Florence Fontan

Florence Fontan is the global head of the asset owner client line at BNP Paribas Securities Services. In this role, she advises large corporations on asset safety, regulations, operations and responsible investing. Florence is a member of the BNP Paribas Securities Services Executive Committee and Business Committee.

Florence joined BNP Paribas in 1998 after a career in consulting. She became head of public affairs in September 2005 with responsibility for monitoring regulatory changes affecting Securities Services across the world and advising clients on how to implement new regulations.

Florence then became head of the asset manager client segment in October 2013, overseeing business strategy, business development, products and services for asset managers.

In 2015 Florence became head of strategic change management, leading BNP Paribas Securities Services’ CSR and technology change programme, including the ongoing roll-out of automation and artificial intelligence technology within the bank.

Florence has co-authored an ECB occasional paper on the securities custody industry as well as a number of BNP Paribas Securities Services white papers on clearing and settlement, OTC derivatives and on fund services industry.

Florence is a graduate of ESSEC Business School.