Karim Hajjaji has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of GIMS, the division of Societe Generale Group which comprises Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services. He joins the executive management of GIMS.
Hajjaji retains his functions as Chief Financial Officer of GIMS. Reporting to Jacques Ripoll, he is a member of the GIMS Executive Committee.
Hajjaji began his career in 1986 as a quantitative research analyst for market activities at GRO/Credit Lyonnais, before becoming a consultant in strategy and organisation at Braxton Consulting in 1988. He then headed the Financial Control Department of Dresdner France, following a period as Deputy Head of Audit for market activities, asset management and insurance.
Hajjaji joined Societe Generale Group in 1999 as Head of Financial Control at the Corporate & Investment Bank. From 2005 to 2009, he was CFO of SG Americas, where he supervised Societe Generale’s financial activities in the United-States, Canada, Brazil and Latin America. In July 2009, he was appointed CFO of the GIMS division (Private Banking, Asset Management and Securities Services) at Societe Generale and became a member of the GIMS Executive Committee, reporting to Jacques Ripoll, Head of GIMS.
Hajjaji is a graduate of the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE).