Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins

Head of Human Resources, UK and Ireland

Ben joined Societe Generale in June 2005 and was appointed Head of Human Resources, UK and Ireland in February 2016.  Previously he held a number of senior roles including UK Head of HR Business Partners, EMEA Compensation Director, Head of HR Operations and Lead HR Business Partner for Coverage and Investment Banking and Global Finance. Ben sits on the UK Executive Committee for SG London Branch and is a member of the Global HR Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Societe Generale, Ben was a HR Business Partner for Allianz Dresdner Asset Management.  He holds a Masters Degree in HR, a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management and is Chair of the City HR Association; a UK Industry Association whose purpose is to support and provide HR best practice to over 180 organisations whose activities are directly involved in the financial services sector.  Ben is also Chair of the SG UK Foundation which, as an independent registered charity, funds several key strategic ventures as well as providing matching donations to support the charitable, fundraising and volunteering efforts of Societe Generale employees.

Ben has two young daughters and is passionate about being an active father. His other interests include spending as much time as he can in the countryside (where he lives), clay pigeon shooting and cycling.