Mr. Patrice Couvegnes is CEO & Board Member of Banque Saudi Fransi - Riyadh, KSA
Patrice Couvegnes has over 40 years of experience, He has been appointed as Group CEO & Board Member of Banque Saudi Fransi in September 2011.
Patrice Couvegnes started his career at the French Ministry of Equipment and Transportation, later he joined the Corporate Banking Department of Banque Francaise du Commerce Exterieur in 1975. In 1984 he joined Banque Indosuez as Senior Banker and was promoted to Deputy Head of Large French Corporate Department in 1989.
Mr. Couvegnes was then appointed as Regional Head Corporate Banking of Credit Agricole Indosuez for Asia Pacific in 1996 based in Singapore, and then in 2000 he became Country Head of Credit Agricole Indosuez in South Korea. In 2005 he became Country Head of Calyon (renamed Credit Agricole CIB) in Japan and their all Credit Agricole subsidiaries (Insurance and Asset Management).
In 2008, Patrice Couvegnes was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Asia based in Hong Kong covering 13 countries from India to China. In his capacity, he was also a Board Member of CLSA which is the leading equity broker in Asia.
Mr. Patrice Couvegnes holds a PHD in Economic Science from Paris I University.
Patrice Couvegnes was awarded Officier de I`Ordre de la Legion d`Honneur, and Commandeur de L'ordre National du Merite. He also received Industrial Service Medal from the Government of South Korea in 2005.