The BNP Paribas Group has a long standing presence and commitment to the Middle East and Africa.
We have been present in the Middle East for 40 years and have operations in five countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates in addition to covering Oman. In Africa, we have been active for more than 70 years, first through our Retail Banking network followed by the more recent addition of Corporate & Institutional Banking covering North Africa, South Africa and West Africa.http://mea.bnpparibas.com/en/bnp-paribas/bnp-paribas-middle-east-africa/
The BNP Paribas Middle East & Africa Head Office is located in Bahrain, covering Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions. Here, the Bank operates a Conventional Wholesale Branch and also a Conventional Retail Branch, licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain.
It is here that a large number of our Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions teams are located. BNP Paribas Najmah, the dedicated global Islamic banking arm of the Group, is also based in Bahrain.
BNP Paribas was the first international bank to be granted a license from the Central Bank of Kuwait in 2004.
Established in 2005, we operate a Full Commercial Branch in the country providing Corporate & Institutional Banking, as well as Investment Solutions.
BNP Paribas has been operating in Qatar since 1956 through a subsidiary; it was later granted permission to establish a Full Commercial Branch in 1973.
We offer world class financing and advisory services within both Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions.
BNP Paribas established a Full Commercial Branch in 2005, under The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) regulation, providing our clients across the Kingdom with Corporate Banking services.
BNP Paribas Investment Company KSA (BIC) is a Saudi Closed Joint Stock Company and licensed by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA). The Company is licensed to conduct securities business in dealing, managing, advising, arranging and custody of financial securities. BIC converted from a Limited Liability Company to a Closed Joint Stock Company in 2017 and currently has a paid up share capital of SAR 87,500,000. The Company is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas S.A. and operates in Saudi Arabia under Commercial Registration Number 1010270533, Capital Markets Authority License Number 13173-37.
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BNP Paribas in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was granted permission to establish as a Full Commercial Branch in 1973.
We offer a broad range of Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions services.
BNP Paribas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was granted permission to establish a Full Commercial Branch in 1974.
We offer a broad range of Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions services. Dubai is also home to BNP Paribas Wealth Management (DIFC) Ltd, which was granted a licence by the Dubai Financial Authority (DFSA) in 2011 and commenced operations in 2012.
The bank was granted permission by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to establish a Full Commercial Branch in 2012.
We offer Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions services and act as a regional hub for BNP Paribas operations in all Southern African countries.
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BNP Paribas Regional Investment Company (BRIC) was granted the Casablanca Finance City (CFC) status by the Moroccan Authorities in 2013.
Acting as Regional Hub in North, West & East Africa, BRIC offers Corporate & Institutional Banking activity to meet the needs of Governments, Financial Institutions, Multinationals and Corporates in terms of advisory, global markets, asset financing, project finance, acquisition finance, export, trade finance, local currency financing and capital market solutions in liaison with our local subsidiaries in Africa.