Societe Generale’s strategy in Africa focuses on innovation. Building on the knowledge that Africa is inventing the bank of the future, Societe Generale aims to be a key player in this revolution, through partnerships, innovation Labs and innovative services.

Alexandre Maymat Head of the Africa/Mediterranean Basin & Overseas region for Societe Generale

The Lab will enable us to measure our capacity for innovation. We must be able to try out new trends and join forces with innovative start-ups to test them out.

New services in Africa

Innovating on the African continent

Africa is reinventing the consumption trends and patterns of the bank of the future. Going beyond what “traditional” banks can offer, high bank account and mobile penetration rates boost the development of new services and digital solutions such as electronic currencies and e-wallets. Digital technology offers Africa the opportunity to speed up its growth and enables Societe Generale to improve the experience of our corporate clients and private customers.

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Embracing the African continent

Taking part in innovative projects

Open innovation, greater interaction and new partnerships are all opportunities for redesigning financial and banking services and supporting entrepreneurship in Africa. By opening Labs, launching hackathons and forming innovative partnerships, we can increase our awareness of the world and embrace the African ecosystem.

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Supporting startups

The faces of Africa of tomorrow

Open innovation is at the heart of our transformation strategy. Thus, the Group develops collaborations, partnerships to bring out ideas and new projects to serve our clients and the African continent. From hackatons organized with our partners Jokkalabs, and Bluenove, find shared experiences of startups who will shape the face of Africa of tomorrow.

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