Our Executive Committee
Didier Valet was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale Group in January 2017, in addition to his role as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services.
He started his career as an Analyst within the Economic and Financial Research Department of Banque Indosuez and then joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as Equity Research Analyst. In 2000, he was appointed Head of Societe Generale Securities' European Banking Research team and then became Head of Investor Relations of Societe Generale. Didier was appointed Head of Strategic Performance Management in 2007 and then went on to become Chief Financial Officer in 2008.
In January 2012, Didier was appointed Head of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, and became Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in February 2013.
Didier is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE). He also received a diploma from Société Française des Analystes Financiers (SFAF).
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.
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.
Sylvie Rémond is Co-Head of the Coverage and Investment Banking Division as of March 1st 2015.
Previously she was Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer since January 2010.
She joined Societe Generale in 1985 and held different positions in the Individual Client Division and the Large Corporate Division. She was appointed to the Structured Finance Department in 1992, first in the Acquisition Financing team and then in the Syndications group where she became co-head of the Corporate and Acquisition Finance syndication team in 2000. She joined the Risk Division in 2004 as co-head of credit risk for the Corporate and Investment Banking activity, before becoming Head in September 2008.
Sylvie Rémond is a graduate of ESC Rouen.
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.
Christophe Leblanc has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services in february 2013. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, since January 2012.
Christophe Leblanc started his career within the Inspection services of Societe Generale Group, the internal auditing and consultancy unit reporting to the Chairman Office. In 1998, he was named Deputy Chief Financial Officer of SG Cowen in New York, when Societe Generale acquired the US Broker. In 2000, he became Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Americas. In 2001, he became Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2005, he joined the equity derivatives business as Head of Resources and Sales organisation. In 2007, he became Chief Operating Officer of the Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions division. Since 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer for Global Markets.
Christophe Leblanc is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique.
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.
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.