Societe Generale Private Banking appoints Olivier Gougeon as Chief Executive Officer for South Asia

Societe Generale Private Banking has appointed Olivier Gougeon as Chief Executive Officer for South Asia, effective 1 September 2010. Based in Singapore, the regional hub of Societe Generale Private Banking (Asia-Pacific)*, he replaces Pierre-F. Baer who will be taking up a new role within Societe Generale Group. Olivier Gougeon becomes a member of the Global and Asia Pacific Executive Committees of the private bank.

Olivier Gougeon will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Singapore office and pursuing the growth strategy of the private bank in South Asia alongside Alex Fung, Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong & North Asia, and Patrick Dreyfuss, Regional Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to this appointment, Olivier Gougeon had been Global Head of Wealth Planning and Fiduciary Services centre of expertise for the private bank since 2007. Based in London (UK), Olivier Gougeon was responsible for a team of nearly 240 experts in Wealth Planning and Fiduciary Services covering 14 countries.

Since its establishment in 1998 in Asia, Societe Generale Private Banking has become a leading player in the Asian wealth management industry. Going forward, the private bank intends to continue its expansion in the region, providing a high-quality client service to meet business needs.

Olivier Gougeon, 44, joined Societe Generale Group in 1992. He started his career working for the bank’s Inspection department before being appointed Deputy Managing Director of SGPB Hambros Bank and Trust in the Bahamas in 1999. In 2004 he moved to SGPB Hambros in London to take charge of trust and wealth planning activities for corporate and institutional clients covering Great Britain, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and the Bahamas. He then extended these responsibilities to the private clients in 2006.

Olivier Gougeon is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”) in Paris and has a Masters in European business law from the University of Paris Sorbonne.


*Legal name: Societe Generale Bank and Trust (Singapore Branch)