Changes within the General Management of the Group

Societe Generale announces that Didier Valet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, is leaving the Group. Acknowledging his resignation today, the Board of Directors and the General Management wish to warmly thank Didier Valet for the quality of his commitment and his career within the Group.

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David Pouyanne, CEO of Essor Group

The virtues of family capitalism

Starting from nothing, in ten years, David Pouyanne has built a group specialised in commercial real estate that has doubled its revenues each year. What drives his success? A strategy that encompasses key business lines, innovative team coaching and strong entrepreneurial values.

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Laurence Paganini, CEO, Kaporal

The business transformation

A former executive director of major retail groups, Laurence Paganini took over the leadership of Kaporal in 2013 with the ambition of transforming a family clothing brand into a pioneer of the online fashion market.

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Women in IT

IT is a great opportunity for women in the workplace but they are still underrepresented. Read the interviews of women working in IT at Societe Generale.

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Opening an account 100% online thanks to biometrics

For the first time in France, a bank offers its customers the possibility of opening an account entirely online, with no mandatory transfer, using biometric facial recognition with a dynamic selfie in order to verify the identity of the future customer. Societe Generale aims to achieve 30% of new accounts opened online by 2020 (compared with 10% at present).

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Internal Startup Call: intrapreneurs feel

Find out how the intrapreneurs felt during the pitches. The 70 sponsored startups will be launched in May 2018. They will meet their sponsor every week, who can decide to continue or end the startup each quarter. During the first 6 months, their development will be financially supported using the Societe Generale innovation fund.

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Germaine Lentou, dyer in Cameroon

Diane Audrey Ngako, young entrepreneur, journalist and blogger, met Germaine Lonteu, dyer for 35 years in Cameroun. She presents this modern-day woman who defends traditional know-how.

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Latest press releases

  • 16/03/2018

    Societe Generale Board of Directors: proposed renewal and appointment of directors

    At the proposal of the Nomination Committee, the Board of Directors will submit resolutions for voting at the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting of 23 May 2018 on the renewal of one director's mandate and the appointment of two directors.

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  • 14/03/2018

    Changes within the General Management of the Group

    Societe Generale announces that Didier Valet, deputy Chief Executive Officer, is leaving the Group.

    Read the press release