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Denis Delespaul

President of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Italy

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background.

  • University of Bordeaux – Business Administration
  • University of Paris – Sales Management
  • 1976: District Manager UFB Locabail France
  • 1982: Branch manager UFB Locabail France
  • 1984: Market Manager UFB Locabail France
  • 1990: creation and development UFB Italy
  • 1999: merger of BNP Leasing and UFB Italy
  • 2006: creation and implementation of “ISEO” management method
  • 2008: merger of BPLG and Locafit (BNL)
  • 2010: aggregation of Fortis Lease Italy
  • 2015: creation and implementation of “Positive Management Way” method

ACHIEVEMENT/ what is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?


After a long series of meetings with managers, in Italy and abroad, working on a new way to conceive and live the “role of manager” within BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, I will present the “Positive Management Way” project, a different, dynamic and always evolving “change management” approach.


LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

Italy, Milan


IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?


We are committed to finance companies with unconventional business models, where the social mission prevails over the business performance in order to meet social or environmental needs.

With our micro-credit project we finance companies/people who couldn’t obtain any loan according to the traditional models. With SRI funds we choose investments that produce not only a good financial performance but also a positive impact on the environment or society.


QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.


“Ordinary people are demanding with others; extraordinary people are self-demanding” (Marco Aurelio)