The biography of Philippe Heim

Chairman of the Executive Board of La Banque Postale, Executive Vice-President of Le Groupe La Poste

Philippe Heim is 52 years old. He is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe), the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA).

Philippe Heim began his career in 1997 in the French Civil Service at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he held several positions before being appointed Economic Advisor to the French Embassy in Singapore.

In 2003, he was appointed as Technical Advisor to Francis Mer, the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry at the time. The following year, he became Budget Advisor to Nicolas Sarkozy, who was then Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry.

Philippe Heim, Chairman of the Executive Board of La Banque Postale, Executive Vice-President of Le Groupe La Poste (Royalty free, licence GFDL/CC-BY-SA, © Julien Millet, 2021)

In 2006, he was promoted to the position of Chief of Staff to Jean-François Copé, Minister of the Budget and the Government's Spokesman. He joined the Société Générale Group in 2007, first as Senior Banker in charge of Global Relations, with a portfolio of strategic customers within SG CIB, and then in charge of Group Strategy and Finances from 2009. Philippe Heim was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Société Générale Group in 2013, and was also a member of the Group's Executive Committee.

Since May 2018, Philippe Heim had been Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale, in charge of International Retail Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.