SocGen appoints new Chief Sustainability Officer


Société Générale has announced the appointment of Hacina Py as the Group's new Head of Sustainability

Photo: The French bank has announced a new CSO to lead the bank's global CSR efforts
Photo: The French bank has announced a new CSO to lead the bank's global CSR efforts

PARIS, October 01, 2021 -- France's 3rd largest bank, Societe Generale has announced the appointment of Hacina Py as Societe Generale Group's Chief Sustainability Officer as of 20 October 2021. She will also join the Group Management Committee. Demonstrating the central part of CSR in the Group's strategy, the Chief Sustainability Officer will report directly to General Management as of 1 January 2022, under the supervision of Diony Lebot, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Hacina Py replaces Sylvie Préa, who will assist her in her new position as Senior Advisor until the end of 2021, before engaging into skills-based sponsorship missions within non-governmental organisations.

Hacina Py has been Global Head of Export Finance and Impact Finance Solutions for Global Banking and Investor Solutions for several years.

Hacina Py has been appointed CSO at SocGen
Hacina Py has been appointed CSO at SocGen

Frédéric Oudéa, Societe Generale Group Chief Executive Officer said: 

"We're very happy for Hacina Py to take over as Chief Sustainability Officer. We are committed to acting as a true leader on CSR issues, by supporting our clients in jointly building more inclusive and sustainable paths for our economies. We have put CSR at the heart of the Group's strategy. It will be one of the three pillars of our next strategic plan for 2025. Hacina's experience will be instrumental to make sure those issues are at the core of our business development and reinforce our positive impact. I would also like to extend my warmest thanks to Sylvie Préa. She has worked for the bank for 36 years and her faultless commitment has made a decisive contribution to the Group's CSR progress over the past years."

Complete Biography of Hacina Py

Hacina Py joined Societe Generale in 1995 and has developed as a seasoned banker through various positions, both in structured finance and in corporate roles.

Hacina was appointed Global Head of Export Finance in 2015. She led the transformation of the business line with a strong sustainability focus and took over the position of Head of Impact Finance Solutions in 2019.

Hacina Py graduated from the EM Strasbourg business school and studied finance at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

About Société Générale

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world's societies and economies, Societe Generale and its teams seek to build, day after day, together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions. 

Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 133,000 members of staff in 61 countries and supports on a daily basis 30 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions.