CEIBS Dean Makes Official Visit to Chinese Embassy in the Ivory Coast
February 11, 2020. Abidjan, Ivory Coast – CEIBS Vice President and Dean Yuan Ding paid a courtesy call today to Mr. Wan Li, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Ivory Coast, at the Chinese Embassy in Abidjan.
Prof. Ding, who is also in Abidjan to speak at a CEIBS alumni event, took the opportunity to visit the ambassador and formally introduce the school and its operations in Africa, and to brief the ambassador on the school’s efforts to assist in the country’s development. Prof. Ding sought the support of Mr. Wan in reaching out to Chinese enterprises in Ivory Coast to participate in activities initiated by CEIBS in the country.
Mr. Wan expressed appreciation for the school’s efforts in developing talent in Africa. He added that the government of China is very passionate about building a reciprocal and beneficial relationship with African countries and lauded CEIBS for its efforts in deepening this collaboration.
Prof. Ding also introduced the CEIBS Alumni Francophone Africa Chapter (CAFAC) and their activities in French-speaking Africa to Mr. Wan and requested they be granted an audience at the embassy when necessary.
Other members of the CEIBS delegation were Professor Mathew Tsamenyi, CEIBS Africa Executive Director; Mr. Samuel Ocloo-Dzaba, Alumni, Corporate Relations and Marketing Manager; Ms. Cassie Xu, China Africa Relations Executive; and Mr. Hamma Ahmadou Salif N’diaye, Secretary General of CAFAC.