Societe Generale appoints Sayan Das to lead financial institutions coverage in India

Societe Generale announces the appointment of Sayan Das as Head of Financial Institutions Group in India, with effect from January 18, 2016.

Based in Mumbai, Sayan reports to Evelyne Collin, Chief Executive and Country Officer for India, and regionally to Jitendra Kamdar, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Southeast Asia and India.

In this newly-created role, Sayan will be driving the coverage of Financial Institutions in India. He will be mandated to grow our business with Indian banks, non-banking financial institutions and asset management companies and provide an integrated offering across flow markets, debt capital markets, transaction services to them.

Sayan is a banker with 20 years of experience in Financial Institution coverage, specializing in debt capital markets, flow markets, and transaction service products.

The Societe Generale Group has been present in India since 1978. Today, it employs over 4,800 staff across its various entities in the country. For its institutional and corporate customers comprising of both large Indian clients and multinationals, Societe Generale offers a range of banking and financial services : commercial banking, structured finance & advisory, commodity hedging, derivatives & money markets, payments & cash management, trade finance & correspondent banking through its branches in Mumbai, Delhi and Sanand (Gujarat). The Group through its various affiliates also operates a broking & securities business in Mumbai, a leasing and fleet management business across major metros and an offshore development centre located in Bangalore and Chennai.


Sayan Das joins Societe Generale India from the RBS / ABN AMRO Group where he had spent 15 years in the company. He was the Head of the Financial Institutions business and had been instrumental in setting up a strong Financial Institutions franchise at RBS. Prior to heading the Financial Institutions business, Sayan had also been a senior banker on the large corporate coverage side with RBS / ABN AMRO Group where he had done a host of debt capital market / loan and equity capital market transactions across sectors such as oil and gas, aviation, steel and telecommunications. He brings with him an extensive experience in debt capital markets, flow markets, and transaction service products.

Sayan is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.