Viadeo opens an office in Morocco

  • Morocco represents the first office in Northern Africa and in the Arabic world
  • More than half a million members are already connected in the Kingdom

January 19, ParisViadeo, the global professional social network with 40 million members, reports today the opening of a new office in Casablanca. Morocco is the first country in Northern Africa and within the Arabic world where Viadeo has established an office; this follows the opening of an office in Senegal in March 2011.

The membership base in Morocco already exceeds 500 000 business professionals. Viadeo enables individuals to explore new business and career opportunities as well as develop their network with other business professionals around the world. Proof of its strong potential, the membership base in Morocco has doubled in less than a year and represents the second French speaking community of the platform after France.

Africa is a very important continent for Viadeo. We have 2 million members, including 1 million in the Maghreb region. We are proud to be the first international social network to establish regional offices” says Chams Diagne, Chief Officer of Viadeo in Africa. “Viadeo has already developed partnerships with a number of Moroccan companies such as BMCE, RMA, AXA, Peugeot, BMW, AMDI (Invest in Morocco) – these clients and others have trusted us to follow them in their recruitment strategies and communication campaigns. Morocco, with more than thirteen million of internet users and its increasing interest for social media, represents a real growth opportunity for Viadeo”

A local payment solution will shortly be launched to support the needs of Viadeo’s members in Morocco. This will allow online subscription to Premium Membership and other online solutions and enable members to realize the full potential of the networking platform.

About Viadeo

Viadeo is a professional social network with over 40 million members. Viadeo is used by those who want to:

Viadeo’s members consist of business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from a diverse range of businesses both start-up and well-established. Every day Viadeo attracts more than 30,000 new members; 150,000 new connections are made and over 3 million profiles are viewed.

Based in Paris (head office), Viadeo also has offices and teams in the UK (London), US (San Francisco), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan), China (Beijing), India (New Delhi), Mexico (Mexico City), Senegal (Dakar) and Russia (Moscow). The company employs 400 staff worldwide.

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