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Executive Committee
  • Didier Valet

    Didier Valet

    Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

  • Christophe Mianné

    Christophe Mianné

    Deputy Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

  • Thierry Aulagnon

    Thierry Aulagnon

    Head of Coverage and Investment Banking

  • Dan Fields

    Dan Fields

    Head of Global Markets

  • Christophe Leblanc

    Christophe Leblanc

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Pierre Palmieri

    Pierre Palmieri

    Head of Global Finance

  • Hikaru Ogata

    Hikaru Ogata

    CEO for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific

  • Craig Overlander

    Craig Overlander

    CEO of Societe Generale Americas

Didier Valet
Didier Valet

Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Didier Valet was appointed Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. Previously, he was CEO of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

He started his career as an Analyst within the Economic and Financial Research Department of Banque Indosuez and then joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as Equity Research Analyst. In 2000, he was appointed Head of Societe Generale Securities' European Banking Research team and then became Head of Investor Relations of Societe Generale. Didier was appointed Head of Strategic Performance Management in 2007 and then went on to become Chief Financial Officer in 2008.
He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE). He also received a diploma from Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).

Christophe Mianné
Christophe Mianné

Deputy Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Christophe Mianné was appointed Deputy Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. Priviously, he was Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

Christophe Mianné joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1988 in the sales department of the derivatives group and was later the Head of Financial Engineering until 1992 when he was appointed Head of Sales & Marketing for Equity Derivatives. In 1996 he became Deputy Head of the division and was appointed Global Head of Equity Derivatives in 1999. In 2007 he was appointed Head of the Global Equities & Derivatives Solutions division. Christophe Mianné then became the Head of the Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions and the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities divisions in February 2009, and  Head of Global Markets in July the same year. He has been a member of the Société Générale Group Management Committee since July 2001 and is also the Chairman of the Board of Lyxor Asset Management.
Christophe Mianné is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris.

 

Thierry Aulagnon
Thierry Aulagnon

Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

Thierry Aulagnon was appointed Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking in July 2009.He was previously heading the Corporates, Institutions and Advisory Division since January 2007.

Between 1975 and 1996, Aulagnon held several positions in the French Ministry of Treasury including Alternate Executive Director for France at the International Monetary Fund, Advisor to the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy, Finances & Budget, Deputy Director of the Treasury for banking affairs and public debt management, Head of the State Holdings Department and Chief Adviser to the Minister of Economy & Finance. In 1996, he became a managing director of the GAN insurance company. Aulagnon joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2000 as Senior Banker with responsibility for global relations with a number of large companies, governments and supranationals. He was then appointed Head of Global Investment Banking Division in 2003.
Thierry Aulagnon is a graduate of École Nationale d'Administration.

Dan Fields
Dan Fields

Head of Global Markets

Dan Fields has been appointed Head of Global Markets as of 3 January 2012. He was previously Deputy Head of Global Markets since February 2011.

Dan Fields first joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1994 as an Equity Derivatives Trader in the bank’s New York office. In 1999, he moved to Sydney, Australia to set up the Equity Derivatives business. He returned to New York in 2002 to set up the Hedge Fund Group for SG Americas Securities, LCC, a registered broker-dealer and subsidiary of Societe Generale. He moved to Paris in June 2006 to head the flow and listed product sales group. He was appointed Global Head of Trading in 2009. Dan is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Dan Fields holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Columbia College in New York City.

Christophe Leblanc
Christophe Leblanc

Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Christophe Leblanc has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

Christophe Leblanc started his career within the Inspection services of Societe Generale Group, the internal auditing and consultancy unit reporting to the Chairman Office. In 1998, he was named Deputy Chief Financial Officer of SG Cowen in New York, when Societe Generale acquired the US Broker. In 2000, he became Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Americas. In 2001, he became Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2005, he joined the equity derivatives business as Head of Resources and Sales organisation. In 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer of the Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions division. Since 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer for Global Markets.
Christophe Leblanc is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique.

Pierre Palmieri
Pierre Palmieri

Head of Global Finance

Pierre Palmieri has been appointed Head of Global Finance as of 3 January 2012. He was previously 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 & Investment Banking in 1987 in the Export Finance department. Then he took the responsibility for a finance engineering team. In 1994 he joined the commodities finance team and was appointed Global Head of Structured Commodity finance in 2001. His responsibilities were broadened in 2003 to include the mining sector and again in 2005 to include trade finance activities. Pierre is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Pierre Palmieri is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Tours.

Hikaru Ogata
Hikaru Ogata

Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific

Hikaru Ogata was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific in 2010.

Prior to that he was as Global Head of Fixed Income Distribution and a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee of BNP Paribas. Starting his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York within the Mergers & Acquisitions team, Mr. Ogata held positions in the fields of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong before joining BNP Paribas, Hong Kong Branch in 1998. At BNP Paribas, he held several positions: firstly was Head of Derivatives Marketing Group, Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, then Head of the Japanese Fixed Income Sales, and was finally promoted Head of Japan Fixed Income business.

Craig Overlander
Craig Overlander

CEO of Societe Generale Americas

Craig Overlander was appointed CEO of Societe Generale in February 2012. He joined SG in March 2010 as Deputy CEO for Societe Generale Americas, capitalizing on his experience of more than 30 years in investment banking.

