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Governance

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors approves the Group’s strategic directions and ensures their implementation. Composition of the Board aims for a balance between the experience and skills of its members and their independence, while respecting the parity, diversity and internationalisation of the Group.

Patrick SUET

Patrick SUET

President of the Board of Directors
Patrick SUET
Arnaud Jacquemin
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Arnaud Jacquemin

Director & Chief Executive Officer
Arnaud Jacquemin
Didier MOUGET

Didier MOUGET

Independent director
Didier MOUGET
Cécile BARTENIEFF

Cécile BARTENIEFF

Director
Cécile BARTENIEFF
Patrick FOLLEA

Patrick FOLLEA

Director
Patrick FOLLEA
Fabienne GATTI

Fabienne GATTI

Director representing employees
Fabienne GATTI
Virginie LAGRANGE

Virginie LAGRANGE

Independent director
Virginie LAGRANGE
Virgil MAGRI

Virgil MAGRI

Director representing employees
Virgil MAGRI
Frédéric OGORZALY

Frédéric OGORZALY

Director representing employees
Frédéric OGORZALY
Pierre PALMIERI

Pierre PALMIERI

Director
Pierre PALMIERI
Bruno PRIGENT

Bruno PRIGENT

Director
Bruno PRIGENT
Frédéric ROVEDA

Frédéric ROVEDA

Director representing employees
Frédéric ROVEDA
Patrick SUET

Patrick SUET

President of the Board of Directors

Student at the National School of Administration (ENA - promotion Human Rights, 1979-81), he became in 1986 Technical Adviser in charge of tax affairs of Alain Juppé (Budget Minister) and Edouard Balladur (Minister of Economy and Finance). In 1995, he was appointed Director of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Edouard Balladur.

Advisor to the President then Administrative Director of Elf-Aquitaine, he is then, from 2000 to 2009 the Deputy Secretary General, the Secretary General from 2009 to 2015 and since 2015 the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Société Générale.

President of Société Générale Bank & Trust since 2009, he is also Chairman of the tax committee (since 2001), the compliance committee (since 2011) and the fight against money laundering (since 2011) of the French Banking Federation (FBF).

Arnaud Jacquemin

Arnaud Jacquemin

Director & Chief Executive Officer

Societe Generale Bank & Trust

Arnaud Jacquemin joined Societe Generale Group in 1993 within SG CIB, where he worked in a number of positions both in France and the USA, notably in project finance then as head of strategy for SG CIB. In 2003, he joined the Finance and Development division as Deputy Head, then Head of Financial Management. In 2008, he was appointed Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In 2012 he joined the Risk division as Deputy Chief Risk Officer. He was appointed Group Deputy General Secretary in 2015, notably heading the transformation of the Compliance division, and Deputy Head of Group Compliance in 2017. In June 2018, he became Group Country Head for Luxembourg and CEO of Société Générale Bank & Trust, which conducts all Group businesses in Luxembourg.

Arnaud Jacquemin is a member of the Société Generale Group Management Committee. He is a graduate of the École polytechnique and the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées.

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Didier MOUGET

Didier MOUGET

Independent director

Cécile BARTENIEFF

Cécile BARTENIEFF

Director

Cécile Bartenieff began her career in 1990 at Accenture's consulting division before joining BRED Banque Populaire in 1995 where she worked successively as an Arbitrage trader and then in sales for large Corporates. Cécile Bartenieff joined Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in 2000. She held various managerial positions within the Finance and Operations Departments before joining the COO office of Global Markets. In 2014, Cécile Bartenieff was nominated Head of Operations of Global Banking & Investor Solutions. She was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions on 1st June 2017. 

Cécile Bartenieff holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School.

Patrick FOLLEA

Patrick FOLLEA

Director

Deputy Head of Societe Generale Private Banking

Patrick Folléa joined BNP in 1984 as an economist before joining the Internal Audit Department in 1990. He then became Manager of Private Banking in Hong Kong and Managing Director of BNP Asset Management in Asia.

He returned to Private Banking in 2000 as regional manager in charge of development. From 2003, he was in charge of BNP Paribas Private Bank in Italy and in 2007 joined Societe Generale group as Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking France.
In 2012, in addition to his existing responsibilities, he was appointed Deputy Head of Societe Generale Private Banking. Patrick Folléa has been member of the Executive Committee of Societe Generale Private Banking since 2011, in charge of supervising Societe Generale Private Banking's activities in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. In January 2014, he became a member of the Group Management Committee of Societe Generale.

Patrick Folléa has a degree in Private International Law and Political Sociology from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux and a Doctorate in International Finance from the University of Paris, Dauphine.

