Francois Regnier is the Country Head for BNP Paribas UAE. A seasoned professional, Francois has over 30 years of strong and diversified experience with BNP Paribas. He spent 10 years in Paris at the start of his career, in Internal Audit and as a Coverage Banker. From 2000 on, he held several senior executive roles in London and Central and Eastern Europe.
He was Country Head for BNP Paribas Hungary from 2005 to 2009, and then Country Head in Russia from 2012 to 2015. In London, Francois led the Acquisition Finance team in the early 2000s and served as Head of Human Resources.
Before coming to the UAE in 2021, he was Chief Operations Officer for BNP Paribas London Branch and, latterly, BNP Paribas’ Chief Compliance Officer, UK.
Francois graduated in France as an engineer from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers, and he holds an MBA from EM Lyon.