BNP Leasing Solutions has made a number of appointments following the departure of BNP Leasing Solutions deputy chief executive Christian de Nonneville, a 40 year veteran of BNP Paribas’ leasing business.

Xavier Viollet has become deputy chief executive of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, replacing de Nonneville.

Pascal Layan and Wolfgang Pinner have both taken up the role of chief operating officer BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

All three will report to Charlotte Dennery, chief executive officer of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

From 2007 to 2013, Viollet was head of finance at Arval. He joined BNP Leasing Solutions in September 2013 as chief operating officer and a member of its general management committee. Since 2015, Viollet has supervised Finance, IT, Development & Strategy, Procurement, Digital Transformation and Structuring functions.

From 2008 to 2011, Layan was managing director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Portugal. He became head of marketing in 2011, then, between 2012 and 2015, head of the “Equipment & Logistics Solutions” International Business Line, Board Member of CNHi Capital Europe and Claas Financial Services, and chairman of JCB Finance. Since 2015, Layan has served as head of international business lines and a member of the general management committee.

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Pinner joined Leasing Solutions Corporate Center in 2008 where he was, for two years, head of partnerships and joint-ventures before being. From 2010 to 2012, he was head of the “Equipment & Logistics Solutions” International Business Line. In 2012, Pinner assumed the role of managing director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Germany. In 2015, he was appointed head of country coverage and a member of the general management committee.

“I would like to warmly thank Christian de Nonneville who, for almost 40 years, contributed to the successful development of the “Leasing” business line within the BNP Paribas Group. This new organisation of the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ General Management team, is well positioned to  realise the ambitions and goals we have outlined in our 2017-2020 mid-term plan”, said Dennery.