Guy Popuet (photo) aged 57 has been with the French-based Société Générale since 1975, and began his career as an inspector. Since 1983 he has had several management roles at the bank’s subsidiaries in Argentina, Senegal, Czech Republic and Egypt.

Since January 2010, he serves as president and chief executive of BRD, after Patrick Gelin stepped down at the end of his term.

Patrick Gelin (64) the man who made a major contribution to the evolution of BRD over the past few years, stepped down from his post at the end of 2009 for personal reasons. Gelin had been BRD’s CEO since 2001 and since 2004 he took up the role as chairman of the board.

BRD- Société Générale is the second largest in Romania by network and assets, and has a customer base of 2.6 million. BRD employs 9,200 and has total assets of around 49.6 billion lei.