Georges Chodron de Courcel, 64, BNP Paribas’ Chief Operating Officer, will retire on September 30, 2014.
Georges Chodron de Courcel has devoted his entire 42-year career to BNP and then BNP Paribas, and has made a decisive contribution to the Group’s development, and especially to the project which eventually led to the creation of the new BNP Paribas entity.
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas pays tribute to the career and work of Georges Chodron de Courcel, who has been one of the key players in the expansion of BNP Paribas and its businesses, especially outside France, through the various positions that he has held.
Georges Chodron de Courcel commented: “I am proud to have contributed to building this outstanding Group, which has now become one of the European leaders in its industry. I am convinced that BNP Paribas will be able to play a prominent role in the coming years”.
As a Director of several listed companies, in order to continue to fulfill his director roles while complying with the new French banking law, which limits the number of such mandates for bank corporate officers, Georges Chodron de Courcel will stand down from his role as BNP Paribas’ Chief Operating Officer on 30 June at his own request.