Societe Generale determined to expand portolio in Mena through UAE
Middle East CEO Richad Soundardjee speaks to Khaleej Times about the bank’s strategy in the region
"We are building on our strong base in the UAE, and also expanding geographically and sectorally in the rest of the GCC. Our strategy is not to be everything to everyone, but to become the champion in our areas of strength, which happen to be extremely well aligned with what this region needs," Societe Generale Richad Soundardjee regional chief executive told Khaleej Times.
In an interview, he said the bank has grown in Oman and Egypt this year, because it suits "our scale".
"We are also making very good progress in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, and we are very hopeful for next year," he said.