State Street appoints new country head for France from Societe Generale

Custodian brings in sales executive with 20 years of experience in investment banking, from capital market to asset management and post-trade services.

By Jonathan Watkins

State Street has appointed Societe Generale Securities Services’ former global head of sales, marketing and solutions, Christophe Baurand, as its country head of France.  

Baurand joins after nearly seven years at the French custodian. 

Prior to this he also worked for Lyxor Asset Management, where he was global head of business development, and Societe Generale CIB where he was the head of sales of equity derivatives for Switzerland and Benelux.  

Reporting to Denis Dollaku, executive management board member of State Street Bank International, Baurand will be responsible for leading the design and execution of State Street’s growth and client relationship strategy in France, strengthening the company’s local network, as well as driving business in the region.  

“We are delighted to welcome Christophe to State Street, to build on the already strong foundation we have in France,” said Dollaku. “His extensive on-the-ground experience will be invaluable for our continued growth in the EMEA region, and Christophe’s strong competencies and strategic vision will be vital in continuing to effectively meet our clients’ evolving needs.” 

Societe Generale has already moved to replace Baurand, naming Alexandra Chauvel and Gildas Le Treut as co-directors of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions (CMS). 

They report to David Abitbol, head of Societe Generale Securities Services.