Societe Generale in Africa

Societe Generale Group

Since the Group was founded in 1864, at Societe Generale we have put all its professional expertise to work to serve our customers and the economy, with the aim of becoming THE relationship-focused bank. All Societe Generale employees share its four core values: commitment, responsability, team spirit and innovation.  

Understanding Societe Generale Group 

Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Societe Generale has been playing a vital role in the economy for 150 years. With more than 147,000 employees, based in 67 countries, we accompany 31 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale’s teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:
- Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama, offering a comprehensive range of omnichannel financial services on the leading edge of digital innovation; 
International retail banking, insurance and financial services to corporates with a presence  in developing economies and leading specialised businesses; 
Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services, with recognised expertise, top international rankings and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale in figures 

Serving our customers and the economy


Effectively carrying out our job as bankers means supporting our customers and contributing to the development of the countries in which we operate.

Frédéric Oudéa, 
Chief Executive Officer


Building team spirit together 

Our signature, "Building team spirit together", is a promise shared by the entire Societe Generale Group andexpresses our commitment to building a long-term relationship of trust with our customers. We work alongside our clients to help them succeed in their most important projects. Taking managed risks for our customers is both our role and our responsibility as a bank.

Our values 

Team spirit, innovation, responsibility, commitment. These challenging values shared by all Societe Generale employees are central to our vision of a relationship-focused bank.

In a complex and ever-changing banking environment, what will fundamentally and truly make the difference is our culture, the way we work together better and the way we embrace our values to serve our customers. 

Frédéric Oudéa,
 Chief Executive Officer


Team spirit

"In our changing world, our clients want a bank that is a responsible, trustworthy and agile partner. As a team, we meet their needs with our service-minded approach enhanced by the diverse expertise and knowledge of all. We want to become THE relationship-focused bank and work with our clients the way we want to work with one another: by listening, building together, valuing contributions and being united in both our successes and our difficulties."


"We strive to constantly improve our customers’ experience by working together to adapt our solutions, practices and relationships to tomorrow’s requirements, particularly by leveraging technological innovation. True to our entrepreneurial spirit, we are changing our ways of working by promoting sharing, experimentation and out of the box thinking. We learn from successes and failures alike."


"As bankers, we contribute to the economic, social and sustainable environmental development of the economies in which we operate. We want to help our clients fulfill their projects’ potential, while paying attention to risks in all of their aspects. Our responsibility and ethical code involve rapidly satisfying our clients’ needs while preserving the long-term interest of all stakeholders and strictly complying with the rules of our profession. Our responsibility can also be seen in our courage to be accountable for our actions and decisions and to express our opinions transparently. Last of all, it means attaching as much importance to the way we achieve results as we do to the results themselves."


"Our commitment derives from the continued satisfaction of our clients and the pride we have in our profession and our Group. Together, we strive daily to make a difference that contributes to the success of both our clients’ projects and ours. We promote involvement and professional accomplishment for all. We nurture relationships based on trust and mutual respect, both inside and outside the bank."