Societe Generale announces the appointment of Sonal Priyanka as regional head of trade for Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East within the Global Transaction Banking division of Societe Generale. Based in Singapore, she will cover Southeast Asia (including Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand), India and the Middle East. Sonal will report to Anne-Sophie Lajeunesse, global head of sales and international network for trade finance business line and locally to Pascal Lambert, group country head for Singapore and head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Southeast Asia.
This appointment is part of Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking’s development strategy to provide clients with a complete and competitive trade services offering in Asia. Sonal will be promoting new offerings which will include both trade services and supply chain finance products and will be responsible for expanding the trade finance business with large corporates in the region and between Southeast Asia and the other Societe Generale trade desks located in more than 50 countries.
Sonal joins Societe Generale from Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore, where she spent over four years, her last role being director and Southeast Asia head of trade & supply chain finance. In this role, she was responsible for the execution of the bank’s trade strategy, headed teams for the trade & supply chain finance products and was involved in business development. Prior to this, she was vice president (trade sales) at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Singapore for five years. Customer profiles include multinational subsidiaries, large local corporates and financial institutions.
Prior to her Singapore stints, Sonal also spent about seven years in India across various roles with Citibank and GE Commercial Finance. Sonal has a post graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.