Mr Sabet is a graduate of the Hautes Etudes Commerciale Business School in Paris.
He began his career working for companies from the Paribas S.A. group. First he worked, among others, in the Industrial Department of Paribas S.A. and at the Private Equity Department. He served on boards of various companies from the Paribas S.A. group. In the years 1996 through 1998, he was an Executive Director and member of the Executive Board of Société Centrale d’Investissements S.A., and then in the years 1998-2003 he held the position of a Management Board member of Klépierre S.A., a company focused on commercial real estate investment.
In the years 2004-2006, he was a member of the Retail Banking Management Committee of the BNP Paribas in France, in charge of finance and strategy. From 2006, he worked for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A., where he supervised the process of integration of that company with the BNP Paribas group, and between 2008 and 2009, he held the position of the COO of that company.
Since 2010 Jean-Paul Sabet has been working in the International Retail Banking (IRB) area which groups together BNP Paribas retail banking activities outside the Eurozone. Since January 2013, he has held the position of the IRB Deputy Director, exercising control over the strategy and development of the segment.
He oversees, inter alia, the group’s retail banking business in Central & Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as in Turkey. Additionally, he has been a supervisory board member of L.D.C. S.A. (since 1988), chairman of the supervisory board of JSC “UkrSibbank” (since April 2013) and a member of the board of directors of the following companies: BNPP Yatirimlar Holding A.S. (chairman since 2010), TEB A.S. (deputy chairman since 2010), TEB Holding A.S. (member since 2010), BNP Paribas Fortis Yatirimlar Holding A.S. (member since 2011).
Jean-Paul Sabet was the chairman of the Supervisory Board of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. from 4 April 2013 to 30 April 2015. In the Bank BGŻ he held the position of the chairman of the Supervisory Board from September 2014 to April 2015. He was the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank BNP Paribas till August 2015.
Mr Jean Paul Sabet meets requirements of Art. 22aa of the Banking Law Act dated 29 August 1997 (as amended).