25 November 2016: Les Echos, France’s national business and finance newspaper, has featured Ms. Binta Touré Ndoye, the CEO of Pan-African bank and ECP investee company Oragroup, in its list of eight most influential international businesswomen. The list, which has been running since 2006, highlights the work of eight women at the forefront of the banking, telecoms, transport, agricultural, and energy sectors who are shaping the wider global economy.
The list is routinely compiled ahead of the annual “Women’s Forum,” which this year took place from 30 November – 3 December 2016 in Deauville, France. Also known as “the women’s Davos” in reference to the largely male-represented World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the forum welcomes leading female politicians, directors, consultants, and journalists from around the world. This year’s forum has assembled an equally impressive delegate list, who will convene to reflect on “the future of the collaborative economy.”
Being featured in the list is a recognition of Ms. Ndoye’s achievements over her 20-year career in banking, in which she has effectively carved out a place for herself in an otherwise male-dominated industry. Hailed as a “citizen of the world” by the publication, Ms. Ndoye left her native country of Mali for Germany at a young age to pursue her education and career in Grenoble, France, and the US before returning to Africa. Ms. Nodye took over as General Director and Chief Executive Officer of Oragroup in July.
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