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Il Sole 24 Ore
Executive management senior advisor
Societe Generale Securities Services
Head of Infrastructure Finance
Head of Corporate Treasury & Debt Management
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer
I’ve been part of Societe Generale for 22 years now, working in a number of different roles at the corporate and investment bank and the Finance department , before joining the General Management in 2008. Additionally, I also hold positions elsewhere, notably at the European Banking Federation, where I have been President since 2015. I’m also President of the Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity, which has been supporting professional integration and social inclusion for over 10 years. Outside of work, I enjoy art, music and sport (rugby, of course, as well as tennis and football). I believe it’s important to spend time on activities that have a positive impact on my work-life balance and my family life.
I’m very proud of the banking profession that I have been part of all these years – banking is an essential and stimulating profession, serving our clients and the economy. At Societe Generale, our values of team spirit, innovation, responsibility and commitment guide the way we work on a daily basis, both with our clients and our colleagues. I have a fundamental belief in the future of our profession, and enjoy sharing it, particularly with young people, to inspire them when building their future and giving them the desire to join us. Furthermore, banking – like all other sectors of the economy – is undergoing a profound digital transformation. The switch to the era of digital agility is a huge, but exciting challenge. Let’s invent together the bank and the company of tomorrow!
Il Sole 24 Ore
Deputy Head of Euro Funding
European Investment Bank
Stefano Mach de Palmstein
Partner & CEO
Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance
Allan has worked at Societe Generale for eight years and has been involved in the power sector for more than 30 years, initially as an engineer and then in finance. During his career he has advised on and/or financed power projects in Europe, MENA, the US and Asia, and in sectors ranging from green-field renewable energy, through gas and coal, to the acquisition of large international power portfolios.
Allan has extensive experience in the clean energy sector, including recently taking a leading role in the offshore wind sector. Most recently he has acted as Financial Advisor to a floating wind project, Dudgeon (400MW) and London Array (630MW) in the UK and the successful Borssele III&IV bid (700MW) in the Netherlands. He also advised an Asian client on the successful acquisition of an equity stake in a 900MW offshore wind development in Europe. In addition to his advisory assignments, Allan has been involved in arranging debt for several EUR1bn+ offshore wind projects in Europe.
In the wider clean energy sector, Allan has also played a leading role in carbon capture & storage field having advised on White Rose, Teesside Industrial CCS and Donn Valley projects in the UK, as well as serving on the UK Government’s original CCS Forum and leading the commercial section of the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force.
Allan has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.
Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions, Global Markets
Isabelle Millat is Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions, Global Markets since February 2017. She has over 10 years of experience in the financial markets and derivatives products in particular.
She joined Societe Generale in 2006 and has held various roles within markets activities, notably as Chief Operating Officer for the Cross Asset Structured Products activity in New-York.
Since 2014, she has been a Financial Product Engineer in charge of developing cross asset investment strategies and index structuring for the Societe Generale Index franchise (SGI). Isabelle started her career in 2001 at Capgemini Consulting.
Isabelle Millat is a graduate of the ESSEC business school in France.
Head of Cross-Product Impact Structuring
Sandrine joined the Societe Generale Positive Impact team in 2010 first as an E&S advisor, involved in complex projects. Since 2013, Sandrine has been responsible to develop financial solutions both for originators and investors dedicated to sustainable investments needs.
Also in charge of the ‘SG Positive Impact Program’, Sandrine organizes the identification of SG Positive Impact assets and manages their allocation to the different sustainable investment products developed (Positive Impact Bonds 2015 & 2016, Positive Impact Structured Notes).
Pioneer in the SG CIB Green Bond offer Sandrine has been involved in numerous Green, Sustainability Bonds with various issuers in the sector of Utilities with Verbund, Engie or EDF, but also with Public entities like SNCF Réseau or Republic of France, CDC, Ile de France and Ville de Paris, as well as ongoing Structuring Advisory mandates for a Leading European agency and German financial institution and corporate issuer.
Since 2010, as E&S advisor Sandrine has experience of Environment and Social assessment of international projects, assisting clients in meeting international E&S standards.
Sandrine joined Societe Generale in 2005, as Mining and Building materials industry consultant. Previously, she held various operating positions in the Mining and Building material Industry sectors.
Sandrine holds a Geology Engineering degree from “Ecole de Géologie de Nancy” (France) and an MBA from HEC Business School.
Head of Product Line Management - ETF & Indexing
François Millet is Head of Product Line Management - ETF & Indexing, overseeing Lyxor’s business strategy and development in ETF, passive solutions and proprietary indices on a global basis. He joined Lyxor in 2009 as Head of Index and Quantitative Fund Development. Prior to Lyxor, he was Director of Index Funds & ETF at Societe Generale Asset Management AI, where he developed the index management business including passive funds, ETFs, index-enhanced and alternative beta products since 2004. He introduced in 2005 the first range of structured ETFs in Europe (leveraged, short and capital protected). Prior to this, he worked for 14 years with SG Corporate & Investment Banking, holding various executive and management positions within the Equity Capital Markets business line.
François holds a Masters in Economy and post-Masters degrees in Money & Finance from La Sorbonne and Assas universities (Paris).