Manama, Bahrain, 17 February, 2021: BNP Paribas has appointed Amine Bel Hadj Soulami as Head of BNP Paribas, Middle East & Africa, succeeding Jacques Michel who becomes Chairman for the region. Jacques reports to Alain Papiasse, Chairman of BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) and Amine Bel Hadj Soulami reports to Yannick Jung, Head of Global Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa. They are both based in Manama, Bahrain, BNP Paribas’ regional headquarters.
Yannick Jung said “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Amine Bel Hadj Soulami as Head of BNP Paribas in the Middle East and Africa. With more than 30 years of banking experience and an extensive record of accomplishment in Global Markets and Sustainable Finance, Amine is perfectly suited to uphold our status as a leading bank in the Middle East and Africa. He will also bring the full spectrum of our expertise in energy transition to the region.”
He added, “I would like to thank Jacques Michel for his dedication and contribution. Under his tenure, BNP Paribas reinforced its position as one of the leading foreign banks in the Middle East & Africa.”
Amine Bel Hadj Soulami oversees the jurisdiction’s seven geographies and over 600 staff. He joined the Middle East & Africa region with a 32-year career with the bank having held leadership positions in Paris, New York, London & Tokyo.
Prior to becoming Head of BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa, Amine was a Senior Advisor to BNP Paribas Global Markets. His previous roles also include Global Head of Sustainable Finance in Global Markets and Global Head of Research and Sustainable Investments within Corporate Institutional Banking. Amine also served as Global Head of Commodity Derivatives, and Head of Equity & Derivatives for the Americas.