BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Christophe Bonnefoux to the newly-created role of chief data officer.

He will manage the business from Paris and report to Fabrice Silberzan, BNPP AM’s chief operating officer.

In his new role, Bonnefoux will oversee data management, including determining the strategic direction of data integrity and quality, defining the data quality management framework, besides promoting the use of data management tools.

Additionally, he will be responsible for making data management a centre of excellence across the organisation.

Prior to joining BNPP AM, he worked for Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and Accenture Digital, where he advised management committees on their data and business analytics strategies.

Silberzan said: “We are pleased to welcome Christophe Bonnefoux to BNP Paribas Asset Management. The creation of this new role is a key step in our ambitious data management plan, which will benefit our clients, along with other initiatives in the areas of artificial intelligence and digital development.

“The areas for which Christophe is responsible are key to the future of our company, and his extensive experience, including knowledge of digital challenges and big data will be of considerable benefit.”