BNP Paribas today announced the appointment of Antoine Gustin as the Head of Country for Thailand and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas SA, Bangkok branch, with effect 1 August 2014. Antoine takes over the role from Monique Vialatou, who will move to head BNP Paribas Canada.
Antoine, 40, brings with him a wealth of managerial experience and business knowledge. Prior to this new appointment, Antoine was the Managing Director – Head of Export Finance for Middle East and Africa (MEA) for BNP Paribas Fortis, based in Brussels.
Antoine joined the Group in 1996 and has held different positions in credit risk and export finance in France and Qatar. In 2008, he moved to Beijing where he was both the Head of Export Finance for Greater China and General Manager of BNP Paribas China Limited, Beijing branch, until 2013. During his time in China, Antoine had been instrumental in growing the business and enhancing the bank’s franchise in the market.
Antoine reports directly to Pierre Veyres, Regional Head of Southeast Asia and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore.
Commenting on this key appointment, Pierre said: “BNP Paribas has grown significantly in Thailand under Monique’s leadership. Her dedication and contribution over the past six years have been deeply appreciated by all of us. We are confident that Antoine’s experience and enthusiasm will help steer our presence in the region into new and exciting growth areas.”
About BNP Paribas Thailand
BNP Paribas established its presence in Thailand in 1979 and has been operating as a full branch since 1997. BNP Paribas Thailand offers corporate banking services in Thai Baht (THB) and foreign currencies for domestic and international corporations and financial institutions. The group is also present in the insurance business through Thai Cardif Life Assurance, a Joint Venture established with Thai Life in 2002.
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees worldwide. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions. In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is a leading international financial institution with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with more than 8,500 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas is constantly expanding its footprint in the region to provide its clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs.
*Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions divisions (excluding partnerships).