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SGSS strengthens its commercial teams

In order to further strengthen its commercial presence across certain key markets and accompany its clients in their growth and development, SGSS has made the following appointments...

In order to further strengthen its commercial presence across certain key markets and accompany its clients in their growth and development, Societe Generale Securities Services has made the following appointments:

Michael Le Garignon, as Head of Sales, Head of Business Development & Relationship Management ? UK, reporting to Mathieu Maurier, Global Head of Sales and Relationship Management at SGSS. The appointment took effect on 1st May 2012.

Michael Le Garignon joins SGSS from J.P. Morgan Ltd, where he was Executive Director, Business Development Asset Managers & Insurance Companies EMEA. He has spent the past 25 years working within the finance sector, offering an extensive range of banking and financial services to a global institutional & fund client base. He will be responsible for developing SGSS' overall product and services offering to its UK clients, made up of institutional investors, asset managers, insurance companies and alternative investment managers.

Andrew Duffin, as Head of Sales for Emerging Markets, also reporting to Mathieu Maurier. The appointment will take effect on 1st July 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Andrew Duffin was a Senior Sales and Global Relationship Management Executive for SGSS and has been working in the securities services industry since 1987. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing the commercial franchise of SGSS in the 13 emerging markets* where it is currently present.


* SGSS is present in United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Slovenia and Tunisia.

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Michael Le Garignon spent fifteen years running various sales execution teams within Global Financial Markets at RBS and S.G Warburg & Co Limited before becoming Divisional Head of Operational Risk for Royal Bank of Scotland International Corporate Bank & Financial Markets in January 2002. In December 2006, he joined BNP Paribas UK as Head of Business Development, Sales & Marketing Offshore Markets, then moved to BNP Paribas Securities Services in July 2008 as Head of Strategy & Business Development, Treasury Liquidity Management UK & Offshore Markets. Prior to his current role, Michael held the position of Executive Director, Business Development Asset Managers & Insurance Companies EMEA for J.P. Morgan Europe Limited, Worldwide Securities Services.
Michael Le Garignon has previously held directorships on a number of company boards including Fund Services, Asset Management and Pension Trusts.

Andrew Duffin joined Societe Generale Securities Services as a Senior Sales and Global Relationship Management Executive in 2007. He began his career with the Custody Division of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc in 1987, where he spent 10 years. He then joined the Network Management Group of Deutsche Bank AG, where he headed the team in EMEA. In 2005, he joined Clearstream Banking as a Sales and Relationship Manager, based in London.