CMA CGM Expands Digital Presence and Educational Initiatives in Lebanon

After the launch of The Hub in 2020, a center in Beirut dedicated to digital development and focusing on artificial intelligence, CMA CGM has announced the upcoming opening of Ecole 42 in Beirut, a renowned coding school created by Xavier Niel, in line with their ongoing commitment to empower the Lebanese youth through education. The school aims to train 150 students annually, providing them with a French diploma and equipping them with essential coding and programing skills. Notably, the free tuition will be completely free for participants, underscoring CMA CGM’s commitment to investing in Lebanon’s youth and nurturing their potential in the field of technology.
CMA CGM’s presence in Lebanon extends beyond their digital initiatives. With a plan to reach 2.5k employees by the end of the year, CMA CGM is set to become the largest private employer in the country, which demonstrates their belief in the potential of the Lebanese workforce, and their commitment to providing employment opportunities that contribute to the local economy.
“Our investments in Lebanon are primarily driven by a business mindset” disclosed Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM “We believe that Lebanon has potential, with skilled and cost-effective workforce. I would like other Lebanese entrepreneurs who are abroad to have the same mindset as mine”.
Their ongoing support for education and humanitarian initiatives is also portrayed by the “Fondation CMA CGM”. Their involvement in these sectors highlights their dedication to social responsibility and making a positive impact in the local community. By supporting educational programs, CMA CGM’s foundation demonstrates its commitment to the well-being and development of Lebanon.
CMA CGM’s expansion of digital initiatives, namely their latest announcement regarding the launch of Ecole 42 in Beirut, their investment in human resources and their commitment to education and humanitarian efforts, showcase their belief in Lebanon’s potential and determination to drive positive change in the country. As CMA CGM continues to strengthen its presence in Lebanon, it will not only contribute to the growth of the country’s digital ecosystem
but also provide valuable opportunities for the Lebanese youth, fostering a brighter future for the nation.

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