Asia Pacific Executive Committee
Learn more about the Asia Pacific Executive Committee in Societe Generale.
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
Hikaru Ogata holds the role of CEO, Asia Pacific since September 2010.
Prior to joining Societe Generale, he was Global Head of Fixed Income Distribution and a member of the Fixed Income Executive Committee of BNP Paribas in Hong Kong.
Starting his career in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Goldman Sachs in New York, Hikaru held positions in the fields of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong before joining BNP Paribas' Hong Kong Branch in 1998.
At BNP Paribas, he held several positions: firstly as Head of Derivatives Marketing Group, Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, then Head of the Japanese Fixed Income Sales and finally as Head of Japan Fixed Income business.
Hikaru is a graduate of Brown University in Providence Rhode Island.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific
Based in Hong Kong, Eric Rabin is the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Information Officer of Asia-Pacific since October 2018.
Prior to that, he was the deputy COO and then COO of Global Markets for the past 10 years. As such, he was instrumental in the development of Markets activities and in the management of the different regulatory and internal projects. He was first based in Paris, then in London.
He started his career at Societe Generale, in 1986, when he joined the Inspection department; there, he led missions on Markets and on Information Technology and later joined the management team. In 1996, he moved to what is now Global Banking & Investor Solutions division as Deputy head of Operations where he was in charge of major projects like the creation of the Euro and the creation of middle-offices. He joined the Equity Derivatives department in 2000 as the Head of a start-up incubator and pursued as head of Organization and Information Systems in 2002. He then embraced the Chief Operating Office activities, as COO for Lyxor in 2007.
Eric is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique.
Head of Global Markets in Asia Pacific
Based in Hong Kong, Jerome Niddam is responsible for driving and overseeing the Global Market business of Societe Generale in Asia Pacific.
Jerome joined Societe Generale Paris in 2004 as a Financial Engineer in the Equity Derivatives Department. He relocated to New York in 2006, before taking up the post of Head of Financial Engineering for Japan in 2008. He was later appointed Head of Pricing and New Products for Cross Asset Solutions in Asia Pacific, and most recently Head of Financial Engineering, Global Markets, Asia Pacific, before assuming the current role.
Jerome graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, and holds a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Institut de Science Financiere et d’Assurances as well as a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique.
Group Country Head for Singapore; Head of South East Asia and India
Pascal took on the role of Head of Southeast Asia and Group Country Head, Singapore when he moved to Singapore in September 2012.
Prior to that, he was the Regional Chief Operating Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in the Asia Pacific region, where he led the Global Business Services Group since January 2010. He joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in Hong Kong in June 2009 as Chief Operating Officer for Global Markets, Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Societe Generale, Pascal spent most of his career at Bear Stearns as a Senior Managing Director and in various international assignments in Hong Kong, Dublin and London. Pascal also spent a short period at JP Morgan Hong Kong. He started his career at Banque Indosuez, in Djibouti, Mumbai and Tokyo.
Pascal is a graduate of Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) with a specialisation in Finance.
Group Country Head for China; Chairman for Societe Generale (China) Limited
Pierre-Yves Bonnet is Chairman for Societe Generale (China) Limited since March 2018 and Group Country Head for China since September 2018.
He was appointed Global Head of Financial Institutions Group in April 2012 and was formerly Global Head of Strategic and Acquisition Finance, since 2008. Pierre-Yves joined Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Equity Capital Markets origination team in 2001 where he was Managing Director, responsible for the Financial Institutions, Automotive, Infrastructure and Real Estate sectors. He previously spent two years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and prior to that, he spent four years as a government official within the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Pierre-Yves Bonnet, Finance Inspector, graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and attended the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Head of Global Finance, Asia Pacific
Stephen joined Societe Generale Group in London in 1987 before moving to Paris to launch the bank's Continental European (ex-France) Leverage Finance activity. In 1997 he moved to Syndication firstly in Paris and then from 2006 based in London to run the European Loan Syndication business. During this time, Stephen was an active Board Member of the Loan Markets Association in London. In 2008, Stephen was appointed Global Head of the bank's Leveraged and Non Investment Grade Origination business with responsibility for LBOs and TMT Financing and a global mandate. In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Head of Global Syndicate with responsibility for the Bank's loans and bonds businesses.
Stephen took on the role of Head of Global Finance for Asia Pacific in January 2017. Global Finance encompasses all of Societe Generale’s financing business lines ranging from Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Export Finance and Asset-based financing to Acquisition Finance, Debt Capital Markets and Syndication.
Stephen graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages.