Published on 23/09/2019

Appointments within Equity Capital Markets activities

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking announces new appointments within its Equity Capital Markets and French coverage teams, effective from 1st October 2019.

Thomas Feuerstein and Pierre Troussel are both appointed Co-Heads of Equity Capital Markets for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Based in Paris, Thomas and Pierre report to Luis Vaz Pinto, Global Head of Equity Capital Markets, and to Jacques Bitton, appointed sole Head of Coverage & Investment Banking for France, reporting to Thierry d’Argent, Deputy Head of Global Banking and Advisory. Cécile Waymel is appointed Head of Client Relationship Unit for France, reporting to Jacques Bitton.

Jose-Antonio Gagliardi, currently Head of Equity Syndicate, is appointed Head of Equity-Linked, replacing Thomas Feuerstein.
Emilie Jadat O’Shea, is appointed Head of Equity Syndicate, replacing Jose-Antonio Gagliardi. 
They are both based in Paris and report to Luis Vaz Pinto.

The new team will continue to develop the Equity Capital Markets franchise. Societe Generale is a leading European player across the entire equity value chain, servicing corporate clients and financial investors from Equity Capital Markets to Research and Distribution.
Supported by its expertise and deep market knowledge, the Bank has established the #1 Equity Capital Markets franchise in France since 2010, being the only French bank with an integrated setup, with notably, inhouse Sales and Research departments. Societe Generale also has a leading European Equity-Linked presence, and leading ECM positions in Iberia, Germany, Italy and CEEMEA.

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Paris, Thomas Alexandre +33 (0)1 42 13 34 37,
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Jacques Bitton
Jacques Bitton is appointed Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for France in October 2019, after having held the position of Co-Head since June 2018. Since end of 2006, he was a Senior Banker in charge of the global relationship for a portfolio of large French corporates.
Jacques Bitton joined Societe Generale in 1997 as Managing Director within the Mergers and Acquisitions department. He was named deputy Head of Corporate Finance in 1999 and Head of M&A for France in 2000. Before joining Societe Generale, Jacques Bitton held various roles within the Corporate Finance team of BNP Group, between 1987 and 1997. He was successively Director for Equity Capital Markets, then Managing Director for the Private Equity department. He then became Managing Director within the Advisory department, in charge of financial engineering, advisory for listed companies and privatizations. Jacques Bitton has worked on several privatizations, executed M&A transactions and advised large corporates on strategic transactions.
Graduated from Rouen business school, Jacques Bitton also holds two master degrees (DESS), one from Paris Dauphine in Capital Markets and the other from Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne university in Tax and Business Law.

Cécile Waymel
Cécile Waymel is appointed Head of Client Relationship Unit for France in October 2019.
Since 2018, Cecile was deputy Head of Permanent Control Transformation program within the Group’s General Management. She has an extensive experience of Large Corporate Client financing and Relationship Management. She held various positions within coverage France: Head of Industry, Chemicals & Construction sector between 2014 and 2018, Relationship Manager and co- Head of Telecom and Media Group between 2014 and 2008. Before joining Corporate client management functions, Cécile has a 10-year experience in consulting and transformation projects within Accenture and SG Consulting.
Cecile graduated from HEC Paris and holds a CEMS master from ESADE (Barcelona).

Thomas Feuerstein
Thomas Feuerstein is appointed Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets for France, Belgium and Luxembourg in October 2019.
He joined SG CIB’s Equity-Linked team in 2007 where he covered and advised clients across Europe, Middle- East and Africa contributing to growing the franchise internationally. Prior to joining the Group, Thomas spent six years at Valeo’s finance department working on funding and long-term financing, as well as hedging market risk topics. Thomas holds an Executive Master from ESCP and graduated from Université Rennes 1.

Pierre Troussel
Pierre Troussel is appointed Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets for France, Belgium and Luxembourg in October 2019.
He joined Société Générale in the French Equity Capital Markets Team in May 2006 with a focus on large French corporates and was promoted Managing Director in March 2018. During those more than 13 years in this team, Pierre has been involved in more than 50 successful ECM transactions with a lead role.
Pierre is an HEC graduate and holds an engineering degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC).

Jose Antonio Gagliardi
Jose Antonio Gagliardi is appointed Head of Equity-Linked in October 2019.
He joined Societe Generale in 1992, initially as a fixed income derivatives sales. In 1998 he moved into Equity-Linked origination, becoming Head of the team in 2008. In 2011, he became co-Head of Acquisition Finance in New York. In 2012, he moved back to Paris becoming Head of Equity Syndicate.

Emilie Jadat O’Shea
Emilie Jadat O’Shea is appointed Head of Equity Syndicate in October 2019.
She joined Societe Generale in 2010 as part of the Equity Syndicate team where she has developed a proven expertise in the execution and placement of primary transactions and a very good knowledge of institutional investors. As a Managing Director in Equity Syndicate, Emilie has overseen the execution and placement of a large number of primary transactions all over the ECM spectrum. Before joining Societe Generale, Emilie worked for more than 10 years in the Equity Capital Market team of BNP Paribas, mainly in London, where she was involved in originating and executing equity capital markets transactions, being responsible for Benelux and Scandinavia, before joining the Paris team in 2007.