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Allons enfants de la SG!

Can Bouton’s unique vision drive SG forward?

“Our CIB has a very entrepreneurial spirit, which is also the explanation of our development in retail banking”

From public service to private banking

Jean-Pierre Mustier, SG “There were no hired guns, and I think that was very important for the bank” Jean-Pierre Mustier

Société Générale’s senior managers are, without exception, French, career-long employees of a company in which they have regularly switched between divisions and regions.

It’s a fact that many outsiders use to illustrate why SG cannot compete with other global players. But SG insiders see it as a strength of the institution, one that reflects the history and culture of the bank and gives it a unique identity that allows it to thrive in its chosen areas.

The career of Jean-Pierre Mustier, CEO of the corporate and investment bank, is a classic example of the SG lifer. He has the classic French academic background that is the backbone of the derivatives departments of investment banks – and not just French ones – with degrees in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines.

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