Sylvie Rémond has over 35 years’ experience in customer relations, structured finance and risk management, acquired during her time with the Société Générale group, which she left in July 2021. She sat on the group’s Executive Committee from 2011 and served as Group Chief Risk Officer from 2018.
After graduating from the ESC Rouen business school, Sylvie Rémond joined Société Générale in 1985. She held a number of positions in the Individual Client division, where she gained an understanding of retail banking, and subsequently the Large Corporate division, where she developed a flair for customer relations, with a heavily international focus.
She joined the Structured Finance Department in 1992, where she helped numerous businesses fulfil their strategic plans by structuring acquisition finance and leveraged deals.
In 2000, Sylvie Rémond was appointed Head of Corporate and Acquisition Finance Syndication, a role in which she developed her knowledge of international financial and debt markets.
In 2004, she was appointed Head of Credit Risk for the Corporate and Investment Banking business. Supported by a large team of experts, she was involved in signing off all financing deals where the bank was lead arranger. After being appointed Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer in 2010, she was notably responsible for managing the impact of the financial crisis on the bank’s lending book.
In 2015, she moved back to the commercial side of the business as Global Co-Head of Coverage and Investment Banking, overseeing a broad range of activities from financing to equity.
Sylvie Rémond was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in 2018. She managed all of the group’s credit, market and operational risks so that senior management can focus on transforming the bank in a way that is both profitable and resilient, in response to the challenges posed by increasingly strict regulations.She has also served on the risk and audit committees of a number of French and foreign subsidiaries of Société Générale Group, bolstering her experience of corporate governance in listed and unlisted companies.