Gabon: The BGFIBank group is popularizing the digitalization of its services

Based in Libreville, BGFI Bank is one of the most represented banks in the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC).

The first banking group within the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) intends to reinforce its leadership in the subregion, by multiplying value-added activities. It is in this wake that the organization falls on March 27, 2019, the first edition of the day of the digitalization of services to the general public whose purpose is to expand its customer base. A first of its kind initiated in partnership with BGFI Services and the SOPRA Banking Software group which saw the participation of the communication and marketing managers, IT managers and compliance officers of the BGFIBank Group.

Speaking on behalf of the banking group, « Aline Mane Yonta, Deputy Director of Strategy and Development at the Group, highlighted the main thrusts of this event. It is about « accelerating the transformation, this is the strategic ambition of the BGFIBank Group for the 2019 financial year. This strategy integrates both a major program of digitalization of trades, working methods in agile mode and sharing a true spirit of innovation among all the group’s employees « .

The information sessions were moderated by SOPRA consultants and aimed at discussing different visions of the digital world, presenting the « Digital Enabler » approach of Sopra Banking Software, proposing solutions to enable the BGFIBank Group to accelerate its digital transformation.

In any case, Digital Day « has allowed us to realize that digital does not only concern the bank, it concerns everyone. The objective here is to refine our digital strategy to extend our strategy, particularly to all activities in the Group, « she said.

On the merits of this partnership, Jean Marc Violas, in charge of the Middle East Africa consulting business for SOPRA Banking Software, revealed that « we were talking about sharing with the business and technical teams of the company. Groupe BGFIBank SOPRA Banking’s vision on digital and the contribution of digital technology in Africa « .

As the leading banking group in the CEMAC zone, the BGFIBank Group claims a balance sheet total of around CFAF 3000 billion in 2018.


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