Christian Dargnat who served as Vice-President of EFAMA from June 2011 will succeed Claude Kremer who has been President since 2011. Christian is Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM), the largest investment centre of BNP Paribas Investment Partners (BNPP IP), of which he is CIO. He joined the business in 2006 and became a member of the Executive Board and was also named Director General of BNPP AM in April 2009. In September 2010, Christian was appointed Chairman of the MEDEF committee "Currencies and International monetary system". He has also lectured at Hautes Etudes Commerciales (the leading European university) since 2008.
The representatives of the European investment management industry also appointed Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board of Union Asset Management Holding AG, as its Vice-President.
The new Vice President was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of EFAMA in May 2012 and as a member of the management committee of the Board of Directors of EFAMA in June 2012. He became a member of the Executive Board of Union Asset Management Holding AG in January 2004. Alexander has also been a member of the Board of Directors of BEA Union Investment Management Limited, Hong Kong since 2007 and a member of the Executive Board BVI Bundesverband Investment und Asset Management e.V. (German association of investment and asset management) since 2011. He is a qualified banker and lawyer.
In his inaugural AGM President address, Christian Dargnat said: “I am honored to be elected as President of such a widely respected and influential industry body as EFAMA. Having spent two years as Vice-President, I have witnessed my predecessor, Claude Kremer, work tirelessly alongside the EFAMA team to support the industry and the end investor and I am grateful for the solid foundation upon which I take on this role."