BNP Paribas names Kieran Fahy as Chief Executive of its South African arm

10/17/2021

Fahy has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and was previously the CEO of BNP Paribas Sweden

Photo: Fahy appointed as CEO of BNP Paribas in the Republic of South Africa
Photo: Fahy appointed as CEO of BNP Paribas in the Republic of South Africa

October 17, 2021 -- BNP Paribas appointed Kieran Fahy as Chief Executive Officer, South Africa, effective immediately. He reports to Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Head of BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa.

Kieran has over 20 years of experience within the banking and financial services industry. He joins the BNP Paribas Johannesburg office from Paris, where he spent the past four years as a member of BNP Paribas' Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Corporate Coverage Management Team with responsibility for the EMEA Multinational Corporate franchise.

Kieran Fahy has a wealth of professional experience, holding senior positions within BNP Paribas including Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas Sweden, where he also headed the Stockholm Branch, and acting Head of Coverage Corporate Banking for Sweden and Finland. Previous roles include Head of Corporate and Transaction Banking and responsibility for Corporate and Institutional Coverage for BNP Paribas in Ireland.

Photo: According to a press memo issued by the firm, Fahy will begin his tenure with immediate effect
Photo: According to a press memo issued by the firm, Fahy will begin his tenure with immediate effect

Before joining BNP Paribas in 2002, Kieran also worked for JP Morgan in Dublin, and Chase Manhattan Bank, in London and Dublin.

Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Head of BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa said,

"Kieran has extensive experience managing a large team across multiple international markets. We are confident that he will continue to develop our business in South Africa, progressing the bank's sustainable finance agenda and working with both local and multi-national clients to provide best in class services and solutions.

"Kieran will also nurture our existing corporate social responsibility projects in South Africa such as the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), and BNP Paribas & RCS Rising Star Tennis, which give back to the local communities in areas such as conflict resolution and grassroots sport."

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is the European Union's leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 68 countries and has more than 193,000 employees, including nearly 148,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Group's retail-banking networks and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval ; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. 

Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. 

The Group is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe as well as via a large network in the western part of the United States. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.