Bertrand Pignolet, CEO Sodikart

Sodikart, the art of exporting a passion

Located not far from Nantes, the karting industry world leader has successfully passed the baton at top management level and is now accelerating its international growth by focusing on a set of solid founding values.

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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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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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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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Patricia Zoundi

Patricia Zoundi: democratize money transfers in rural Cote d'Ivoire

She’s one of those female African entrepreneurs for whom I have tremendous respect. She’s a fighter. She’s there at the helm as if driven by a mission, by one of her favourite quotes: “Where I am defeated will become the scene of my victory”… I’m talking about Patricia Zoundi. She’s 42 years old, married with two boys and has a degree in business law from Ouagadougou University in Burkina Faso, as well as from Stanford.

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Germaine Lonteu entrepreneur Cameroon traditional know-how

Germaine Lentou, dyer in Cameroon

Diane Audrey Ngako, young entrepreneur, journalist and blogger, met Germaine Lonteu, dyer for 35 years in Cameroon. 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.

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