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Yann Gérardin teaser

BNP Paribas CIB chief enjoys European position of strength

September 1, 2017

The head of corporate and institutional banking at BNP Paribas, Yann Gérardin, speaks with Danielle Myles about preparing a full-scale corporate and investment banking model for disintermediation, acting from a position of strength and the early success of the lender's transformation plan.

Pedro Parente teaser

Petrobras CEO looks beyond debt and scandal to a greener future

September 1, 2017

The CEO of Brazil’s beleaguered state oil producer Petrobras, Pedro Parente, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the scandal-riven company's five-year plan to reduce its debts, how it is handling mounting environmental concerns, and what it is doing to cope in an era of low commodity prices. 

Debbie Crosbie teaser

CYBG COO looks to boost SME digital offering

September 1, 2017

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ group chief operating officer, Debbie Crosbie, speaks to Joy Macknight about how the challenger bank is better serving its SME client base by revamping its IT infrastructure.

Jack Harris teaser

Wirecard vice-president hails the power of paytech

August 1, 2017

The vice-president for financial institutions and fintech at Wirecard, Jack Harris, talks to Joy Macknight about the European payments giant’s strategy and its post-Brexit market position.

Hugues Delcourt teaser

BIL chief hails Luxembourg's fintech finesse

August 1, 2017

Hugues Delcourt, CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the country's oldest private banking group, talks to Danielle Myles about the opportunities posed by the country’s fintech boom and what the arrival of Chinese banks means for the domestic market. 

Juan Jose Echavarria teaser

Colombia’s central bank governor seeks to tame the inflation monster

August 1, 2017

Juan José Echavarría, governor of Colombia’s central bank, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the impact of recent financial reforms and how the country is getting to grips with increasing inflation.

Marc Vincent and Fancois Riahi teaser

Natixis CIB’s dual-control approach to business expansion

August 1, 2017

Natixis CIB’s co-chiefs, Marc Vincent and François Riahi, talk to Danielle Myles about the improving investment climate in France and the bank’s booming Asia-Pacific operations.

Why fintech firms are leaving conventional banks for dust

July 24, 2017

Traditional banks are so slow to change that they risk being left behind by the nimble fintechs that are creating a parallel financial ecosystem, writes Chris Skinner.

Gulru Atak teaser

Modernising Citi’s transaction banking capability

July 3, 2017

Gulru Atak, the new head of Citi’s global treasury and trade solutions Dublin lab and innovation, talks to Joy Macknight about her innovation programme for growing the bank’s global transaction banking business.

Jim Cowles teaser

Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

July 3, 2017

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

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