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Philippe Heim: Upbeat on emerging Europe

As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our May CEE focus.

In late February, Société Générale revealed plans to sell its subsidiaries in the Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro to OTP. The announcement marked the end of a three-year process that has seen the French group exit nine markets in central and eastern Europe.

That leaves the bank with three operations in the region: Komercni Banka in Czech Republic and BRD in Romania – both of which rank third by assets in their respective markets – and Rosbank in Russia.

The three subsidiaries are under the aegis of Philippe Heim, Société Générale’s former CFO, who last year was appointed deputy chief executive with responsibility for international operations.