Philippe Marchessaux (BNP Paribas Investment Partners)
Identity:Birthday: 19 November Nationality: French Company: BNP Paribas Investment Partners Position: Chief Executive Officer Spoken languages: French, English, German Hobbies & Interests: Travel, cinema, sailing
My favourite:Favourite cities: Aix-en-Provence, New-York, Shanghai Favourite food: French, Italian Favourite music: Mozart, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley
Q&A:What is your dream holiday? With my family, sailing or discovering a new county. What was your first job? 18 years old, in Deutsche Bundespost’s sorting office in Frankfurt Flughafen airport. Smartest investment decision? Sometimes, not to invest. How did you get involved in the investment funds industry? Joined BNP in 1987. Asset management was just a small department of the bank. I’ve experienced client relationships, autonomy, decision making and … a financial crash, 2 crashes, 3, 4, 5… so optimistic for the next 20 years! Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Having build something helpful for our clients. Lessons from the crisis? Common sense is the best asset.