Societe Generale has appointed Gilles Briatta as general secretary and group chief compliance officer, effective as of Sept. 1.

Briatta has been group deputy general secretary since 2011. In his new role, he will become a member of the group’s executive committee.

Briatta assumes his new position from Patrick Suet, who has been general secretary and group chief compliance officer since 2009. Suet assumes the newly created position of full-time secretary of the board, as part of the new governance of the group marked by the separation of the offices of chairman and chief executive officer. This position also will encompass the roles of secretary to the committees and assistant to the chairman in the completion of his duties.

Arnaud Jacquemin, previously deputy group chief risk officer, is succeeding Briatta as group deputy general secretary. He is a member of the group management committee.