Published on 07/06/2018

Sébastien Proto appointed Head of Strategy for Societe Generale Group

Sébastien Proto joins Societe Generale group as Head of Strategy as of 3 September 2018, reporting directly to Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer. He also becomes a member of the Group's Management Committee and replaces William Kadouch-Chassaing, recently appointed Group Chief Financial Officer.

With degrees from Sciences-Po and Essec, and a graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration, Sébastien Proto was previously a Managing Partner of Rothschild & Cie since January 2013. He was responsible for covering key accounts in their strategic operations, particularly in the media, banking and financial services, technology, consumer goods and business services sectors.

Sébastien Proto began his career at the Inspectorate General of Finances (Inspection Générale des Finances), the French government’s interdepartemental auditing and supervisory body, in 2004, before becoming successively Deputy Chief of Staff, then Chief of Staff to the Minister of Budget, Public Accounts and Civil Service (2007-2009), Chief of Staff to the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Public Service (2010) and Chief of Staff of the Minister of Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform (2011-2012).

Sébastien Proto's responsibilities will include accompanying the General Management in the steering of Bank’s strategy and particularly putting the "Transform to Grow" 2017-2020 strategic plan into action.