Laurence Passes is the Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Director of the BNP Paribas Group. Having joined the Group in 2002, she was previously the Communications Director of BNP Paribas Assurance and then Head of Communication and Social and Environmental Responsibility Director at BNP Paribas Assurance.

Before that she was employed as Marketing and Communication Director at MediaPost (a subsidiary of La Poste) from 1996 to 2001; Communication and Human Resources Director at the healthcare provider CEGEDIM from 1991 to 1995; and Deputy Communication Director at Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris from 1986 to 1990.