BNP Paribas Asset Management announces new US leadership team

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Johanna Lasker and Amanda Raynor as CEO of BNPP AM USA and Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA respectively, with effect from 1 January 2021.

Lasker will be responsible for BNPP AM’s strategy, leadership, governance and regulatory matters. She will assume this role alongside her current responsibilities as the head of the Official Institutions Group.  Johanna will continue to report to Sandro Pierri, Head of BNPP AM’s Global Client Group, and will report locally to José Placido, CEO of CIB Americas. She replaces Daniel Klein, who will be returning to Europe after five years as CEO and four years as Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA.

Lasker will be supported by Raynor, who is appointed Deputy CEO of BNPP AM USA in addition to her current role as COO of BNPP AM USA. As part of her new role, Raynor will support Lasker with direct local oversight of legal, finance and control functions.

José Placido, CEO of BNP Paribas CIB Americas, says: “With these appointments, I am confident that BNPP AM USA’s operations will continue to develop in North America with the one-firm spirit that Daniel implemented, a client first and results driven approach.  I look forward to working with Johanna and Amanda in their new roles.”

Sandro Pierri, Global Head of Client Group, BNPP AM, adds: “Johanna and Amanda’s appointments are testament to our culture of promoting talented professionals within our teams.  Their deep knowledge of the asset management industry, the strengths of their client relationships and their drive for excellence will be instrumental in developing our business further.”