Chief Executive Officer of SGEF and Head of GEFA Bank
Jochen Jehmlich was appointed CEO of SGEF on 1st July 2017 and retains his role as CEO of GEFA Bank*. Following an economics degree he started as a trainee at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and specialized in corporate client business.
In 1990 Jochen Jehmlich moved to GEFA-Group and assumed several leading positions in Sales. In 2000 he was appointed Managing Director and in 2003 CEO. He was previously Deputy CEO of Societe Generale Equipement Finance since 2014.
*GEFA is the German entity of Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Odile de Saivre
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Odile de Saivre joined Societe Generale in 1997 in the Equity Capital Market team within Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking. She then spent most of her career in the Corporate and Investment Banking division notably in the Strategic and Acquisition Finance department as well as in Asset Based Finance. In 2010 she headed the Global Finance team in charge of credit risk monitoring before moving to Russia as Deputy Head of Rosbank’s Corporate Lending Department. Since 2015, Odile has been in charge of the Project Export Finance team within Global Finance’s Export Finance business line. Odile holds a degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Head of Human Resources
Sydney Abbott has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Chartered Accountant certification.
She joined Societe Generale in 1987 and held various positions in the individual client and fund management division before being named Head of the international Private Clients branch in 1994.
She took on an HR business partner position within the banking services division in 2000 and then moved on as Deputy to the head of HR for DSFS in 2004.
Since 2008, Sydney is Head of Human resource for Societe Generale Equipment Finance.
Mohcine Busta started his career in Societe Generale Brazil in Sao Paulo in 1989, having held several positions before being named Head of CORI Brazil in 2004. In June 2006, he moved to SG CIB in Paris where he became Head of Strategy and Development within CORI. In 2008, Mohcine joined SGEF and returned to Brazil to launch SGEF Brazil. In 2015 he was named Managing Director of Sogelease Morocco. Since May 2019, he is in charge of relations with ECB for SGEF.
Mohcine holds a BA in economics and international relations from « The American University» in Washington DC and an EMBA from «Business School Sao Paulo».
Global Chief Operating Officer
Julien Devaux joined Societe Generale in 2006. He has held various positions within ITEC (the Information Technologies department of GBIS) as developer, head of project and team manager. In 2010, he became head of IT for the cross-asset research teams of GBIS. In 2014, he took in charge SG Markets pre-trade services as well as the CRM wholesale banking offer. In 2017, he was appointed head of the IT division in charge of wholesale customer intelligence tools.
Julien graduated from ENSI Caen engineering school.
Chief Financial Officer
Karine Diligent joined Societe Generale in 2000. From 2008 to 2012 she was Head of the Accounting and Basle 2 department for entities in the international retail banking network.
From 2013 to 2015 Karine was Project Manager for regulatory projects (AQR – NBR and IFRS 9 phase 2) in the International Banking and Financial Services division.
Head of Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland)
Martin Dornseiffer joined GEFA* in summer 1991. Since then, he has been involved in various GEFA sales and managerial functions in Stuttgart, Hannover and Hamburg. In 2011 he became Sales Director for the branch network of GEFA and successfully managed 24 teams with 260 employees in Germany. After being appointed Executive Vice President in March 2014 he took full responsibility of the IT and Risk Management departments. In December 2014, he became Managing Director of GEFA. He was appointed Head of Central Europe for Societe Generale Equipment Finance in September 2017.
Before joining GEFA Mr Dornseiffer worked 4 years for Deutsche Bank AG, Mönchengladbach.
*GEFA is the German entity of Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Head of Credit Risks
Julien Duranton joined Societe Generale in September 2010. He has been Credit Officer, then Senior Credit Officer for 7 years, before heading one of the sectorial teams in October 2017, monitoring more specifically the project finance activity, as well as the Transportation and Construction sectors.
Julien graduated from the HEC School of Management and has a degree in Accounting and Financials (French DESCF diploma).
