Head of the Real Estate division of Retail Banking activities in France
Born in 1962
Eric Groven is a graduate of HEC and the École Nationale d’Administration.
Afters 4 years at the French Ministry of Finance, he joined Societe Generale Group in 1993, working first at Crédit du Nord (as account manager for corporates then Head of Financial Management), then, from 1997, at Societe Generale (as Head of the Paris-Victor Hugo group of branches). Between 2000 and 2009 he worked outside the Group, first as a Partner at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting, then, from 2002, at HSBC France (as Head of Development for the CCF and then, in 2005, as Chef Financial Officer for HSBC France). At the end of 2009, he returned to Societe Generale Group as Regional Delegate for the southern Ile-de-France region of the French retail banking network.
Eric Groven was appointed Deputy Head of Societe Generale Retail Banking in France in November 2012. He became a member of the Group’s General Management Committee on 1 January 2013. In 2017 he was appointed Head of the Real Estate division of Retail Banking activities in France.