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Olivier Lecler appointed CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking in Switzerland

Olivier Lecler has been appointed CEO of Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA (SGPBS) with immediate effect. He succeeds Yves Thieffry.

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Previously Deputy CEO of the company, Olivier Lecler will chair the SGPBS Executive Committee and become a member of the Executive Committee of Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB). Pursuing the development of the strategy put in place by his predecessor, his mission will be to continue to refocus SGPBS’ business and establish a new, targeted momentum for growth.

Yves Thieffry has been appointed Chairman of the Board of SGPBS. He succeeds Guillaume Lejoindre, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside Societe Generale group, and whom SGPB wishes to thank for the eight years he has dedicated to developing the group’s private banking business in Switzerland. The appointment of Yves Thieffry, with his experience and knowledge of the local market, underlines both the continuity of SGPBS’ strategy and its long-term commitment to Switzerland.

Jean-François Mazaud, Head of Societe Generale Private Banking, states: “With his 20 years of experience within Societe Generale group and his track record of success in private banking, Olivier Lecler brings the full range of his know-how to his new position. To achieve its goal, SGPBS will benefit from the strength of the relationships he has built with his clients and will be able to count on the exceptional quality and motivation of his teams. Societe Generale group, with its recognised expertise and historic presence in the country since 1897, has significant ambitions for its private banking business in Switzerland, a key market for the Group.



Olivier Lecler started his career in 1992 at INSEE (French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) as editor of the INSEE Bulletin on the macro-economic situation.

In 1996, he joined Societe Generale group as Strategic Studies Manager in the Finance and Development Department. In 1999, he was appointed Finance and Development Director of Fimatex, subsidiary which is Boursorama today, of which he became Deputy Managing Director in 2003.

Olivier Lecler then joined SGAM group in 2006, first as Head of Finance and Operations, then as deputy to the Deputy General Manager, Operations. Until May 2008, he was Chairman & CEO of SGAM Banque, specialised in structuring for alternative investments. In June 2008, Olivier Lecler became Chief Operating Officer of SGAM and CEO of SGAM AI, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Global Investment Management & Services division in 2009.From January 2011, he was CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco, and he became Managing Director of Societe Generale Bank & Trust, in charge of private banking activities in Luxembourg in January 2013. Olivier Lecler has been deputy CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland since August 2015.

Olivier Lecler is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE (Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance).

Yves Thieffry joined the Internal Audit Department of Societe Generale group in 1982 and became Deputy Head of the Services Department of the Large Corporate Division in 1992.

He was appointed General Manager of Banco Supervielle Societe Generale in Argentina in 1995 and General Manager of Societe Generale in Madrid in 1998.In January 2002, he took on the role of Head of Human Resources for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In 2007 Yves Thieffry was appointed Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking, and in 2011, he became a member of the private bank’s Executive Committee in charge of supervising Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco and the Middle East.

In 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA.

Yves Thieffry is a graduate of the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Next Finance March 2016

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