Philippe Heim has stepped down as chairman of the executive board of La Banque Postale, a subsidiary of La Poste Group, to focus on new responsible finance development projects. During his tenure, he successfully accelerated the transformation of La Banque Postale’s business model and asserted its leadership in impact finance.
Philippe Wahl, chairman and CEO of La Poste Group and chairman of the supervisory board, thanked Heim for his work over the past three years at the helm of La Banque Postale.
“Under his guidance, La Banque Postale has stepped up its transformation into a major European bank assurance group with, notably, the completion of its merger with CNP Assurances,” he declared. “Our bank has thus extended its strategic model while standing out for its service to the public and its internationally recognized leadership in sustainable finance. It became one of the first banks to adopt the status of a mission-led company and has set out some of the most ambitious climate commitments in the sector.”
Heim praised “the commitment of employees” and confirmed his “pride at accompanying them alongside the transformation of La Banque Postale’s business model. It is now a more diversified, more digital bank that has demonstrated its commitment to sustainable finance, and was among one of the first banks in the world to obtain SBTi certification for its decarbonization strategy and develop innovative products and services to allow our corporate and retail customers to play a role in the transition.”
He also paid tribute to the postmen and women who welcome customers every day and are committed to the values of “a bank for everyone”.
Stéphane Dedeyan, chief executive officer of CNP Assurances and a member of La Banque Postale’s executive board will act as interim chairman.
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