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Western & Central Africa Representative Office

In July 2018, HEC Paris opened a representative office in Abidjan to consolidate its position in the Côte d’Ivoire and in other Western & Central African countries like Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, and Senegal.

Some facts and figures

The main objective is to develop relations with local companies to sustain HEC Executive Education activity, student placement and other related business and academic activities. 

  • Around 30 Ivorian students across programs every year and around 20 Nigerians, Beninese, Cameroonians. 
  • 5 Alumni Chapters in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal representing about 500 Alumni who regularly meet.


Maison de l’Entreprise- CGECI
01 BP 8666 Plateau Abidjan 01
Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire 

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Maison de l’Entreprise- CGECI
01 BP 8666 Plateau Abidjan 01
Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire