Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Vice Chairman, has inaugurated a unique training course tailored for its future African executives. With the launch of this new African development phase, CMA CGM will advance the skillset of its African management team by creating a new training programme in collaboration with the CMA CGM Academy, the French Business School KEDGE, and the ARSTM in Abidjan (Academie Régionale des Sciences et Techniques de la Mer). 24 trainees from Francophone Africa and the Indian Ocean will follow this training programme in Abidjan at ARTSM’s facilities.
The programme focuses on four areas: Maritime, Management, Ethics and Finance. Its aims are:
- Answering CMA CGM’s development needs in Africa by strengthening Group’s African staff
- Strengthening the Group’s African network with managers experts in management and supply chain systems
This Excellence Programme relies on the KEDGE Business School’s expertise in both Supply Chain Management and Corporate Social Responsability. The school has been present in Africa since 2008 through its campus in Dakar and offers its experience in training courses throughout the African continent.
Since 2001, when CMA CGM launched its first maritime service in Africa, the continent is core to the Group’s activities. More than 28 maritime lines connect the Continent, thanks to a network of 42 offices employing more than 1,400 staff. CMA CGM was established in Ivory Coast in 2003. Today, local agencies are located in both Abidjan and San Pedro offering a network of over 110 shipping experts. The Group priorities the development of its Ivoirian clients’ development and supports new markets growth with ever-expanding worldwide connections.