# Insights

# Digital transformation

Jun 18, 2019

Sopra Banking Software welcomes Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop, Minister of the Digital Economy and Telecommunications in Senegal, to mark the opening of its offices in Dakar.

Dakar, June 18th, 2019 – On Friday 14th June, during a lunch organised with its customers – the leaders of major Senegalese and West African banks – Eric Pasquier, CEO at Sopra Banking Software (SBS), welcomed Ndéye Tické Ndiaye DIOP, Minister of the Digital Economy and Telecommunications in Senegal and government spokeswomen, to celebrate the opening of offices in Dakar. 

Following Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, Côte-d’Ivoire, Algeria, and Gabon, Dakar is now Sopra Banking Software’s seventh office in Africa. Operating on the continent for over 40 years, by launching a subsidiary in Senegal, Sopra Banking Software is reaffirming its commitment to banks and its contribution to the success of the digital revolution on the continent.

Sopra Banking Software is an established leader in banking and financial institution transformation, with over 250 customer banks in 40 countries in Africa and nearly 1,000 employees. 

This new location is part of SBS’s strategy to forge close relationships with local customers and the entire digital ecosystem in Africa.

The Minister commended Sopra Banking Software’s reinforcement in West Africa, supporting banks with their development and digital transformation. The Minister shared her vision of digital strategy in Senegal, in coordination with the PSE (the emerging Senegal plan), which aims to strengthen Senegal’s position as an innovation leader in Africa.

Eric Pasquier, CEO at Sopra Banking Software commented, “This new location reflects our customer proximity, which is an essential part of our DNA. Banks have a key role to play and we are both proud and delighted to be considered as their trusted partner”. He added, “Our goal is, above all, to support banks and financial institutions with their development challenges in three major domains in particular: regulation, financial inclusion and digital. These issues go far beyond technology and represent key development factors for the African continent.

With over 16 customer banks in Senegal, Sopra Banking Software’s local reinforcement was very well received on the market.

About Sopra Banking Software 

With 4 300 experts, a pro forma turnover 2018 of € 373,7 million and one of the deepest, broadest portfolios of software and services, Sopra Banking Software is a trusted, long-term partner of over 800 banks in more than 70 countries. Sopra Banking Software has an unequalled ability to address the requirements for banks and financial institutions of any size and scope, allowing them to innovate and expand their services. Sopra Banking Software is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader in digital transformation, with more than 44 000 employees. In 2018, Sopra Steria generated a revenue of €4,1 billion.  For more information follow us on twitter @SopraBanking or visit www.soprabanking.com

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