Slawomir Krupa will replace Craig Overlander who, after 33 years in the finance industry and over five years spent with Societe Generale, has decided to give his professional path a different turn for personal reasons. Slawomir Krupa will report to Didier Valet, Head of Societe Generale Global Banking & Investor Solutions, and is a member of the Group’s Management Committee.
“I would like to warmly thank Craig for his outstanding achievements throughout these past years. Craig has been instrumental in the transformation and the sound management of the U.S. platform, especially at a time when Societe Generale has significantly expanded its footprint in the Americas, notably with the recent integration of Newedge,” Didier Valet commented.
As Chief Executive for Societe Generale Americas, Slawomir Krupa will continue to drive the growth of Societe Generale’s U.S. platform in its areas of strength, in an evolving U.S. regulatory context.
“Slawomir’s in-depth knowledge of the Group, his understanding of the corporate and investment banking business as well as his strong client experience position him well to lead Societe Generale though the next stage of its transformation in the Americas,” Didier Valet said.
Craig Overlander will work alongside Slawomir Krupa to ensure a smooth transition starting November 1st.
Séverin Cabannes, Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Group, commented:”I would like to thank Craig for his contribution to the development of our U.S. platform over the last years and wish him the best for the future. America is a strategic region for Societe Generale. I am confident that, under the leadership of Slawomir, our teams in the U.S. will continue to strengthen our set-up and to develop our franchise and client satisfaction, building on their recent achievements and leveraging on synergies with all the Group businesses.”
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 rejoined the Group 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 became Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.
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 is also Deputy Head of Global Finance since January 2012. Slawomir Krupa is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.