Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Appoints Global Markets Heads of Sales in Asia to Reinforce Client Focused Model
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the appointments of Heads of Global Markets Sales in Japan, Korea, Greater China and Southeast Asia, with effect from May 18.
- Hideaki Takahashi is appointed Head of Global Markets Sales, Japan.
- Inhwan Oh is appointed Head of Global Markets Sales for SG Securities Korea.
- William Huang is appointed Head of Global Markets Sales, Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) with the support of Charles Gu, who is appointed Head of Global Markets Sales, China.
- Arnaud Lhoste is appointed Head of Global Markets Sales, Southeast Asia.
Consistent with the announcement of the new organization of the bank’s Global Markets activities, these appointments also aim at further aligning SG CIB’s organisation with clients’ own setup.
This new regional sales organization enables the bank to:
- Organize seamless and optimum client coverage with a fully integrated offer across products and asset classes
- Ensure consistency in terms of product offering as well as risk and resource management locally
- Foster commercial synergies to better answer client needs
Hideaki Takahashi, Head of Global Markets Sales, Japan
Over the past years, Hideaki Takahashi has contributed to the success and recognition of our cross asset solutions platform in Japan. Based in Tokyo, Hideaki Takahashi will have direct oversight on all our client initiatives in Japan,adding the supervision of Flow Equity Sales and Flow Fixed Income Sales teams to his current mandate with a mission to further consolidate and align our client coverage, and further grow our Global Market product penetration with Japanese clients. Hideaki reports locally to Koji Shimamoto, Head of Global Markets Japan and regionally to Yann Garnier, Head of Global Market Sales and Deputy Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific.
Inhwan Oh, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Global Markets and Head of Global Markets Sales for SG Securities Korea
Based in Seoul, Inhwan Oh expands his mandate to cover Equities & Derivatives activities and oversees all Global Markets’ client initiatives in Korea with an objective to further consolidate the sales function, align client coverage and further grow Global Markets’ product reach to Korean clients.
Mr. Oh continues to report to both Yann Garnier for sales activities and to Frank Drouet, Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific in his role as head of Global Markets for SG Securities Korea.
William Huang, Head of Global Markets Sales, Greater China
Based in Hong Kong, William Huang is tasked to capture further growth opportunities across the
Greater China region (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong). He continues to report to Yann Garnier. He
was previously Head of Greater China Sales for the Cross Asset Solutions Group with a focus on
Financial Institution clients.
Charles Gu, Head of Global Markets Sales, China
Based in Shanghai, Charles Gu will aim at accelerating the development of Global Markets’ Financial Institutions business in China. He reports to William Huang and Samuel Henry for the Corporate activities. Charles was most recently Head of China Corporate Sales.
Arnaud Lhoste, Head of Global Markets Sales, Southeast Asia
Based in Singapore, Arnaud’s main objective is to expand Global Markets’ Southeast Asia client
franchise by maximizing commercial efforts and extending client acquisition across the region, with a primary focus on the Financial Institutions space. He reports to Yann Garnier. Most recently, Arnaud worked in Global Markets’ Cross Asset Solutions Group in Europe where he has developed a strong client franchise in particular with large Insurance companies.