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SocGen appoints Apac head of sustainable and positive impact finance

Paul-Antoine Thiebot was previously director, energy transition and sustainable finance, overseeing the banks's regional mandate of the sustainable and positive impact finance group.

France-headquartered Société Générale (ScoGen) has announced Paul-Antoine Thiebot as the bank’s head of sustainable and positive impact finance for Asia Pacific (Apac), based in Singapore and effective immediately. 

Thiebot, who most recently held the role of director of energy transition and sustainable finance within the bank, is replacing Yasmine Djeddai, who has taken on a new role of managing director, credit risk wholesale, based in Hong Kong. 

Thiebot will spearhead the bank’s regional mandate of the sustainable and positive impact finance group in Apac, according to a March 27 press release. Key responsibilities include supporting origination and structuring of sustainable finance products; ensuring businesses’ alignment with SocGen’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets; and scaling up impact-based solutions whilst promoting advisory services to support the bank's clients. 

In his new role, Thiebot reports locally to Eliza Ng, SocGen's head of global banking and advisory for Southeast Asia, regionally to Stephanie Clement de Givry, SocGen's head of global banking and advisory for Apac, and functionally to Eric Bonnin, SocGen's global head of sustainable and positive impact finance solutions.

“Paul-Antoine is set to leverage his wealth of experience and expertise in sustainable finance and advisory to raise awareness and share insights on the latest ESG trends both internally and externally", the release noted. 

“Apart from nurturing a culture of sustainability within the bank, he will take an active role to foster collaborative initiatives within the industry to drive collective action towards sustainable practices", it continued.

Thiebot has been with SocGen since 2007, first joining the energy project finance team in Hong Kong and relocating to London in 2015 as vice president, natural resources and energy project finance, where he strengthened the bank’s position in the offshore wind sector. He moved to Singapore last year.

He has played leading roles on numerous advisory and arranging mandates for oil and gas and renewable projects across Apac and the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, according to his biography.

SOURCE: FinanceAsia


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