The profile of Slawomir Krupa, the bank’s future CEO, offers a sharp contrast to the current boss, Frédéric Oudéa. Internally, though, the bank has insisted on the solidity and durability of their African strategy.
For some, a Thomas Buberl-like scenario cannot be ruled out. Promoted CEO of the AXA group in 2016, the German manager, less familiar with the African continent than his predecessor – the very patrician Henri de Castries – had rather quickly announced the “rationalisation” of the insurance group’s footprint, with the focus on the sale of several African assets: A scenario that was abandoned in the end.
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