Société Générale global transaction banking has appointed three new heads to its payments and cash management teams in Germany, Switzerland and the US.

Gabriele Schnell is new head of payments and cash management in Germany, based in Frankfurt. She joins from a similar role at HSBC in the Netherlands. Prior to that she held various roles with RBS/ABN Amro and the treasury department of chemical company BASF.

Schnell replaces Bart de Boer, who has been named head of corporate cash management in Switzerland, based in Zürich. He joined Société Générale in 2002, first as head of its corporate cash management team in the Netherlands, before moving to Germany in 2012. He previously worked for Barclays and Lloyds.

Lastly, Jess Villarina has been appointed head of payments and cash management in the US, based in New York. He joins from Barclays, where he was director of global cash management. Villarina has more than 20 years of treasury and international cash management experience, having previously worked at Bankers Trust Company, Bank of America, ABN Amro, JP Morgan and HSBC, before joining Barclays in 2013.

All three report globally to the international payment and cash management, headed up by Aurélien Viry.

“These appointments will play an important role in developing our payments and cash management banking activities internationally in line with our clients’ needs to optimise cash flow and commercial and financial transactions,” Viry says.

Villarina replaces Delphine Hartmann, who has moved to the bank’s Paris Etoile Entreprises branch. De Boer takes over from Ingrid Cornevin, who has left Société Générale.