Paul Cardoen

CEO

FBN Bank UK

Biography

Paul is a business leader with extensive management, commercial & operational experience in Financial Services across Europe, Asia, USA and in particular sub-Saharan Africa. Over his career, he has worked for firms such as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BNP Paribas, The Trust Bank (Ghana) and Fortis Bank where he transformed banking, asset finance & wealth management operations with built-in governance & regulatory risk oversight. His core capability is to lead cross-cultural teams through strategic & organisational change delivering significant growth, performance or turnaround. While bringing energy, drive & focus, he is known for his practical, hands-on leadership approach in complex, culturally diverse environments. Paul has served as a Non-Executive Director with various companies in the UK, Turkey & Ghana where he was able to help with start-ups, advise on strategic direction & guide business transformation. He is also a keen promoter of ethical business conduct & organisational sustainability. He has completed post-graduate studies at IMD (Switzerland), INSEAD (France) and holds Master Degrees from Belgium’s leading universities in Leuven & Brussels.

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