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. 

Long-standing commitment on the African continent

Histoire Afrique Société Générale

Over a century operating in Africa

Societe Generale’s presence in Africa is defined by support for the independence process and an ongoing search for partnerships. Retrace key dates in the Group’s history in Africa, with its local presence, innovations and stories—in images!

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Infrastructures in Africa

Infrastructures in Africa

Energy, Transport, Telecoms networks, or Health, infrastructure financing is a key issue to ensure the growth of the African continent, which for more than a decade has had growth rates above 5%. Structured finance for this development is a major challenge for all stakeholders and one of the pillars of GROW WITH AFRICA strategy.

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Supporting businesses

Economies africaine

At the service of the african economy

Societe Generale thus aims to be the reference partner in order to support its clients in Africa and the economies. Accompanying our corporate and public sector clients in infrastructure project financing supporting the investments and developing financial links in our geographies, synergies and partnerships is one of our strategic priority.

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Expertise Afrique

Solutions to meet the needs of customers in Africa

Societe Generale employs specialists tasked with making all the experience and services of an international group available to its customers. The Group brings its expertise and its understanding of the local industrial fabric and business environment, the regulatory and fiscal framework and the procedures and formalities that need to be completed.

Societe Generale in Africa