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Senior Executive Vice President
Commercial Banking Group
Jean-Marc Torre is Head of the Commercial Banking Group (CBG) at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas (BNPP), responsible for the lines of business serving the Bank's commercial clients and wholesale banking.
CBG delivers a broad range of smart and innovative banking solutions to help drive the growth of companies across the U.S. with revenues over $25 million annually. By coordinating closely with BNPP, CBG provides the nimble, personalized attention of a local bank while offering the international capabilities and solutions of one of the world’s largest and strongest financial groups. CBG continues to deepen its expertise in growing business sectors — from mid-cap technology and real estate to equipment financing and agriculture — to better anticipate and tackle the distinct challenges its clients face.
Jean-Marc joined Bank of the West as Head of CBG in March 2011. He is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.
Previously, Jean-Marc served as Chief Executive Officer of Arval UK, the London based fleet and operational leasing subsidiary of BNPP, for five years. Prior to that he was head of the BNPP Group in Egypt (2003-2006), deputy head of the Hong Kong based BNPP presence in East and North Asia (2001-2003), and head of the BNPP operations in Brazil (1996-2001).
Torre is an engineering graduate of the École supérieure d'électricité in Paris and speaks four languages. He also studied advanced mathematics at Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris.