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 has been operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Full Commercial Branch since 2005 and through the BNP Paribas Investment Company KSA since 2010.
We established as a Full Commercial Branch in 2005, under Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) regulation, providing our clients across the Kingdom with Corporate Banking services.
We then established BNP Paribas Investment Company KSA in 2010, under the Capital Market Authority (CMA) License No. 08114-15, as a provider of; Dealing as Principal, Dealing as Agent, Custody and Arranging. In 2013, the CMA also granted BNP Paribas Investment Company KSA, permission to undertake Managing Investment Funds and Advisory, this activity will commence at a later date.
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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.
We offer Corporate & Institutional Banking activity to meet the needs of Governments, Financial Institutions, multinationals and strategic corporates in North Africa in terms of corporate finance, fixed income, equities & commodities derivatives, structured debt, project finance, acquisition finance, export and trade finance.