Published on 25/07/2016

Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking appoints new global head of trade services

Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking (SG GTB) has appointed Agnès Joly as global head of trade services. Based in Paris, Agnès reports to Christian Behaghel, head of global transaction banking.

Agnès Joly replaces Thierry Roehm who has moved to a senior advisory role within SG GTB, focusing in particular on digital innovation in Trade Finance. In addition to his role, he will represent Societe Generale in international trade finance banking organisations.

Previously deputy head of trade services, Agnès Joly will pursue the strategic development of the trade finance business internationally, with support from the Societe Generale group network to further establish SG GTB as a leading player in trade services.

With a broad range of international trade products and services, Societe Generale has gained a leading position in trade finance in its core markets. With around 800 employees supporting clients worldwide, SG GTB’s global network spreads across 56 countries and includes business experts, product managers, marketing specialists, and transaction processing and customer service officers with in-depth knowledge of international trade financing.

“Agnès’ career at Societe Generale spans over 30 years and her experience has helped the bank increase its international exposure, open new routes and develop its people. She is a well-proven leader and the natural choice for the position, we are very pleased to see her continuing to lead our trade services division to new successes”, says Christian Behaghel.


Agnès Joly joined Societe Generale in 1984, initially working as a junior maths expert for Export Finance and then as a FX derivative sales manager in the newly created Capital Market division. In 1991, Societe Generale created a team to help Western European companies partner with Eastern countries looking for trade and economic development and she was selected to focus on the Czech Republic and Hungary. She then went on to spend four years as human resources business partner for the Capital Market division.