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Under the impetus of the Teyliom group through its financial holding company, Bridge Group West Africa (BGWA), Bridge Bank Group Côte d'Ivoire (BBGCI) started its activities in June 2006.

Initially oriented towards SMEs to provide them with tailored financing and solutions, BBGCI has expanded its customer base to include premium individuals, professionals, and SMEs.

Subsequently, it targeted large private and public enterprises as well as financial institutions. To date, it stands as the 10th bank out of around thirty in Côte d'Ivoire, with a total balance sheet of XOF 908 billion (EUR 1.38 billion) and XOF 74 billion (EUR 113 million) in equity, and a presence in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal.

Over the past ten years, it has adapted to various political, economic, and social changes. It has also embraced daily challenges, allowing it to optimize its strengths and seize the opportunities presented to it.

With 259 employees as of June 30, 2023, it is keen to gradually rise among the banks that demonstrate the best management and profitability criteria. Bridge Bank Group Côte d'Ivoire, beyond the growth of its business volume, also ensures strict compliance with professional standards and good governance practices, reflected in:

  • The dynamism and mobilization of different teams;
  • The sustained and targeted deployment of an efficient branch network tailored to our clientele;
  • The implementation of a rigorous risk management policy, the only guarantee of maintaining the quality of BBG CI's portfolio and protecting depositors.

All of these actions are directed towards a single goal: the satisfaction of our customers through attentive listening and the implementation of solutions that truly meet their needs.


Bridge Bank Group Côte d'Ivoire (BBGCI) is a banking financial institution with a capital of XOF 12.5 billion (USD 25 million). The shareholding is composed of:

  • BGWA, the financial holding of the Teyliom Group: 77%.
  • Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS): 20%.
  • Individuals: 3%.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of seasoned bankers, industrialists, and professionals whose extensive experience and varied expertise ensure the quality management of the institution.

Name & SurnamePosition
Mr. AMADOU KOUYATE Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. YIGO FALY THIAM Administrator
Mr. EL HADJ AMADOU GUEYE Administrator
Mr. BIRANE WANE Administrator
Mr. PAUL DERREUMEAUX Administrator
Mr. SYLLA MAHAMADOU Administrator
Mr. SERGE PACOME DIBI Administrator