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Societe Generale announces senior appointments in South Korea

Societe Generale announces the appointment of Andrew Kim as Chief Country Officer, Korea and Branch Manager of Societe Generale Seoul Branch. Following this appointment, Jey Hyung Rhee will replace him as Head of Debt Capital Markets (DCM), Korea, and Gun-Suk Chai will replace Andrew as Head of Financial Institutions Group, Korea.

Based in Seoul, Andrew Kim will report to Hikaru Ogata, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Societe Generale. Andrew will lead the next stage of development for Societe Generale’s franchise in Korea.  He replaces Raphael Cheminat who will take on another position within the Group. Currently working under SG Securities Korea, Andrew will be transferred to Societe Generale Seoul Branch on 1 June. His appointment as Branch Manager, will be effective from 1 August, subject to regulatory approval.

In his new role, Jey Hyung Rhee will report to Laurent Morel, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Advisory, Asia Pacific. Based in Seoul, he will continue to develop the DCM business and maintain the services and relationship with our clients in Korea. His appointment will be effective from 1 June.

In his new role, Gun-Suk Chai will report to Olivier Vercaemer, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Asia Pacific. Based in Seoul, he will further grow this business by maintaining and expanding the relationships with key financial institutions. His appointment will be effective from 1 June.

Both Jey Hyung Rhee and Gun-Suk Chai work under SG Securities Korea and have a local reporting line to Inhwan Oh, Chief Executive Officer of SG Securities Korea.

These appointments reinforce Societe Generale’s commitment to build on its footprint in Korea, which is one of the Bank’s key markets in the Asia Pacific region.