A typical Senior Banker background
The senior banker is a seasoned banker, who has profound experience in dealing with corporates in a given banking area of expertise. These areas include mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, debt capital markets and leveraged finance. This past experience enables senior bankers to establish a high level of contact with the key decision makers within their clients’ organization (CEO/CFO). A senior banker is always abreast of the strategy and future plans of his/her clients. On this basis, the senior banker benefits from a trustful relationship with his/her client whom he knows very well.
This knowledge enables senior bankers to call upon resources within the bank in order to offer comprehensive, precise proposals and ideas to their clients. For the corporate client, the senior banker is the key point-of-contact within the organisation that can coordinate the various departments/areas of expertise world-wide for BNP Paribas. The senior banker's direct access to the general management of the Bank also enables him/her to be able to trigger quick decision-making on very large deals. The European Core Clients of the Bank are followed by managing directors that are each responsible for a portfolio of 7 to 10 clients.
With over 20 years of experience, Sophie Javary can be cited as one such person. She joined BNP Paribas as a senior banker in early 2011. Sophie began her career as a credit analyst at Bank of America and then moved to Banque Indosuez where she moved to ECM in 1989. She joined Rothschild in 1994 and was appointed a global partner in 2002. She started and led the French arm of ABN AMRO Rothschild, the equity capital markets joint venture between Rothschild and ABN AMRO from 1996 to 2007. From 2008 to 2010, she jointly managed the debt advisory and restructuring team of Rothschild in Paris and co-led the European restructuring practice.