Over the span of his career he has held the following senior positions: Global Head of Fixed Income at Wachovia Securities prior to joining SG and Vice Chairman at JP Morgan during the acquisition and integration of Bear Stearns. Craig held numerous management positions at Bear Stearns over his twenty-six years including Head of Fixed Income Global Sales, and then was appointed Co-Head of Global Fixed Income in 2002 and joined the Management Committee in 2007. He has been a member of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Executive Committee since 2010 and a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee since 2011.

Extended Executive Committee
  • Didier Valet

    Didier Valet

    Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

  • Christophe Mianné

    Christophe Mianné

    Deputy Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

  • Thierry Aulagnon

    Thierry Aulagnon

    Head of Coverage and Investment Banking

  • David Coxon

    David Coxon

    Deputy Head of Global Finance

  • Thierry D'Argent

    Thierry D'Argent

    Global Head of Corporate Finance

  • Dan Fields

    Dan Fields

    Head of Global Markets

  • Christophe Leblanc

    Christophe Leblanc

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Melody Jeannin

    Melody Jeannin

    Global Head of Communications

  • Slawomir Krupa

    Slawomir Krupa

    Deputy Head of Global Finance and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Christophe Lattuada

    Christophe Lattuada

    Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

  • Diony Lebot

    Diony Lebot

    CEO for Western Europe and Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

  • Vincent Mortier

    Vincent Mortier

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Pierre Palmieri

    Pierre Palmieri

    Head of Global Finance

  • Richard Paolantonacci

    Richard Paolantonacci

    Head of Scarce Resources activities

  • Lionel Paquin

    Lionel Paquin

    CEO of Lyxor Asset Management

  • Sylvie Préa

    Sylvie Préa

    Global Head of Human Resources

  • Hikaru Ogata

    Hikaru Ogata

    CEO for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific

  • Craig Overlander

    Craig Overlander

    CEO of Societe Generale Americas

Didier Valet
Didier Valet

Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Didier Valet was appointed Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. Previously, he was CEO of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

He started his career as an Analyst within the Economic and Financial Research Department of Banque Indosuez and then joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as Equity Research Analyst. In 2000, he was appointed Head of Societe Generale Securities' European Banking Research team and then became Head of Investor Relations of Societe Generale. Didier was appointed Head of Strategic Performance Management in 2007 and then went on to become Chief Financial Officer in 2008.
He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE). He also received a diploma from Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).

Christophe Mianné
Christophe Mianné

Deputy Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Christophe Mianné was appointed Deputy Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. Priviously, he was Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

Christophe Mianné joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1988 in the sales department of the derivatives group and was later the Head of Financial Engineering until 1992 when he was appointed Head of Sales & Marketing for Equity Derivatives. In 1996 he became Deputy Head of the division and was appointed Global Head of Equity Derivatives in 1999. In 2007 he was appointed Head of the Global Equities & Derivatives Solutions division. Christophe Mianné then became the Head of the Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions and the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities divisions in February 2009, and  Head of Global Markets in July the same year. He has been a member of the Société Générale Group Management Committee since July 2001 and is also the Chairman of the Board of Lyxor Asset Management.
Christophe Mianné is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris.

 

Thierry Aulagnon
Thierry Aulagnon

Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

Thierry Aulagnon was appointed Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking in July 2009.He was previously heading the Corporates, Institutions and Advisory Division since January 2007.

Between 1975 and 1996, Aulagnon held several positions in the French Ministry of Treasury including Alternate Executive Director for France at the International Monetary Fund, Advisor to the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy, Finances & Budget, Deputy Director of the Treasury for banking affairs and public debt management, Head of the State Holdings Department and Chief Adviser to the Minister of Economy & Finance. In 1996, he became a managing director of the GAN insurance company. Aulagnon joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2000 as Senior Banker with responsibility for global relations with a number of large companies, governments and supranationals. He was then appointed Head of Global Investment Banking Division in 2003.
Thierry Aulagnon is a graduate of École Nationale d'Administration.

David Coxon
David Coxon

Deputy Head of Global Finance

David Coxon was appointed Deputy Head of Global Finance in July 2009. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets Financial Engineering Activites.

Coxon started his career as a solicitor in International Finance at Linklater & Paine's in London and New York , before moving in 1987 to Paribas Capital Markets in New York as a structured finance banker. He returned to London in 1990 with Paribas as Global Head of Structured Finance. In 1996, he moved to Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as head of UK Financial Engineering, was promoted to Deputy Global Head of Financial Engineering in 1997 and in 2001 became global head of Tax, Debt Advisory and Hybrid Products within the Debt Capital Markets division. In January 2007, Coxon became Global Head of Structuring & Trading before being appointed Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets Financial Engineering Activites in April 2008.
Coxon holds an LLB from the University of Nottingham.

 

Thierry D'Argent
Thierry D'Argent

Global Head of Corporate Finance

Thierry d’Argent was appointed Global Head of Corporate Finance in April 2012. He was formerly Global Head of Merger and Acquisitions, since 2010.

He joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2009, as Managing Director and member of the M&A Executive Committee. Previously, he was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, member of the J.P. Morgan’s European Advisory leadership core team and of the firm’s management committee in France. He started his career as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman in London and was deputy Cabinet Director in the Brussels Federal Government between 1991 and 1992. Then he worked at Barings, latterly as Director, in Paris. He joined J.P. Morgan in 1998. Between 2001 and 2008, Thierry headed J.P. Morgan’s French Mergers & Acquisition franchise.
Thierry d’Argent graduated summa cum laude from the Solvay Business School and the University of Brussels.

