BNP Paribas today announced that it has hired Chaoni Huang as Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets for Asia Pacific. In this newly created role, Ms Huang will be responsible for driving and managing BNP Paribas’ sustainable finance solutions for corporates, financial institutions and investors with a focus on a primary, asset finance, and securitisation. Based in Hong Kong, Ms Huang will report to Liang Si, Head of DCM and Syndicate, Global Markets, Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas.
Liang Si, Head of DCM and Syndicate, Global Markets, APAC, BNP Paribas said: “The importance of sustainable capital markets is growing worldwide, and arguably no more so than in Asia Pacific. We are thus pleased to welcome Chaoni to BNP Paribas who, in this newly created role, will drive our expansion in sustainable DCM across all our major client segments in the region.
“With her experience in the sustainable finance space and involvement with ESG-related issues in the region, we are confident that Chaoni’s appointment will further cement our leading position in sustainable finance markets in Asia.”
Ms Huang brings more than 12 years’ professional experience and joins BNP Paribas from Natixis where she is Executive Director, Green and Sustainable Solutions, APAC. Having held various ESG-related roles at Natixis, S&P Trucost, MSCI and the United Nations, Ms Huang brings strong experience and insights in sustainable finance. Outside of BNP Paribas, Ms Huang is Vice President and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association and a guest researcher for the China Economy and Sustainable Development Centre at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, among other industry-wide commitments. She holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Ms Huang’s appointment is testament to BNP Paribas’ commitment to developing products and services for a more inclusive and sustainable global economy. In 2018, the bank placed some EUR 6.3 billion in green bonds worldwide and was 3rd most active bank in the world for the issuance of green bonds according to Dealogic. BNP Paribas also allocated a total of EUR 168 billion in financing and investment to companies in sectors that are directly contributing to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals last year.
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About BNP Paribas
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international finance institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000* employees and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional, and private investors with products and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BPN Paribas has a presence in 72 markets with more than 202,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.