Singapore, March 7, 2014 – BNP Paribas inaugurated the BNP Paribas Asia Pacific Campus in Singapore today, with Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as the honourable officiating guest.
Strategically located in Singapore, the Campus is BNP Paribas’ first training and talent development facility in the region. The Campus investment is a key component of the Group’s Asia Pacific growth plan. Enhanced employee & talent management practices through the delivery of some of the world’s leading training and development products is a cornerstone of the Group’s regional strategy.
“BNP Paribas is one of the best positioned international banks in Asia Pacific. The region plays a key role in the Group’s 2014-2016 global business development plan. We are committed to investing more in talent both here in Singapore and in Asia Pacific. Having been present in the region for over 150 years, we employ over 8,000 people in a wide range of businesses spanning 14 markets; people development is one of our core values and is key to continued success. In partnership with the Singapore Government, we have built this world class facility which underlines our ambitions for both Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region,” said Eric Raynaud, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Asia Pacific.
“We at BNP Paribas believe the strongest investment any institution can make is in its people. The BNP Paribas Asia Pacific Campus is a wonderful demonstration of the Group’s growth and people strategy in some of the most exciting markets in the world. The Campus will be pivotal in supporting our strategic goal to develop and grow our local and regional talent pool and further underlines Singapore’s position as one of the key global hubs for human capital excellence,” said James Gibson, Head of Human Resources Asia Pacific.
BNP Paribas will train 3,200 employees per annum from Singapore, Asia Pacific and some of its 75 countries worldwide, with a range of programmes specifically designed to cover eight key paths: Talent Development; Leadership & Management; Individual Skills; Risk & Credit; Compliance & Regulatory; Product & Technical Proficiencies; Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Culture & Citizenship.
Supported by the Government of Singapore, BNP Paribas has invested SGD 24 million to restore two conservation buildings which house the BNP Paribas Asia Pacific Campus. The restoration work started in 2012 and was successfully completed within 15 months. The Campus covers a total surface area of 14,120 square metres and is strategically located close to Singapore’s Changi International Airport. The facility is an exciting investment in Learning & Development in Asia Pacific, offering state-of-the-art training and conferencing facilities underlining BNP Paribas’ commitment to both Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.
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About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific
With more than 8,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas is strongly rooted in Asia Pacific with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. The BNP Paribas Group is constantly expanding its footprint in this region to provide its clients with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. Beyond Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is accompanying them wherever they operate thanks to its international network and diverse business. BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees worldwide. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.
BNP Paribas Group recently received recognition as one of Europe’s most attractive employers, obtaining the ‘Top Employers 2014 Europe’ certification.
*Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions divisions (excl. partnerships).