Team Head – Yacht & Shipping Finance
Corporate & Institutional Banking, Transportation Group BNP Paribas SA
A graduate of Paris-Dauphine University, Olivier joined BNP Paribas in 1993, where he developed skills in structuring, credit risk and project management acquired in Corporate Banking, with a focus on Asset Finance. His specialties include deals origination, structuring, risk management, reengineering and IT projects.
In 2002, he discovered that “God must have been a ship owner or a yacht owner because he placed raw materials and paradises far from where they were needed and covered 2/3 of the earth with water”. He then became a Maritime Banker and developed a sound international business relationships portfolio focused on commercial vessels and ship owners and in 2006, launched a dedicated offer for yacht financing.
As Head of Yacht and Shipping Finance Services at BNP Paribas, Olivier works in close cooperation with the Wealth Management Department, and provides specialist guidance for his yacht financing team, particularly in marketing, structuring, loan documentation and compliance due diligence.