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November 2020

BNP Paribas Asset Management Announces Executive Changes

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) USA has announced the following executive appointments beginning January 1, 2021:

  • Johanna Lasker has been named Chief Executive Officer, where she will oversee strategy, leadership, governance and regulatory matters. She will also maintain her role as Head of the Official Institutions Group. Johanna will still report to Sandro Pierri, Head of BNPP AM’s Global Client Group. Locally, she will report to the Chief Executive Officer of CIB Americas, José Placido. She succeeds Daniel Klein, who will be returning to Europe. Previously, Johanna was with Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, a predecessor of BNP Paribas Asset Management, ultimately serving as Head of Official Institutions globally.
  • Amanda Rayno will become Deputy Chief Executive Officer, while maintaining her role as Chief Operating Officer of BNPP AM USA. In efforts to support CEO Johanna Lasker, Amanda will locally oversee the legal, finance and control functions. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Fortis during the company’s acquisition by BNPP AM. She then became Chief Operating Officer for BNPP AM. Earlier in her career, she was with Harbor Capital Management during its acquisition by Fortis.

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors. It has a broad range of skills in four investment divisions: Equities, Fixed Income, Private Debt & Real Assets, and Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions (MAQS). BNP Paribas Asset Management has assets under management of EUR 445 billion (as of September 30, 2020), with more than 500 investment professionals and almost 500 client servicing specialists, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 71 countries.