Past Event

AI, Democratic Finance, and the Future of Big Banks

April 24, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Columbia Business School, Kravis Hall, Rm. 1040 655 W 130th St. New York, NY 10027

On behalf of The Hub, Columbia Business School’s new think tank, and the Business, AI, and Democracy (BAID) initiative, we would like to cordially invite you to a talk by Slawomir Krupa, Future CEO of Société Générale, on:

“AI, Democratic Finance, and the Future of Big Banks”

On Monday, April 24th from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, at Kravis Hall, Rm. 1040, 665 West 130th Street

This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance Program and Sciences Po.

Founded in 1864, Société Générale is one of Europe's leading financial services companies, serving 25 million clients with more than 117,000 staff in 66 countries. Join us April 24th at 5pm in Kravis Hall as Société Générale’s current Deputy General Manager and future CEO Slawomir Krupa and Columbia Business School Professor Bruce Kogut discuss the new social and political demands on banks to be more democratic in their lending practices, the current challenges of running a big bank in an era where these institutions can fail, and the role AI and machine learning will play in this sector's future strategies. This event is open to all.


Slawomir Krupa

Slawomir Krupa was appointed Deputy General Manager, Head of the Global Banking and Investor Solutions activities in January 2021. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Americas since January 2016, in charge of Global Banking and Investors solutions activities for the region.

Slawomir Krupa began his career in 1996 as an Inspector within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He left the Group in 1999 to found and run an internet start-up in the field of e-finance in Eastern Europe. He rejoined the Group in 2002 and continued his work within Societe Generale’s Inspection department. He was appointed to the Management Committee of the department in 2005 and in 2007 was appointed Chief of Staff for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. In 2009, he became Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. He also became Deputy Head of Global Finance in January 2012, notably in charge of primary bond activities, securitisation, leveraged finance in addition to his regional responsibilities, which were further enlarged in 2013 to include private banking, asset management and securities services.

Slawomir Krupa is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.