Didier Acouetey is the President and Founder of the AfricSearch Group, first international recruitment and Human Resources consulting firm specializing in Africa. The Group has offices in Paris, Abidjan, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Johannesburg, Lome and other African capitals.

Before founding the AfricSearch Group, Didier Acouetey had worked in the advertising and packaging industry as Strategic, Sales and Marketing Director.

Active member in several Think tanks and promoter of the “Youth Excellency Program” whose objective is to promote Young Africans Leaders, he co-founded the first Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Its objective is to promote business partnerships and best practices between African and South East Asian private sectors. In this context, he contributes to the mobilization of funds for African businesses and States.

He received several awards including the 2014 ‘African Entrepreneur Award of the Year’ in France. He has been considered as one the 50 most active Africans in the world for the last 50 years by various international publications.

He launched in 2014 the first African SME financing forum, in partnership with several institutions including African Guarantee Fund, IFC, the African Development Bank and Ecobank. The forum is held on an annual basis.

Didier Acouetey is a graduate from the Arts et Métiers school in Paris, and holds a Bachelor degree and a MBA from “ESCP EAP”, one of the top French business schools, and attended high level programs on strategy and management, including in Harvard Business School.