For over 150 years, Societe Generale has been inventing and developing its businesses, services and banking products with a pioneering spirit and a clear vision of the future. The Group is firmly committed to digital transformation, notably accelerating the process since 2017 while always aiming for operational excellence. This has allowed us to open up new sources of growth, capitalising on our role as a trusted third party and on our network of qualified experts.
To offer an ever more streamlined, customised and secure client experience, the Group has opened up to the FinTech ecosystem and forged close and lasting relationships with these new players. We are fully committed to an Open Innovation approach to bring out the best talent, both inside and outside the Group. Currently, 23,000 IT professionals and dozens of partner startups are transforming the work of our 133,000 staff to satisfy and protect our 30 million clients present in 61 countries.
Enabling progress by building an open, responsible and secure future: this is the driving force behind Societe Generale's digital transformation.