SocGen Names APAC Head of Sustainable Finance
(22 October 2020 – Hong Kong) Société Générale (SocGen) has appointed Yasmine Djeddai as head of sustainable finance for Asia Pacific, a newly created role, in recognition of the greater awareness and growing client appetite for environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related products and services.
Based in Hong Kong, Djeddai reports to Stephen Swift, Head of Global Banking and Advisory for Asia Pacific, and Hacina Py, Head of Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Solutions.
Djeddai started her career at Société Générale in Paris in 2005 with a focus on risk management in its structured commodity finance group. She was recently certified by the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) with the CESGA certification (Certified Environmental Social Governance Analyst).
“This newly created regional role demonstrates Société Générale’s ambition to place sustainable finance as a core driver of its business strategy. In doing so, we aim to accelerate the origination of mainstream sustainable financing products such as green, social and sustainability-linked financings, as well as delivering responsible and innovative scalable solutions through our Impact-Based Finance and Social Impact solutions offering,” said Swift.
“Yasmine will collaborate with a network of ESG champions across Asia Pacific to accelerate the Bank’s support for its clients’ business transformation and ESG objectives, and collectively build a more sustainable future,” he added.