Frédéric Oudéa

President, Foundation S

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Date of birth: July 03, 1963
Nationality: French
First elected: May 2023
Term expires: General Meeting 2027
Business address: 46, avenue de la Grande Armée - 75017 Paris (France)


Chairman of the Board of Directors / Appointments and Governance and CSR Committee / Strategy Committee / Scientific Committee / Education and business experience

A French national, Frédéric Oudéa is a graduate of France’s École polytechnique and École nationale d’administration. From 1987 to 1995, he held a number of positions in the French senior civil service, the Audit Department of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the Budget Ministry and the Cabinet of the Minister of the Treasury and Communication. 

He joined Société Générale in 1995, successively holding the positions of Deputy Head and Head of the Corporate Banking arm in London. In 1998, he was appointed Head of Global Supervision and Development of the Equities Department. He became Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Société Générale group in May 2002 and later Chief Financial Officer in January 2003. 

In 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group. He was both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale from May 2009 to May 2015. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since the separation in May 2015 of the functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. He held this position until May 2023.

He is Chairman of the Foundation of École polytechnique and member of Board of Directors of École polytechnique.

Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2021

  • Cap Gemini*: Director

  • ALD Automotive*: Director

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.