Société Générale Guinée has a century-and-a-half of historical past — and a go-ahead CEO who has overseen spectacular development.
Société Générale Guinée was created in 1985 and is right this moment the West African nation’s main personal financial institution by way of fairness, credit, variety of branches — and outcomes.
It’s primarily owned by Société Générale Group, which holds 58 p.c of shares. Remaining shares are held by personal shareholders.
“The strong monetary place of Societe Generale Guinée permits us to raised handle regulatory ratios resembling authorized lending restrict,” says CEO Thierno Ibrahima Diallo, “and to offer optimum capability to fulfill the wants of our business clients.”
The financial institution has some 600 company purchasers and boasts robust penetration of enormous companies each native and worldwide. Streamlining the service to those purchasers — and 101,505 personal clients — are 326 devoted staff and a staff of pros that’s 2,488-strong. These employees members operated from 24 strategically positioned branches throughout Guinea, which sits on a crescent extending into the Atlantic Ocean. The nation’s mineral wealth may theoretically make it one of many continent’s richest nations.
With its spectacular community of branches, which cowl the nation’s 4 primary areas, SG Guinée is on the centre of a thriving monetary hub. The big company department is positioned on the society’s headquarters within the capital, Conakry. It has been working for one-and-a-half centuries — so its processes have been constantly streamlined over these 150-odd years.
Société Générale Guinée supplies a variety of progressive services with a specific give attention to SMEs — in addition to the bigger purchasers which select its companies. “The goal is to anticipate and fulfill their wants,” says Diallo.
Thierno Ibrahima Diallo was born in Senegal, and graduated with a level in Banking, Finance and Insurance coverage Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure Des Affaires De Lille 2.
He additionally holds a diploma from ITB (Institut Approach de Banque). The fluent French- and English speaker began his skilled profession in 1998 within the Société Générale Group. He reduce his tooth on the earth of worldwide finance within the Senegalese subsidiary, changing into head of worldwide funds processing and heading analysis into the optimisation of the shopper expertise.
Two years later, in 2000, Diallo joined the CIC-Crédit Mutuel group as a buyer supervisor for SMEs. In 2005, he joined the Est-Parisien enterprise centre of Crédit Industriel et Industrial (CIC) as a company account supervisor.
In 2007, Thierno Diallo joined the ABN AMRO Financial institution group as a key account supervisor in its asset finance division primarily based in Paris (ABN AMRO Industrial Finance). In 2010, he was promoted to move of the important thing accounts division.
Diallo has expertise from a spread of high-powered appointments. In 2013, he joined SAS LPP Coffrages Group as export improvement supervisor. On this position, he was answerable for the creation of a subsidiary operation in West Africa.
In 2014, he returned to the Senegalese subsidiary of the Société Générale Group as supervisor of enormous company purchasers. In 2015, he was promoted to move of company purchasers.
In 2018, Diallo was appointed director of the Central African Audit Hub (AFC)-IGAD/IRB/AFS, which incorporates Cameroon, Chad, Congo and Equatorial Guinea.
He took over the regional administration of the Central and Jap Africa Audit Hub (AFCE) in 2019. This place had an excellent bigger scope, masking six nations (Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar and Mozambique).
Since September 2021, Thierno Ibrahima Diallo has been managing director of the Guinean subsidiary of the Société Générale Group.