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BNP Paribas makes key Asia Pacific hires
17 September 2013
Hires and promotions to drive firm's expansion
BNP Paribas Securities Services has made a number of key appointments and staffing changes in the Asia-Pacific region to support the firm's expansion plans.
The firm has promoted Mostapha Tahiri to head of BNP Paribas Securities Services Singapore. Tahiri, who joined the Singapore office in 2009 as head of asset and fund services for Asia, replaces Arnaud Claudon, responible for nurturing on-going client relationships and leading the firm's growth in the country.
Claudon has been appointed to the newly created role of global head of depotbank and fiduciary services, based in Paris.
The bank has hired Jonathan Xie from Haitong International Asset Management, based in Hong Kong, as head of asset custody, China. Xie has over 18 years’ experience in Chinese investment management and banking and has held senior management positions at HFT Investment Management and Everbright Securities in China, and Questrade and Canaccord Capital in Canada.
Joining from Citibank, BNP Paribas has hired Angely Yip as sales director for North Asia (ex-Japan). Yip is an asset servicing specialist who has covered the Greater China markets since 1995, and has held positions at Clearstream and JP Morgan.
BNP Paribas has also appointed Yuki Teshima in Tokyo as a senior relationship manager. With more than a decade's experience in global custody and fund administration, Teshima has worked in the UK, Luxemburg and New York, with Brown Brothers Harriman and BNY Mellon.
Lawrence Au, head of BNP Paribas Securities Services in Asia Pacific, said, “We are excited to announce the appointments of these high calibre industry professionals, which will certainly extend our market leadership in the region where we are already widely recognised for outstanding product innovation and business solutions.
“Their experience in global custody, fund services and investment management, together with their excellent knowledge of the Asia marketplace and global practices, make them ideal candidates for these positions.”