Head of Global Finance & Head of Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance
Pierre Palmieri has been appointed Head of Global Finance as of 3 January 2012. He was previously Deputy Head of Global Finance (formerly Capital Raising and Financing) since April 2008. Prior to that, he was Global co-Head of Natural Resources and Energy Financing.
Pierre Palmieri began his career at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1987 in the Export Finance department. Then he took the responsibility for a finance engineering team. In 1994 he joined the commodities finance team and was appointed Global Head of Structured Commodity finance in 2001. His responsibilities were broadened in 2003 to include the mining sector and again in 2005 to include trade finance activities. Pierre is a member of Societe Generale Group Management Committee since January 2011.
Pierre Palmieri is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Tours.
Head of Coverage and Investment Banking
Thierry d’Argent is Co-Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking Division as of March 1st 2015.
He was formerly Global Head of Corporate Finance since April 2012. He joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in 2009, as Managing Director and member of the M&A Executive Committee, and was Global Head of Merger and Acquisitions since 2010. Previously, he was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, member of the J.P. Morgan’s European Advisory leadership core team and of the firm’s management committee in France. He started his career as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman in London and was deputy Cabinet Director in the Brussels Federal Government between 1991 and 1992. Then he worked at Barings, latterly as Director, in Paris. He joined J.P. Morgan in 1998. Between 2001 and 2008, Thierry headed J.P. Morgan’s French Mergers & Acquisition franchise.
Thierry d’Argent graduated summa cum laude from the Solvay Business School and the University of Brussels.
Head of Global Markets
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
Frank Drouet is named Head of Global Markets in April 2016. He was previously Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific since January 2012.
He joined Societe Generale Group in 1990, initially working in Basket Trading in Tokyo and then in Zurich as Equity Option Market Maker. He transferred to Paris in 1996 to take up the position of Head of Warrants Trading. He was appointed Head of Derivatives Trading, Hong Kong in 1997, then moved to Tokyo as Head of Equity Derivatives in Asia in 2003. From 2005, he took up the position of Head of Volatility Trading Europe in the Equity Derivatives division based in Paris. He went back to Asia in 2007 as Head of Equities & Derivatives based in Hong Kong, before becoming Deputy Head of Global Markets for Asia Pacific in 2009.
Frank Drouet is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Lille and has a Master’s degree from HEC.
Global Head of Securities Banking Operations
Societe Generale Securities Services
Pascal Guillot is Global Head of Securities Banking Operations and a member of SGSS' Executive Committee.
Before joining SGSS' team, Pascal Guillot has held, from August 2013 to August 2017, the position of Head of Corporate, Investment and Private Banking operations in Europe (outside France), where he led the integration of Newedge UK operations and private banking within GBS. Previously, he was responsible for the operations of Lyxor (2008-2013), COO Sales of the Equity and Index Derivatives Department (2003-2008), COO of the Commodities Department (2001-2002) and Head of SG Energie USA (1997-2001). He joined SGSS in September 2017 as Deputy Head of Securities Banking Operations, and is now Global Head of Securities Banking Operations in June 2018.
Pascal began his career at the Inspection in September 1990 and holds a degree from Sciences Po Paris and a Master's degree in Public Law.
CEO of Societe Generale Americas
Slawomir Krupa is Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Americas as of January 1st 2016.
Prior to this, he was Deputy Head of Global Finance since 2012 and Chief Executive Officer for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region since 2013.
Slawomir Krupa began his career in 1996 as an Inspector within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He left the Group in 1999 to found and run an internet start-up in the field of e-finance in Eastern Europe. He rejoined the Group in 2002 and continued his work within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He was appointed to the Management Committee of the department in 2005 and in 2007 he was appointed Chief of Staff for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009, he became Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.
Slawomir Krupa is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
Hikaru Ogata holds the role of CEO, Asia Pacific since September 2010.
Prior to joining Societe Generale, he was Global Head of Fixed Income Distribution and a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee of BNP Paribas in Hong Kong.
Starting his career in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Goldman Sachs in New York, Hikaru held positions in the fields of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong before joining BNP Paribas' Hong Kong Branch in 1998.
At BNP Paribas, he held several positions: firstly as Head of Derivatives Marketing Group, Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, then Head of the Japanese Fixed Income Sales and finally as Head of Japan Fixed Income business.
Hikaru is a graduate of Brown University in Providence Rhode Island.