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My professional background has led me to hold managerial responsibilities in quite different cultural environments, first in the United States, then in France, later extended to cover 15 other European countries from Paris, in addition to Australia and New Zealand and finally China.

In this context, I have been in charge of supervising and leading branch and subsidiary managers, teams of product specialists, senior bankers / managing directors and function heads in a matrix organization.

I quickly realized the importance of leadership in order to drive senior executives, often with strong personalities, to work in harmony. I have spent considerable time recruiting, organizing training sessions and selecting and developing talents, and have acquired an acknowledged know-how in coaching and career counselling as expressed in the following testimonials.


"Thank you for the confidence you placed in me and for teaching me how to be demanding. Those values guide me constantly." X, Brussels

"Your focused dynamism, your optimism and your warmth will remain for me examples to follow." Y, Hong Kong

"You taught me a lot, you pushed me and helped me like no-one else, and I sincerely thank you for it." Z, New York

François Cristofari

François Cristofari
Founding Chairman

25 years' experience in the US, France & Europe, Australia, China

HEC graduate, 25 years' managment experience in the US, France & Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China

Regional Managing Director of Paribas in the United States (8 years)

Managing Director of Paribas' North & South American Networks (2 years)

Managing Director of Paribas' French and European Corporate Networks (6 years)

Head of BNP Paribas' Corporate Banking Europe (4 years)

Country Head of BNP Paribas Australia & New Zealand, Chairman of BNP Paribas Securities Services Australasia (3 years)

Country Head of BNP Paribas China, Chairman & CEO of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd (4 years)

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