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Focus on Africa

One of Societe Generale's major growth drivers in Africa is strengthened teamwork among the Group's African subsidiaries.

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Bernardo Sanchez Incera Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Africa offers a lot of growth opportunities and we aim to speed up our development in the years to come by leveraging on the strengths of our universal banking model, while also taking advantage of synergies to serve our business and individual customers and help them meet their goals on the continent.

Societe Generale strengthens its leadership in Africa and accelerates its growth

During a press visit to Abidjan, Societe Generale provided details of its strategy in Africa, which aims to speed up the Group’s growth on the continent as described in the Group strategic plan for the period until the end of 2016.

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Launch of a new pan-African mobile banking offer

Societe Generale launches a new mobile banking offer that it will gradually roll out across Africa. Available in the first country before the end of 2015, as part of the first stage in the new pan-African multi-channel offering developed to meet the specific needs of African clients: geographically remote, provision of banking facilities in the least populated regions, lack of digital services, etc.

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Innovation

Player: a business incubator for community innovation

Societe Generale is the first partner in residence of Player – a business incubator for community innovation situated at 16 rue du Caire in Paris that opens on 13 April 2015. Located at the heart of the Sentier district – one of the leading French Tech hubs in Paris - Player aims to bring together a community of change drivers with varying profiles: start-ups, social entrepreneurs, digital artists, researchers, futurists and large corporations. They will pool their expertise and knowledge to establish conditions that inspire community innovation open to society as a whole.

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Latest press releases

  • 27/04/2015

    Societe Generale named 'Distinguished Provider of Transaction Banking Services' by Fimetrix

    For the third year running, the Global Transaction Banking arm of Societe Generale has been awarded the ‘Distinguished Provider of Transaction Banking Services’ prize or distinction for Euro transaction services by FImetrix, a leader in global financial institution performance measurement.

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  • 17/04/2015

    Launch of a new panafrican mobile banking offering

    Societe Generale launches a new mobile banking offer that it will gradually roll out across Africa. Available in the first country before the end of 2015, as part of the first stage in the new pan-African multi-channel offering developed to meet the specific needs of African clients: geographically remote, provision of banking facilities in the least populated regions, lack of digital services, etc.

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