Françoise REMARCK

Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Republic of Ivory Coast

A graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce d’Abidjan (ESCA) and of the Executive MBA and HEC Paris, she has over 35 years’ experience both on a continental and international level, having held management positions within prestigious Groups operating in the media and distribution sectors. Françoise Remarck began her professional career in 1986 in Paris with Ernst & Young . A few years later, in 1992, she decided to return home and helped set up the Canal + subsidiary in Côte d’Ivoire. In eighteen years, she rose through the ranks from Finance Director to Chairman and CEO of the company.

In 2010, she was appointed Director of Communications and Institutional Relations for the Canal+ Africa Group in France. She is helping to implement the Group’s strategic development plan on the Continent. Françoise Remarck joins the Franco-Japanese CFAO Group as Vice President in charge of Institutional Relations and Communications, for which she will oversee, among other things, the implementation of large-scale projects in Africa.

Françoise Remarck chose to return to Côte d’Ivoire and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of two Canal + Group subsidiaries.

She has been a member of several Boards of Directors in the banking, insurance and services sectors, as well as of the Investment Committee of a fund dedicated to SMEs.

Françoise Remarck was Vice-President of the Patronat Ivoirien.

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