Bio Claudia Belli-Jeanteur – BNP Paribas

Claudia Belli-Jeanteur is Global Head of Social Business (Social Entrepreneurship) and Microfinance at BNP Paribas.

As Head of Social Business and Microfinance, Claudia Belli-Jeanteur is in charge of meeting the rapidly-expanding needs of microfinance institutions both in mature and emerging markets and reinforcing the links created between BNP Paribas and the social enterprise ecosystem.

Claudia Belli-Jeanteur joined BNP Paribas in 1991 as an Analyst. following a job into the marketing Business to Business. She served in various roles in the Corporate Finance and Export Finance departments before becoming Head of Export Finance for the Asia-Pacific region in 2008 and Head of Business Development for Export Finance in 2013. An Italian national, Claudia is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and holds a CEMS Master’s from HEC School of Management in Jouy-en-Josas, France.

She reports to Laurence Pessez, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for BNP Paribas, who had the following to say about her appointment: “The experience Claudia has acquired in export finance, particularly with respect to positive impacts on the development of emerging countries, will be very valuable for the development of financing solutions to help us support the ever-expanding needs of microfinance institutions. I have full confidence in her ability to mobilise every effort into further reinforcing the involvement of BNP Paribas with companies who make their social impact a priority”.

BNP Paribas has been involved for many years in the fight against all forms of exclusion, both social and financial, and has made support for microfinance and social entrepreneurship one of the commitments of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

At the end of 2016, its financial commitment to microfinance institutions across 17 countries and to socially-oriented business in Europe amounted to:

  • €250 million to Microfinance in direct financing and indirect through intermediation of funds
  • €640 million to Social Entreprises mostly under the form of loans to social enterprises.