BNP Paribas appoints new Head of Transaction Banking Asia Pacific


BNP Paribas today announced the appointment of Philippe Noirot as Head of Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific effective 1 January 2023. Based in Singapore, Noirot reports to Paul Yang, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. In his new role, Noirot will further drive the momentum of Transaction Banking in the region, as well as broaden and deepen business offerings.

Prior to taking up this role, Noirot was the Head of Territory, Korea. With over 21 years of banking experience, Noirot has spent 11 years in Asia Pacific across diverse roles, including Head of Liquidity and Investment Solutions.

Throughout his seven years in South Korea as Head of Territory, Noirot has strengthened the bank’s business in the country and deepened its client franchise considerably, both locally and abroad, including in Europe and the Americas. He has also steered the ESG transition of the South Korea platform and supported the strong growth of Transaction Banking.

Commenting on the appointment, Yang says: “We are pleased to have such a strong internal talent taking up this key role in Asia Pacific. Philippe’s extensive experience in Asia and leading the bank’s South Korea business placed him in good stead to further build on our Transaction Banking platform, which is a key pillar in our Growth, Technology and Sustainability 2025 plan. I have every confidence in Phillippe’s ability to drive the business to even greater heights in the region and beyond.”

Noirot succeeds Chye Kin Wee, who will be retiring in February. Under Wee’s leadership, the bank’s Transaction Banking business in Asia Pacific region has achieved impressive heights in both revenues and industry recognition.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chye Kin for his invaluable contribution in the past decades. His committed leadership helped the bank to establish its Transaction Banking franchise as a leader in the region,” Yang adds.

Most recent episodes

Podcast - Journeys to Treasury Deep-Dive: Cash Flow Hedge Accounting at JT Group

Listen to this audible case study, which provides a lens over the details of a recent cash flow hedge accounting project undertaking by the JT Group treasury team.


Podcast - Innovation as an Enabler: Sustaining Global Trade Finance in Uncertain Times

J.P. Morgan's Bayo Osolake, who joins Eleanor Hill (TMI) to discuss how treasurers can facilitate global trade in the currently turbulent macroeconomic environment.


Relative Normality On Horizon — But Divergent Monetary Policy Pathways Likely

Welcome to the latest edition of Liquidity Link Live, your exclusive market analysis provided by Northern Trust Asset Management.


Audio TMI - MMF Reform Proposals Threaten LVNAV Viability for European Treasurers

Proposed MMF changes currently being debated at European Commission level endanger the utility of one of the most popular forms of MMF used by corporate investors across the continent.

Audio TMI - Special FX

Two experts from NatWest share the inside track on how treasurers can better manage FX risks by shaking up legacy processes and old-fashioned thinking, improving data coll...


Audio TMI - Roadmap Towards a First-Class Group Treasury

As the perennial debate continues around the pros and cons of a centralised tre...


Audio TMI - How Etihad Covered all Three ESG Elements in One Sustainability-Linked Financing

Etihad Airways recently raised US$1.2bn in the first sustainability-linked loan in global aviation with terms that relate to all three areas of ESG.


Reducing Friction in International Payments: Five Steps for Treasury Teams

What are the steps that treasury teams can take to remove roadblocks in processing international payments? Daniela Eder, Gibran Maqsood, and Karsten Becker (Barclays) to answer this question.


Keeping the Plates Spinning: the Art of Treasury Project Management

Sandra Shen (Actualize Consulting) joins TMI's Tom Alford to offer professional insight into what defines successful treasury project management. 


Audio TMI - ESG: Time to Decide

The pressure to comply with ESG initiatives is being felt by corporates like never before, with ESG-compliance a common concern among treasury departments.