Jean-François Sammarcelli

Independent Director

Jean-François Sammarcelli

Jean-François Sammarcelli is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and spent his entire career at Société Générale until his retirement in 2015. He held top-tier positions there, giving him in-depth expertise in executive management, finance and control.

In particular, as Director of Real Estate Business from 1995 to 2000, Jean-François Sammarcelli oversaw the policy of restructuring the bank’s real estate business during the 1990s real estate crisis. He worked for the investment banking business from 2000 to 2004, first as Chief Operations Officer and subsequently as Chief Financial Officer and then Co-Head of the department responsible for relations with corporate and financial institution key accounts. During this period, he was involved in the global reorganisation of SGCIB after the internet bubble burst.

He then continued his career at Société Générale in the retail bank, where he served as Network Director, France, Deputy CEO and finally Head of Retail Banking, France.

Sopra Steria Group’s Board of Directors benefits from Jean-François Sammarcelli’s extensive and varied experience in the banking world, which has long been a strategic vertical market for the Group. Furthermore, he has served in executive management roles and as a director in a group recognised as a pioneer in digital transformation and innovation in customer relationships.

Heavily involved in governance at Société Générale and its subsidiaries, as well as at groups where he has served as an independent director, Jean-François Sammarcelli also brings experience of corporate tie-ups.