Fabienne GATTI

Fabienne GATTI

Director representing employees

Virginie LAGRANGE

Virginie LAGRANGE

Independent director

Virgil MAGRI

Virgil MAGRI

Director representing employees

Frédéric OGORZALY

Frédéric OGORZALY

Director representing employees

Pierre PALMIERI

Pierre PALMIERI

Director

Manager of the Business Unit Global Finance

Pierre Palmieri was appointed Head of Global Finance in January 2012. He had previously been Deputy Head of Global Finance (formerly Capital Raising and Financing) since April 2008. Prior to that, he was Global co-Head of Natural Resources and Energy Financing.

Pierre Palmieri began his career at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in 1987 in the Export Finance department. He then became head of a finance engineering team. In 1994 he joined the commodities finance team, and in 2001 he was appointed Global Head of Structured Commodity Finance. His responsibilities were broadened in 2003 to include the mining sector and again in 2005 to include trade finance activities. Pierre has been a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.

Pierre Palmieri is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Tours.

Bruno PRIGENT

Bruno PRIGENT

Director

Head of Societe Generale Securities Services

Bruno Prigent has been Head of Societe Generale Securities Services since October 2011.

After working for 4 years as IT project manager for an IT services company (SG2), Bruno Prigent joined the Societe Generale group in 1984 where he initially spent 7 years with the General Inspection division. He subsequently held a number of different positions within the securities division: Head of Fund Administration, Head of Depot Bank, Head of Securities for Institutional Investors (from June 2000 until June 2008) and Deputy Head of Societe Generale Securities Services (from July 2008 to September 2011).

Bruno Prigent is a member of the Group Management Committee of Societe Generale.

He is president and administrator of several additional boards of directors in France and of SGSS’ entities abroad.

Bruno Prigent has a master’s degree in information technology (MIAGE) from Paris IX Dauphine.

Frédéric ROVEDA

Frédéric ROVEDA

Director representing employees

Managing Directors Committee

Managing Directors Committee consists of the Chief Executive Officer and the deputy CEOs; it exercises power as a collegiate body. The Committee is responsible for overall management with the help of specialised committees (the Risks Committee, for example). Nevertheless, each Director is responsible for the direct supervision of several Business or Service Units.

Arnaud Jacquemin
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Arnaud Jacquemin

Director & Chief Executive Officer
Arnaud Jacquemin
Catherine Janot

Catherine Janot

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Catherine Janot
Hélène Crinquant

Hélène Crinquant

General Secretary
Hélène Crinquant
Arnaud Jacquemin

Arnaud Jacquemin

Director & Chief Executive Officer

Societe Generale Bank & Trust

Arnaud Jacquemin joined Societe Generale Group in 1993 within SG CIB, where he worked in a number of positions both in France and the USA, notably in project finance then as head of strategy for SG CIB. In 2003, he joined the Finance and Development division as Deputy Head, then Head of Financial Management. In 2008, he was appointed Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In 2012 he joined the Risk division as Deputy Chief Risk Officer. He was appointed Group Deputy General Secretary in 2015, notably heading the transformation of the Compliance division, and Deputy Head of Group Compliance in 2017. In June 2018, he became Group Country Head for Luxembourg and CEO of Société Générale Bank & Trust, which conducts all Group businesses in Luxembourg.

Arnaud Jacquemin is a member of the Société Generale Group Management Committee. He is a graduate of the École polytechnique and the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées.

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Catherine Janot

Catherine Janot

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Janot is Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Société Générale Bank & Trust since 1st September 2013.

Catherine Janot began her career working for the French government in the Employment Department before joining AGF ALLIANZ in Spain in 1991 where she held a number of different posts including Head of Human Resources. After joining Société Générale in 2000 as Head of Human Resources for Spain, Catherine Janot went on to create and oversee SG CIB’s HR Hub for Continental Europe at the start of 2002, and then to head up all HR Hubs outside France (DRHG/HUB) in 2007. In 2008, she was appointed Deputy Head to the Group HR Director and was also Head of HR for the Global Investors Management Services (GIMS) division from March 2012.

Catherine Janot is a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris and an ENA alumnus.

Hélène Crinquant

Hélène Crinquant

General Secretary

Hélène Crinquant was appointed General Secretary of Societe Generale Bank & Trust since 1st of June 2016.

After ten years with the Banque Populaire in France, Hélène Crinquant joined the Société Générale Group in 1998.

After being Head of the Cash Management Business Line and Assistant Head of the Businesses department, she was appointed as Director of Marketing and Sales Coordination within Private Banking in Luxembourg. In 2006, she became SGBT Director of Human Resources. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Deputy General Manager, a member of the SGBT Executive Committee. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing Operations, General Services, Purchasing and Communications.

In 2013, she joined the Human Resources Department of the Société Générale group in Paris as Training Director, Management and Development of Strategic Talent and Group Senior Executives.

Hélène Crinquant graduated with a Masters in Economic Sciences, majoring in Finance and Currency, from the University of Nancy and the Institut Technique de Banque. She also holds certification in individual and collective coaching.