 

Dan Fields
Dan Fields

Head of Global Markets

Dan Fields has been appointed Head of Global Markets as of 3 January 2012. He was previously Deputy Head of Global Markets since February 2011.

Dan Fields first joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1994 as an Equity Derivatives Trader in the bank’s New York office. In 1999, he moved to Sydney, Australia to set up the Equity Derivatives business. He returned to New York in 2002 to set up the Hedge Fund Group for SG Americas Securities, LCC, a registered broker-dealer and subsidiary of Societe Generale. He moved to Paris in June 2006 to head the flow and listed product sales group. He was appointed Global Head of Trading in 2009. Dan is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Dan Fields holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Columbia College in New York City.

Christophe Leblanc
Christophe Leblanc

Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Christophe Leblanc has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

Christophe Leblanc started his career within the Inspection services of Societe Generale Group, the internal auditing and consultancy unit reporting to the Chairman Office. In 1998, he was named Deputy Chief Financial Officer of SG Cowen in New York, when Societe Generale acquired the US Broker. In 2000, he became Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Americas. In 2001, he became Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2005, he joined the equity derivatives business as Head of Resources and Sales organisation. In 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer of the Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions division. Since 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer for Global Markets.
Christophe Leblanc is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique.

Melody Jeannin
Melody Jeannin

Global Head of Communications

Melody Jeannin was appointed Global Head of Communications of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in February 2013. She was previously Global Head of Communications of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking since May 2010.

She joined Société Générale in 1995 in Singapore as Head of Communication for South East Asia. From 1999 to 2001, she was Head of Communication for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong-Kong. From 2002 to 2005, she was Head of Communication for Société Générale Coporate & Investment Banking in the United Kingdom. In 2005, she was appointed Deputy Head of Communication and Global Head of Media Relations.
Melody Jeannin graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux and holds a Post graduate degree in Political and Social Communication from the University of Paris Sorbonne.

Slawomir Krupa
Slawomir Krupa

Deputy Head of Global Finance
CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Slawomir Krupa was appointed CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. He remains Deputy Head of Global Finance, functon he was appointed to in January 2012.

Slawomir Krupa began his career in 1996 as an Inspector within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He left the Group in 1999 to found and run an internet start-up in the field of e-finance in Eastern Europe. He joined again in 2002 and continued his work within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He was appointed to the management committee of the department in 2005 and in 2007, he was appointed Chief of Staff for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009, he besomes Head of Strategy and Corporate Development and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.
Slawomir Krupa is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Christophe Lattuada
Christophe Lattuada

Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

Christophe Lattuada was appointed Head of Strategy & Corporate Development for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. He was previously Head of Strategy & Corporate Development for Societe Generale Coporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.

Prior to joining the bank, Christophe Lattuada worked eight years as a Principal in the Paris office of the Boston Consulting Group, where he led numerous strategy assignments in the financial institution and energy sectors. He joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking  as  Deputy Head of Strategy & Corporate Development  in 2009.
Christophe Lattuada holds a Master in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School Paris.

Diony Lebot
Diony Lebot

CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services
Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

Diony Lebot was appointed CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. She was previously CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking since February 2012. She was also appointed Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking in April 2012.

Diony Lebot first joined Societe Generale in 1986 and has spent most of her career in the bank’s structured finance businesses. In 1997 she was appointed Deputy Head of the Financial Engineering department (covering securitization, financial engineering and leasing) before being appointed Global Head of Asset Finance in 2001. She was appointed Head of Corporate Coverage in Europe for the firm’s Corporates & Institutions division in September 2004. She became a member of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Executive Committee at the end of 2006 and a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee in 2007, the same year she was appointed CEO of Societe Generale Americas.
She graduated from the University Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Masters in Finance and Tax.

Vincent Mortier
Vincent Mortier

Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Mortier was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since April 2012.

Vincent Mortier joined Societe Generale in 1996, where he has held several positions: Chief of staff of SG CIB CEO, SG Group Strategy & Development where he was in charge of Central & Eastern Europe and of SG CIB, and Societe Generale Group Internal Audit and Management Consultancy department. In 2009, he was appointed Global Co-head of Equity Finance in the Global Equity Flow business line.
Vincent Mortier graduated ESCP business School.

Pierre Palmieri
Pierre Palmieri

Head of Global Finance

Pierre Palmieri has been appointed Head of Global Finance as of 3 January 2012. He was previously 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 & Investment Banking in 1987 in the Export Finance department. Then he took the responsibility for a finance engineering team. In 1994 he joined the commodities finance team and was appointed Global Head of Structured Commodity finance in 2001. His responsibilities were broadened in 2003 to include the mining sector and again in 2005 to include trade finance activities. Pierre is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Pierre Palmieri is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Tours.

Richard Paolantonacci
Richard Paolantonacci

Head of Scarce Resources activities

Richard Paolantonacci was appointed Head of Scarce Resources of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. He was previously Head of Scarce Resources for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Bnaking, since April 2012.

He joined the Group in 1986, as a Salesperson for French Retail Banking, and Societe Generale’s Inspection (Internal Investigations) in 1988. Subsequently, he was appointed as Deputy Administrative Director, in charge of the Back Office function, Accounting and Management Control from 1993 to 1994 for Societe Generale Suisse (formerly Banque SOGENAL). In 1995, he is appointed Head of Markets. He joins the Equity Derivatives Trading department of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1996, where he becomes Administrative Manager in 2008 and Head of Equity Finance activities in 2009. From June 2009 Richard Paolantonacci was in charge of management of the Scarce Resources (liquidity, equity, balance sheet) allocated to the Global Markets division.
Richard Paolantonacci graduated Institut Universitaire de Technologie d’Aix en Provence.

