Driving the evolution of smart finance
This year again, Societe Generale’s experts will participate in Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event organised by SWIFT, from October 5th to 8th. The annual conference and exhibition that usually connects more than 8,000 executives, decision makers and thought leaders from across the industry will take place virtually this year.
Dive into our expert views and discover our insights into the key issues that are discussed at Sibos. This year's Sibos theme resonates with us, our experts from transaction banking and securities services and with our clients "Driving the evolution of smart finance".
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Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions
Manager of the Service Unit Resources (Global Banking & Investor Solutions)
Cécile Bartenieff began her career in 1990 at Accenture's consulting division before joining BRED Banque Populaire in 1995 where she worked successively as an Arbitrage trader and then in sales for large Corporates. Cécile Bartenieff joined Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in 2000. She held various managerial positions within the Finance and Operations Departments before joining the COO office of Global Markets. In 2014, Cécile Bartenieff was nominated Head of Operations of Global Banking & Investor Solutions. She was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Investor Solutions on 1st June 2017.
Cécile Bartenieff holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the ESSEC Business School.
Group Chief Innovation Officer
Claire Calmejane began her career in 2006 in the Technology Transformation department of Capgemini Consulting, where she supported companies and especially financial institutions in their technological and digital transformation. Contributing to a study on the digital transformation of large companies led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011, she joined the London office of Capgemini to lead the digital centre of the Financial Services sector. Recruited in 2012 by Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Digital Delivery in the Online Services Department, she was appointed Innovation Director and set up the Innovation Labs and the Digital Academy before being appointed Risk Transformation Director at Lloyds Banking Group.
In September 2018, Claire Calmejane joined Societe Generale as Group Chief Innovation Officer.
Claire Calmejane studied IT Engineering with a degree from the École pour l'informatique et les techniques avancées (EPITA) and a Masters degree from the HEC French school of management.
Deputy Head of Trade Services
Global Transaction Banking - Societe Generale
Marie-Laure Gastellu is Deputy Head of Trade Services since November 2016. Engaged in the transformation of trade finance, she is an executive banker with 30 years of experience in banking, transformation, innovation and management of large French and international teams.
Marie-Laure joins Societe Generale in 1989 within the internal consulting department. In 1994, she takes responsibility for a portfolio of corporate clients in Paris and then in New York, and runs SG Americas’ Marketing division from 2001 to 2004.
Until 2006, Marie-Laure is Global COO of Societe Generale’s division for corporate clients and investors, and then Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO Daniel Bouton between 2006 and 2009.
Her return to the client segment takes her to southern Paris as Regional Head for the Yvelines region until 2013 and then as Managing Director of the Paris Rive-Gauche Corporate business center.
Since 2016, Marie-Laure is Deputy Head of Societe Generale’s Trade Services division.
Marie-Laure is a graduate of the ESLSCA business school.
- "Learning to love the trade ecosystem" Societe Generale’s expert view for Sibos London, September 2019
- "Societe Generale : we.trade available for all Societe Generale clients", MarketScreener, 18 April 2019
- "Le plan de route de Maersk passe par le "trade finance" , L’Agefi Hebdo, 28 February 2019
- "Societe Generale supports its clients to benefit from the world growth", interview on BFM TV (French information TV channel), May 2018 (audio podcast also available here)
Head of Interbank Relationships
Global Transaction Banking - Societe Generale
After graduating in ESCP-EAP Master Degree in Finance and Marketing, Frantz Teissèdre joined Societe Generale Group in 1996 as a financial controller of the International Department.
In 1998, he was appointed as SG Group’s Investment Bank Division financial analyst in the insurance and banking sector. In 2002 he moved to Fiditalia SpA, one of SG Group’s largest financial services companies. He was then in charge of commercial development. In 2008, he was appointed head of Fiditalia National Partnerships and Communication Division and was subsequently nominated member of Fiditalia’s executive committee.
In 2012, he joined SG Groups’ Global Transaction and Payment Services Division as Deputy Head of the Interbank Relationships Department.
In 2014, he is appointed Head of SG Interbank Relationships Department.
Frantz Teissèdre is acting as SG Group shareholder/member representative at EBA Clearing, Euro Banking Association, CLS Holdings AG, Groupement des Utilisateurs de SWIFT en France (GUF), Comité Français d'Organisation et de Normalisation Bancaires (CFONB) and at the European Payments Council (EPC).
Frantz is CORE-FR payment system (STET) SG Group Direct Participant Representative.
He is the President of the Cellule de Crise de Liquidité euro (CCP-L) of the French interbanking Place.
He is also acting as Board member and Audit Finance Committee Chair of EBICS Scrl and as CFONB Treasurer.
- Frantz Teissèdre is acting for Societe Generale Group as shareholder/representative member at EBA Clearing, Euro Banking Association, “Groupement des Utilisateurs de SWIFT en France” (GUF), the “Comité Français d'Organisation et de Normalisation Bancaires” (CFONB) and at the European Payments Council (EPC).
- Frantz is a Direct Participant Representative for Societe Generale Group in the SEPA EU payment system (STET).
- He is the President of the “Cellule de Crise de Liquidité euro” (CCP-L) of the French Interbanking Place.
- He is also acting as Board Member and Audit Finance Committee Chair of EBICS Scrl and as CFONB Treasurer.
- “Fighting fraud in real-time payments: a balancing act”, Societe Generale’s expert view for Sibos Sydney, September 2018
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