Square Peg Media and Société Générale are proud to be working together to organise this innovative new conference bringing together some of the most inspirational and driven people across Europe. Our team have been working over the past months to provide you with a conference that will be second to none in its approach.
Linda Riley is Managing Director of the Diversity publishing and events company Square Peg Media (SPM). SPM produces established titles and guides that service the community, such as monthly publications Out in the City and g3 magazines as well as the diversity workplace guide Out at Work. SPM also produces specialised diversity events such as European Diversity Awards, Opportunities for Women, the Alternative Parenting Show and the Diversity Careers Show
Linda is co-founder and trustee of the Inclusive Foundation, an independent grant-making organisation providing grants, advice and assistance to charitable and voluntary organisations working in equality, diversity and inclusion across the UK and Europe.
Linda is a trustee at Eaves, a London-based charity that provides support to vulnerable women who have experienced violence and is also a Patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust.
In May of 2014 Linda was appointed onto the Board of Directors for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation)
Vincent started his career at Société Générale in 1997 in Frankfurt, Germany and moved to London in January 2000 to join the Dresdner Bank Group as a Senior Group Auditor. He continued his career in various Internal Audit functions in large Financial Institutions such as UFJ International and Bank of America both based in London.
In September 2007, Vincent was appointed Head of Audit for the Corporate and Investment Banking activities of the Société Générale Group and was promoted to EMEA Head of Audit for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank (SGCIB) in December of the same year. In April 2010, Vincent was appointed Regional Group Head of Audit for all SG Group Activities spanning 10 countries worldwide.
Vincent now manages a diverse team of 32 employees based in London and is a member of a number of Global to Local Management Committees of the SG Group. In October 2010, Vincent created the Societe Generale LGB Network, which he has chaired since then and he has been instrumental in developing the profile of Société Générale in the LGB community. Vincent also sits on the Diversity Committee of Société Générale.
Vincent was educated at the University of Caen, Normandy (Ingénieur Maitre) and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (MBA). His specialities lie in credit related products, credit derivatives, vanilla products and more complex structures such as collateralised debt obligations.
Born in Cambodia and arrived in France in the 70's. Pao-Leng DAMY started her career in 1994 as an international tax lawyer in Arthur Andersen law firm after a postgraduate degree in business and tax law from the University of Paris II Assas.
Pao-Leng joined Société Generale in 2001 and was appointed head of compensation and benefit for the investment banking and then head of compensation and international mobility for the specialized financial services in 2007.
After a 7 month break for a family trip around the world with her 3 children, she took the challenge in 2011 to bring her energy and competencies on diversity and inclusion fields because she believes that diversity brings creativity and innovation which are essential for companies to face 21st century market. Pao-Leng is in charge of diversity at Société Générale Group level.
Pao-Leng also holds a post-graduate degree in HR Management from the University of Paris I IAE-Sorbonne.