Societe Generale announces the appointment of Bertrand Cozzarolo as Head of Societe Generale Private Banking effective as of February 1st, 2023. He will report to Sébastien Proto, Deputy General Manager in charge of the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord, Private Banking networks and their Innovation, Technology and IT division. He will replace Patrick Folléa, who has decided to exercise his right to retirement, and to pursue new challenges outside the banking industry.
Bertrand Cozzarolo, who is currently Head of Sales and Marketing of Societe Generale Retail Banking in France, steps in with a rich career of 19 years within the Group. He brings with him international experience, knowledge of the world of business and entrepreneurs, and his active involvement in digital transformation. These qualities will enable him to follow through on current projects, while tackling Societe Generale Private Banking’s growth and innovation challenges in the years to come.
As part of this governance change, Olivier Paccalin and Mathieu Vedrenne have been appointed as Deputy Heads of Societe Generale Private Banking. They will both maintain their current responsibilities, respectively as Head of Sales and Solutions, and Head of Private banking France.
Bertrand Cozzarolo and Mathieu Vedrenne are members of the Group management committee.
“We would like to warmly thank Patrick for his commitment and outstanding contribution to the development of our private bank. For more than 16 years, Patrick vested all his energy into expanding Societe Generale Private Banking in France and Europe, by expertly spearheading strategic projects to both strengthen the profitability of the business and bolster synergies with other business units. I am very pleased with the appointment of Bertrand Cozzarolo who, through his background and experience, will be able to follow through on current projects while tackling Societe Generale Private Banking ‘s growth and innovation challenges in the years to come ” Said Sébastien Proto, Deputy General Manager in charge of the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord, Private Banking networks and their Innovation, Technology and IT division.