Lionel Paquin
Lionel Paquin

CEO of Lyxor Asset Management

Lionel Paquin was appointed CEO of Lyxor Asset Management in February 2014. 

He was previously the Head of Lyxor Managed Accounts Platform since 2011. He has also held the position of Chief Risk Officer and Head of Internal Control at the firm, and was a member of Lyxor Executive Committee since September 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Paquin has served as Managing Director and Principal Inspector of the "Inspection Générale" at the Societe Generale Group since June 2004. Mr. Paquin began his career in 1995 in the French Ministry of Finance as a high-ranking civil servant and held several positions within this Ministry.
Mr Lionel Paquin is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1993) and ENSAE (1995).

Sylvie Préa
Sylvie Préa

Global Head of Human Resources

Sylvie Préa was appointed Global Head of Human Resources of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. She was previously Global Head of Human Resources for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since April 2012.

Sylvie Préa joined Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking in 1986. She has held a number of Front Office positions, in particular in the fields of international financing and trade, together with corporate sales responsibilities in the aeronautics sector. In 2003, Sylvie took on HR responsibilities, as Head of Human Resources at OPER, then at Corporate level as Head of Human Resources for the HR line in 2006. In October 2009, she was appointed Head of Human Resources of Global Investment Management and Services.
Sylvie Préa holds a postgraduate diploma in International Trade at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Hikaru Ogata
Hikaru Ogata

Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific

Hikaru Ogata was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific in 2010.

Prior to that he was as Global Head of Fixed Income Distribution and a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee of BNP Paribas. Starting his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York within the Mergers & Acquisitions team, Mr. Ogata held positions in the fields of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong before joining BNP Paribas, Hong Kong Branch in 1998. At BNP Paribas, he held several positions: firstly was Head of Derivatives Marketing Group, Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, then Head of the Japanese Fixed Income Sales, and was finally promoted Head of Japan Fixed Income business.

Craig Overlander
Craig Overlander

CEO of Societe Generale Americas

Craig Overlander was appointed CEO of Societe Generale in February 2012. He joined SG in March 2010 as Deputy CEO for Societe Generale Americas, capitalizing on his experience of more than 30 years in investment banking.

Over the span of his career he has held the following senior positions: Global Head of Fixed Income at Wachovia Securities prior to joining SG and Vice Chairman at JP Morgan during the acquisition and integration of Bear Stearns. Craig held numerous management positions at Bear Stearns over his twenty-six years including Head of Fixed Income Global Sales, and then was appointed Co-Head of Global Fixed Income in 2002 and joined the Management Committee in 2007. He has been a member of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Executive Committee since 2010 and a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee since 2011.

Regions
  • Slawomir Krupa

    Slawomir Krupa

    Deputy Head of Global Finance and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Diony Lebot

    Diony Lebot

    CEO for Western Europe and Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

  • Hikaru Ogata

    Hikaru Ogata

    CEO for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific

  • Craig Overlander

    Craig Overlander

    CEO of Societe Generale Americas

Slawomir Krupa
Slawomir Krupa

Deputy Head of Global Finance
CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Slawomir Krupa was appointed CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. He remains Deputy Head of Global Finance, functon he was appointed to in January 2012.

Slawomir Krupa began his career in 1996 as an Inspector within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He left the Group in 1999 to found and run an internet start-up in the field of e-finance in Eastern Europe. He joined again in 2002 and continued his work within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He was appointed to the management committee of the department in 2005 and in 2007, he was appointed Chief of Staff for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009, he besomes Head of Strategy and Corporate Development and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.
Slawomir Krupa is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Diony Lebot
Diony Lebot

CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services
Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

Diony Lebot was appointed CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. She was previously CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking since February 2012. She was also appointed Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking in April 2012.

Diony Lebot first joined Societe Generale in 1986 and has spent most of her career in the bank’s structured finance businesses. In 1997 she was appointed Deputy Head of the Financial Engineering department (covering securitization, financial engineering and leasing) before being appointed Global Head of Asset Finance in 2001. She was appointed Head of Corporate Coverage in Europe for the firm’s Corporates & Institutions division in September 2004. She became a member of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Executive Committee at the end of 2006 and a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee in 2007, the same year she was appointed CEO of Societe Generale Americas.
She graduated from the University Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Masters in Finance and Tax.

Hikaru Ogata
Hikaru Ogata

Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific

Hikaru Ogata was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Asia Pacific in 2010.

Prior to that he was as Global Head of Fixed Income Distribution and a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee of BNP Paribas. Starting his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York within the Mergers & Acquisitions team, Mr. Ogata held positions in the fields of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong before joining BNP Paribas, Hong Kong Branch in 1998. At BNP Paribas, he held several positions: firstly was Head of Derivatives Marketing Group, Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, then Head of the Japanese Fixed Income Sales, and was finally promoted Head of Japan Fixed Income business.

Craig Overlander
Craig Overlander

CEO of Societe Generale Americas

Craig Overlander was appointed CEO of Societe Generale in February 2012. He joined SG in March 2010 as Deputy CEO for Societe Generale Americas, capitalizing on his experience of more than 30 years in investment banking.

