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Execs Appointed at New BNP Paribas 3 Step IT Joint Venture

November 05, 2019, 07:25 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3stepIT has officially launched commercial operations of their new Joint-Venture BNP Paribas 3 Step IT. This new entity offers a complete and more sustainable way to manage technology lifecycles. It delivers a service based on circular economy principles.

Chris Stalley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the newly created company. Renaud Warluzel is named Chief Commercial Officer and Kari Mäkelä its Chief Operations Officer. Country managers have been appointed in the first branches: Audrey Joulia in France and Carlo Grossi in Italy.

Stalley, 52, is the first CEO of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT. He is responsible for an ambitious plan to open branches across Europe, and build it into a multi-million business. This was a natural career step for Stalley who had been responsible for business development at 3stepIT. There he helped grow international sales, developed a network of partnerships and conceived the idea of a joint venture with BNP Paribas.

Stalley previously worked at Siemens for 13 years, in progressively more senior positions, initially in its captive finance business. He then established the structured finance business for Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure for Siemens Financial Services, growing it 15 percent annually. His final role was Executive Director – Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific when Siemens Bank was established, and integrated the structured finance business.

Warluzel, 54, Chief Commercial Officer, is responsible for developing the company’s business in the 11 countries that will be open by mid-2020. He is a fleet management expert. He spent most of his career at Arval, BNP Paribas Group’s company car leasing operation.

Mäkelä, 38, is Chief Operations Officer, responsible for service delivery, end to end processes and the overall customer experience. He joined 3stepIT 11 years ago, when he was one of only 90 employees. He played an important part in enabling 3stepITs growth, especially overseas expansion initiatives. Working first in the legal team, and then as Funding Director, Kari has negotiated funder co-op, channel partnership and customer agreements. Over the last 18 months, he was a key member of the team working to make the joint venture company a reality.

Joulia, 43, is the Country Manager for BNP Paribas 3 Step IT responsible for growing the business in France. She joined BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions 20 years ago.
Grossi, 54, is appointed Country Manager for BNP Paribas 3 Step IT in Italy where he has been employed for the last 12 years. Previously, Carlo was the General Manager for BNP Paribas Rental Solutions in Italy.
The joint venture company, BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, makes IT more sustainable. It offers device-as-a-service solutions and refurbishes used technology to find a new user.

The alliance brings BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, European leader in asset finance, and 3 Step IT, seasoned experts in the IT asset management business, together, to take the most sustainable technology lifecycle solutions across Europe.

The partners’ existing branches in France and Italy operate under the name BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, with expansion following to serve most of Europe by the end of 2020.

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3StepIT announced their joint venture, BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, started trading in October. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ existing branches in France and Italy now operate under the new joint venture name, with nine more countries will follow by mid-20211.

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