H.E. Madam Claudine Talon


First Lady of the Republic of Benin

H.E. Madam Claudine Talon studied Economics and Computer Science in theUniversity of Dakar. In 1987, she joined her husband in the business of packagingand agricultural inputs supply. In ten years of operation, their company became themajor private investor and the largest private employer in Benin. They diversifiedtheir activity to include the food industry in Benin and in Africa. It materialized inthe creation of a big industrial group, the flagship of the national economy.Discretely involved in several social projects during these years, H.E. MadamClaudine Talon thought of creating a foundation since 2012. In 2016, she createdthe Claudine TALON Foundation that aims at improving the living conditions ofwomen and children in difficult situation in Benin. To this end, the Foundation isimplementing solutions to address health, hygiene and living conditions relatedproblems contributing to insecurity of women and their children.