Published on 04/11/2021

Societe Generale appoints Claire Dumas as Group Chief Financial Officer

Societe Generale announces the appointment of Claire Dumas as Group Chief Financial Officer effective as of 1st December 2021, reporting directly to Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer.

William Kadouch-Chassaing, Deputy General Manager in charge of Finance, has decided to pursue new professional opportunities outside the banking sector and will leave the Group on 30 November 2021.

Currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer, in charge of the supervision of all retail banking and financial services activities, Claire has been a member of the Group’s Management Committee since June 2013.

Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I would like to warmly thank William for his unwavering commitment to our bank over the last 14 years and up to our 3rd quarter results of 2021. His professionalism, tenacity and human values have been key assets in contributing to the actions of the General Management team and successfully accompanying the Group in its transformations over the last few years.
I am very pleased to appoint Claire Dumas as Head of the Finance Department. Her wide-ranging career in different positions within the Group has demonstrated her exceptional professional and human qualities. I am sure that she will be able to carry out her new responsibilities, which are essential to the smooth running of the Group, with the necessary rigour and commitment. I wish Claire every success in her new position.”


Claire Dumas began her career at Deloitte as an Audit & Advisory Manager in 1992. In 1998 she joined Societe Generale group, where she held various management positions within the support functions of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009, she joined the Risk division where she was successively promoted Deputy and then Chief Operational Risk Officer for the Group. She has been ERM (Entreprise Risk Management) Programme Director for Societe Generale since the programme's creation in 2011. In October 2014, Claire Dumas was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Retail Banking in France, before being appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Group in September 2017 in charge of the supervision of all the retail banking and financial services activities. Claire is a member of the Group Management Committee since June 2013. Claire Dumas is a graduate of EDHEC business school and INSEAD Executive Programme.

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