Jacques Michel is the Head of Middle East and Africa for Corporate and Institutional Banking. Prior to this he was CEO and Country Head of BNP Paribas India a member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Asia Pacific (2009-2015).
Before joining BNP Paribas India, Jacques Michel was Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He has worked in Asia for 18 consecutive years, ten of which have been in Hong Kong. Jacques Michel has served with Credit Lyonnais then Calyon, from 1996 to 2007 as Senior Country Officer in Thailand and as Chief Risk Officer for Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.
Jacques Michel graduated from E.S.S.E.C. (Major in Finance), a leading “Grande Ecole” in France.
He was appointed ‘Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la France’ (Foreign Trade Advisor of France – Official representative of the French business community overseas) and was later elected President of the French Foreign Trade Advisors’ Hong Kong Chapter. He has also been elected President of the French Foreign Trade Advisors’ Bahrain Chapter.
Mr. Michel was the President of the Governing Council of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) from 2010 to 2012 (September).
Mr. Michel has been honoured with Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.