- He succeeds Frédéric Janbon, who will leave the Group at the end of the year to ensure the transition
- Pierri has more than 30 years of experience in the asset management industry and has been Deputy CEO for BNP Paribas AM since January
- Also, Renaud Dumora will become Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the group, in charge of the Investment & Protection Services Division
BNP Paribas Asset Management has announced in a press release the appointment of Sandro Pierri as CEO, with effect from July 1st 2021. Based in Paris, he will report to Renaud Dumora, future Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the group, in charge of the Investment & Protection Services Division, which includes BNP Paribas AM, BNP Paribas Cardif, BNP Paribas Wealth Management and BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Pierri succeeds Frédéric Janbon, who will become Special Advisor to Dumora, to ensure the transition, before leaving the Group at the end of the year to pursue other professional opportunities.
“I would like to sincerely thank Frédéric Janbon for his overall contribution to the BNP Paribas Group, in which he spent most of his professional career. During his tenure at the head of Fixed Income and up until 2014, he successfully built and ran a powerful and recognized fixed income and debt capital market franchise. Since 2015, he has refocused and transformed our asset management activities into a fully integrated platform delivering solid investment performance to our clients. Under his leadership, BNP Paribas AM has become a global leader in sustainable investment", said Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas Group.
Meanwhile, Dumora believes that the appointment of Pierri, who has more than 30 years of experience in the asset management industry and has been Deputy CEO for BNP Paribas AM since January, demonstrates the capacity of their asset management business to organise "a seamless succession plan which will ensure consistency" with the strategy developed by Janbon.
He also pointed out that Pierri has transformed BNP Paribas AM's Global Client Group into a client-centric distribution platform to support the growth strategy of the business. "This has proved successful with positive results in 2020, despite the impact of the pandemic", he commented.
Lastly, he highlighted that, as CEO, Pierri "will uphold the strategy, philosophy and values of the firm within the framework of the Group business development plan and will reinforce the leadership of BNP Paribas AM in sustainable investment".