press release

Isabelle Teboul Joins AXIAN Group as Director of Impact and Sustainability

Antananarivo, 29 November 2022

Pan-African conglomerate AXIAN Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Isabelle Teboul as Group Director of Impact and Sustainability. Teboul will report directly to AXIAN CEO Hassanein Hiridjee and will be responsible for devising and successfully implementing the company’s impact and sustainability strategy and all resulting policies.

This appointment demonstrates AXIAN’s ongoing commitment to making a positive and sustainable impact on Africa’s prosperity and economic growth, a core part of the company’s corporate strategy. AXIAN created a dedicated Impact directorship in 2019 to help champion the group’s internal positive impact and among its subsidiaries. AXIAN’s Impact-Scoring System now helps the group select its most significant impact projects.

“I have full confidence in Isabelle Teboul to work alongside our people and build AXIAN’s vision of positive impact and sustainability in Africa. I wish her the very best as she takes on this new, crucial role.” Hassanein Hiridjee, AXIAN Group CEO.

“I am delighted to join AXIAN, as an ethical and environmentally aware pan-African conglomerate. The company has continually demonstrated its commitment to improving the day-to-day lives of people across the continent through inclusive and sustainable business practices. I am proud to be able help craft AXIAN’s sustainability strategy as part of its vision and ensure enhanced ESG consideration in the group’s investments in keeping with the highest international standards.” Isabelle Teboul, AXIAN Group Director of Impact & Sustainability.


Isabelle Teboul graduated with a law degree and has since followed an unusual but nonetheless impressive professional path that’s taken her to many countries. Her first posting, from 2000 to 2006, with the French army, was as law officer stationed across Europe, the Caribbean and Ivory Coast. She then transitioned to humanitarian work and the protection of prisoners of war (POWs) at the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She later went into the mining industry, where she worked in CSR and sustainability for 15 years. Isabelle has worked for well-known mining industry giants such as Xstrata/Glencore, Sherritt International (Ambatovy), Tiger Resources and Compagnie de Bauxite de Guinée in countries as diverse as Turkey, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Australia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Congo, Guinea, and Mauritania. Before joining AXIAN, Isabelle was the Director of Sustainability for the Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (Setrag), a subsidiary of the ERAMET group, a key player in Gabon’s railroad industry.


AXIAN Group is a pan-African group that operates in 10 countries and specialises in 5 industries with high growth potential: namely telecoms, financial services, real estate, energy, and open innovation.
AXIAN is an engaged partner in the socio-economic growth of the countries where it operates. With over 6,000 daring and passionate staff, the group systematically ensures that its products and services have a positive and sustainable impact on the day-to-day lives of millions of Africans.
The AXIAN Group is a signatory of the United Nations’ Global Compact initiative and committed to the integration of its 10 Principles into group strategy, policies and operations.

Find out more about AXIAN :
Read the AXIAN Impact Report here

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