BOA was founded in 1982 and is 73% owned by Bank Of Africa – BMCE Group. It is the second largest Pan-African Group in terms of geographical coverage. ​

Its widespread network, enhanced over the years, makes it a unique Group with one of the largest growth pools in the region. Over the past few years, the Group’s ability to grow its network of commercial banks and financial companies within its geographical perimeter covered by 21 countries, highlights its solid foothold over the continent and its sustainable growth strategy.