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Mr Jean-Paul Votron
Chief Executive Officer
Fortis

Jean-Paul Votron started his career in 1975 at Unilever, where he had management responsibilities in international sales, marketing and general management. Between 1991 and 1997 he served in different positions with Citibank in Europe and the US. He was President of Citibank Belgium and Marketing Director for Europe, Director of Marketing and technology US and Europe Consumer Bank, Director Insurance in the US, Head of US Investment Business (Chicago), and Chairman and CEO of Citibank FSB, a branch network in the US.

After working with ABN-AMRO as Senior Executive Vice-President International Consumer Banking and E-Commerce from 1997 until 2001, he rejoined Citigroup, where he was appointed a member of the Management Committee of Citigroup in 2002. Until recently, Mr. Votron was Citigroup's CEO Retail Bank for Western Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa.

He graduated from ICHEC College in Brussels in 1973 with a master's degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences, followed by a special degree in Business Strategies and International Management. Jean-Paul Votron is 53, married, with two children. He has Belgian nationality.