Profile: Claire Calmejane, Societe Generale's new Chief Innovation Officer

- Leadership - Jul 19, 2018

Claire Calmejane has been appointed as Chief Innovation Officer at French banking giant Societe Generale - but what will she bring to the role?

In her short career up to now, Clare Calmejane has made rapid progress, culminating in her recent appointment as Chief Innovation Officer at Societe Generale.

Upon joining Capgemini Consulting in a professional capacity in 2006, Calmejane began work in the Technology Transformation department, support companies and financial institutions with their digital transformation projects.

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Contributing to a study on the digital transformation of large companies led by MIT in 2011, she joined the London office of Capgemini to lead the digital centre of the Financial Services sector before being poached by Lloyds TSB in 2012.

At the historic British bank Calmejane acted as Head of Digital Delivery in the Online Services Department before she was appointed Innovation Director and set up the Innovation Labs and the Digital Academy. Until the announcement of her switch to Societe Generale, she held the title of Risk Transformation Director.

One of the leading figures of diversity in tech in Europe, Calmejane has received several awards (Fintech 35 under 35 in 2018, Digital Leader in 2017) and regularly gives lectures on the fintech ecosystem and digital transformation.

In a statement, Societe Generale said that 'the recruitment of Claire Calmejane is a natural fit with the Group's "Transform to Grow" plan Digital and Innovation strategy and will help reinforce the Group's leadership in innovation'.

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