HEC Africa Business Day 2018

Are you the Next Leader

in Africa?

27 November 2018

Campus HEC Paris

The Africa Business Day is intended 

for those who want to work in Africa or 

for those who want to join companies serving the continent

from all over the world.



The MBA Africa Club, HEC AfricAntilles Association,

HEC Careers & Partnerships and HEC International Affairs

would like to thank you for your presence and participation

at the first edition of the Africa Business Day @ HEC Paris.

It was a real pleasure to welcome you at the event; 

you all really contributed to its success. 

The students were enthusiastic and happy

to discover the wide range of opportunities that the continent offers.

This confirms our conviction that Africa does attract talent.

We received a lot of positive feedback from the businesses

about students' excellent profiles.

We hope that this marks the start of a long and beneficial partnership

between HEC Paris and companies engaged in Africa. 

Key Figures


170 students signed-up

59 students from guest schools

(ESCP, ESSEC, INSEAD, Polytechnique)

12 businesses 

1 Keynote Speaker 

5 Panelists

On 27 November 2018, HEC Paris hosted its first-ever African Business Day

Agility and Innovation

for African Business

By Daniel Brown, Communications Office, 14 January 2019

HEC Paris hosted its first-ever African Business Day at the close of last year, further underlining its commitment to casting a spotlight on the continent’s economic development. The event kick-started the third season of AfricaDays, run by HEC’s International Affairs department. Co-organized by the school’s Career Center, the MBA Africa Club and HEC Africantilles, the five-hour event featured a keynote speech by a senior representative from the sponsor OCP and a high-caliber roundtable debate. It was capped by networking sessions between representatives from 12 companies and students exploring job opportunities in Africa.

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16:15 - Welcome S-Building Bellon

16:30 to 17:00 - Keynote 


17:00 to 18:00 - Panel Discussion

18:00 to 20:00 - Career Fair

20:00 to 21:00 - Networking cocktail

Panel Discussion 

Attracting Talent To Africa

Discussion around the challenges that companies face to attract, recruit and retain talent in Africa.


Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe



Lahcen Ennahli

Sr VP  West Africa Region OCP Africa



Nuetsha Stephane

HEC MBA Africa Club President


Nefe Etomi

HEC Paris MBA student


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Elizabeth Colfer

Senior Talent Development Manager ENGIE BU AFRICA

Nene Maiga

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Orange Middle East and Africa

Clotilde Boury

DRH Middle East and Africa


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Guillaume De Chastellux

DRH France and International


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Benoit Martin

Co-founder & Managing Partner Talent2Africa

Career Fair

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