Group Country Head of Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia
Raphael Cheminat was appointed Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of South East Asia on 8 September 2021. In his current role, Raphael is responsible for Societe Generale’s Corporate and Investment Banking business in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.
With almost 25 years of experience at Societe Generale, Raphael has developed a deep knowledge of Corporate, Institutional, Retail and Investment Banking. He has worked in multiple locations including Europe, the United States, and in Asia, where he has held Country Head roles in Japan and South Korea.
Raphael joined Societe Generale in 1998, starting in the Audit department of Corporate and Investment Banking in Paris and then New York. In 2003, he moved to International Retail Banking in Bulgaria where he was Head of the Inspection department. He then relocated to Hong Kong in 2006 to join the Compliance department covering the Global Markets’ Equity businesses. In 2009, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and was responsible for strategic business development initiatives across Asia.
He was appointed Chief Country Officer for South Korea in 2012, before taking on the position of Group Country Head for Japan in 2016, and then relocating to Singapore for his current role.
Raphael holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille and a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.
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