NEW YORK, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BNP Paribas is pleased to announce it has appointed Francisco Hernandez Lozano as Country Head for Mexico where the bank has a 50+ year presence. Francisco will be responsible for our Corporate and Institutional Banking activities, in addition to representing the BNP Paribas Group in Mexico and contributing to the development of all of its divisions. He reports to Lincoln Payton, Head of Hispanic LatAm.
Francisco brings close to 30 years’ experience in financial services in Mexico, predominantly in the Investment and Corporate Banking arena. Francisco joins from Deutsche Bank where he served from 2009-2017 as the Head of Mexico Corporate Client Coverage and previously held positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., Standard Bank and Finamex Casa de Bolsa.
As part of its CIB 2020 development plan BNP Paribas is launching a strategic growth plan for the Hispanic Latin America Territory with strong ambitions in Mexico. Part of this plan involves expanding existing business lines, introducing new activities and the creation of a bank in Mexico. This appointment is a critical role in achieving the bank’s regional and global ambitions and will enable BNP Paribas to expand its local offering and client franchise. BNP Paribas already operates the following businesses in Mexico: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Asset Management, Insurance and Personal Finance.
As a critical part of the Americas region, the Bank’s investment in Hispanic Latin America is an exciting opportunity. Lincoln Payton, Head of Hispanic LatAm, stated: “Hispanic Latin America is a crucial component in the combined Americas Region. BNP Paribas enjoys a strong reputation here, notably in Colombia and the Southern Cone. Our plans for Mexico to enhance client interactions and to further build-out our product capabilities with the creation of a bank are very exciting. This will also bring economic and cultural connectivity to the global BNP Paribas network, especially EMEA."
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.
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
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Jamie Somohano, Media Relations, BNP Paribas, New York
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Source:BNP Paribas USA Inc.