The idea of creation of an African Federation of leasing returns to the APSF which defended it for a long time with the IFC. After an agreement in principle, the IFC formally marked its agreement in the APSF which participated in the regional Forum of Abidjan on the leasing in September, 2016.
The fact is that, pioneer of the leasing in Africa and in level countries of comparable development, Morocco serves as reference and of benchmark to economies worried of widening their funding offer in the service of SMEs/SMIs.
Afin de donner un contenu concret à cette idée, l’APSF a élaboré, au mois d’octobre 2016, un mois après le Forum d’Abidjan, un projet de statuts de ladite Fédération qu’elle a soumis à la SFI.
To give a concrete contents to this idea, the APSF developed, in October 2016, one month after the Forum of Abidjan, a project of statutes of the aforementioned Federation which it submitted to the IFC
On the occasion of a meeting held December 6th, 2016 in the office of the APSF, the representatives of the IFC, the operators of the leasing in Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda) and the persons in charge of the APSF, specified the outlines of creation of this entity and reviewed its conditions of success and sustainability. They adopted the project of statutes and stopped organizing constitutive assembly before the end of the first half of the year 2017.
May 9th, 2017 is so kept the Constitutive General assembly of the African Leasing Federation which was baptized “Africalease” after adoption of its statutes by the present founding members, representing 11 countries and the IFC.
On the occasion of this Constituent General assembly, these founding members paid tribute to M. Juma Kisaame, president of Uganda Leasing association for his commitment in favour of the promotion of the leasing in Africa within the framework of Afrolease.
Morocco (Casablanca, head office of the APSF) will shelter the permanent head office of the Federation.
Scenes of the general assembly held on May 09th, 2017 in Casablanca – Morocco
Council in the term of the first general assembly
The Council thanks all the following founder members for their mobilization and their implication in the creation of Africalease, on May 9th, 2017.
|Institution||Representent / Function||Coutry||Website|
|APSF||Mohamed Tehraoui||Maroc||APSF – Maroc|
|APBEF||Souleymane Diallo||Guinée Conakry||APBEF – Togo|
|APBEF||Edouard Decahou, Leasing Manager||Mali||APBEF- Mali|
|APBEF – SIB||Ouattara Aboulaye, Leasing Manager||Côte d’Ivoire||APBEF – SIB|
|Arab Leasing Corporation||Abdenour Houaoui / Managing Director||Algérie||Arab Leasing Corporation|
|APSF||Abdallah Benhamida, President||Maroc||APSF|
|APSF||Mostafa Melsa, General Delegate||Maroc||APSF|
|APSF||Kamal Benkiran, Director||Maroc||APSF|
|APTBEF||Rafik Moalla / DGA Hannibal Lease||Tunisie||APTBEF|
|BAD||Hugues Kamewe-Tsafack – Financial Sector Advisor||BAD||BAD|
|BNP Paribas El Djazaïr||Hayet Becissa / Leasing Manager||Algérie||BNP Paribas El Djazaïr|
|Camlease||Pierre Kam / President||Cameroun||Camlease|
|Credit Access||Ali Badini||Côte d’Ivoire||Credit Access|
|El Djazaïr Idjar||Lachab Youcef / Managing Director||>Algérie||El Djazaïr Idjar|
|ELAN||Emmanuel Aifuwa / Micro Investment Support Services||Nigéria||ELAN|
|ELAN||Christian Chigbundu / Managing Director CoscharisMobility – Sixt Nigeria||Nigéria||ELAN|
– APBEF : Association Professionnelle des Banques et Établissements Financiers
– APTBEF : Association Professionnelle Tunisienne des Banques et des Établissements Financiers
– ELAN : Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria – Nigeria
– APSF : Association Professionnelle des Sociétés de Financement – Morocco
Creation and Organization Committees
The Council thanks, for their commitment and their mobilization, the following members of the Creation and Organization Committees of Africalease Constitutive General assembly.
M. Abdallah Benhamida : Morocco President APSF
M. Mohamed Tehraoui : Morocco, Director of the Committee Organization, APSF www.apsf.pro
M. Juma Kisaame – Uganda DFCU Bank, www.dfcugroup.com
M. Riadh Naouar : IFC www.ifc.org
M. Jonathan Danjuma Gigin: IFC www.ifc.org
Mme Fatim DIOP: IFC www.ifc.org
M. Kalu O. Kalu : Leasafric Ghana, www.leasafric.com
M. Joseph Ndiho Kiiza : Uganda Leasing Association www.ula.co.ug
M. Mostafa Melsa : Morocco, General Delegate APSF www.apsf.pro
M. Réda Benhamida : Morocco, APSF www.apsf.pro
M. Kamal Benkiran : Morocco, Director APSF www.apsf.pro
Mme Majda Zyani : Morocco, APSF www.apsf.pro
M. Abdallah Benhamida : Morocco President, APSF
M. Mohamed Tehraoui :Morocco, Director of the Committee Organization, APSF
M. Jonathan Danjuma Gigin, IFC
Mme Fatim DIOP, IFC
M. Mostafa Melsa : Morocco, General Delegate, APSF
M. Kamal Benkiran : Morocco, Director, APSF
Mme Majda Zyani :Morocco, APSF
M. Ali Ouabid :Morocco, APSF