As part of its Asian global transaction banking (GTB) strategy, Société Générale has appointed Sonal Priyanka as regional head of trade for Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.

Singapore-based Priyanka joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) where she spent four years, most recently as director and head of Southeast Asia trade and supply chain finance.

Joining Société Générale, she will now report to Anne-Sophie Lajeunesse, global head of sales and international network for the bank’s trade finance business line, and locally to Pascal Lambert, group country head for Singapore and head of corporate and investment banking, Southeast Asia.

The appointment is part of the bank’s GTB development strategy to provide clients “with a complete and competitive trade services offering in Asia”.

Priyanka’s main responsibilities will be to promote this offering, which will include trade services and supply chain finance products. She will also be tasked with increasing bilateral and multilateral trade finance business with large corporates in Southeast Asia.

During Priyanka’s career she also spent five years at HSBC Singapore, where she was a vice-president responsible for originating and structuring trade finance business, two years at GE Commercial Finance originating and structuring debt financing, and four-and-a-half years at Citigroup where she held a number of GTB roles.