HEC expands its presence in Africa with two new management programs for Côte d’Ivoire managers

5 September 2014

Lakoun Ouattara, Director of the Business Confederation of Côte d'Ivoire (CGECI), was on 3 September 2014 on campus at HEC Paris, where agreements opening two certificate programs to executives in Abidjan were signed.

HEC étend sa présence en Afrique avec deux nouveaux programmes de management pour les dirigents ivoiriens - HEC Paris 2014

Signed by Marina Kundu, Delegate Director of Executive Education at HEC Paris, in partnership with the Business Confederation of Côte d'Ivoire, HEC Paris is deploying its programs in Africa, where training programs for governments, chambers of commerce, international businesses and agricultural sectors have been developed.

The two new programs for Ivorian business leaders consist of a ‘Management for Executives’ rotation of four modules over four days, and a management certificate course of five modules over two days.

This strategic partnership follows the state visit of the French President, François Hollande, to Côte d’Ivoire in July. HEC Paris, represented by Jean-Luc Ricci, Director of African Development, and Armelle Dufour, Director of African Institutional Relations, on that occasion signed two memoranda of understanding in partnership with the Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Business Confederation.

Between 2008 and 2011 the MIRI program, between HEC Paris and the Ivorian Ministry of Economy and Finance, trained 450 executives and managers and educated 8,500 employees on the major issues of development such as improving cross-silo communication within administrative  organizations, the emphasis of managerial leverage in driving reform, and modernization of public action.

Building on this success, HEC Paris has strengthened its partnership with the Ivorian Government in its aim to "make the Ivory Coast an emerging country by 2020."


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