeeds Geert Lippens who has been appointed Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking EMEA countries at BNP Paribas.
Hugo Peek will lead the Dutch BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking team and will also oversee all the BNP Paribas entities in the Netherlands, including Corporate & Institutional Banking, Securities Services, Asset Management, Arval (mobility solutions), Leasing Solutions, Personal Finance (consumer credit), Factor (factoring), Cardif (insurance), Wealth Management and Real Estate (real estate advisory). BNP Paribas has shown strong growth in the Netherlands the last few years and is now the largest international bank in the Dutch market with over 1.500 employees spread across nine entities. The Netherlands is a growth country for BNP Paribas with a longstanding presence of over 150 years and a strong support towards our Dutch clients.
Hugo Peek has years of experience in financial services. Most recently, he was Partner at boutique corporate finance advisory firm ACE Advisory and Head of Private Debt at DIF Capital Partners. For a significant part of his career, Hugo Peek was with ABN AMRO where he held various senior positions in both Amsterdam and London. In his last position at ABN AMRO, he was CEO of Corporate & Institutional Banking for the EMEA region. Hugo Peek also held several non-executive board positions in recent years, including in private banking, impact investing and the parking technology industry.
As part of his new EMEA position, Geert Lippens will stay closely involved as non-executive Chairman for BNP Paribas The Netherlands and will continue to sponsor a number of client relationships in the Dutch market.
“We are very pleased with Hugo Peek joining us as the new CEO for BNP Paribas in the Netherlands. With his years of broad experience in the financial sector and his strong leadership qualities, Hugo Peek is an excellent fit to continue to support our clients in the Netherlands as they navigate a changing marketplace by leveraging BNP Paribas’ broad expertise, sustainable development solutions, and international network. Under his leadership, we will further strengthen our position in the Netherlands and continue to play an active role in the Dutch economy and society.”Geert Lippens, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking EMEA countries
“I very much look forward to starting at BNP Paribas to continue the growth path started under Geert’s leadership and help bring the company to the next level in the Dutch market. I can’t wait to get to know and collaborate with my new colleagues to further unlock the full potential of the Dutch entities and BNP Paribas Group for Dutch clients.”Hugo Peek