Olivier Lecler appointed CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking in Switzerland

Olivier Lecler has been appointed CEO of Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA (SGPBS) with immediate effect. Succeeding Yves Thieffry, he takes charge of the management and development of the activities of SGPBS and its subsidiaries.

Previously deputy CEO of the company, Olivier Lecler will chair the SGPBS executive committee and becomes a member of the executive committee of Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB). He will further develop the strategy launched by his predecessor, pursuing the refocusing of SGPBS’s business and establishing a new, targeted growth dynamic.

Yves Thieffry has been appointed chairman of the board of SGPBS. He succeeds Guillaume Lejoindre, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside the Societe Generale group, and whom SGPB wishes to thank for the eight years he has dedicated to developing the group’s private banking business in Switzerland. The appointment of Yves Thieffry, with his experience and knowledge of the local market, emphasises both the strategic continuity and commitment of SGPB in Switzerland.

Jean-François Mazaud, Head of Societe Generale Private Banking, says: “With his 20 years of experience within the Societe Generale group and his track record of success in the private banking field, Olivier Lecler brings a broad range of capabilities to his new position. As he takes on this challenge, SGPBS will benefit from the strength of the relationships he has built with the bank’s clients and on the exceptional quality and motivation of the teams he leads. The Societe Generale group, with its well-recognised expertise and a historic presence in the country since 1897, has ambitious aims for its private banking business in Switzerland, a key market for the Group.”