Head of Global Transaction & Payment Services
Pascal Auge has been Head of Global Transaction & Payment Services since march 2013. He was before Head of Global Transaction Banking since 2012, supervising Societe Generale's four Global Transaction Banking business lines: corporate cash management, cash clearing and correspondent banking, global trade finance and factoring. He was as well Deputy Head of Global Transaction & Payment Services.
He began his career at Societe Generale Group in 1986. After working for 9 years at the Group internal auditing department, he joined Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) as Deputy Head of the media and telecom coverage department. In 1997 he became Deputy head for Western Europe and in 1998 he took over as Head of Corporate Banking in London, before becoming Country Head for Germany in 2001 and then for Italy in 2005. In 2007, Pascal Augé was appointed global head of human resources and a member of the Board of Directors at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009 he became Head of Western Europe for SG CIB.
Pascal Auge is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).
Head of Global Transaction Banking
Benoît Desserre, who holds a Masters degree in Finance and Business Administration, joined the Societe Generale group in 1989. In 1991, he moved to New York and then Dallas as Senior relationship manager for large US corporates. In 1995, he returned to Paris to join and promote the International Commodity Finance Department before being appointed Director of Commodities and Trade Finance in Australia. In late 2003, he joined the French retail banking branch as Deputy Head of Corporates at the Paris Etoile Entreprises branch, taking over the reins in 2009 after two years at the Saint Germain-en-Laye regional retail banking branch. In 2013, he joined Global Transaction Banking as Head of Payments and Cash Management.
Global Head of Cash Clearing Services
A graduate of the ESCEM Tours business school and the University of Ottowa, Jean-François Mazure joined Societe Generale in 1993. He held several managerial positions in the French retail network, primarily working with SME and large corporate clients. In 2011, he was appointed Senior Banker for a portfolio of key agribusiness corporate clients, mainly in the French cooperative sector. In November 2015, he became co-head of Cash Clearing Services, one of the four global business lines within SG GTB.
Global Head of Payments & Cash Management
Aurélien Viry, who holds degrees in Business Administration from ESCP and in Accounting and Finance, joined Societe Generale’s General Inspection department in 1990 and was appointed deputy head for the Group’s subsidiary in Seoul in 1996. In 1999, he became COO for the North Asian region and in 2001 he was appointed COO of SG Securities for Asia. In 2003, he returned to France to join the Global Equities and Derivatives Department as Head of the Middle Office. In 2005, he was appointed General Manager for GENEFIM, the Group’s real estate leasing subsidiary. In 2011, he joined Komercni Banka, the Group’s subsidiary in the Czech Republic, as a member of the management committee in charge of Risk.
Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Générale d'Affacturage
Since 2014, Eric Frachon has been CEO of the Compagnie Générale d'Affacturage (CGA), a wholly own subsidiary of the Société Générale group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Transaction & Payment Services
Eric is graduated of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence and holds Masters degrees in Private International Law and Banking & Finance. He started his career in the automotive industry at Renault Crédit International, where he served as Managing Director in Austria and the Netherlands. He continued his career at Volvo in the US before becoming Director General of Volvo Financial Services in France. He joined Societe Generale in 2006 as Executive Vice President of SG Equipment Finance for international activities.
Global Head of Trade Services
Agnès Joly joined Societe Generale in 1984, initially working as a junior maths expert for Export Finance and then as a FX derivative sales manager in the newly created Capital Market division. In 1991, Societe Generale created a team to help Western European companies partner with Eastern countries looking for trade and economic development and she was selected to focus on the Czech Republic and Hungary. She then went on to spend four years as human resources business partner for the Capital Market division.
In 1998, she returned to Export Finance in charge of the desks in Asia and became head of the Export
Finance business unit in Seoul from 2005 to 2009. On her return to Paris, she was appointed Coverage banker in charge of a portfolio of key clients of the bank before joining the Trade Finance division in March 2016 as deputy head in charge of commercial activities worldwide.
Agnès Joly is a graduate from HEC Business School with a master’s degree in International Business.