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Message from the chairman

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the web site of the FORREST GROUP. It will provide you with an overview of our activities and of the companies of the Group.

Our commitment, soon a century-old in Central Africa, is the fruit of the work of thousands of women and men, active within the Group since 1922.

The constancy of our commitment in Central Africa is the reflection of a philosophy. We believe in an Africa that is moving forward, an Africa that is working and an Africa that has confidence in its future.


“[…] Things do not happen. Things are made to happen […]”

I must have been 20 years old when John F. Kennedy made this statement. This was just a few years before I joined the family company created by my father forty years earlier in 1922.

Originally from New Zealand and still a minor, he arrived in South Africa alone at the beginning of the 1920s. He then went to the Belgian Congo, about which he knew very little, apart from the unprecedented economic growth that the Belgian colony was ...


Corporate Governance

The Corporate Governance Charter of GROUPE FORREST INTERNATIONAL S.A. adheres to the clauses
of the Belgian Code of Company Governance (“2009 Code”), drafted by the Corporate Governance
Commission ( and designated as the Code of reference by
the Belgian legislator..    DETAIL

Fondation Rachel Forrest

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