Published on 26/06/2017

Appointments within Societe Generale group Management Committee

Societe Generale announces the following appointments within its group Management Committee as of 1 July 2017:

- Philippe Amestoy, Head of Operations and Transformation for retail banking activities in France;

- Cecile Bartenieff, Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions;  

- François Bloch, CEO of BRD, Societe Generale’s subsidiary in Romania.


Philippe Amestoy is appointed Head of Operations and Transformation for retail banking activities in France sarting 1 July 2017. He was previously Credit du Nord’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer since 2015. Philippe began his career at Arthur Andersen before joining the General Inspection of Societe Generale in 1987. In 1998, he became Vice-Chairman of Societe Generale’s Argentinian subsidiary, before being appointed CEO of the Union Internationale de Banques, in Tunisia, when it was privatised and acquired by Societe Generale. In 2007, he was promoted to South Western Regional Director within the retail bank in France at Societe Generale. From 2011 to 2015 he was Associate Chief Executive Officer of Credit du Nord, notably in charge of marketing and sales. He is a graduate from IEP in Paris and the University Paris-Dauphine.

Cecile Bartenieff was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions on June 1st 2017. Prior to this, she was Head of Operations of Global Banking & Investor Solutions since 2014. Cecile began her career in 1990 with Accenture’s consulting division before joining BRED Banque Populaire in 1995 where she was successively responsible for arbitrage trading and sales for large Corporates. Cecile joined Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in 2000. She held various managerial positions within the Finance and Operations Departments before joining the COO office of Global Markets. Cecile holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School.

François Bloch has been CEO of BRD since 2016. Prior to this, he was First Deputy Chairman of Rosbank from 2012 to 2016. He began his career at the Societe Generale Group in 1990 within Fimat, the broker subsidiary for futures markets, where he has held various positions in France, Germany and in the USA. In 2008, François was appointed Head of Strategy and Integration at Newedge. In 2009 he joined Societe Generale’s Risk Division as Global Head of Credit Risk – Countries and Financial Institutions. François is a graduate from Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (ENSAE).