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, Asia Pacific
David Abitbol holds the role of COO, Asia Pacific since March 2014.
He joined joined Societe Generale in 1992, where he started to work as an actuary within the Finance department before joining the Asset and Liability Management Group Division where he was in charge of financial studies and funding operations.
In 1997, he moved to Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking's Operations department as Project Director for Interest Rate Derivatives, Futures and Money Market activities. In 2000, David joined the Fixed Income Business Line as Program Director to lead, among others, the LCH Swapclear market place project. In 2004, David moved back to Operations department where he held various management positions supporting Global Finance. He was appointed Global Head of the Operations department in February 2010.
David holds a Master Degree in Mathematics and Finance (Paris-Dauphine University) and a post-graduate specialization in Actuary (Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, and French Institute of Actuary).
Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific
Yann Garnier was appointed Head of Global Markets for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in Asia Pacific in April 2016. Previously, he was Deputy Head of Global Markets Asia Pacific since 2015 on top of his role as Head of Global Market Sales, Asia Pacific.
Yann joined Societe Generale in Paris in 1998 as an Equity Derivatives Marketer. He became Structured Products Sales in 2000, and was later appointed Head of Equity Derivatives Sales, Central Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa in 2007.
Yann relocated to Hong Kong in 2009 to become Head of Structured Products Sales, Global Equities and Derivatives Solutions for Asia Pacific. In July 2009, he was appointed Head of Sales for Cross Asset Solutions for Asia Pacific, additionally becoming Head of Financial Institutions & Corporate Fixed Income and Currencies Flow Sales in 2011.
Yann graduated from EDHEC Business School, and holds a Master's degree in Business Law from Paris X University.
Group Country Head for Singapore; Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, 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 Chief Country Officer, China; Chairman of Societe Generale (China) Limited
Anne Marion-Bouchacourt has been the Chairman of Societe Generale (China) Limited since the Bank's local incorporation in 2008. She was officially appointed as Group Chief Country Officer for China in July 2012 and was relocated to Beijing in September 2012.
Anne joined Societe Generale in 2004 as Head of Human Resources of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2006, she was appointed Head of Group Human Resources.
Anne started her career as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1990, she was appointed Director of PwC's Financial Services Sector. In 1999, she joined Gemini Consulting as Vice-President, Financial Service Global Market Team, and in 2002, she became the Head of Financial Service Global Market Team at Solving International.
Anne graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. She is a Chartered accountant and holds a Master's degree in Financial Management on the capital markets from Paris-Dauphine University.
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.