Société Générale has promoted Claudia Serigado Antunes to head of global transaction banking in Spain, a new role for the bank. She most recently served as head of payments and cash management in Spain, since joining the bank in February 2016.

With extensive experience in developing working capital management solutions and implementing complex projects for large international clients, Serigado’s main mission will be to drive Société Générale’s expansion of its transaction banking business in the country.

Based in Madrid, she reports to Donato González, group country head for Spain and Portugal, and to Philippe Penichou, head of cash management international network.

Her previous roles include eight years at RBS as deputy country head of global transaction banking for Spain and Portugal. Previously, she worked in both Lisbon and in Madrid in customer relationship positions at Millenium BCP, ABN Amro and Banque PSA Finance.

Speaking to GTR about her appointment, Serigado says: “I am very pleased with my appointment as head of global transaction banking in Spain. It reflects the bank’s overall strategy of bringing together all the expertise that makes up transaction banking activities under one single management. This will allow us to offer a global approach to our clients to better cover their needs in areas like cash management, trade finance and supply chain. It will no doubt help us develop our business in Spain, a market with opportunities for us and a key growth lever for the group.”