Société générale

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  • N° 3 of banks in France (by assets)
  • N° 18 of banks in the world (by assets)

Profits and dividends (million €)

Wages and turnover (2021, million €)


CEO pay

3,04 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

39 (2021)


56 % of employees 27 % of executive committee (2021)

Lobbying expenses declared

1,5 -1.7 million € (Paris and Brussels, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

16,9 % (2019)

Greenhouse gas emissions declared (without financed emissions)

191 thousand tons eqCO2 (2021)
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  • Headquarters 29, boulevard Haussmann, Paris
  • Leadership Frédéric Oudéa (CEO since 2008), Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (chairman of the board since 2015)
  • Shareholders Capital Group (7.65%), BlackRock (7.1%), employees (6.65%), Amundi (5.04%), Caisse des dépôts et consignations (2.19%)
  • Board members Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (chairman of the board, ex Snam), Frédéric Oudéa (CEO), William Connelly (ex ING), Jérôme Contamine (ex Total, Sanofi, Veolia), Diane Côté (ex London Stock Exchange Group), Kyra Hazou (administrator of companies), France Houssaye (workers representative), Annette Messemer (ex Commerzbank, JP Morgan, Merril Lynch), Gérard Mestrallet (ex Engie), Juan Maria Nin Génova (ex Santander, Sabadell, La Caixa), Henri Poupart-Lafarge (Alstom), Johan Praud (workers representative), Lubomira Rochet (administrator of companies, JAB Holding, ex L’Oréal), Alexandra Schaapveld (administrator of companies), Sébastien Wetter (shareholding employees representative), Jean-Bernard Lévy (censor, EDF).
  • Key subsidiaries Crédit du Nord, Boursorama
  • Main countries France, Czech Republic, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, United Kingdom, Luxembourg

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