BNP Paribas has appointed Enna Pariset as CEO of BNP Paribas Suisse from 1 July.

She also will continue to lead the corporate and institutional banking business for Switzerland.

Pariset  has nearly three decades of banking experience, including 19 years with BNP Paribas in corporate & institutional banking, where she held senior client advisory and management positions.

Her expanded remit is to further accelerate growth and expand operations in Switzerland while accelerating the transformation of the business model to lay the foundation to improve efficiency improvements, according to the statement. 

Pariset said: "BNP Paribas has been present in Switzerland for over 150 years, having contributed to the early industrialization of the country by financing the Gotthard and Simplon railway infrastructures. Switzerland with its strong export-oriented economy is an important growth market for BNP Paribas."

The appointment is subject to approval by Finma and the BNP Paribas Suisse board of directors.