scroll down

The “esprit de conquête”,
Is the spirit of one who sees the world differently and always moves forward.
The spirit of one who dares to take risks while controlling them.
The spirit of one who lets himself be guided by his ambitions but acts with pragmatism.

 

Since the beginning,
this spirit has shaped our Company and made it progress.

 

Since the beginning,
This is how we do business, with commitment, passion and high standards.

 

Driven by this spirit, we chose to create today
the Banque Richelieu,
to support actively our clients’ wealth management projects.

scroll down

Antoun Sehnaoui
Chairman of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

INTERVIEW
ANTOUN SEHNAOUI


Why did you acquire Banque Richelieu France, Banque Richelieu Monaco and Richelieu Gestion?


At heart of it, we are a retail bank, but we wanted to expand our horizons and extend our activities of asset and wealth management. Banque Richelieu was the perfect acquisition for us; we were particularly impressed by the quality of their teams and their management, by its size and of course by its understanding of how to build sustainable client relationships.

Image 1

What does “l’esprit de conquête” mean for you?


For me, it is based on three fundamental and inseparable pillars: boldness, creativity and prudence/caution. “L’esprit de conquête” comes from within and pushes us to dare to imagine what we can do both better and differently, while taking into account our environment and its constraints.

Image 2
Image 3
quote

Our ambition is to rehumanise private banking.

quote

And what does it mean for Banque Richelieu?


For Banque Richelieu, “L’esprit de conquête” means first and foremost to deal with your customers’ successes issues and to accompany them in a way that best fits their needs. Their success is our success and it is through them that we will succeed in the future. We share this spirit with them; we aspire to “celebrate our common victory”.

Image 3

Our ambition is to rehumanise private banking.

What is your project for Banque Richelieu?


The recruitment of a number of new talents has enabled us to consolidate and extend our expertise in various functions. We are now equipped to accompany our clients’ projects, regardless of their profile. The client is at the heart of Banque Richelieu and our goal is to put the human element back into private banking.

How does the "esprit de conquête" illustrate your vision of the future of private banking?


Today, regulation and anonymity of the client relationship go hand-in-hand with private banking. I am convinced that private banking can (and must) continue to offer customized, tailored premium service, while respecting even the most stringent rules. These two commitments are not contradictory. On the contrary: they are a source of synergies. They will help us build the private bank of tomorrow, with boldness, creativity and prudence, and with a never-ending, renewed passion for our jobs.

Today, regulation and anonymity of the client relationship go hand-in-hand with private banking. I am convinced that private banking can (and must) continue to offer customized, tailored premium service, while respecting even the most stringent rules. These two commitments are not contradictory. On the contrary: they are a source of synergies. They will help us build the private bank of tomorrow, with boldness, creativity and prudence, and with a never-ending, renewed passion for our jobs.

scroll down

A DAILY STATE OF MIND

    Our executive board


    Philippe de Fontaine Vive was the first Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2003 to 2015.
    Previously, Mr.de Fontaine Vive has worked at the beginning of his career at the French Treasury Department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

    Philippe de Fontaine Vive
    Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Jacques-Henri David was Chairman of the “Commission de Contrôle des Activités Financières” (Financial Activities Supervisory Commission) in the Principality of Monaco. He began his career at the Banque de France, before joining and managing the cabinet of the French Finance Minister in 1980 and 1981. He was Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de St Gobain between 1985 and 1989. Founder and first Chairman of Banque des PME, today BPI France, before serving as Chairman of the Deutsche Bank France from 2000 to 2009.

    Jacques-Henri David
    Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Philippe Dubois is Deputy CEO of SGBL since April 2015. Before joining SGBL, he worked at Société Générale and was in charge of supervising the retail banking activities in Russia as Area Manager between 2009 and 2014.
    Previously, Mr. Dubois occupied various executive positions within international subsidiaries of the Société Générale Group.

    Philippe Dubois
    SGBL representative on Compagnie Financière Richelieu’s Board

    Antoun Sehnaoui has been Chairman and CEO of SGBL Group since 2007. Under his leadership, SGBL has expanded significantly and is now one of the four top banks in Lebanon. Mr. Sehnaoui is also active in the metallurgy, sea transport, real estate and media industries.

    Antoun Sehnaoui
    Chairman of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Georges Saghbini joined the SGBL group in 1996 and is currently the Deputy General Manager. Mr. Saghbini is also Chairman of SGBL Insurance and sits on the Board of Directors of many SGBL Group subsidiaries in Jordan, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi.