Over the span of his career he has held the following senior positions: Global Head of Fixed Income at Wachovia Securities prior to joining SG and Vice Chairman at JP Morgan during the acquisition and integration of Bear Stearns. Craig held numerous management positions at Bear Stearns over his twenty-six years including Head of Fixed Income Global Sales, and then was appointed Co-Head of Global Fixed Income in 2002 and joined the Management Committee in 2007. He has been a member of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Executive Committee since 2010 and a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee since 2011.

Businesses - Coverage and Investment Banking
  • Thierry Aulagnon

    Thierry Aulagnon

    Head of Coverage and Investment Banking

  • Diony Lebot

    Diony Lebot

    CEO for Western Europe and Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

  • Thierry D'Argent

    Thierry D'Argent

    Global Head of Corporate Finance

  • Pierre-Yves Bonnet

    Pierre-Yves Bonnet

    Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group

  • Olivier Buttier

    Olivier Buttier

    Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance and Head of the Strategic Transactions Group

  • Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi

    Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi

    Head of Private Investment Banking

  • Scott Phillips

    Scott Phillips

    Global Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage Group

  • Luis Vaz Pinto

    Luis Vaz Pinto

    Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance and Global Head of Equity Capital markets

Thierry Aulagnon
Thierry Aulagnon

Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

Thierry Aulagnon was appointed Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking in July 2009.He was previously heading the Corporates, Institutions and Advisory Division since January 2007.

Between 1975 and 1996, Aulagnon held several positions in the French Ministry of Treasury including Alternate Executive Director for France at the International Monetary Fund, Advisor to the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy, Finances & Budget, Deputy Director of the Treasury for banking affairs and public debt management, Head of the State Holdings Department and Chief Adviser to the Minister of Economy & Finance. In 1996, he became a managing director of the GAN insurance company. Aulagnon joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2000 as Senior Banker with responsibility for global relations with a number of large companies, governments and supranationals. He was then appointed Head of Global Investment Banking Division in 2003.
Thierry Aulagnon is a graduate of École Nationale d'Administration.

Diony Lebot
Diony Lebot

CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services
Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking

Diony Lebot was appointed CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. She was previously CEO for Western Europe, Corporate & Investment Banking since February 2012. She was also appointed Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking in April 2012.

Diony Lebot first joined Societe Generale in 1986 and has spent most of her career in the bank’s structured finance businesses. In 1997 she was appointed Deputy Head of the Financial Engineering department (covering securitization, financial engineering and leasing) before being appointed Global Head of Asset Finance in 2001. She was appointed Head of Corporate Coverage in Europe for the firm’s Corporates & Institutions division in September 2004. She became a member of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Executive Committee at the end of 2006 and a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee in 2007, the same year she was appointed CEO of Societe Generale Americas.
She graduated from the University Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Masters in Finance and Tax.

Thierry D'Argent
Thierry D'Argent

Global Head of Corporate Finance

Thierry d’Argent was appointed Global Head of Corporate Finance in April 2012. He was formerly Global Head of Merger and Acquisitions, since 2010.

He joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2009, as Managing Director and member of the M&A Executive Committee. Previously, he was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, member of the J.P. Morgan’s European Advisory leadership core team and of the firm’s management committee in France. He started his career as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman in London and was deputy Cabinet Director in the Brussels Federal Government between 1991 and 1992. Then he worked at Barings, latterly as Director, in Paris. He joined J.P. Morgan in 1998. Between 2001 and 2008, Thierry headed J.P. Morgan’s French Mergers & Acquisition franchise.
Thierry d’Argent graduated summa cum laude from the Solvay Business School and the University of Brussels.

 

Pierre-Yves Bonnet
Pierre-Yves Bonnet

Global Head of Financial Institutions Group

Pierre-Yves Bonnet was appointed Global Head of Financial Institutions Group in April 2012. He was formerly Global Head of Strategic and Acquisition Finance, since 2008.

He joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Equity Capital Markets origination team in 2001 where he was Managing Director, responsible for the Financial Institutions, Automotive, Infrastructure and Real Estate sectors. He previously spent two years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company and prior to that, he spent four years as a government official within the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Pierre-Yves Bonnet graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

Olivier Buttier
Olivier Buttier

Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance 
Head of the Strategic Transactions Group

Olivier Buttier was appointed Head of the Strategic Transactions Group in May 2013. He is also Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance, since April 2012.

Olivier Buttier joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in London in 1997 in the Corporate Banking department. In 1999 he joined the Strategic Equity Transactions department in Paris where he was responsible for a portfolio of French and European Corporate clients. In this position he led different transactions in fields like international employee savings scheme, stakeholding management, equity linked hedging, share buy-back programme. In July 2009, he was appointed Head of Strategic Equity Transactions.
Olivier graduated from HEC.

Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi
Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi

Head of Private Investment Banking

Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi joined Societe Generale group in 2010 as deputy Chairman of the Investment Banking Committee, a role that he retains in parallel with his recent appointment at Private Investment Banking.

He was previously CEO of Morgan Stanley in Italy and Switzerland, and deputy Chairman of Morgan Stanley Europe. He has more than thirty years of experience in banking.
Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi graduated Padua University in Italy, Cambridge University and Harvard University.

Scott Phillips
Scott Phillips

Global Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage Group

Scott Phillips was appointed Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage in 2001.

