BNP Paribas Hires John Gallo as Head of Global Markets Institutional Sales for the Americas

NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BNP Paribas is pleased to announce the appointment of John Gallo as Head of Global Markets Institutional Sales for the Americas, effective today.

Head of Global Markets Institutional Sales, Americas

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In this newly created role, John will help to expand BNP Paribas’ institutional client franchise across Global Markets Americas (GMA). He will drive the GMA commercial and institutional client strategy in close coordination with global and regional heads of the individual business lines as well as Financial Institutions Coverage. To that end, John will lead GMA heads of sales to enhance service across client sectors and leverage product strengths and capabilities across asset classes.

John will report to Bob Hawley, Deputy Head of CIB Americas, Business and Head of GMA, and Talbot Stark, Global Head of Institutional Sales for Global Markets. He will also join the GMA Executive Committee.

Olivier Osty, Executive Director of Global Markets stated, “The Americas region is a key growth area for CIB and our Global Markets franchise, and we have committed to ambitious plans to increase our presence and revenues. We are pleased to have John join our leadership team.”

“I am excited to help build on the strengths of the BNP Paribas franchise and grow the institutional business in the Americas. BNP Paribas is well positioned to increase its presence and deepen relationships with clients through its end-to-end solutions across trading, financing, clearing, execution and custody, in addition to the Bank’s global reach and capital markets expertise.” said John Gallo.

John joins BNP Paribas from Deutsche Bank, where he ran the Institutional Client Group. Prior to that, he served as Head of Investor Sales for Global Markets in North America at Citigroup and held senior positions at Lehman Brothers. John is a well-known industry leader in the financial markets, with 20 years of experience building and leading world-class financial institutions and client franchises.

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About BNP Paribas in the USA

BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s. Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank (together BancWest, part of Retail Banking & Services) serve nearly 3.5 million individual, wealth and SME clients through a branch network of more than 650 branches and business centers. Large corporate and institutional clients are serviced by BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking franchise that has a presence in the main US cities, in addition to a global reach through a network of offices in EMEA and APAC. The bank also offers asset management services through BNP Paribas Investment Partners (part of Retail Banking & Services) as well as Real Estate and Fleet Services through partnerships.

About BNP Paribas Group

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group 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. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.


Mylene Benmoussa, Media Relations, BNP Paribas, New York
+1 212 841 2351

Jamie Somohano, Media Relations, BNP Paribas, New York
+1 212 841 2406

Source:BNP Paribas Securities Corp.