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Societe Generale Appoints New Group Country Heads

May 21, 2018, 07:20 AM

Societe Generale announced it has appointed new Group Country Heads in Canada, Brazil and Mexico.

Francis Repka was appointed, effective May 1, as Chief Country Officer for Societe Generale in Canada effective May 1, reporting to Slawomir Krupa, CEO, SG Americas. He replaces Pierre Matuszewski, an executive for Societe Generale in Canada for the past 20 years, nine of which as country manager. Matuszewski is retiring from the bank.

Repka was previously Chief Country Officer for Brazil, a position he had held since May 2012. Prior to that, he was Chief Country Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in Germany. He has also held positions with the bank in Hong Kong and Paris.

Luis Sainz was appointed Chief Country Officer for Brazil, replacing Repka in this role effective Aug. 1. In the interim, Brazil Chief Operating Officer Vincent Chardot will assume the role of acting Chief Country Officer for Brazil.

Sainz was previously Country Head for Societe Generale in Mexico, a position he has held since October 2010. He first joined Societe Generale as part of the Corporate Finance team in Dallas and has also worked with the Bank in New York and Paris. He will report directly to Krupa.

Jose Antonio Merigo, who has been with Societe Generale in Mexico since 2014, is replacing Sainz as Country Head for Societe Generale in Mexico effective July 1. Merigo will report to Guido van Hauwermeiren, Head of Coverage and Investment Banking, Americas.

The appointments are Subject to necessary approvals from the respective immigration offices and local regulators

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Its operations include fleet leasing services and equipment finance solutions.

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