    Georges Saghbini
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    From 2010 to 2018, Bernardo Sanchez Incera was Deputy CEO of Société Générale Group, in charge of Retail Banking in France and of International Retail Banking , Financial Services and Insurance.
    Previously, Mr. Sanchez Incera has held various executive positions in global groups such as Monoprix, Vivarte, LVMH, Inditex, Zara France, Banca Jover (Spain) and Crédit Lyonnais Belgium.

    Bernardo Sanchez Incera
    Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Our executive board


    Philippe de Fontaine Vive was the first Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2003 to 2015.
    Previously, Mr.de Fontaine Vive has worked at the beginning of his career at the French Treasury Department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

    Philippe de Fontaine Vive
    Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Jacques-Henri David was Chairman of the “Commission de Contrôle des Activités Financières” (Financial Activities Supervisory Commission) in the Principality of Monaco. He began his career at the Banque de France, before joining and managing the cabinet of the French Finance Minister in 1980 and 1981. He was Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de St Gobain between 1985 and 1989. Founder and first Chairman of Banque des PME, today BPI France, before serving as Chairman of the Deutsche Bank France from 2000 to 2009.

    Jacques-Henri David
    Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Philippe Dubois is Deputy CEO of SGBL since April 2015. Before joining SGBL, he worked at Société Générale and was in charge of supervising the retail banking activities in Russia as Area Manager between 2009 and 2014.
    Previously, Mr. Dubois occupied various executive positions within international subsidiaries of the Société Générale Group.

    Philippe Dubois
    SGBL representative on Compagnie Financière Richelieu’s Board

    Antoun Sehnaoui has been Chairman and CEO of SGBL Group since 2007. Under his leadership, SGBL has expanded significantly and is now one of the four top banks in Lebanon. Mr. Sehnaoui is also active in the metallurgy, sea transport, real estate and media industries.

    Antoun Sehnaoui
    Chairman of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Georges Saghbini joined the SGBL group in 1996 and is currently the Deputy General Manager. Mr. Saghbini is also Chairman of SGBL Insurance and sits on the Board of Directors of many SGBL Group subsidiaries in Jordan, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi.

    Georges Saghbini
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    From 2010 to 2018, Bernardo Sanchez Incera was Deputy CEO of Société Générale Group, in charge of Retail Banking in France and of International Retail Banking , Financial Services and Insurance.
    Previously, Mr. Sanchez Incera has held various executive positions in global groups such as Monoprix, Vivarte, LVMH, Inditex, Zara France, Banca Jover (Spain) and Crédit Lyonnais Belgium.

    Bernardo Sanchez Incera
    Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Our executive board


    Philippe de Fontaine Vive was the first Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2003 to 2015.
    Previously, Mr.de Fontaine Vive has worked at the beginning of his career at the French Treasury Department of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

    Philippe de Fontaine Vive
    Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Jacques-Henri David was Chairman of the “Commission de Contrôle des Activités Financières” (Financial Activities Supervisory Commission) in the Principality of Monaco. He began his career at the Banque de France, before joining and managing the cabinet of the French Finance Minister in 1980 and 1981. He was Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de St Gobain between 1985 and 1989. Founder and first Chairman of Banque des PME, today BPI France, before serving as Chairman of the Deutsche Bank France from 2000 to 2009.

    Jacques-Henri David
    Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Philippe Dubois is Deputy CEO of SGBL since April 2015. Before joining SGBL, he worked at Société Générale and was in charge of supervising the retail banking activities in Russia as Area Manager between 2009 and 2014.
    Previously, Mr. Dubois occupied various executive positions within international subsidiaries of the Société Générale Group.

    Philippe Dubois
    SGBL representative on Compagnie Financière Richelieu’s Board

    Antoun Sehnaoui has been Chairman and CEO of SGBL Group since 2007. Under his leadership, SGBL has expanded significantly and is now one of the four top banks in Lebanon. Mr. Sehnaoui is also active in the metallurgy, sea transport, real estate and media industries.

    Antoun Sehnaoui
    Chairman of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Georges Saghbini joined the SGBL group in 1996 and is currently the Deputy General Manager. Mr. Saghbini is also Chairman of SGBL Insurance and sits on the Board of Directors of many SGBL Group subsidiaries in Jordan, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi.

    Georges Saghbini
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    From 2010 to 2018, Bernardo Sanchez Incera was Deputy CEO of Société Générale Group, in charge of Retail Banking in France and of International Retail Banking , Financial Services and Insurance.
    Previously, Mr. Sanchez Incera has held various executive positions in global groups such as Monoprix, Vivarte, LVMH, Inditex, Zara France, Banca Jover (Spain) and Crédit Lyonnais Belgium.

    Bernardo Sanchez Incera
    Board member of Compagnie Financière Richelieu

    Contact

    1-3-5 rue Paul Cézanne – 75008 Paris – France
    +33 1 42 89 00 00
    com.cfr@banquerichelieu.com