Philippe Labonne, President of AGL (Africa Global Logistics), has been appointed Chairman of the Africa Committee of MEDEF International. He succeeds Momar Nguer, who has been chairman of the committee since 2019.
Since 2015, Philippe Labonne has been President of Africa Global Logistics, a French group based in Puteaux and leader in logistics and port activities in Africa. With more than 30 years of experience in the management of logistics activities, particularly in Africa, he has worked to develop the first African integrated logistics network that mobilizes 23,000 African employees in 47 countries and cooperates with more than 10,000 African SMEs. From 2017to 2023, he was Vice-President of the Africa Committee in charge of East Africa.
The action of MEDEF International’s Africa Committee will be in line with the priorities of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, including the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The committee will promote the positive footprint of French companies on the continent in terms of creating virtuous ecosystems with local stakeholders. In partnership with African employers, it will co-construct a response adapted to the challenges of African youth through initiatives led by African and French companies.
«I am honored by the trust placed in me and by this new mission within MEDEF International. I would like to thank and pay tribute to my predecessor, Momar Nguer, for his outstanding work at the helm of the committee. I want to follow in the footsteps of the actions he has been able to undertake to promote partnership projects and opportunities, support the strengthening of trade within the region and its integration with the rest of the world, and contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa » said Philippe Labonne, Presidentof AGL.
About MEDEF International's Africa Committee
MEDEF International’s Africa Committee coordinates the relationship between the French and African business communities through a network made up of African employers, France’s foreign trade advisors, diplomatic posts and French administrations. It relies on more than 6,000 active managers representing 2,300 French companies and meets nearly 60 times a year to create a framework for exchange and pooling of experience between French companies around the main African public and private decision-makers.
About AGL (Africa Global Logistics)
AGL is the leading multimodal logistics operator in Africa, offering global, tailor-made and innovative logistics solutions to its African and international customers. The company recently joined the MSC Group, a world-class shipping and logistics company. Thanks to its network of 250 logistics and maritime agencies, 22 port and rail concessions, 66 dry ports and a river terminal, AGL benefits from expertise developed over more than a century. With a team of more than 23,000 African employees, AGL’s ambition is to make a lasting contribution to Africa’s transformations. AGL is also present in Haiti and East Timor.