From December 1, 2018, Jean-François Bandini has taken over the position of CEO of BNP Paribas Hungary Branch, and regional CEO at BNP Paribas Central Europe from Didier Mahout, the company told the Budapest Business Journal.
Mahout has returned to France to fill a different managerial position in the group after spending three years in Hungary.
As regional CEO, Bandini oversees subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria, as well as activities in Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia and Greece.
Bandini has more than three decades of experience in the international banking sector. Prior to joining Inspection Générale, the internal audit department of BNP Paribas in 2000, he held key management roles in other areas at the bank, and for seven years at other French financial institutions.
In 2006, Bandini led the Corporate Division Integration Team in Rome at the integration of BNL Italy. Since 2010, he has been head of corporate banking in International Retail Banking (IRB), and as an executive committee member introduced a new strategy to develop corporate banking activities in more than 15 countries in America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Bandini was a board member at several subsidiaries in African countries, including Morocco, Senegal and Ivory Coast, and a board member of the global cash management, factoring and trading business lines of the group.