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Didier Acouetey

Secretary-General (Africa)

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Other appointments include:

  • Chairman of the Africa SME Growth  Initiative 

  • Steering Committee member of the World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence 

  • Board member of International Youth Forum

Didier Acouetey is the President and founder of the AfricSearch Group since 1996. It is the first international recruitment and Human Resources management firm specializing in Africa. With their partner Alexander Hughes, an international Executive Search firm, the Africsearch-Alexander Hughes Group is present in more than 50 countries.


As a business advisor to several Managing Directors of Africa’s major companies and institutions, Mr Acouetey has built an extensive network of contacts in the African business and political community.


He launched in 2014 the first Africa SME financing forum, in partnership with several institutions including African Guarantee Fund, IFC, the African Development Bank, in order to build the next African corporate champions and create jobs for the youth.


Mr Acouetey sits on the boards of Directors of several financial institutions and non-profit organizations in Africa.


He is a graduate from the Arts et Métiers school in Paris, and holds a Bachelor degree and a 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.

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