BNP Paribas Securities Names New Head of Germany & Austria

Gommel will start his new position in April of next year.

Thorsten Gommel, a financial professional who has spent a decent portion of his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has moved on to BNP Paribas Securities Services, a unit of BNP Paribas Group as the head of Germany and Austria.

According to a report from Reuters published on Monday, Gommel will start his new position in April of next year. He will be based in the firm’s Frankfurt office, which, according to his LinkedIn, is where he is based now.

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Thorsten Gommel head of Germany and Austria at BNP Paribas
Thorsten Gommel
Source: LinkedIn

Gommel joins BNP Paribas from PwC, the second largest professional services firm in the world, where he has spent more than 12 years in total. His most recent tenure at the firm lasted for slightly more than three years. His latest position with the firm was Asset & Wealth Management Leader – a role he held for seven months.

As the Asset & Wealth Management Leader, Gommel was the sector leader at PwC Germany. The role ranged from Lines of Service; Assurance, Tax, and Advisory. Prior to this, he was the Asset & Wealth Management Advisory Leader for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

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Thorsten Gommel’s Career

During his nine years with the firm, Gommel was also a Partner, Market Infrastructures Lead and more. His first stint with the company was between October 1999 until September 2002, where he was a Principal Consultant.

Before his most recent employment with PwC, Gommel worked as a Senior Manager at KPMG, one of the Big Four auditors in the financial space. Here he was employed for four and a half years, beginning in April 2005 until September 2009.

Earlier on, Gommel was also a Senior Consultant at IBM and held an apprenticeship with LBBW Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. He holds a Diploma of European Business Programme (1999) from the KEDGE Business School.

Gommel also has a Diploma of Business Administration in the field of European Business Program from the University of Applied Sciences Münster. He has also participated and attained a number of educational qualifications through PwC.

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