Christian Behaghel has been appointed Société Générale’s head of global transaction banking (GTB) with immediate effect.

The bank has also named him as deputy head of global transaction & payment services.

Behaghel was previously Société Générale’s global head of large corporate clients for retail banking. He will remain in Paris for his new role, and will report to Pascal Augé, head of global transaction & payment services.

A spokesperson for the bank explains that Behaghel will have direct supervisory responsibilities for the bank’s four GTB business lines: corporate cash management, cash clearing/correspondent banking, international trade financing services and factoring.

Behaghel has been with the French bank since 1976.