Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Gabriele Pollastri to the newly-created position of Head of Sales and Relationship Management for Italy and Spain.

Based in Milan, Pollastri is part of the SGSS sales and relationship team led by Mathieu Maurier.

His role is to lead SGSS’ sales and relationship management initiatives across Southern Europe, with a principal focus on Italy and Spain, further strengthening SGSS’ commercial presence in these key markets and continuing to accompany clients in their growth and development.

SGSS in Italy offers a complete range of securities services, including settlement, custody and trustee services, fund administration, liquidity management and transfer agent services. In Spain, SGSS provides local and global custody, trustee services, fund and portfolio administration, transfer agency services, and issuer services to domestic and international institutional investors, fund managers and financial intermediaries.

Pollastri joins SGSS S.p.A. from the Italian branch of The Bank of New York Mellon (Luxembourg) S.A., where he was Deputy General Manager, actively participating in the company’s strategy in the Southern European region for 8 years.

Pollastri began his financial career as Quality & Project Manager at JP Morgan in 1994, where he was responsible for the Risk and Control team in the securities services field. In 1995, he moved to Paribas, where he was in charge of the migration project following its acquisition of Global Securities Services from JP Morgan, becoming Internal Controller in 1997. He joined BNP Paribas Securities Services in 2000 as Head of Global Custody and became Sales and Relationship Manager in 2001.