Board of directors

The Board of Directors collectively represents all shareholders. It acts in the social interest of the Bank and ensures its propoer function. Its missions are to approve strategic guidelines, monitor and ensure their implementation in line with Societe Generale's values, and comply with the highest international standards of governance, ethics and risk management. Its members are chosen for their experience, expertise and independence.
The Board of Directors aims to be composed of an equal number of men and women and to reflect diversity.

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  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

    - Chairman of the Board of Directors
    - Independent Director

  • Frédéric Oudéa

    Chief Executive Officer

  • William Connelly

    - Independent Director
    - Company Director
    - Chairman of the Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

  • Jérome Contamine

    - Independent Director
    - Member of the Audit and Internal Control Committee and of the Compensation Committee

  • Diane Côté

    - Independent Director
    - Chief Risk Officer of London Stock Exchange Group
    - Member of the Audit and Internal Control Committee

  • Kyra Hazou

    - Independent Director
    - Company Director
    - Member of the Audit and Internal Control Committee and of the Risk Committee

  • France Houssaye

    - Director elected by employees
    - Head of  branch of Bois Guillaume, DEC de Rouen
    - Member of the Compensation Committee

  • David Leroux

    - Director elected by employees
    - In charge of General Meetings conduct for within Securities Services

  • Jean-Bernard Lévy

    - Independent Director
    - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF
    - Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

  • Annette Messemer

    - Independent Director
    - Company Director 
    - Member of the Audit and Internal Control Committee and of the Risk Committee

  • Gérard Mestrallet

    - Independent Director
    - Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee

  • Juan Maria Nin Genova

    - Independent Director
    - Company Director
    - Member of the Risk Committee and of the Compensation Committee

  • Lubomira Rochet

    - Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal
    - Independent Director
    - Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

     

  • Alexandra Schaapveld

    - Independant Director
    - Company Director
    - Chairwoman of the Audit and Internal Control Committee and Member of the Risk Committee

  • 14 Directors
  • Over 90% of Directors are independent
  • 42.9% of Directors are women
  • 8 nationalities are represented on the Board

A committed Board of Directors

Specialised committees to assist the Board of Directors in its supervisory duty

Their mission is to support the Board of Directors on specific issues. Each committee comprises at least four Directors and aims to achieve gender parity.

Audit and Internal Control Committee
Verifies the quality of the Group’s accounting and financial information.

Risk Committee
Anticipates new risks and ensures the quality of the risk-management system.

Compensation Committee
Ensures fair compensation, taking into account regulatory standards, objectives, risks and the standards of the Group’s Code of Conduct.

Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Selects the best talent for the company’s supervision and management.

Societe Generale applies the recommendations of the AFEP-MEDEF corporate governance code for listed companies

The AFEP-MEDEF Code is the code of reference for publicaly listed companies in terms of corporate governance. It defines the principles for the proper functioning of a company by introducing rules on executive compensation, control and transparency. First published in September 2002, the Code is regularly revised. 

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