Societe Generale appoints Anthony Woolley as Head of Innovation for the UK
Societe Generale is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Woolley as Head of Innovation for the UK, effective 1st September 2017. Based in London, he reports jointly to Philippe Robeyns, Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa and Aymeril Hoang, Head of Innovation for the Group.
In his new role, Anthony is responsible for strengthening connections between Societe Generale and the FinTech sector in order to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies across the organization and to leverage the bank’s significant financial services expertise with industry innovations in financial technology. Taking a client-focused approach, Anthony will also extend the existing dialogue with clients on the impacts of digital transformation on their businesses and ensure that Societe Generale supports them in these new opportunities by providing tailor made innovative solutions.
“Working with an open innovation approach is key for Societe Generale, as innovation is a strategic priority for the Group to add value to clients. Collaboration between different stakeholders in the industry can be very beneficial for all parties. For example, innovative Fintech firms can experience challenges gaining access to a sector that is complex and has high barriers to entry. Institutions that are able to provide that access in an agile way and leverage on their capabilities will be best placed to take a leading position in the industry in the coming years” Anthony Woolley commented.
“This newly created innovation function within the UK is an extension of the Group worldwide innovation platform and part of Societe Generale’s strategy of accelerating its digital transformation to be more agile in a changing environment and intensify its contacts with the fintech ecosystem” added Aymeril Hoang.
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