BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has announced the appointment of Sandro Pierri as deputy chief executive officer, a role he will perform in addition to his current one as head of BNPP AM’s global client group, which he has held since 2017.
Pierri, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the asset management industry, joined BNPP AM in 2017 as the head of the global client group, its global sales and marketing organisation, and has made a notable contribution to implementing BNPP AM’s growth plan, positioning it as a key player offering high-added-value investment solutions for individual savers, companies and institutions.
A graduate in economics from Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy, Pierri began his career in 1989 as a portfolio manager with San Paolo Fondi, moving to BNL Gestioni in 1992, before joining ING Investment Management in Italy in 1994, where he held several commercial roles. Between 2002 and 2003 he was chief executive of ING Group’s Italian retail business. Following the acquisition by UniCredit/Pioneer of ING’s Italian business, he joined Pioneer Investments, UniCredit’s asset management division, in 2004. He spent 10 years in various commercial and managerial positions, including being appointed CEO in 2012.
“Pierri has transformed our global client group into an efficient sales platform,” says Frédéric Janbon, CEO of BNPP AM. “In expanding his responsibilities, he will bring his invaluable expertise to additional transversal projects."