Generation Africa

  • Language


  • Duration

    12 days

  • Location(s)

    Paris, Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Online

  • Format

    Part time

  • Average work experience

    10 years and more

Generation Africa is a premium executive certificate for senior executives and entrepreneurs who wish to expand and diversify their global footprint. Blending a financial, legal, and cultural approach, it will either sharpen your business development skills or entrepreneurial spirit towards the fastest-growing and most dynamic continent in the world: Africa. With a young and growing urbanized population, abundant natural resources and a rapidly growing middle class, the continent generates many growing business opportunities.

ESSEC Business School has strong ties and in-depth expertise in Africa and our African campus, based in Rabat (Morocco) has opened its doors in 2017. We have since gained countless business experiences throughout the five African subregions, building bridges between the continent and the rest of the world. In doing so, our world-school with French roots has considerably deepened its international stature in combination with our Paris and Singapore campuses.

With Generation Africa, we are taking the next step forward with an ambitious program endowed with first class teachers and experts, country-specific case studies and tailored deliverables, demonstrating just how important a good understanding of the field, business etiquette, regulatory and economic practices is, and allowing to discover Africa’s potential and seize new business opportunities for each geographical area of the continent.

  • Open up Africa’s golden opportunities for business.

  • Gain detailed knowledge of the ongoing economical, cultural, and geopolitical transformations of the African continent.

  • Update and upgrade your skills with African business cases.
  • Increase your impact, leverage your expertise, and boost your career.

  • Premium executive certificate

  • Academic excellence

  • Low carbon

  • High flexibility

  • High level networking

  • Multidisciplinarity

  • Discovering Africa’s potential and seizing new business opportunities

Cérémonie ESSEC


Senior executives (CEOs, CFOs, CCOs, CDOs, VP Business Development, Senior civil servants, ...)

High level entrepreneurs

Development Finance Institutions & Public Entities



Benoît Chervalier, Executive Representative GENERATION AFRICA & Adjunct Professor at ESSEC Africa. Chairman of one2five advisory.

Judith Williams, Co-Founder Sugarwork, Inc. - Former SVP Global HR, Global Head of People Sustainabilty & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at SAP

Tuck S. (Jonah) Chung, Associate Professor of Marketing and Academic Director of the MSc in Marketing Management and Digital ESSEC Asia Pacific (Singapore)



€9,500 (excl. VAT) - does not include travel and accommodation costs.