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SGSS appoints its Deputy Head for Russia

SGSS has appointed Jean-Louis Bernardo as Deputy Head of Securities Services and Head of Business Development for SGSS in Russia.

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Jean-Louis Bernardo as Deputy Head of Securities Services and Head of Business Development for SGSS in Russia, where it operates within Societe Generale group's subsidiary, Rosbank, one of the largest privately owned banks in the country. He replaces Mathieu Maurier, who became SGSS' Global Head of Sales and Relationship Management in January this year.

Based in Moscow, Jean-Louis Bernardo reports locally to Mikhail Bratanov, Head of SGSS Russia (Rosbank) and to Philippe Huerre, Head of Emerging Markets for SGSS, in Paris. He will contribute towards developing the offering and growing SGSS' activities in Russia, where it is now the largest international fund services provider, with already one of the widest offerings in the country. It provides local clearing and custody capabilities both to Russian and international corporates, financial institutions and institutional investors and also acts as fund depositary and registrar for a broad clientele of local asset management companies.

SGSS Russia (Rosbank), has had a long-term commitment to Russia, where it is actively involved in the development of the country's financial market infrastructures.

Jean-Louis Bernardo has a Masters in Economics and a Post-Graduate Degree in Banking Finance and International Trade from Bordeaux University. He started his career in 1995 with Citibank Capital Markets in Paris, where he occupied various positions in Operations. In 2000, he joined SGSS' Global Sales and Relationship Management Team as Product Manager and then in 2007 became Deputy Head and Head of Operations of SGSS Spain. From August 2009, Jean-Louis Bernardo managed the implementation of a complete securities services platform for SGSS in Egypt to cope with the rapid expansion of the securities services activity in that market.