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Fired BNP Boss Accused of Emotional Terror Seeks $4 Million

  • Alleged rant over a trader’s potential error sparked inquiry
  • Alami rejects allegations of insulting, aggressive behavior
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A senior BNP Paribas SA banker who denies terrorizing subordinates on the trading floor is claiming $4 million compensation for unfair dismissal.

Omar Alami, the then-head of BNP’s equity derivatives sales for Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg, was fired in 2019 after an internal report revealed that a rant at a trader he allegedly called “useless” and “incompetent” in front of colleagues over a potential 800,000 euro ($872,000) mistake wasn’t an isolated outburst.