BNP snaps up State Street MD for UKMEA

Patrick Hayes will take responsibility for BNP Paribas’ operations in the UKMEA regions
By Paul Walsh
BNP Paribas Securities Services has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Hayes as its new head of the UK, Middle East and Africa.

Hayes, who will take over the role from the retiring James McAleenan, will lead BNP’s teams in the three regions and will be responsible for helping the bank achieve its growth targets.

Prior to his new role Hayes served in a number of positions at State Street where he was most recently managing director of international fund services Europe.

He also served as head of global fund services relationship management UK at Northern Trust.  

“I am delighted to welcome Patrick to BNP Paribas. Patrick is a securities services industry specialist with a long and distinguished track record,” said José Placido, global head of client development at BNP Paribas Securities Services. 

“He joins us at an exciting time as we continue to grow our market share and capitalise on a strong momentum, in the UK in particular. “