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Didier Acouetey

France
President and Founder, AfricSearch Group

Since 1996, he leads the first international recruitment and Human Resources consulting firm specializing in Africa. With its partner Alexander Hughes, an international Executive Search firm, the AfricSearch-Alexander Hughes Group is present in 50 countries. As Business Advisor to several African major corporations and governments, he has built an extensive network. Active member of several think tanks and promoter of the ‘Youth Excellence Program’, he has also co-founded the first Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. In this context, he contributes to the mobilization of funds for African businesses and States. He launched in 2014 the first African SME financing forum in partnership with African Guarantee Fund, IFC, the African Development Bank and Afreximbank. He received the 2014 African Entrepreneur Award of the Yearin France and has been listed among the 50 most active Africans in the world by various international publications. He is a graduate of Ecole des Arts et Métiers (Paris), holds an MBA from ESCP EAP, one of the top French business schools, and attended high level programs on strategy and management, including at Harvard Business School.