African Strategy

A long-standing partner of the African continent, Societe Generale is confirming its commitment in Africa and asserting its drive to support economies, private customers and corporate clients. Operating in 19 African countries, the Group benefits from a unique position in the region, enabling us to offer our customers the expertise and knowledge of an international bank and the proximity of a local bank. In Africa, the Group supports local economies and caters to 3.7 million customers, of which 150,000 are corporate clients. Africa is at the heart of the Group’s strategic priorities.

Laurent Goutard Head of International Retail Banking for Africa, the Mediterranean Basin & Overseas

We have launched our "Grow with Africa" programme, which notably aims to provide greater support to African SMEs, who are at the heart of the economy and thereby encourage the development of innovative financial solutions.