Phillips started his career in 1986 at CS First Boston where he worked in corporate finance. In 1995 he moved to Nomura Securities where he was a director in the leveraged finance group. Phillips joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1996 in New York as a Director in Leveraged Finance before being appointed to his current position.
Scott has a B.A. cum laude degree from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Luis Vaz Pinto
Luis Vaz Pinto

Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance
Global Head of Equity Capital markets

Luis Vaz-Pinto is appointed Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance and Global Head of Equity Capital markets in April 2012. He was formerly Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Syndicate, since 2008.

Luis started his career in 1991 in London at Baring Securities as Head of Portuguese Sales and Research. In 1996, he joined Merrill Lynch where he spent 10 years, holding positions in Equity Syndicate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. Notably, he was Head of ECM for France, Belgium and Iberia. In 2005, he joined JP Morgan where he was Head of Europe Middle East and Africa Equity Syndicate and Corporate Broking. Three years later, he joined Troika Dialog in Moscow, as Head of Syndicate and Corporate Broking.
Luis Vaz-Pinto graduated from INSEAD, as well as Bristol University (Engineering). He has also qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant.

Businesses - Global Finance
  • Pierre Palmieri

    Pierre Palmieri

    Head of Global Finance

  • David Coxon

    David Coxon

    Deputy Head of Global Finance

  • Slawomir Krupa

    Slawomir Krupa

    Deputy Head of Global Finance and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Jean-François Despoux

    Jean-François Despoux

    Head of Global Finance & Investment Banking

  • Alvaro Huete

    Alvaro Huete

    Global Head of Syndication

  • Patrick Menard

    Patrick Menard

    Global Head of Capital Markets

  • Federico Turegano

    Federico Turegano

    Co-Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources

  • Matthew Vickerstaff

    Matthew Vickerstaff

    Head of Structured Finance

  • Ashley Wilkins

    Ashley Wilkins

    Head of Global Finance for Asia Pacific

Pierre Palmieri
Pierre Palmieri

Head of Global Finance

Pierre Palmieri has been appointed Head of Global Finance as of 3 January 2012. He was previously 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 & Investment Banking in 1987 in the Export Finance department. Then he took the responsibility for a finance engineering team. In 1994 he joined the commodities finance team and was appointed Global Head of Structured Commodity finance in 2001. His responsibilities were broadened in 2003 to include the mining sector and again in 2005 to include trade finance activities. Pierre is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Pierre Palmieri is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Tours.

David Coxon
David Coxon

Deputy Head of Global Finance

David Coxon was appointed Deputy Head of Global Finance in July 2009. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets Financial Engineering Activites.

Coxon started his career as a solicitor in International Finance at Linklater & Paine's in London and New York , before moving in 1987 to Paribas Capital Markets in New York as a structured finance banker. He returned to London in 1990 with Paribas as Global Head of Structured Finance. In 1996, he moved to Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as head of UK Financial Engineering, was promoted to Deputy Global Head of Financial Engineering in 1997 and in 2001 became global head of Tax, Debt Advisory and Hybrid Products within the Debt Capital Markets division. In January 2007, Coxon became Global Head of Structuring & Trading before being appointed Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets Financial Engineering Activites in April 2008.
Coxon holds an LLB from the University of Nottingham.

 

Slawomir Krupa
Slawomir Krupa

Deputy Head of Global Finance
CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services

Slawomir Krupa was appointed CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in 2013. He remains Deputy Head of Global Finance, functon he was appointed to in January 2012.

Slawomir Krupa began his career in 1996 as an Inspector within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He left the Group in 1999 to found and run an internet start-up in the field of e-finance in Eastern Europe. He joined again in 2002 and continued his work within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He was appointed to the management committee of the department in 2005 and in 2007, he was appointed Chief of Staff for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009, he besomes Head of Strategy and Corporate Development and CEO of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.
Slawomir Krupa is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Jean-François Despoux
Jean-François Despoux

Head of Global Finance & Investment Banking

Jean-François Despoux was appointed Head of Global Finance & Investment Banking for Societe Generale Americas in 2012. Previously, he was Global Head of Real Estate & Lodging, since 2008. 

Jean-François Despoux joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1995 where he was responsible for the securitisation business covering European Financial Institutions. In 1997, he moved to Asia (Hong Kong and Tokyo) to set-up the securitisation teams in this region. In 2001, he was appointed Managing Director, Head of European Securitisation business, then Global Head of Securitisation in 2008. The same year, he was appointed Deputy Global Head of Capital Markets Finance, before becoming Global Head of Real Estate & Lodging Finance. Prior to joining Societe Generale, Jean-François spent 6 years at CCF (HSBC) in Paris.
Jean-François Despoux has an engineering degree in IT and Mathematics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG) and an MBA from the Paris Graduate School of Business.

Alvaro Huete
Alvaro Huete

Global Head of Syndication

Alvaro Huete was named Global Head of Syndication in 2010.

Alvaro joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1997 as Director of the Structured Finance Department. He was then appointed Head of Corporates and Institutions and Co-head of Debt Finance in Spain and Portugal before being promoted to Deputy Global Head of Syndication in February 2007 and then Co-Global Head of Syndication since September 2008. Prior to joining Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Alvaro spent three years at Nomura, first in Madrid as Director of the Iberian Desk and then in London as Director of the Corporate Finance Group. He has also held roles in the investment banking divisions of Banco Urquijo and Lloyds Bank.
Alvaro holds a degree in Economics from CUNEF in Madrid and a Masters in Business Administration from IESE in Madrid.

