Societe Generale strengthens private banking offer

Societe Generale is strengthening its private banking proposition across Europe with new positions and staff hires.

Giovanni Ortolani is appointed senior banker for Societe Generale’s Private Investment Banking activity in Geneva. In this newly created position, he is responsible for launching Private Investment Banking activity by developing the offer with large family holding companies and family offices in Switzerland.

Renaud Billard is appointed relationship manager in the United Kingdom for the Private Investment Banking offer. Both report to Galeazzo Pecori Giraldi, head of Private Investment Banking.

The bank said the appointments allow family holding companies and family offices to benefit from access to all expertise within the Societe Generale Group.

Ortolani was previously chief country officer for Italy since 2007. He joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking as senior banker and head of public sector coverage in Italy in 2005. He has also worked for Bankers Trust and UBS, and in 1991 was CEO of Meridiana Finanza in Rome.

Billard started his career in 1997 at CCF in Paris as a portfolio manager. In 1999 he joined Societe Generale Private Banking as a private banker on the French market. He moved to London in 2004 and in 2009 he was promoted to head of the French desk.

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