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Lecler appointed deputy head of Societe Generale Bank & Trust


Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) has appointed Olivier Lecler as deputy head of Societe Generale Bank & Trust, effective 1 January 2013.

In this role, Lecler (pictured) will be in charge of private banking activities in Luxembourg, replacing Claudio Bacceli, who has been appointed as SGPB’s global market manager for financial intermediaries worldwide, based in Luxembourg.

In addition, Thierry Garde has been appointed head of Societe Generale Private Banking (Monaco) SAM, replacing Lecler.

Lecler and Garde will be responsible for pursuing the development of the private bank’s wealth management activities in Luxembourg and Monaco respectively, where it has two important offices serving its clients.

Bacceli meanwhile, will coordinate and develop the relations between SGPB and Financial Intermediaries, including independent financial planners, financial investment advisers and independent asset managers all around the world.

Lecler started his career in 1992 at INSEE (French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) as editor of the INSEE Bulletin on the macro-economic situation. In 1996, he joined Societe Generale group as strategic studies manager in the finance and development division. In 1999, he was appointed finance and development director of Fimatex, subsidiary which is Boursorama today, of which he became deputy managing director in 2003. Lecler then joined SGAM group in 2006, firstly as head of finance and operations, then as deputy to the deputy general manager, operations. Until May 2008, he was chairman and chief executive of SGAM Banque, specialised in structuring for alternative investments. In June 2008, Lecler became chief operating officer of SGAM and CEO of SGAM AI, before being appointed chief operating officer of the global investment management and services division in 2009. From January 2011, he was CEO of Societe Generale Private Banking Monaco.

Garde began his career at Societe Generale in 1987 with the inspection department before becoming deputy director of the Loire and Haute-Loire branches of the French retail banking network. From 1996, he continued his career abroad, initially in Moscow, as deputy director of Vostok Bank, moving to Warsaw in 2000 as CEO of Societe Generale Poland and then to New-York in 2003 where he was responsible for European and corporate clients in North America at SG CIB. In 2006, he joined SGPB Hambros in the UK as deputy CEO, before becoming deputy CEO of SGPB Belgium in 2009.

Bacceli started his career in 1980 at Banca Commerciale Italiana (Intesa Group), where he held a number of positions in the bank’s Italian and international retail banking networks. From 1994 to 2004, he held various positions at Societe Europeenne de Banque in Luxembourg, including managing director. Bacceli joined Societe Generale Bank & Trust Luxembourg in 2005 as director, in charge of wealth planning. He was appointed deputy CEO in 2008 and head of sales in 2009. He then became deputy head of Societe Generale Bank & Trust responsible for the private banking activities.

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