19 April 2018

CEO FORUM 2018

Procadres International has participated to the sixth edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM that took place in Abidjan on March 26 - 27, 2018. This high level forum, the largest annual meeting of the African private sector, organized by Jeune Afrique and the Swiss company Rainbow Unlimited welcomed more than 1,600 high level delegates from over 60 countries : President of African, CEO’s, captain of industry and government, executives, private equity executives, lawyers all contributing to the African development. Xavier Jacomet, Africa partner of Procadres International, participated to this Forum.

This edition was dedicated to Transformation time. 2 intensive days of multiple sessions : Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana having a dialog with Paul Polman, Group CEO of Unilever about the place of Africa in the world, the business climate in Africa; parallel sessions about infrastructure, financing, corporate governance in Africa, CEO business case moderated by experts with high level executives sharing their experience of transformation and change as well as initiative sessions with workshops such a investing in startups in order to shape the future of Africa (industrialization, digital transformation, etc…), lAFC Women initiative dedicated to Women CEO to create diversity and the ACF Young Initiative in order to listen to the voice of young leaders.
Finally lots of opportunities for networking with existing clients, future clients, CEO of private equity firms in order to work together for the African development.
As a matter of facts, it was important for Procadres International to participate and promote the interim Executive Management or Transition Management as a credible economic and business alternative to contribute to transformation project thanks to the successful missions/projects delivered across Africa.

A big thank you to Rainbow Unlimited and their team, notably Michael Rheinegger, SABC Managing Director of SABC, the Swiss Africa Business Circle, where Procadres International is an active member with the Swiss office in Geneva.

CEO FORUM 2018