Patrick Menard
Patrick Menard

Global Head of Capital Markets

Patrick Menard was appointed Global Head of Capital Markets in April 2012. He was formerly Global Head of Leveraged & Media Telecom Finance, since April 2009.

His career at BNP Paribas also included a period as Head of Commercial Banking in Italy and three years as Head of the Los Angeles Office. Patrick joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2000 as Global Head of Media & Telecoms before being appointed to his current role. He was then appointed Global Co-Head of Leveraged & Media Telecom Finance.
Patrick is a graduate of the ESSEC business school.

Federico Turegano
Federico Turegano

Co-Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources

Federico Turegano was appointed Co-Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources in April 2012. He was formerly Global Head of Natural Resources Financing, since 2008.

Federico Turegano began his career at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in Chicago in 1990 after seven years at Continental Bank (now Bank of America) in Chicago and Miami. Since joining Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking he has covered large corporate clients in the US, was Deputy Head of the Financial Engineering team in Paris, was responsible for Société Generale Corporate & Investment Banking's Latin American network, Deputy Head of the Corporates and Institutions Division for the Americas, and was Deputy Global Head of Natural Resources and Energy Financing as well as Head of the Energy Group for the Americas.
Federico Turegano holds a B.A. from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Matthew Vickerstaff
Matthew Vickerstaff

Head of Structured Finance 

Matthew Vickerstaff was appointed Head of Structured Finance in April 2012. He was previously Global Head of Infrastructure & Asset-Based Finance, position he held since January 2007, and that he had undertaken from Paris, New York and then in London.

Vickerstaff started his career at Hambros Bank in London, with duties in a number of structured finance departments including asset finance. In 1994 he moved to project finance with Hambros Bank before moving to Canada with Hambros, and subsequently Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1998 in order to head up the Americas infrastructure business. He returned to London in 1999 as Global Head of Infrastructure and Environment and in 2003 took up a position as Head of Project Finance for the EMEA region.
Matthew Vickerstaff holds a master's degree from Cambridge University.

Ashley Wilkins
Ashley Wilkins

Head of Global Finance for Asia Pacific

Ashley Wilkins was appointed Head of Global Finance for Asia Pacific in July 2009. Previously, he headed the Capital Raising & Financing division in Asia, since October 2007.

Wilkins joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1996 to lead Project Finance, Advisory and Real Estate operations in Asia. Prior to joining SG CIB in 1996, he worked for NatWest Markets leading their project finance, advisory and syndication businesses in Asia starting in 1989. Before that, he worked for NatWest Markets and County Bank in London.
Wilkins studied at the Wolfson College and Cambridge University. He also has a BSc (Hons) from Manchester University and a MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Businesses - Global Markets
  • Dan Fields

    Dan Fields

    Head of Global Markets

  • Olivier Buttier

    Olivier Buttier

    Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance and Head of the Strategic Transactions Group

  • François Barthelemy

    François Barthelemy

    Head of Global Markets in the Americas

  • Frank Drouet

    Frank Drouet

    Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific

  • Patrick Legland

    Patrick Legland

    Head of Global Research

  • Richard Quessette

    Richard Quessette

    Global Head of Cross Asset Solutions

  • Danielle Sindzingre

    Danielle Sindzingre

    Global Head of Fixed Income & Currencies

  • Jonathan Whitehead

    Jonathan Whitehead

    Global Head of Commodities Markets Co-Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources

Dan Fields
Dan Fields

Head of Global Markets

Dan Fields has been appointed Head of Global Markets as of 3 January 2012. He was previously Deputy Head of Global Markets since February 2011.

Dan Fields first joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1994 as an Equity Derivatives Trader in the bank’s New York office. In 1999, he moved to Sydney, Australia to set up the Equity Derivatives business. He returned to New York in 2002 to set up the Hedge Fund Group for SG Americas Securities, LCC, a registered broker-dealer and subsidiary of Societe Generale. He moved to Paris in June 2006 to head the flow and listed product sales group. He was appointed Global Head of Trading in 2009. Dan is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Dan Fields holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Columbia College in New York City.

Olivier Buttier
Olivier Buttier

Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance 
Head of the Strategic Transactions Group

Olivier Buttier was appointed Head of the Strategic Transactions Group in May 2013. He is also Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance, since April 2012.

Olivier Buttier joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in London in 1997 in the Corporate Banking department. In 1999 he joined the Strategic Equity Transactions department in Paris where he was responsible for a portfolio of French and European Corporate clients. In this position he led different transactions in fields like international employee savings scheme, stakeholding management, equity linked hedging, share buy-back programme. In July 2009, he was appointed Head of Strategic Equity Transactions.
Olivier graduated from HEC.

François Barthelemy
François Barthelemy

Head of Global Markets in the Americas

François Barthelemy has been Head of the Markets in the Americas since July 2009. Previously, he was Head of Global Equities & Derivatives Solutions in the Americas since January 2007.

He first joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1990 as an Equity Derivatives trader in Paris. In 1992, he joined the Equity Derivatives Trading Group in New York and became Head of Trading for Equity Derivatives in 1996. In 2007, he was appointed Head of Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions in New York.
Barthelemy holds a master's degree in Engineering and Finance from École Centrale Paris.

Frank Drouet
Frank Drouet

Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific

Franck Drouet was named Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific in January 2012. He was previously Deputy Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific, since July 2009.