Louise de l'Estang
Chief of Staff
Louise started her career in the financial department of Aeroport de Paris and then held the role of Corporate Relationship Manager at Raiffeisen Bank in Slovakia. She then joined Societe Generale in 2007 within the Investor Relations team. In 2011, she was appointed Financial Supervisor in the International Banking and Financial Services (IBFS) division. She then joined the Strategy and Development team of IBFS from 2012 until June 2018. Louise graduated from Sciences Po and HEC Paris.
Head of SG Leasing Italy and FRAER Leasing
Olivier Furlan has been appointed CEO of SGEF Italy and SG Leasing S.p.A in June 2021.
Olivier Furlan joined Société Générale in 1984. He held various positions in Paris, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Italy. First in charge of IT projects and auditor, Olivier was then Deputy Managing Director of EUROLEASING (Portugal) and CFO of FIDITALIA. In 1996, he joined the Debt Finance teams (Paris and London, 1996-2003) before taking the responsibility for the Debt Finance / Global Finance platform for Italy (2003 - 2010). Managing Director “Real Estate Finance Engineering Group” (Paris 2010-2011), then Head of the Funding Center within the Global Finance Scarce Resources department (2011-2014), Olivier was appointed Deputy Managing Director of SG Leasing SpA (Italy) in 2014.
Head of Strategic & Transverse Initiatives
Pascale Gilodi is a Certified Chartered Accountant.
Pascale started her career in 1990 as an auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers.
She then joined Société Générale in 2001 to take part in the IAS/IFRS programme at Group level.
In 2005, she joined Société Générale’s accounting department as General Secretary of the division.
From 2009 to 2015, Pascale was Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale Equipment Finance. She then became Deputy Head of the Network until 1st January 2017.
Head of the Americas (US and Brazil)
Danny Lam joined SGEF US as COO in 2010 and served as Deputy CEO untill his appointment as CEO in September 2015. Prior to joining SGEF Danny was President and CEO of Bell Atlantic Capital Corp. and President and General Manager of American Express Business Finance.
Florence Roussel Pollet
Chief Commercial Officer
Florence Roussel-Pollet started her career within Societe Generale in 1992. Her previous roles include Managing Director within GBIS in the Structured Solutions and Leasing team in charge of financial engineering solutions for corporate clients of SG Group covering a large variety of business situations (investment, hedges and financing) and of geographies (Europe, USA, Brazil, Turkey, China…). She was also Deputy Head of Aircraft Finance for Commercial Aviation. Florence joined SGEF in October 2016 as Head of Business Operations within the Sales department. In October 2017, she took over the position of Global Head of Structured Finance and Aviation. In September 2018, she became Deputy Chief Commercial Officer, then CO-Chief Commercial Officer. On October 1st, 2020, she was appointed Chief Commercial Officer.
She graduated from ESSEC and holds a Master in Business Law.
Head of Communication
Astrid Scalbert began her career at a web agency and a French Press association. After two years in New York managing public relations in the Wine & Spirits sector, Astrid joined Societe Generale Group in 2008 in the Events team. In 2010, she was appointed Head of communications for the Support Functions, and in 2014, Global Head of Communications of Societe Generale Private Banking. In 2016, Astrid left the Group to manage the communication for ING Bank France before joining SGEF in 2019.
She is a graduate of the Paris Dauphine University and the Panthéon-Assas University.
Head of Western Europe (UK, Benelux, Spain, France, Italy Vendors)
Jarmila Spurova joined Societe Generale in 2002 as a Chief of Staff to CEO in Komercni Banka, Czech Republic. The, she held a range of different positions at the Group headquarters in Paris including Strategy, Finance and HR.
With her broad international background and full banking experience, Jarmila moved first to Cameroun as Head of Corporate Banking and Leasing, and then to French West Indies as Deputy General Manager.
She has been CEO of SGEF Spain since September 2017.
Jarmila graduated from Business School in Prague and ENA France.