NEWS

Société Générale La Défense

2018 Annual General Meeting

The Societe Generale Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 23 May at the Paris Expo centre, Grande Arche of Paris-La Défense. The event provided shareholders with direct information on the Group's activity, the opportunity to take part in debates with the General Management and vote on the resolutions submitted for approval by the Board of Directors.

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Lorenzo Bini Smaghi reappointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors

During the Societe Generale Annual General Meeting of 23 May 2018, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi’s mandate as Director was renewed for four years. Two new Directors, Jérôme Contamine and Diane Côté, were also appointed.
After the General Meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously reappointed Lorenzo Bini Smaghi as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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results

First Quarter 2018 Results

"Commercial performances are solid for the majority of our businesses, particularly in retail banking, and despite the mixed trend in the different market activities, the Group generated very encouraging underlying profitability. With a renewed General Management team, the Group is more confident than ever of its ability to successfully implement all the current transformation projects and meet its strategic and financial objectives.”

Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer

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Renewal of the Group's management team

The Board of Directors decided, following recommendations by the Appointments Committee and as proposed by CEO Frédéric Oudéa, to renew the Group's General Management team, thereby further developing the diversity of its talents.

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Commitments

Caroline Guillaumin, Group Head of Human Resources and Group Head of Communication, Manager of the Service Unit Human Resources and Communication

Societe Generale signs the French National Cancer Institute’s Cancer and Employment Charter

Societe Generale has signed the Cancer and Employment Charter, which allows the Group to reaffirm its commitment to improving support for employees affected by cancer.

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CONNECTED BANK

Hadrien Devichi and Vianney Chevalier, creators of Elyxir

Financial coaching app Elyxir

What is the idea behind Elyxir? To create a new financial coaching app to enable people to access quality asset management advice. For non-specialists, we're talking about modelling every possible option when faced with an investment or savings decision in order to identify the most efficient strategy. It may sound simple, but it's a major differentiating factor for clients.

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Cédric Curtil, Head of Strategy and Innovation for French Retail Banking

Can a large bank be (truly) innovative?

Societe Generale has implemented a tried and tested open innovation strategy to streamline its processes and enhance the range of financial products it offers its customers. Cédric Curtil, Head of Strategy and Innovation for French Retail Banking, describes the different elements of this strategy.

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ENTREPRENEURS

Feeding China's appetite for healthy food

Cross border acquisition financing addresses increasing demand for healthy food and drives technological innovation. Foods, one of China's largest dairy groups, have recently closed a joint deal to acquire St Hubert, a leading French plant-based food specialist.

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Optic Fibre: Boosting Connectivity in German Rural Areas

Germany is building up its infrastructure transformation with the roll-out of a new Fibre-to-the-Home project. In the next years, an additional 300,000 homes will be equipped with optic fibre,increasing connectivity across the country, especially in rural areas.

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AFRICA

Tam-Tam

"Tam-Tam", an African virtual hackathon

Seeking solutions for people with no or limited access to banking services, "Tam-Tam" was the second hackathon on the African continent. Officially launched the 16 April 2018, it is part of the continuity of the project initiated in December "L'Arbre à Palabres", during which 14 innovative startups from all over Africa worked together to design, prototype, and test unique solutions that meet the needs of informal actors, also invited.

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Ange Frédérick Balma

Entrepreneur Ange Frédérick Balma: a beam of light for African farmers

Indira Gandhi said that the satisfaction you get from a job well done is often more rewarding than a salary. This is entrepreneur Ange Frédérick Balma’s favourite quote, and is one that has without doubt guided him throughout his career. This single forty year old (although he looks much younger), who almost always has a smile on his face, is a go-getter and a passionate entrepreneur. He heads two businesses that he created from scratch: a travel agency and a start-up in the field of energy and the Internet.

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TEAM SPIRIT

#SGSevens 2018

The 5th #SGSevens men’s and women’s rugby 7s University Championship of France will be held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May 2018, in the Gilbert Moga Stadium at La Teste-de-Buch (Gironde).

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Latest press releases

  • 23/05/2018

    #SGSevens : D-2 !

    The 5th #SGSevens men’s and women’s rugby 7s University Championship of France will be held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May 2018, in the Gilbert Moga Stadium at La Teste-de-Buch (Gironde).

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  • 18/05/2018

    Societe Generale signs the French National Cancer Institute’s Cancer and Employment Charter

    Societe Generale has signed the Cancer and Employment Charter, which allows the Group to reaffirm its commitment to improving support for employees affected by cancer.

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