The CEO of Oragroup was invited to Harvard on the occasion of the African Business Conference held annually on the campus of the prestigious American university. She delivered this speech in the Burden Auditorium, facing a crowd of a thousand spectators. The keynote was an opportunity to come back on a professional career at the service of banking in Africa, first in the Ecobank group and then from 2015 as deputy general manager of Oragroup before she was appointed CEO in 2016.

Binta Touré Ndoye, in her role as head of one of the major retail banks in West Africa, is at a privileged vantage point for observing African economic realities. She notes an unprecedented entrepreneurial dynamism on the continent and immense financing needs for their growth. Retail banking is also increasing at a brisk pace, particularly thanks to new technologies that are taking hold in the region. Banks play an important role in boosting the emergence of the middle class through consumer loans, mortgage...

Binta Touré Ndoye, who was trained in the United States, invited participants, including many African students at Harvard, to serve the emergence of Africa. "Africa needs every talent to boost the improvement of African capitalism and its ability to finance its own growth. The skills you have acquired will make you entrepreneurs, bankers or talented consultants. Do not forget the land were you were born!", concluded Binta Touré Ndoye.

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