“With members at the highest levels of professional life and academia, our role as a group is to submit innovative proposals to the head of Government. I am very pleased: we succeeded in having the launch of a new bank adopted: the Regional Bank, which will promote investment in SMEs”, Saïdane explained.
“For the engineering side, I had the opportunity to work with teams from Bpifrance and the German bank Kfw. This experience enriched my approach to teaching considerably, as it let me share the financial arrangements negotiated with the major international firms invited by the working group with SKEMA students (especially the MSc Corporate Financial Management-FinTech students that I teach on the Lille campus)”, he added.
Saïdane, Doctor of Economics, is a professor at SKEMA Business School and the University of Côte d’Azur. He runs the SKEMA MSc Corporate Financial Management programme on the Lille campus, the International Observatory of Sustainable Finance and the SAB Trophy for Sustainable Finance.
He is an advisor to the “Club of African Bank and Credit Institution Directors” and a consultant on financial affairs in Africa to the United Nations. He is a scientific advisor for the industry journal Techniques Financières et Développement (Paris) and writes a regular column in the African Banker magazine. Saïdane is the author of the reference work “Banque & Finance en Afrique : les Acteurs de l’Emergence”, which he co-wrote in collaboration with Alain Le Noir.