Ababacar MBENGUE is a graduate of HEC Paris (Class of 1984-1987), holds a DEA in Strategy and Management from the University of Paris 10 Nanterre, a PhD in Management Sciences and an HDR (Habilitation to Direct Research) from the University of Paris Dauphine as well as the Agrégation des Universités Françaises en Sciences de Gestion (competitive examination 1996). He was thus the first national of a Black African country to be accepted in the French national competitive examination for the agrégation des Universités en Gestion.

After ten years as a trainer and teacher-researcher in management and management (EDF-GDF: 1989-1993; CERAM/Sup de Co Nice: 1992-1995; ESSEC: 1995-1997; WHARTON School, University of Pennsylvania: 1996-1998), he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Reims since 1997, where he created and directed, among others, the REPONSE research team (Recherches, Études et Propositions d’Outils, de Normes et de Solutions pour les Entreprises),