Poupet will begin his four-year term as of January 1, 2010, after Patrick Gelin left his post earlier this year.

Guy Poupet will make his first statements as chief executive of BRD today in a press conference.

Aged 57, Guy Poupet holds a degree in Public Law from Paris Institute of Political Studies and has been with Societe Generale group since 1975, when he began his career as inspector. Since 1983 he held various top management positions at Societe Generale’s subsidiaries in Argentina, Senegal, Czech and Egypt.

BRD SocGen is the second largest bank in Romania by network and assets and serves around 2.6 million customers. BRD group employs 9,200 persons and has total assets of 49.6billion lei