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Societe Generale Private Banking appoints a regional Chief Investment Officer for Middle East


Societe Generale Private Banking has appointed Philippe Boutron as Regional Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Middle East. Boutron will report to Eddy Abramo, Chief Executive Officer for Middle East, Societe Generale Private Banking.

Boutron will lead the Investment Strategy implementation and will chair the local Asset Allocation Committee. He will also be responsible for developing and managing the local Investment products & services offering dedicated to Middle East clients.

Boutron, 40, began his career with Societe Generale in 1993 within the French Retail Banking network, where he held different marketing and business development positions. In 1999, he joined Societe Generale Asset Management to be Portfolio Manager within the Wealth Management Division. In 2005, he joined Societe Generale Private Banking as Investment Process Manager. In 2007, Boutron was appointed Head of Investment Strategy for Societe Generale Private Banking.

A French national, Boutron holds two Masters of Science in Finance and Portfolio Management from the Clermont-Ferrand University and is a graduate of Toulouse Business School. He is also a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies).

Present in the Middle East since 2006, Societe Generale Private Banking has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. It was rated “The best investment advisory service” in 2010 by Banker Middle East magazine,which clearly demonstrates the ability of its teams to develop innovative tailored solutions that meets the expectations of wealthy and highly demanding clientele.

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