Sophie Javary has over 30 years of experience in investment banking, both within M&A and ECM. She is currently Vice-Chairman CIB EMEA at BNP Paribas.
Her previous roles include Head of Corporate Finance, EMEA at BNP Paribas (2014 to 2018), Senior Banker at BNP Paribas (2011 to 2013) and 16 years at Rothschild & Co (1994 to 2011), where she was appointed as General Partner in 2002.
Sophie was Director, Head of ECM origination in France at Baring Brothers France from 1993 to 1994 and held various positions at Banque Indosuez in Paris (1989 to 1992) and at Bank of America (1981 to 1986). She is a Board member of the Elior Group and of the think tank EuropaNova, and has been decorated with the French Légion d’Honneur.
Sophie is a graduate of HEC Paris with a certificate from the international management programme following six months at the Fundação Getulio Vargas of São Paulo, Brazil, and six months at the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.