Societe Generale Private Banking has appointed Yves Thieffry as chief executive of Societe Generale Private Banking (Suisse).
He is responsible for the management and development of Societe Generale Private Banking (Suisse) and its subsidiaries.
Thieffry (pictured) succeeds Guillaume Lejoindre, who becomes chairman of the board of directors of Societe Generale Private Banking (Suisse), replacing Jean-François Mazaud, head of Societe Generale Private Banking, who remains a member of the board in Switzerland and becomes its vice president. Lejoindre continues to bring his strategic vision to the business and contributes to the image of the private bank in the Swiss financial market place.
Societe Generale Private Banking (Suisse) benefits from Thieffry’s deep knowledge of the private bank’s international activities as well as Lejoindre’s experience of the Swiss market.
Thieffry joined the inspection department of Societe Generale group in 1982 and became deputy head of the business services division in 1992. He was then appointed general manager of Banco Supervielle Societe Generale in Argentina in 1995 and general manager of Societe Generale in Madrid in 1998. In 2002, Thieffry was appointed head of human resources for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, before becoming its chief operating officer in 2003. He has been deputy chief executive of Societe Generale Private Banking since 2007.
Lejoindre began his career in 1974 at Banque Indosuez in Paris. Following an international career with the bank in Europe, Asia and the US, he was appointed managing director of Indosuez in Korea in 1995, then managing director of Credit Agricole Indosuez Japan in 1997. From 1999, Lejoindre was director for private banking clients at Credit Agricole (Suisse). He joined Societe Generale Private Banking (Suisse) as deputy chief executive officer in 2008, becoming chief executive officer in January 2009.