Standard Bank Signs Up as Strategic Partner for the Africa France Summit

  • Standard Bank, a leading pan African bank and financial services provider, has signed as a Strategic Partner Agreement for the Africa France Summit.
  •  A unique event, the Summit combines both a public sector summit plus a private sector exhibition on a scope and scale that is unprecedented.
  • The theme is ‘Sustainable Cities and Districts’ and over 50 African heads of state have been invited to attend the event.
  • Each head of State attending will pitch a major infrastructure project in their country.

The Ambassador Secretary General of the Summit, Miss Stéphanie Rivoal, is looking forward to working with Standard Bank whose commitment and expertise in the financing of sustainable projects is resolutely in line with the objectives of the Summit.

With more than 13 million customers worldwide, Standard Bank is operating in no less than 20 sub-Saharan countries as well as key financial centres throughout the globe, with the ambition to further expand its business operations to other regions of Africa.

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Under the leadership of Mr. Lungisa Fuzile, CEO of Standard Bank South Africa, Standard Bank values and invests in the opportunities that the continent has to offer :

Africa is our home, and we are focused on driving her growth. Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value. Our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. We are committed to being more than a provider of financial products and services – we are a catalyst for economic change in our countries of operation and we make life better for our fellow Africans by doing the right business the right way’.

In 2017, Standard Bank identified 10 areas in which it believed it could make a significant positive social, economic and environmental (SEE) impact.

The bank identified these areas by looking at the overlap between its core business as a provider of financial services, and the needs of Africa’s people, businesses and economies. The priority issues and targets contained in the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) informed its thinking.

Author: GBA News Desk

An initiative by French President, Emmanuel Macron, the  Africa France Summit will be the largest investment summit of its kind between Africa and France. The theme is ‘Sustainable Cities’ and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa,  will lead a 30 strong delegation to the summit. There will be over 50 other African heads of state in attendance. It is the first of a kind event combining both the public and private sector in a ‘Sustainable City’ designed exhibition plus summit. It is an Africa/France but also an Africa/Africa summit. The scope and scale is unprecedented.

If you are a corporate or individual operating on the African continent and would like to attend the event or find out more, email:

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