Carmen Ene appointed CEO of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT

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The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT are pleased to announce that Carmen Ene has been appointed as CEO of BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, on top of her existing role of CEO at 3step IT.

Carmen brings to the role a wealth of leadership experience across the IT and finance sectors and will be charged with leading the joint venture as it expands its presence throughout Europe.

The strategic alliance between BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3stepIT was founded in 2019 and is now operational in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Its Technology Lifecycle Management services will soon be offered in 11 countries, helping a growing number of businesses to manage IT more sustainably.

Carmen Ene retains her role of CEO at 3stepIT, a position she has held since 2015. Since joining the company, she has made it her mission to work with businesses to tackle the issue of corporate electronic waste, work which saw the company prevent more than half a million IT devices from reaching landfill in 2019.

Carmen has previously held several senior executive positions at IBM including General Manager of Global Financing Italy, Vice President of Enterprise in the Global Business Services, and Vice President of Global Financing in Northeast Europe.

“Given her proven ability to drive results in core 3stepIT markets, the Board is very pleased that Carmen has agreed to lead the Joint Venture. Our goal is to establish BNP Paribas 3 Step IT as the leading provider of Technology Lifecycle Management solutions in Western Europe, leveraging the BNP Paribas network and customer base. Speaking on behalf of the Board, we are very confident that under Carmen’s leadership, this objective is wholly attainable.” Pascal Layan, Chairman of the Board

The Joint Venture provides an opportunity to realise the ambition of being the leading global Technology Lifecycle Management provider, by taking a proven business model into all the major European economies. We have an exciting opportunity to capitalise on three powerful global trends – digitalisation, sustainability and the shift to remote working – and to support businesses as they transition towards a simpler, more sustainable and efficient model of IT management.” Carmen Ene, CEO

  • About 3 Step IT

3stepIT is a Technology Lifecycle Management provider with an ambition to reduce e-waste and global emissions by helping businesses to consume technology more sustainably.

3stepIT offers an end-to-end approach to acquiring, managing and refreshing IT devices that is cost-efficient, convenient and environmentally friendly.

The company’s AssetNG® platform provides IT and finance managers complete control and visibility of all IT devices to simplify budgeting, upkeep and renewal. AssetNG® minimises IT security risks by providing real-time insights in to device health, including information on anti-virus and protection software. A powerful reporting engine provides complete visibility of every asset by cost centre, product group and location.

The company, which serves more than 3,000 businesses worldwide, plays an active role in the circular economy by refurbishing and reselling end of life IT devices. In doing so, it prevents over half a million devices from being destroyed and sent to landfill each year.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, 3stepIT employs more than 400 people across 10 countries and operates refurbishing centres in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Singapore.

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