Published on 08/07/2014

Societe Generale Securities Services appoints new managing director of South African branch

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Jean-Louis Bernardo as Country Head of South Africa and thus becomes Managing Director of the Societe Generale Johannesburg Branch with regard to local regulators.

Based in Johannesburg, Jean-Louis Bernardo reports to Philippe Huerre, Head of International Development for SGSS. Previously Deputy Head of SGSS in Russia, he replaces Bertrand Blanchard, who has been appointed Country Manager for SGSS in the United Kingdom.
SGSS has been providing securities services in South Africa to domestic clients in the country for over 20 years and offers a full range of services to asset managers, global custodians, investment banks and broker dealers. Its overall offering in South Africa now includes both local and global custody, clearing & settlement services across all asset classes, as well as securities lending and treasury solutions.