BNP Paribas 3 Step IT has announced that Carmen Ene has been appointed CEO of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, a post she will hold in addition to her role as CEO of 3stepIT

Ene, who has a background in IT and finance, will be charged with leading the joint venture as it expands its presence throughout Europe.

The strategic alliance between BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3stepIT was founded in 2019 and is now operational in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK. 

The two companies are poised to launch their ‘technology lifecycle management’ services in 11 countries.

Carmen Ene retains her role of CEO at 3stepIT, a position she has held since 2015. Since joining the Finnish lessor, she has addressed the issue of corporate electronic waste, work which saw the company prevent more than half a million IT devices from reaching landfill in 2019, the companies said in a statement.

Ene has previously held several senior executive positions at IBM including general manager of global financing Italy, vice-president of enterprise in the global business services, and vice-president of global financing in northeast Europe.

Pascal Layan, chairman of the board, said: “Our goal is to establish BNP Paribas 3 Step IT as the leading provider of ‘technology lifecycle management’ solutions in Western Europe, leveraging the BNP Paribas network and customer base. 

“Speaking on behalf of the board, we are very confident that under Carmen’s leadership, this objective is wholly attainable.”

Carmen Ene said: “The joint venture provides an opportunity to realise the ambition of being the leading global technology lifecycle management provider, by taking a proven business model into all the major European economies. 

“We have an exciting opportunity to capitalise on three powerful global trends – digitalisation, sustainability and the shift to remote working – and to support businesses as they transition towards a simpler, more sustainable and efficient model of IT management.”