BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking has announced the appointment of Derek Kehoe as CEO for the BNP Paribas Group in the Republic of Ireland.
In his new role, Derek will have overall client relationship responsibility and executive responsibility for the Bank’s Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) operations in Ireland. In addition, he will perform a non-executive co-ordination role for the overall BNP Paribas Group in Ireland, which comprises BNP Paribas Securities Services, BNP Paribas Real Estate, and BNP Paribas Fund Services.
Derek has over 25 years’ experience in banking, having graduated from UCD with an Honours degree in Economics in 1987. He joined BNP Paribas in 2002, since when he has held a number of senior roles in capital markets in Dublin and London, before most recently being appointed Deputy Head of CIB in April 2014
On his new position, Derek Kehoe says:
“To lead the BNP Paribas Group in Ireland is a great honour, made even more special by the fact that I am the first Irish person to do so. For more than 40 years, BNP Paribas has played an active role in helping to support the Irish economy – going forward, our aim is simple: continue our commitment by helping clients succeed.”
Established in Ireland in 1973, BNP Paribas (bnpparibas.ie) employs more than 270 people locally. Replicating the diversity of the Group model, BNP Paribas Ireland offers a comprehensive range of corporate and institutional banking, fund administration, and commercial property services to clients, while also providing IFSC-based services to the wider BNP Paribas Group internationally.