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Press release: BNP Paribas: new Head of Global Trade Solutions, Transaction Banking Asia Pacific

Published: Dec 2022

1st December 2022 – BNP Paribas has appointed Cynthia Tchikoltsoff as Head of Global Trade Solutions, Transaction Banking Asia Pacific, and Stephane Gaboriaud as Deputy Head of Global Trade Solutions, Transaction Banking Asia Pacific, effective 1 December 2022.

Cynthia Tchikoltsoff is appointed as Head of Global Trade Solutions, Transaction Banking Asia Pacific, with effect from 1 December 2022. Currently based in Hong Kong, Cynthia will be relocating to Singapore to take up this new responsibility. She will report to Chye Kin Wee, Head of Transaction Banking Asia Pacific.

In this new role, Cynthia will oversee the growth and deepening of the bank’s trade franchise in Asia Pacific, which covers traditional trade and supply chain financing for international MNCs and Asian corporates.

With over 15 years of experience in supply chain management, Cynthia was instrumental in the establishment of award-winning Asian supply chain business. She also leads the sustainability initiative for Transaction Banking Asia Pacific, supporting the commercial acceleration and continued development of the bank’s sustainability offering.

Stephane Gaboriaud is appointed as Deputy Head of Global Trade Solutions APAC, effective 1 December 2022. He is based in Singapore and will report to Cynthia.

Having joined BNP Paribas more than 18 years ago, Stephane has held various positions across Europe and Asia Pacific. Stephane will continue to lead and develop the traditional trade franchise across the APAC region.

Chye Kin Wee, Head of Transaction Banking Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas, saidGlobal trade is facing significant changes in recent years, from supply chain disruption due to pandemic, to digitalisation in trade processes, as well as demand in incorporating sustainability in supply chain. Asia Pacific is an important market for our corporate clients, and we remain focused in supporting our clients under the ever-changing market environment. Cynthia and Stephane have strong institutional knowledge and extensive client experience, and we are certain that they will help to lead the way in offering customised solutions that could meet the evolving needs of our clients, particularly in digitalisation and sustainabiliy

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