BNP Paribas announces the appointment of Aymar de Liedekerke Beaufort as the Head of Territory for South Korea and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas S.A., Seoul branch, effective 1 January 2023. He succeeds Philippe Noirot who will relocate to Singapore and assume the role of Head of Transaction Banking, Asia Pacific.
Aymar is responsible for managing the bank’s overall activities in Korea. He reports to Paul Yang, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Asia Pacific.
Commenting on Aymar’s appointment, Paul says: “BNP Paribas is committed to growing its business and footprint in South Korea; supporting our Korean Corporate and Institutional clients strategies. Under Philippe’s leadership in the past seven and a half years, BNP Paribas accelerated the strategic expansion of its Korean business considerably, supporting our clients growing locally and abroad. BNP Paribas also made significant strides in ESG financing to support transition of the South Korean economy – an ongoing trend that we will continue to see in the New Year. Armed with a wealth of experience in the Corporate and Institutional banking industry, I have every confidence in Aymar’s ability in further strengthening our business in Korea by supporting the needs of our Korean and international clients.”
Aymar was previously Head of Territory and Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) for BNP Paribas India. As a 30-year BNP Paribas veteran, Aymar previously held senior management roles at BNP Paribas including Head of Territory for Vietnam, Head of Territory for Czech Republic and Slovakia, Head of Territory for Hungary and South Eastern Europe, Deputy Head of Corporate and Transaction Banking Europe and Head of Corporate Coverage in Transaction Banking, Germany.
Aymar holds a diploma in International Affairs from the European Business School.