Philippe Avril is Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is the Chairman and Representative Director of BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited and Chief Country Officer of BNP Paribas, Tokyo Branch.
Philippe joined the financial industry as a derivatives trader in Paris in 1985. He has worked as a specialist of financial derivatives and as a member of general management at Banque Indosuez, Deutsche Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Commerzbank and the Royal Bank of Scotland in offices including Paris, Tokyo, New York, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. He has spent over 25 years working in Japan and is the author of several books and articles on Japanese equity derivatives and the Japanese financial industry.
Philippe graduated with degrees in mathematics, physics, economics and political sciences from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris and the University of Paris-Dauphine.