DEFINITION of ‘Philippe Citerne’

Philippe Citerne is the former co-CEO at Societe General, a major French bank. Currently, Citerne serves as an observer role for AccorHotels, a board of director member of Eden Red, and a supervisory board member for Lendix.

BREAKING DOWN ‘Philippe Citerne’

Philippe Citerne was born in 1949 and attended the Ecole Centrale de Paris, earning an undergraduate degree in economics and a graduate degree in mathematics. His career began in 1972 at the French national statistics bureau, commonly known by its acronym INSEE. The five years he would spend in government service would affect him for the rest of his career, and while in government service, he held the titles and responsibilities as a project manager, and later as the bureau chief of energy, transport, and equipment.

In 1979, Citerne left government service and entered the private sector at Societe General, one of the largest and most prestigious banks in…