"Choiseul 100 Africa" event recognizes young African business people of the future

Press briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman (excerpt)

Paris, 15 June 2015


Africa/economic diplomacy/“Choiseul 100 Africa” event (Paris, 16 June 2015)

M. Laurent Fabius will meet 62 young African economic leaders who are laureates of the first “Choiseul 100 Africa” (1) at the Quai d’Orsay on 16 June.

“Choiseul 100 Africa” presents African business women and men who contribute to the continent’s economic, social and cultural development. These young leaders, under 40 years of age, representing 27 different nationalities and 60% of them French-speaking, are mainly active in the new technology, services, finance and energy spheres. They employ more than 300,000 people in Africa today and their economic activity accounts for €90 billion.

This event testifies to France’s steadfast commitment alongside Africa. (…)./.

(1) An annual study carried out independently by the Institut Choiseul which identifies and ranks young African economic leaders who will play a major role in Africa’s future economic development.

Published on 15/06/2015

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