Digital security company Gemalto expands operations to Ivory Coast

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One of the world’s leading digital security companies Gemalto has announced further operational expansion in Africa with the commencement of operations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The company said with the expansion, it would be able to better meet the needs of its customers on the ground throughout West Africa. It adds to Gemalto’s presence in Africa through its offices and partnerships, in particular in South Africa, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Burkina, Kenya and Nigeria.

By commencing operations in Abidjan, Gemalto said it would be able to further foster the digital development of the local economic fabric. This genuine technology hub the company said will leverage skill transfer and the pool of engineering excellence available in the country.

“Gemalto is playing a key role in the digital revolution taking place in Africa, and has already demonstrated its position as a major player in the field of telecommunications, banking services and governmental programs,” noted Eric Claudel, President of Africa & Middle East for Gemalto. “This new expertise and engineering hub will allow the implementation of an inverted innovation process, repurposing existing solutions to meet the needs and specificities of the local market. It also aims at designing Côte d’Ivoire’s products of tomorrow, in line with its president’s priority to turn it into an emerging country by 2020.”

Source: Humanipo 14 January 2015