BNP Paribas appoints Sonja Volpe as new President and CEO for Canada

June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018  

Montreal, Canada — BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2018, it has appointed Mrs. Sonja Volpe as its new President and Chief Executive Officer for Canada.

Mrs. Volpe will be responsible for overseeing the full breadth of the Canadian business while continuing to lead Financial Institutions Coverage in Canada.  She brings over 17 years of experience covering Canadian financial institutions and public sector clients. Mrs. Volpe first joined BNP Paribas in 2015 as Head of Financial Institutions Coverage in Canada and has been instrumental in managing global relationships and developing our client franchise in the region. Prior to joining the Bank, she was a Senior Banker at Citibank Canada.

Sonja Volpe is replacing Monique Vialatou, who becomes Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Switzerland in July 2018.

About BNP Paribas Canada
For over 50 years, BNP Paribas in Canada has been helping Canadian businesses and institutions grow by offering them a full range of specialized financial services and investment products throughout its global network. With over 800 employees in offices in Montreal and Toronto, BNP Paribas in Canada combines a clear understanding of the Canadian landscape with global expertise.

About BNP Paribas Group
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 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.

Press Contacts

Guild Taylor, Head of Media Relations, BNP Paribas, New York
+1 212 471-6775

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

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