Independent member of the Supervisory Board and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee

French citizen

Business address

Société Générale
17, Cours Valmy
92800 Paris La Défense 7 – France

Expertise and experience

Cathia Lawson-Hall is Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for Africa at Société Générale. In this role, she oversees relations with  African governments, large corporates and financial institutions. Previously, she was Managing Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets for corporates in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Cathia Lawson-Hall joined Société Générale in 1999 as a financial analyst covering the telecommunications and media sectors before moving into financial consulting. She has built up solid experience in corporate and investments banking, primarily in debt capital markets, financial analysis and consulting.

Cathia Lawson-Hall is also an independent member of the Board of Directors of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and sits on the Board of Directors of Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire, the Fondation Société Générale and Universal Music Group N.V. (UMG).

In March 2017, she was one of the six winnerss alongside the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, of the Diversity Trophy awarded by the Club XXIe Siècle think-tank in the “career” category. In December 2015, she was named Manager of the Year for 2015 in the sixth eidtion of the La Tribune Women’s Awards. Cathia Lawson-Hall holds a Master’s degree and a postgraduate degree (DEA) in Finance from Paris Dauphine University in France.

(Picture copyright: François Maréchal)

Positions currently held (in France)

Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Independent Director.
Fondation Société Générale, Director

Positions currently held (outside France)

Universal Music Group N.V. (*), Director
Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire, Director.

Other positions and offices held (in France)

Société Générale, Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for Africa.