Mr. Jean Christophe Durand
A graduate from ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales), French Business School in Paris, Mr Jean Christophe Durand has over 36 years of Banking & Finance experience. Mr Durand was the Global Head of the BNP Paribas MEA (The the Middle East & Africa) region for Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management for over 15 years before taking up his last assignment as Advisor to the CEO of Mumtalakat. Mr Durand has spent a significant number of years in Bahrain working with Banque Indosuez and BNP Paribas to grow their business locally and regionally and is credited with establishing BNP as one of the key financial institutions in the region and opening branches in several GCC countries and Africa. Under his tenure, BNP Paribas managed several major regional transactions. Mr Jean-Christophe Durand has been serving on the Board of several professional committees in Bahrain and was a Board Member of a retail bank of the BNP Paribas Group. He is a recipient of the “Legion d'Honneur (Grade of Officer)” from the Government of France.