BNP Paribas

December 14, 2011 12:02 ET

BNP Paribas CIB Appoints John Bohan Head of Commodity Futures, Americas

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bohan as Head of Commodity Futures, Americas. John is based in New York and reports globally to Tim Knight, Global Head of Commodity Futures in London and locally to Marc Fontaine, Head of Commodity Derivatives, Americas.

"John brings a wealth of both commercial and marketing experience to the platform and will be key in the further development of our exchange cleared commodities business in the Americas," commented Tim Knight.

Prior to this role, John has held senior management positions at BNP Paribas including Head of Global Execution Services where he was responsible for managing the growth and development of the bank's cash equity sales, trading and electronic execution business in the Americas. John has over 20 years of trading, risk management and sales experience in global equities and held senior trading and management roles at Deutsche Bank, BancBoston, Bankers Trust and ING Barings before joining BNP Paribas.

"BNP Paribas has a powerful Investment Banking commodities business worldwide and with John's appointment, we are confident of augmenting what is already recognized as a market-leading service to its global strategic commodities clients," added Marc Fontaine.

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking employs around 20,000 people in over 50 countries and services 14,000 corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

BNP Paribas CIB excels in:
Derivatives - where it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives
Capital markets - where it is one of the top European houses in both ECM and DCM (bond, securitization, convertibles and equity issuance)
Structured finance - where it is amongst the leaders in acquisition, export, project, energy and commodity finance globally

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the best rated banks in the world*. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
*Rated AA- by Standard & Poor's.

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