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David Vaillant


Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participations

David joined BNP Paribas Asset Management as Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participations on October 1st 2019. David joins from BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Institutional Banking / FIC division, where he was Head of Banking for EMEA. He has advised on some of the Group’s most transformational transactions, including the acquisition of Fortis, and has been a significant contributor to the BNP Paribas franchise across Europe and emerging markets. He also spearheaded the development of the sovereign advisory practice, advising several governments and official institutions over the past decade.

David started his career as a lawyer with Skadden, where he advised a wide range of French and international companies on their expansion strategy, in the financial and industrial sectors. He then joined the French central bank (Banque de France), where he took part in the analysis of significant transactions in the financial sector.

David holds a Master in Management from HEC, a Master in Political Sciences and Public Affairs from Sciences Po, and a Master in Analysis and Policy in Economics (applied mathematics) from EHESS / Ecole Normale Supérieure. He also holds a Master in communications/Intellectual Property law from Paris I Sorbonne and a Master in Business Law from Paris II Assas. He is a member of the Paris Bar. He has taught international macroeconomics and law at Sciences Po and HEC, and is a regular speaker on these topics. Seperately, he has developed several non-profit projects in the fields of education, the environment and biodiversity.

David is a Young Leader from the French-American Foundation, an IIF Future Leader and a BNP Paribas CIB Leader of Tomorrow.