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BNP Paribas: At the Forefront of AI's Transformative Application in Treasury Management

Published on 06.06.2024

At the 20th anniversary edition of UniverswiftNet conference in Paris, Gautier Mouzelard, BNP Paribas’ COO for Cards and Innovative Payments, delivered an insightful plenary session that shed light on the bank's pioneering work in harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionise treasury management and trade finance operations. 



BNP Paribas’ remarkable AI journey has been an integral reality for years, yielding substantial benefits for clients, employees, and the bank itself. With a staggering 750 AI use cases already live across various domains, the Bank has firmly established itself as an industry leader in AI adoption. 

However, BNP Paribas’ AI ambitions extend far beyond the present. Significant investments are being made to accelerate AI deployment, including the strategic recruitment of a formidable team of approximately 700 data scientists. This top-tier talent pool brings a wealth of expertise and innovative thinking, enabling BNP Paribas to stay ahead of the curve and develop cutting-edge AI solutions. 

In the plenary session featuring Guillaume Metman from Kyriba, Olivier Ringard from UTSIT and Frédéric Saunier from Diapason, Mouzelard highlighted BNP Paribas' ambitious vision to deploy an additional 300 AI use cases by 2025, solidifying its position at the forefront of this technological revolution within the financial services sector. Notably, the trade finance business has emerged as a fertile ground for AI implementation at BNP Paribas. 


The bank has successfully implemented major AI-powered success stories worldwide, automating historical manual processes, reinforcing its AML setup, and enhancing KYC processes. These initiatives have not only improved operational efficiency but have also strengthened the bank's commitment to compliance and risk management. 


Universwiftnet Gautier Mouzelard

While the potential of AI is undeniable, Mouzelard acknowledged key challenges related to data management, security, and change management during the plenary session. He emphasised the necessity of a strong anticipation of key success factors to ensure a smooth implementation of AI use cases. 

As BNP Paribas continues to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of treasury management and trade finance, it is clear that AI will play a pivotal role in driving innovation, efficiency, and customer-centric solutions. The bank's focus on leveraging the power of AI to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in the financial services industry was evident throughout the insightful plenary session at UniverswiftNet. 

Through its thought leadership and pioneering work in AI adoption, BNP Paribas has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence and its dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the banking sector.