He joined the Group in 1990, initially working in Nikkei options Basket Trading in Tokyo and then in Basket Trading in Zurich. He transferred to Paris in 1996 to take up the position of Head of Warrants Trading. He was appointed Head of Derivatives Trading, Hong Kong in 1997. In 2003, he moved to Tokyo as Head of Equity Derivatives in Asia. In 2005, he took up the position of Head of Volatility Trading Europe in the Equity Derivatives division.
Frank is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale and has a Master’s degree from HEC.

Patrick Legland
Patrick Legland

Head of Global Research

Patrick Legland was appointed Head of Global Research in July 2009. Prior to that, he was Head of Cash Equities starting in 2006.

Legland joined Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in January 2003 as Head of pan-European Equity Research and as a member of the SG CIB management board. Focused on independence, innovation and a fundamental approach, Legland led the Pan-European Equity Research team to a top ranking in European equities and to a number-one ranking on French Equities. Before joining SG CIB, Legland was Managing Director responsible for French research at UBS Warburg. Prior to joining UBS, between 1993 and 2000 Legland worked for Paribas Capital Markets where he successively had responsibility for the French product in Paris, managed the Asian research department in Hong Kong and headed the Paribas pan-European research office in London. Prior to this, Patrick Legland was a financial analyst at Phillips & Drew in London.
Legland is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce of Lille. Legland is a member of the French investment analyst society, SFAF, of which he is President of the Deontology Commission.

Richard Quessette
Richard Quessette

Global Head of Cross Asset Solutions

Richard Quessette was named Global Head of Cross Asset Solutions in 2012. He was previously Deputy Global Head of the Cross-Asset Solutions business in charge of Trading activities since 2009.

He started at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1995, working as a technical expert in the trading and pricing of exotic options. In 1998 he was placed in charge of the multi-underlying asset products range in Exotic Trading. In 2001, Richard was appointed Deputy Global Head of Exotic Trading in the Equity Derivatives division (exotic derivatives, alternative investment, mutual funds, hybrid products, etc.), responsible for Europe, US and Asia and subsequently became Head of Exotic Trading in 2004. In 2008, he was appointed Deputy Head of Global Trading within the Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions division.
Richard is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and of ENSAE in Paris.

Danielle Sindzingre
Danielle Sindzingre

Global Head of Fixed Income & Currencies

Danielle Sindzingre was appointed Global Head of Fixed Income & Currencies business line in April 2012. She was formerly Global Head of Treasury and Repo, since 2008.

Danielle joined Société Générale in 1997 in charge of covering the Franc and then the Euro within the French treasury activity. In 2001 she became Head of Paris treasury and long term funding. In 2005, she was appointed Deputy Head of the bank treasury activity, repo and arbitrage for the debt platform in Europe and Asia. Before joining Société Générale Danielle worked for 8 years for the Banque Indosuez Group.
Danielle Sindzingre is a graduate from ENSAE and IAF.

Jonathan Whitehead
Jonathan Whitehead

Global Head of Commodities Markets 
Co-Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources 

Jonathan Withehead was appointed Global Head of Commodities Markets, and Co-Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources in April 2012. He was previously Deputy Global Head of Commodity Markets, since May 2011, at the time he joined SG CIB.

Jonathan has over 20 years experience in the Commodities markets, initially in the energy business, but more recently has managed broader Commodities businesses, encompassing Metals and Agricultural products. Jonathan started his career at Mobil in the Supply & Trading group, and has trading, origination and management experience with Barclays Capital, EDF Trading, Dynegy and Enron, and has worked in the UK, the US, Japan, Spain and France.
Jonathan graduated from Newcastle University with a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

Businesses - Mid Cap Investment Banking
  • Vincent Tricon

    Vincent Tricon

    Head of Societe Generale Mid Cap Investment Banking

Vincent Tricon
Vincent Tricon

Head of Societe Generale Mid Cap Investment Banking

Vincent Tricon was appointed Head of Societe Generale Mid Cap Investment Banking in 2012. He was previoulsy Head of the strategic management within the Finance Department, since 2008.

He joins Societe Generale in 1987 within the Retail Bank, in charge of professional customers and SMEs. In 1990, he becomes Head of the SG's Central Agency, the Group's oldest establishement. He is appointed Chief of Staff of Societe Generale's CEO in 1992 and moves to London in 1994 as Head of Corporate Cutomers Relations Management. He joins the Corporate & Investment Bank in 1997, working in origination for equity capital markets. In 2006, he is appointed Head of Customers Relations with Media and Telecommunications Corporates.
Vincent Tricon graduated HEC.

Businesses - Lyxor Asset Management
  • Lionel Paquin

    Lionel Paquin

    CEO of Lyxor Asset Management

Lionel Paquin
Lionel Paquin

CEO of Lyxor Asset Management

Lionel Paquin was appointed CEO of Lyxor Asset Management in February 2014. 

He was previously the Head of Lyxor Managed Accounts Platform since 2011. He has also held the position of Chief Risk Officer and Head of Internal Control at the firm, and was a member of Lyxor Executive Committee since September 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Paquin has served as Managing Director and Principal Inspector of the "Inspection Générale" at the Societe Generale Group since June 2004. Mr. Paquin began his career in 1995 in the French Ministry of Finance as a high-ranking civil servant and held several positions within this Ministry.
Mr Lionel Paquin is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1993) and ENSAE (1995).