Daniel Bouton

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Occupation Former Chairman
Employer Société Générale
Location Paris

Bouton was chief executive officer of the Paris-based bank but lost the position in January of 2008 when Société Générale was involved in a trading scandal that cost the bank over $7 billion. He announced his resignation as chairman in April of 2009 after personal attacks were made against him. [1]


Bouton began his career with the French Ministry of Finance in the Inspection of Finance department from 1973- 1978 and the Budget Department from 1978 - 1986. He joined Société Générale in 1991 and became chief executive officer in 1993. In 1997, he was elected chairman of the board.


Bouton graduated from Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). [2]