After finishing high school at Prytanée Militaire (St-Louis , Senegal , 1974-1981) , Ababacar MBENGUE graduated from HEC Paris (1984-1987). He continued his education earning a Master of Science from University of Paris (Nanterre) in 1988 , a PhD in Management Science in 1992 followed by an HDR (accreditation to supervise research) in 1996 from the University of Paris Dauphine , and the Aggregation of French Universities in Management Science (1996 contest). He was the first Black African to be successful in the French National Aggregation Competition , in Management Sciences.
Ababacar served for ten years as a business trainer , lecturer and researcher in management (EDF-GDF: 1989-1993; CERAM / Sup de Co Nice: 1992-1995; ESSEC: 1995-1997; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: 1996-1998) before serving since 1997 as Full Professor at the University of Rheims (France) , where he created and led / is leading , among other things , the REPONSE Research Team , the Management Department , the CAAE Master , the MBA Program , the “Management in Africa" Master , and the CIRFAM (International Center for Applied Research and Training in Management).
Ababacar is / was, among others , Founding President of the Society for African Management (SAM) since 2012 , member of the jury of the French Aggregation competition in management sciences in 2012 , President of the jury of the African Aggregation competition in management sciences since 2011, President of the Admission Jury of HEC Paris (MBA, Grande École...) since 2011.
As part of his research and training activities, Ababacar has developed over twenty-five years expertise on technical matters of administration and management to enable leaders and decision makers to optimize their strategic and operational capabilities , and effectively manage their human resources by establishing an appropriate framework to establish and maintain a structured and effective dialogue between the stakeholders, and to measure and strengthen the commitment of staff and ensure consistent enforcement of administrative and financial regulation, to develop best practices for implementing planning and efficient and transparent administrative and budgetary oversight, including management of both material and immaterial resources , information technology and communications , procurement , facilities and logistics assets...
This expertise is useful for large multinationals as well as for decision makers in the public and private sectors on strategic issues related to positioning , wealth creation , national development , and on complex technical , institutional , and normative issues on , inter alia , good management and governance challenges , rule of law , African and international issues, fight against poverty , development and the debt of African countries , human resources , education , science and culture , regionalism and integration issues.