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SocGen appoints regional chief investment officer for Middle East

Societe Generale Private Banking has appointed Philippe Boutron as regional chief investment officer

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Boutron will report to Eddy Abramo, chief executive officer for the Middle East, Societe Generale Private Banking and will lead the bank’s investment strategy implementation and chair the local asset allocation committee. He will also be responsible for developing and managing the local investment products and services offering dedicated to Middle East clients.

He began his career at Societe Generale in 1993 within the French retail banking network where he held different marketing and business development positions. In 1999, he joined Societe Generale Asset Management to be portfolio manager within the wealth management division. In 2005, he joined Societe Generale Private Banking as investment process manager and in 2007 he was appointed was head of investment strategy for Societe Generale Private Banking.

The 40-year-old French national holds two masters of science in finance and portfolio management from the Clermont-Ferrand University and he is a graduate of Toulouse Business School. Boutron is also a certified EFFAS Financial Analyst at the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies.

Societe Generale has had a presence in the Middle East since 2006 and has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.

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