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Société Générale appoints regional head of trade for South-east Asia, India, Middle East

EUROPEAN financial services group Société Générale on Tuesday announced the appointment of Sonal Priyanka as regional head of trade for South-east Asia, India and the Middle East within its Global Transaction Banking division.

Based in Singapore, she will report to Anne-Sophie Lajeunesse, global head of sales and international network for the trade finance business line, as well as to Pascal Lambert, group country head for Singapore and head of Corporate & Investment Banking, South-east Asia.

The appointment is part of the group's Global Transaction Banking' development strategy to beef up its trade services offering in Asia.

Ms Priyanka was previously with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore, where she spent more than four years, her last role being director and South-east Asia head of trade & supply chain finance.

Before that, she was vice-president for trade sales at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Singapore for five years.

Prior to her Singapore stints, she spent about seven years in India filling out various roles with Citibank and GE Commercial Finance.