Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking has appointed Frédéric Surdon as global head of export finance.

He started in his new role on March 1, 2013, succeeding Denis Stas de Richelle, who has been named global head of infrastructure and asset-based finance at the bank.

Surdon was previously chief operating officer for the global finance division since 2008. In his new position, he will continue to develop SocGen’s export finance business.

Both Denis Stas de Richelle and Frédéric Surdon will report to Matthew Vickerstaff, global head of the structured finance department in the global finance division.