Diony Lebot is appointed Group Chief Risk Officer and to the Group Executive Committee as of 1 July. Previously Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer, Diony will replace Benoît Ottenwaelter who has decided to retire after 28 years at the Group.
The following appointments to the Management Committee of Societe Generale Group will also be effective as of 1 July 2016:
Jean-François Grégoire, as Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer;
Alvaro Huete, as Deputy Head of Global Finance and Head of Global Financing activities for the UK.
Diony Lebot joined Societe Generale in 1986. She held several positions within Structured Finance activity, Financial Engineering and as Head of Asset Finance before joining in 2004 the Corporate Coverage Department as Head of Corporate Coverage in Europe, for the firm’s Corporates & Institutions division. She was appointed CEO of Societe Generale Americas in 2007. In 2012, she became Deputy Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking and CEO for Global Banking and Investor Solutions Western Europe. In March 2015, Diony Lebot was appointed Deputy Chief Risk Officer. She has been a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee since 2007.
Jean-François Grégoire joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1996 in Paris as an Equity Derivatives Trader. Between 2001 and 2009, he was Head of Equity Derivatives Trading for Asia-Pacific and then for the USA. In 2009, he was appointed Head of US Trading based in New York and since 2012 he has been Global Head of Trading based in Paris. He was appointed Deputy Chief Risk Officer, effective as of November 2015.
Alvaro Huete joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1997 as Director of the Structured Finance department in Spain. He held several positions there before moving to London in 2007 as Deputy Head of Global Syndicate and was then promoted to Global Head of Syndicate in 2010. In 2015 Alvaro Huete was appointed Deputy Head of Global Finance and also Head of Global Finance for the UK.
Prior to joining Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Alvaro spent three years at Nomura, firstly in Madrid as Director of the Iberian Desk and then in London as Director of the Corporate Finance Group. He also previously held various roles in the investment banking division of Banco Urquijo and Lloyds Bank.