UANI notes Natixis’s presence on the Government of Bulgaria’s list of Foreign Banks & Financial Institutions and Iranian Banks Abroad Working with Iran. (Government of Bulgaria Website, “Foreign Banks & Financial Institutions and Iranian Banks Abroad Working with Iran,” 1/19/2017).
“A high-profile delegation from Western companies, including cement maker Lafarge SA and bank Natixis SA, came in February on a trip organized by a French business association. Executives raced through a packed meeting schedule that included half of Iran’s cabinet, the country’s customs agency and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf. Lafarge and Natixis confirm that the trip occurred and say they have no current presence in Iran.” (Wall Street Journal, “As Iran Sanctions Ease, Western Firms Seek a Way In,” 3/27/14)
"A/S O,Brien met with senior Banque Natixis officials, Dominique Ferrero (Director General), Andre-Jean Olivier (Director of Finance), and Christian Gissler (Chief Risk Officer) to discuss the risks of doing business with Iran…Ferrero stated that although they have a representative office in Tehran, their financial activity with Iran is minimal, and he highlighted that Banque Natixis has a real presence in the US, which yields many benefits for the bank, including substantial profits and business.” (WikiLeaks, “(S/NF)MFA BRIEFS ON FURTHER ACTION AGAINST IRAN INCLUDING IN UNSC,” 9/13/07)