About the Institut Choiseul

The Institut Choiseul is an independent think-tank dedicated to the analysis of contemporary strategic issues ans international economic questions.

Based in Paris its ambition is to create independent dialogue spaces at the crossroad of the political and institutional world, of the economic scene and the sphere of ideas, in order to enhance debates on today's key problematics.

Mission and Activities
By focusing on connecting skills and expertise, Institut Choiseul develops a multitude of activities in France and abroad.

By identifying talents through rankings such as the Choiseul 100 France, the Choiseul 100 Africa, the Choiseul Région Sud, or the Choiseul Sport & Business, and by organizing high-level and exclusive meetings, the Institut Choiseul continually provides economic and political decision-makers with keys to understanding a changing world.

Choiseul Africa Initiatives

To take on Africa with confidence and optimism, to showcase the formidable assets this continent of the future holds and to develop a unique network of economic decision-makers at a continental level, such is the spirit that has presided over the launch of the Choiseul Africa initiative, carried out by the Institut Choiseul.

The foundation of the Choiseul Africa adventure was laid down in 2014 with the creation of the Choiseul 100 Africa – Economic Leaders for Tomorrow. Published in the African Business magazine, this ranking identifies every year the 100 economic leaders less than 40 years old that count amongst the most talented of their generation.

More than just a ranking, the Choiseul 100 Africa has become a pan-African network of influence that is without equal. Comprising some 500 active members spread out across 47 of the continent’s 54 countries, it has imposed itself throughout the years as an exclusive community of leaders, each of which is an actor of change taking control of the continent’s economy and most important institutions.

Wishing to go further in promoting Africa and in its role as an player in bringing Africa and Europe closer together, the Institut Choiseul has been organizing the Choiseul Africa Business Forum since 2019. Dedicated to the development of business opportunities in Africa and with Africa, this investment forum brings together nearly 600 decision-makers and senior economic leaders among the most influential of Africa and Europe. They meet around twenty working sessions that highlight Africa at the heart of the debates thanks to the expertise of carefully selected panelists.

Throughout numerous encounters organised alternately in France and in Africa, systematically following an invitation from the heads of State and government (Algeria, Angola, the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, etc.), the Choiseul Africa network has become a platform of synergies and exchange between the political and economic decision-makers that are making waves in Africa at the highest level, implementing projects that are structural for the continent.

Makhtar Diop, Vice-président Afrique pour la Banque Mondiale, le 11 juillet 2017, à l'occasion d'un petit-déjeuner organisé par l'Institut Choiseul à Paris.


Corporate website of the Institut Choiseul
Website dedicated to the activities and publications of the Institut Choiseul in the African continent
Website dedicated to the activities and publications of the Institut Choiseul in France