Born in 1963, a graduate of the École Polytechnique and École Nationale d’Administration. From 1987 to 1995, Frédéric Oudéa held a number of posts in the French civil service, notably at the Audit department of the Ministry of Finance, in the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, in the Budget department of the Ministry of the Budget and in the Cabinet of the Minister of Budget and Communication. In 1995, he joined Societe Generale group and successively held the positions of Deputy Head and then Head of Corporate Banking activities in London. In 1998, he became Head of Global Supervision and Development of Equities. He was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Societe Generale group in May 2002, then Chief Financial Officer in January 2003. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group. From May 2009 to May 2015 he held the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer before the Board of Directors separated the functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, and appointed Frédéric Oudéa Chief Executive Officer.