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

French citizen

Business address

77, rue Marietta Alboni,
75016 Paris

Expertise and experience

Cathia Lawson-Hall has an experience of over 25 years in finance. She was Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for Africa at Société Générale. In this role, she oversaw relations with African governments, large corporations and financial institutions. Previously, she was Managing Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets for corporates in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Cathia Lawson-Hall is started her career 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 a Board member of two listed companies, Universal Music Group N.V. (UMG) and Endeavour Mining plc. She is also an independent member of the Board of Directors of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and of Les Amis du Centre Pompidou.

In March 2017, she was one of the six winners 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 edition of the La Tribune Women’s Awards. Cathia Lawson-Hall holds a graduate from Paris Dauphine University in France.

(Picture copyright: François Maréchal)

Positions currently held (in France)

Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Independent Director
Amis du Centre Pompidou, Independent Director

Positions currently held (outside France)

Universal Music Group N.V.*, Director
Endeavour Mining plc, Independent Director

Other positions and offices held over the last five years (in France)

Société Générale, Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for Africa (expired in 2023)
Fondation Société Générale, Director (expired in 2023)

Other positions and offices held over the last five years (outside France)

Société Générale Bénin, Director
Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire*, Director (expired in 2023)

*Listed company.