The Award Leadership

The African Entrepreneurship Award is both a process and an organization within BMCE Bank of Africa. Our goal is to enable the enablers. What does that mean? We as an Award organization seek to enable you the entrepreneur to be a job enabler in Africa. Through our regional, pan-African, and global mentoring program, you will receive coaching that enables you to launch or grow your business idea so that you can create jobs – enable others – in Africa.



Since its privatization in 1995, BMCE Bank of Africa has emerged as an institution seeking to transcend borders and become an international leader. With 13,000+ employees across 32 countries, one of the core values of the BMCE Bank of Africa is to strengthen Africa, with values such as transparency and integrity.

“We are more than a bank, we are Africans in this initiative building together the future of this great continent.”


Headquartered in northwest Africa, BMCE Bank of Africa operates in 21 African countries and leads the entrepreneurial revolution in Africa as an extension of its social and environmental commitment. Reaching across the African continent, BMCE Bank of Africa seeks to promote young entrepreneurs and their small businesses that create jobs and improve lives. 

We at BMCE Bank of Africa cultivate optimism in all circumstances and we make sure to spread it to all those who surround us, crafting universal and timeless values of entrepreneurs, builders and creators, dreamers and achievers.Othman Benjelloun - Chairman of BMCE Bank of Africa

The African Entrepreneurship Award Transcends Borders

This Award journey inspires entrepreneurs to launch businesses and supports them with virtual mentoring from an African and Global Network of Partners.

To hear more about how this journey works, listen to this series on Transcending Borders where the BMCE Bank of Africa bankers share the behind-the-scenes stories about their determination to make this dream a reality.