BUCHAREST (Romania), December 14 (SeeNews) – BRD, the Romanian unit of French banking group Societe Generale, said on Monday it has named Guy Poupet as its new CEO and president for a four-year term, as of January 1, replacing Patrick Gelin.
Poupet, 57, has been working for Societe Generale since 1975, BRD said in a statement, following a general shareholders' meeting.
BRD (www.brd.ro) has 2.6 million clients in Romania. Its assets totalled 47.9 billion lei ($16.5 billion/11.3 billion euro) at end-September. It is Romania's second-largest bank in terms of assets, after Erste's Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR).
BRD is a component of the 10-share blue-chip BET index of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, BVB. Its shares closed 1.49% down at 13.2 lei on Friday. The stock was suspended from trading due to the shareholders' meeting.
(1 euro = 4.2493 Romanian lei)
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