BNP Paribas is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald (Don) Sutton as Head of North America Corporate Coverage. Don will be based in New York and report to Bob Hawley, Deputy Head of CIB Americas, Business & Head of Global Markets Americas.
Don will be responsible for expanding the Bank’s client base, building on the significant growth the platform has experienced over the past few years, and positioning BNP Paribas as a strategic partner to its corporate clients. Don will work in close partnership with BNP Paribas’ Latin American, European and Asian teams to cultivate the Bank’s ties with its globally strategic clients, as well as to develop its partnership with subsidiary Bank of the West. He will take over the department from Richard (Rick) Broeren, who retired a few months ago.
Speaking about Don’s appointment, Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO of BNP Paribas USA* and Head of CIB Americas, said: “Don’s extensive expertise renders him extremely capable of building on the significant progress made with the Bank’s corporate clients to date, developing our sector focus, expanding our dialogue with strategic clients and growing our mid-cap footprint locally in conjunction with Bank of the West.”
Don Sutton added, “I am very excited to be joining BNP Paribas and looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of the Bank’s franchise in North America.”
Don joins BNP Paribas from Mizuho Bank, where he was co-Head of North America Corporate Coverage and responsible for growing the bank’s platform. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years at ABN/RBS in the US, where he advised its largest clients in the region and assisting with the integration of various acquisitions. Don graduated from St. John’s University and completed his MBA at Columbia Business School.
*BNP Paribas USA is BNP Paribas’ intermediate holding company that oversees its US wholesale and retail activities.
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