Poupet (57) has been working for Societe Generale Group since 1975 and started his career as a controller. Since 1983 he has held top management positions in the group's subsidiaries from Argentina, Senegal, the Czech Republic and Egypt. Poupet will lead both the direction and administration boards. Gelin (64) has been working for Societe Generale since 1970, holding top management positions both in the French and international network of the bank. BRD has 2.6 million customers on the local market.