One story, one man
The history of OGL is intertwined with that of one man, Oswald Louéké – with his career, his expertise and his business commitment. Today, OGL works to bring together and develop specific strengths and skills within an expert holding in the fields of telecommunications, agro-industry, banking and property, particularly in Africa, but also in some other countries.
Everything starts with telecommunication
Having graduated from INSET, which then became the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB), Oswald Louéké began his career path in the field of new technology before venturing into entrepreneurship.
In 2001, he founded the pan-African magazine Réseau Telecoms, and went on to launch the annual touring event Africa Telecom People.
This adventure lasted 13 years. In 2010 he created TELSIG, a company dedicated to regulation within interconnected environments.
Banking and agro-industry
In 2014, he acquired a stake in BGFIBANK, one of the leading financial institutions in Central Africa. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Benin branch ever since then and became their chairman in 2019.
At the same time, he was investing in an agro-industrial company, specialising in processing cashew nuts, NOVAREA. He supported this company through a process of modernisation, with the involvement of institutional players such as the World Bank and the IMF.
In 2015, the group completed its first property project with a rental investment in Mauritius. There are some other upcoming operations planned in Africa, but also in France.
The group’s property investments today are growing and diversifying, both in terms of geography and in relation to the different customer bases and the range of activities involved.
The OGL holding company was founded in 2012 to support the various businesses in which its founder is involved.
With its TELECOM, PROPERTIES and PARTICIPATIONS divisions, it covers a wide range of activity on the African continent and in other regions of the world.
In addition, OGL ASSOCIATES provides consultancy in the areas of expertise that OGL has been refining for years.