Jean Lemierre

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Jean Lemierre
Born (1950-06-06) 6 June 1950 (age 69)
EducationSciences Po, ÉNA
OccupationChairman of BNP Paribas

Jean Lemierre (born 6 June 1950) was the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2000 to 2008. He is now chairman of BNP Paribas.[1][2][3]

Career in the public sector[edit]

In 2000, Lemierre was elected as the new chief of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), succeeding Horst Köhler. During his time in office, he warned Russia to stop Yukos-style expropriations from spreading.[4]

In 2004, the French government nominated Lemierre as candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the post went to Rodrigo Rato instead.[5] From 2005 until 2008, he served on the advisory board of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

Career in the private sector[edit]

Following his departure from EBRD, Lemierre joined BNP Paribas as an adviser.

In 2011, Lemierre (alongside Charles Dallara) was co-head of the bondholders’ committee that renegotiated €200 billion of Greek bonds with the government in a high-stakes deal that staved off the country's collapse.[6]

Lemierre was the bank's key negotiator in the record $8.9 billion fine it paid in 2014 for violating U.S. sanctions on Sudan, Libya and Cuba between 2002 and 2012.[7] In 2014, he was appointed chairman of the board of directors.

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  1. ^ Arnold, Martin (2014-09-26). "Jean Lemierre has earned his place at the head of the BNP Paribas table -". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  2. ^ "Jean Lemierre appointed BNP Paribas Group Chairman | Bank BNP Paribas". 2014-12-01. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  3. ^ Jean Lemierre. "Jean Lemierre: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. ^ James Kanter (March 12, 2005), Spotlight: Learning to mix money with morality New York Times.
  5. ^ Eric Pfanner (April 20, 2004), Way Clears for Spaniard to Lead I.M.F. New York Times.
  6. ^ Martin Arnold (September 26, 2014), Jean Lemierre has earned his place at the head of the BNP Paribas table Financial Times.
  7. ^ Natalie Huet (September 26, 2014), BNP Paribas board chooses Jean Lemierre as new chairman Reuters.
  8. ^ Board of Directors Total S.A..
  9. ^ Board of Directors Paris Europlace.
  10. ^ Membership Trilateral Commission.