Friday, February 26, 2016

Societe Generale’s Guido van Hauwermeiren was today’s guest speaker at the Financial Management Association event

Guido van Hauwermeiren, Societe Generale’s Head of Coverage and Investment Banking - Americas' Region, was today’s guest speaker at Marquette’s Financial Management Association gathering. He spoke to a group of more than 100 finance students.

Guido van Hauwermeiren and Dr. David Krause
Dr. David Krause, AIM program director and finance professor at Marquette, and Martha Wong, FMA co-president, began the meeting with an overview of the group’s upcoming events this spring. Notably, the FMA will be hosting an April 29th field trip to Chicago – and the students were updated about spring FMA officer election.

Mr. van Hauwermeiren, a multi-talented financial professional, who speaks 6 languages, talked about his work experience. He has worked on 4 continents, and has successfully managed teams in North America, Western Europe, the Gulf region and South Africa. Prior to working at Soc Gen in New York, he was an executive at BNP Paribas and Cetelem, when he started consumer finance businesses and retail banking operations in China, Russia, Algeria, Vietnam, Ukraine, and Turkey.

Guido van Hauwermeiren
Guido van Hauwermeiren
He talked during his speech about his international experiences. Guido emphasized the importance of understanding different cultures and working with people of different background.  to bring out the best in people through mentoring and encouragement has been his key to success.

Mr. van Hauwermeiren talked about a variety of current issues including the geo-political situation in Europe and the impact of post-2008 regulatory reforms. He noted that the banking industry is changing – and that students’ abilities to adapt to change is vital to their success.

After his presentation he took time to talk with numerous students about career opportunities. Dr. Krause said, “It was marvelous to have Guido join us today. He serves as an inspiration to many people and I know the students befinited from his visit. We look forward to again visiting Societe Generale’s  facility in October when the FMA makes it annual New York City trip.”

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