In 2014, the Société Générale Group celebrated its 150th anniversary, focusing on the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and team spirit. Founded by a group of industrialists and financiers, the Bank’s very name illustrated their ambition – Société Générale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l’industrieen France (“A general company to support the development of commerce and industry in France”), as written in Napoleon the Third’s Imperial Decree of 4 May 1864.
Société Générale was one of the first French banks to open branch offices in London and Russia in the 1870s, before expanding to Maghreb, New York and Africa and setting up operations in the Central European countries.
Société Générale has always been in pace with financial innovations. By the strength it draws from its roots, it has been imposing its banking vision for the future, constantly adjusting its business in favour of its clients, becoming in this way the reference bank of the 21st century.
Nowadays, Société Générale is the synonym of modern and advanced action in the banking world and beyond.
Guided by its new motto, “The Future is You,” the Bank treads bravely on the market and goes beyond the frontiers of its usual banking activities. Société Générale is not just an ordinary bank. It is a loyal partner to more than 31 million clients around the globe, in 67 countries of the world, and employs some 150,000 staff members. Strongly oriented towards innovations, in 2018, it became one of the most advanced banks in terms of its digital transformation. Additionally, Société Générale operates with success and dedication in a number of arias, such as corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management, insurance and financial services, international retail banking, etc.
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