Laurent Issaurat heads Societe Generale’s Art Banking Services, which are designed to assist the bank's private clients in the field or Arts and Collectibles. Prior to joining Societe Generale’s Private Banking division, he has spent 20 years in commercial, corporate and investment banking, of which 10 years in the City of London in Capital Markets. Laurent studied the History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Art World Practice at Christie's Education (Master’s degree) as well as Art Business at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. He is also a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques of Paris and holds a Master’s degree in financial engineering, Sorbonne University. Alongside his professional role, Laurent is involved in several cultural initiatives and projects and sits on the board of Fluxus Art Projects (London) and Fondation Thalie (Brussels). He has participated in various selection committees, in the context of Societe Generale’s own Contemporary Art Collection (2016), the Palais de Tokyo's Prix Découverte (2017), the Marcel Duchamp Prize (2018) and Geneva Contemporary Art Fund’s Digital Mediation Award, which was supported by Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland (2021).