Jonathan Warburton appointed Head of Banking for EMEA, Corporate Finance

November 29, 2012

BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (“BNP Paribas CIB”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Warburton as Head of Banking for EMEA within BNP Paribas CIB’s Corporate Finance division. Jonathan will be responsible for leading origination and supporting BNP Paribas’ key banking clients in the EMEA region. Jonathan will report directly to Jean-Sebastien Dietsch, Head of Financial Institutions for Corporate Finance. He will be based inLondon.

Jonathan’s appointment is consistent with Corporate Finance’s continued commitment to growing its business in a number of key strategic sectors, such as FIG. The strengthening of the team – Marco de Rossi was recently appointed Head of Insurance for Northern Europe – further reinforces BNP Paribas CIB’s ambitions to provide the whole spectrum of investment banking services for key FIG clients across the EMEA region supported by its strong global network.

Jonathan has almost 25 years of investment banking experience with a particular focus on FIG in the CEEMEA region. Jonathan joins BNP Paribas CIB from Rothschild where he spent nearly 4 years as Head of Emerging Markets FIG. Prior to Rothschild, Jonathan spent 20 years at Citi, initially at Schroders, where in 2002 he was appointed Head of CEEMEA FIG within the investment bank. Over the course of his career he has advised on a number of key transactions such as the sale of CSOB to KBC, the sale of Bank of Alexandria to Intesa Sanpaolo and Citibank’s acquisition of a 20% shareholding in Akbank.

Jean-Sebastien Dietsch, Head of Financial Institutions, commented:

“I am excited to have Jonathan joining the team. The current period provides great business opportunities in the banking sector and Jonathan’s wealth of experience, particularly in emerging markets will be of great value to our clients.”

Jonathan Warburton, commented:

“I am delighted to be joining BNP Paribas. With a robust platform in place and the strength of the BNP Paribas Group behind us, I look forward to helping our clients achieve their strategic objectives across a wide range of geographies.”