BNP Paribas Wealth Management today announced the appointment of Samir Bimal as Managing Director and Head of Indian Markets, effective immediately. Samir will spearhead the private banking teams servicing domestic wealthy Indian clients and Non Resident Indians (NRI) in Asia. Based in Hong Kong, he reports to Mrs Mignonne Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Wealth Management Asia Pacific.
Samir joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management in 2012 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, India and brings 25 years of experience in the domestic and international wealth management industry. Samir succeeds Stephane Honig, who has transferred from the Wealth Management to Global Markets division, based in Hong Kong.
Himanshu Mehta is appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Wealth Management India Pvt. Ltd.* He will lead the bank’s Wealth Management unit in India. Based in Mumbai, he reports hierarchically to Samir Bimal and functionally to Jacques Michel, Chief Executive Officer & Country Head of BNP Paribas India.
Himanshu has been with BNP Paribas Group for more than 25 years. Since 2009, he has been Managing Director and Head of Domestic Corporate Group, India for BNP Paribas.
“India is a key market for BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Asia Pacific. These appointments demonstrate the deep bench of talents we have within the bank. We are confident that Samir and Himanshu will play a pivotal role in driving business growth and bolster the high quality of services we offer in this market,” said Mrs Mignonne Cheng.
* Subject to required regulatory approvals in India