Head of Trade Services
Transaction Banking - Societe Generale
Marie-Laure Gastellu is Head of Trade Services. Engaged in the transformation of trade finance, she is an executive banker with 30 years of experience in banking, transformation, innovation and management of large French and international teams.
Marie-Laure joins Societe Generale in 1989 within the internal consulting department. In 1994, she takes responsibility for a portfolio of corporate clients in Paris and then in New York, and runs SG Americas’ Marketing division from 2001 to 2004.
Until 2006, Marie-Laure is Global COO of Societe Generale’s division for corporate clients and investors, and then Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO Daniel Bouton between 2006 and 2009.
Her return to the client segment takes her to southern Paris as Regional Head for the Yvelines region until 2013 and then as Managing Director of the Paris Rive-Gauche Corporate business center.
In November 2016, Marie-Laure becomes Deputy Head of Societe Generale’s Trade Services division before becoming Head of Trade Services in June 2020.
Marie-Laure is a graduate of the ESLSCA business school.
- "Learning to love the trade ecosystem" Societe Generale’s expert view for Sibos London, September 2019
- "Societe Generale : we.trade available for all Societe Generale clients", MarketScreener, 18 April 2019
- "Le plan de route de Maersk passe par le "trade finance" , L’Agefi Hebdo, 28 February 2019
- "Societe Generale supports its clients to benefit from the world growth", interview on BFM TV (French information TV channel), May 2018 (audio podcast also available here)