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BNP Paribas Appoints New Co-Heads of Data & Digital Services

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BNP Paribas’s Securities Services business has named Jean-Marc Friess and Thomas Durif as joint heads of its Data & Digital Services department, to advance the company’s data and digital services strategy, in line with BNP Paribas’s 2025 strategic plan.

Friess, the new Chief Digital Services Officer, will lead digital channels and services and take charge of the bank’s AI-driven virtual assistant. Durif, as the new Chief Data Officer, will focus on improving data quality and governance, as well as developing the company’s next-generation data infrastructure. The changes come as Philippe Ruault, the former Head of Data & Digital Transformation, becomes CEO of SLIB, a fintech majority-owned by BNP Paribas.

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