Sophie Javary has been heading up the EMEA Corporate Finance department at BNP Paribas since 2013. She began her career with Bank of America before moving to Indosuez. In 1994, she was appointed Managing Director and Managing Partner at Rothschild and then in 2011, she joined Paribas as Managing Director of the Investment Banking Europe division. In 2013, she became a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.