Olivier Perquel, Head of Strategy and GAPC, joins the Senior Management Committee

Paris, France, May 12, 2011

Olivier Perquel, Head of Strategy and GAPC, is joining the Senior Management Committee.

Olivier Perquel started his career in 1987 in the International Mergers and Acquisitions department of Lazard Freres in New York as an analyst, and then in Paris as a Deputy Manager. In 1994, he joined Goldman Sachs in London as an executive director in the Mergers and Acquisitions group, where he was primarily responsible for the origination and execution of a number of landmark transactions. In 1999, he joined Merrill Lynch in London, where he held a similar role.

In 2002, Olivier Perquel reoriented his career towards alternative asset management and held different successive responsibilities as an analyst, portfolio manager and fund manager in various European funds in London.

In May 2009, he joined Natixis as an advisor to Laurent Mignon.

Appointed Head of Strategy in July 2009, he managed the assessment process of segregated assets and the set-up of BPCE’s guarantee. In August 2009, he was appointed Head of GAPC and managed the team in charge of segregated portfolios. At the same time, he led the restructuring operations of the Bank’s non-strategic entities: private equity and Coface. For GAPC, he initiated the sale of a credit correlation book, the only global operation of such a large scale, thus reducing the weighted assets under management by €9 billion.

Olivier Perquel, 47, is a graduate of HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Paris.

The mission of the Senior Management Committee is to manage the company at executive level and its strategy. Chaired by Laurent Mignon, CEO, it is made up of the heads of business lines and support functions:

Luc Auberger (Finance and Risk), Aline Bec (Information Systems Purchasing Logistics), Alain Delouis (Human Resources), De Doan Tran (CIB), Jean Yves Forel (Specialized Financial Services), André-Jean Olivier (Corporate Secretary), Olivier Perquel (Head of Strategy and of GAPC) and Pierre Servant (Investment Solutions).