BNP Paribas has hired three new heads of territory to cover the bank’s activities in Brazil, Switzerland and the UK.

Louis Bazire is taking up the position in Brazil, and will become head of territory as of October 1. Based in Sao Paolo, Bazire will work to develop all BNPP business lines in Brazil. He has held a number of positions within BNPP, including head of Swiss territory in 2003.

Bazire replaces Bernard Mencier in Brazil. Mencier has been head of territory since 2001. He is now retiring from his executive functions, but remaining chairman of the supervisory board of the bank in Brazil.

Pascal Boris has been hired as head of territory in Switzerland, and will take up his position in Geneva as of September 20. In his new role, Boris will be working to support BNPP’s activities in the financing of commodities and shipping.

Boris began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1975 as managing director of investment banking in London. He joined BNPP in 1998 as director fo bond business in Switzerland, and since 1999 he has held the position of UK head of territory.

Taking over as head of territory in the UK is Ludovic de Montille. He took up his London-based position as of September 1. He will be working to improve BNPP’s presence in the British market in the field of specialised financing. He moves from Paris where he has been a senior banker for the last seven years.