41 Related articles for History
By Farid Ameur | Historian | 29/10/13
This year Societe Generale is celebrating its 30th anniversary in South Korea. Its operations here have grown continuously in recent years, illustrating the Group's commitment to investing in the world's fastest-growing markets.
By Farid Ameur | Historian | 10/09/13
After the end of the Second World War, Jacques Ferronnière made a major contribution to the rise of Societe Generale. We take a look at a career spent serving a profession that faced the challenge of the prosperous post-war decades.
By Farid Ameur | Historian | 03/09/13
Winter 1943. France was under occupation. Bernard Brézet, head of the Group's Corporate Services, went underground to join the Free French Forces in North Africa. He forged an admirable path.
By Farid Ameur | Historian | 23/08/13
Between the wars, Jules Ladoumègue made his mark on the history of sport. While wearing the colours of the Societe Generale Athletics Club (CASG), he turned in a series of performances that thrust him into the limelight. Here's a look back at the unusual journey of a popular champion.
By Farid Ameur | Historian | 05/08/13
Summer 1914. France was shaken by the cataclysm of the First World War. An employee at the Toulouse branch, Raymond Bouyssou, had to leave for the front, setting aside what had been until then an exemplary career with Societe Generale. A singular experience lay ahead.
By Farid Ameur | Historien | 29/07/13
At the age of 14, Albert Winter joined the Group as a porter. This was in London, in 1912. We take a look at an endearing figure in a job that no longer exists in the banking world.
By Farid Ameur | Historical archives | 12/07/13
On 11 June, Societe Generale celebrated 40 years of operations in the Land of the Rising Sun which, from as early as the start of the 1970s, is a tribute to the Group's commitment to invest in fast-growing markets.
By Yanina Vetcherkovskaya | Editor | 23/01/13
Years of growth followed by periods of austerity. Political and military conflicts making way for stability. New developments abound in Côte d’Ivoire and in our subsidiary there, which was even nationalised in 2011.
By Marjolaine Meeschaert | Head of the Historical Archives Department | 03/01/13
Clients, employees and retired employees joined our Historical Mission team at Caen Memorial centre for a day of conferences and round tables on the theme of crises that have affected the Bank and its clients.
By Yanina Vetcherkovskaya | Editor | 21/11/12
In the aftermath of the Second World War, French banks extended their markets via the opening of subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to creating links with the new middle classes. This is how, on 26 November 1962, two years after Senegal proclaimed its independence, Société Générale d ...