Societe Generale reshuffles Swiss private banking head

Olivier Lecler has been appointed CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Suisse (SGPBS).

He succeeds Yves Thieffry who was holding the role since 2012 and becomes chairman of the administration board of SGPBS.

Lecler was hitherto deputy CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Suisse. He will chair the executive committee of the company and will be a member of the executive committee of Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB).

Thieffry succeeds Guillaume Lejoindre, who leaves the company after eight years developing the group private banking business in Switzerland.

Lecler joined Societe Generale in 1996 where he was first responsible for strategic analysis within the business development team.

In 1999, he was appointed financial and business development director of SG’s subsidiary Fimatex (now Boursorama) and became deputy CEO in 2003.

In 2006, he joined SGAM where he held a number of executive roles including CEO of SGAM Banque until 2008.

Lecler was appointed deputy CEO of SGAM and CEO of SGAM AI in June 2008 before being named chief operating officer of asset management and investors services of Societe Generale in 2009.

Lecler has also been CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco and deputy CEO of SGBT, in charge of the private bank business in Luxembourg.

As for Thieffry, he joined the group as inspector in 1982 and held several positions such as CEO of Societe Generale Madrid and head of Human Resources of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.

In 2007, he was appointed deputy CEO of Société Générale Private Banking and became in 2011, a member of its executive committee in charge of overseeing Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco and Middle-East’s businesses.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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