BCEAO and HEC Paris launch new short programs and open master class on Tuesday, June 14

(HEC PARIS) – On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its partnership, HEC Paris and the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) announce the launch of short programs in finance, strategy and digital technology. This new initiative will officially begin on June 14 with the international webinar “Banking and the return of geopolitics to the digital age.”

Since 2012, both institutions have been offering training, now partly online, to support leaders, directors, managers and heads of banking and financial institutions in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) in their careers.

Thus, this new short curriculum complements the existing proposal consisting of ” Certificate of Strategic Banking Management (CEMSTRAT) “and” Bank Manager’s Certificate for Managers in the Digital Age (CEB2D) “.

There will be a choice of 16 one-day modules in three thematic universes: finance, strategy and digital, as well as management and leadership. Each module is subject to a certificate issued by HEC Paris and COFEB. Participation in 12 of the 16 modules over a maximum period of 24 months will entitle you to a CEB Certificate.

“Our partnership with HEC Paris continues to grow, and we are proud that these ten years of cooperation have been marked by the launch of short programs that will enable the heads of banking and financial institutions to strengthen their capacity to deploy relevant strategies. the realities of a changing continent. » said Mr. Usman Samba Mamadou, Director General of the West African Center for Training and Banking Research (COFEB)

For Ms. Armel Dufour, Project Director of the HEC Paris Global Initiative: “Thanks to these new short programs, which are the result of our partnership with BCEAO through COFEB, all the main topics for development in a banking or financial institution are covered. They take participants out of the comfort zone to better show their potential. »

This Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:00 GMT there will be a master class, which precedes the launch of short programs that are offered online from June. Webinar called “Banking and the return of geopolitics to the digital age” moderated by Mr. David Restrepo Amariles, Professor of HEC Paris.

According to him, “Africa is clearly becoming a new epicenter of digital challenges and innovation. This master class will show how this will change the landscape of the banking and financial sector globally. »

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Founded in 1881, HEC Paris is a leading business school in Europe, whose ambition is to have a positive impact on business and society through its triple “Think, Teach, Act” approach, and thus contribute to the world more inclusive, more resilient and more prosperous. With 160 research professors from around the world producing and teaching unique knowledge to more than 4,500 students from 110 countries, the HEC Paris campus is establishing itself as a true laboratory of innovation and exchange, open to the diversity of the world and its challenges. . Inspired by its 5 core values ​​- excellence, curiosity, entrepreneurship, diversity and responsibility – HEC Paris offers a full range of training for tomorrow’s decision makers: Grande Ecole, Specialized Masters, Masters, Summer School, MBA, Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA, Doctorate, and a wide range of programs for executives and managers.


The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) is an issuing institution common to eight (8) member states of the West African Monetary Union (UMOA). Established on May 12, 1962, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) is an international government agency headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It is an issuing institution common to the member states of the West African Monetary Union (UMOA). BCEAO enjoys the exclusive privilege of issuing money in all member countries of the West African Monetary Union. It issues banknotes, banknotes and coins that are legal tender and have legal tender in all Member States of the Union. The creation, issue and cancellation of banknotes is decided by the Council of Ministers.


The West African Training and Banking Research Center (COFEB) was established in 1977 by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) to train its own leaders to support the Africanization process. Subsequently, the Centre’s mission gradually expanded to build the capacity of government officials from ZAEU member states, heads of credit institutions working in the union, and employees of other banks in French-speaking countries in Africa.

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