2017 Speakers

AFSIC is Africa's leading financial services investment event attracting regulated financial services companies from across Africa. If you would like to make a Speaker or Panellist submission for AFSIC 2018 please go to the Speaker Submission page on this website. Submission Speakers for AFSIC 2018 will be announced in November 2017. The Speakers from last year's AFSIC 2017 are listed below.

Adekunle Aderinola

Managing Director

STACO Insurance Co. Sierra Leone ltd

Bunmi Akinremi

Deputy Group CEO/MD, Investment Banking

United Capital, Pan-African

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder & CEO


Elie Aloko

Africa Equity Analyst

Robeco Institutional Asset Management (Rotterdam)

Albert Alsina

CEO and Managing Partner

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Robin Amlot


Banker Africa

Collins Amponsah-Mensah

Council Chair

Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN)

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African

Tshepiso Bakwadi

Dealing and Trading Manager

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Guillaume Barberousse

Responsable Banques et Marchés Financiers – Head of FI


Mwombeki Baregu

Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance

Financial Sector Deepening Trust, Tanzania

Dr. Claudius P. Bart-Williams

Group Chief Executive

Pennarth Greene, Sierra Leone

Jan-Erik Behrens

Executive Director, Transaction Advisory Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Charles Belanger

Business Development Manager for Africa

Business Finance Consulting (BFC)

Sunil Dutt Benimadhu

Chief Executive

Stock Exchange of Mauritius

Sanjiv Bhasin


AfrAsia Bank

Maxime Bouan

Regional Manager - Africa & MENA

BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

Sam Bright-Kaitoo

Chief Executive Officer

Galaxy Capital Ltd, Ghana

Prashant Calcutteea

Lead Audit & Advisory Partner

RSM Mauritius

Paul Cardoen



Chantelé Carrington


PwC UK Africa Business Group

Sidhartha Choudhury

Senior Underwriter, Finance and Capital Markets

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group

Omega Collocott

Head of Financial Institution Ratings

Global Credit Ratings (GCR)

David Cowan

Managing Director and Africa Economist


John-Paul Crutchley

Head of Investor Relations

Atlas Mara

Colin Curvey

Co-Head, IFC African, Latin American & Caribbean Fund

IFC Asset Management Company

Babatunde Daramola

Executive Director Finance, Systems and Investments

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, Nigeria

Deepak Dave

Head of East Africa

Adventis Limited

Keith Davies


Zoona, Southern and Central Africa

Ababacar Diaw


Impaxis Capital, Senegal

Christoph Diehl

Member of Management Board


Paddy Docherty


Phoenix Africa Development Company

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, Pan-African

Eugene du Plessis

Head of Capital

IZWE Group

Steven Duchatelle

Deputy CEO - Operations

Advans Group, DRC

James Duddridge

Former Minister for Africa, UK

Patrick Duff

Director of Investments

Leapfrog Investments

Karim El Hnot


Sogécapital Gestion

Tom Everett-Heath

Regional Managing Director for EMEA


Kadi Fadika-Coulibaly

CEO & Managing Director

SGI Hudson & Cie, Ivory Coast

Hassan Samir Farid

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Orsolya Farkas

Senior Equity Investment Officer

Triple Jump

Johannes Feist

Head of Division, Financial Sector Southern Africa & Regional Funds

KfW Group

Thomas L. Ferré

Private Equity Manager

MicroVest Capital

Grant Flanagan


Atria Africa

Laura Foschi

Deputy Director


Alain Gahama

Chief Executive Officer

Alasso Surl

Benson Gasura

Managing Director

FBC Securities Pvt Ltd, Zimbabwe

John Gibling

Managing Director

S&P Global Ratings

Yao Guemedi

Head of Legal, Compliance, CSR and Corporate Ethics

Oragroup SA

Omar Gueye

Senior Investment Officer

responsAbility Investments

Eric V. Guichard

Chief Executive Officer


Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, Nigeria

Tshidi Hagan

Senior Investment Analyst, Africa Strategic Investment Fund

Old Mutual Emerging Markets, Sub Saharan Africa

Dr. Suzan Hamdy Ph.D

Director of Capital Markets Group, Senior General Manager and Member of the Executive- Committee

Banque Misr, Egypt

Thierno-Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa

International Finance Corporation

Martin Heimes

Head Financial Institutions Debt Financing

responsAbility Investments AG

Zhi Yong Heng

Portfolio Manager

TLG Capital

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett

Founder & CEO

4G Capital, Kenya

Mark David Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited, South Africa

Ed Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African

Peter Hinton

Co-Lead, Affordable Education Finance

CapitalPlus Exchange

Michael Hoelter

Director & Portfolio Manager

Deutsche Bank

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments, Africa

Equator Capital Partners LLC, Africa

Douglas Hoto

Group Chief Executive Officer

First Mutual Holdings Limited

Thierry Hugnin

Co Founder and Managing Partner

Kibo Capital Partners, Mauritius

Joe Huxley

Regional Coordinator

FSD Africa

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

Aly-Khan Jamal


Dalberg, London

Momodou Musa Joof

Managing Director/CEO

Jaiz Takaful Insurance, Nigeria

Carlos Kalambay

Managing Director


Keith Kalyegira

Chief Executive Officer

Capital Markets Authority, Uganda

Jito Kayumba


Kukula Capital Plc, Zambia

Tshephang Kelatile

Director, Investment Promotion

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre

Sean Keough

Managing Director – Head of Investments

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Boikanyo Kgosidintsi

Group Head of Investor Relations

Letshego Holdings Limited

Thierry Koenig


ENSafrica, Mauritius

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Investment Director and Head of Financial Institutions

Amethis Finance

John Kristensen

Senior Investment Manager, Head of Fund Investments

Swedfund International

Lars Kroijer

Managing Director


Eric Kump

Managing Director

Carlyle Africa

Renaud Lagesse

Managing Director

Confident Asset Management Limited

Maria Largey

Head of the Financial Institutions


Grégoire Lecomte

Group Head of Treasury

Microcred Group

John Legat

CEO and Lead Fund Manager

Imara Asset Management

Yvan Legris

International Board Treasurer


K.C. Li

Group Chairman

SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius

Christian Lim



Rajiv Lutchmiah

Co-­Founder/ CEO

LCF Securities Ltd

Andrej Machacek

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Progression Africa, East & Southern Africa

Ashwin Mahabaleswara CFA, CIM

Director - Debt Investments  |  RM - Asia, Africa and the Middle East

DWM Asset Management, LLC, Pan-African

Deepak Malik



James Marshall

Senior Portfolio Manager

Enko Capital Management

Nicole Maske

Chief Executive Officer

Eos Capital (Pty) Ltd, Namibia

Cedric Achille Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)

African Development Bank Group

Cedric Achille Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI)

African Development Bank Group

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Dr. Kupukile Mlambo

Deputy Governor

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

Denis Moniotte

Chief Innovation Officer & CTO

Baobab by Microcred, Pan-African

Clive Msipha


Untu Microfinance (Private) Limited, Zimbabwe

Celestin Mukeba


Procreditbank Congo S.A

Frank Nagel

Director, Advisory Services

Rabo International Advisory Services

Stefan Nalletamby

Director, Financial Sector Development

African Development Bank Group

Mark Napier


FSD Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners

Thubelihle Ndlovu

Managing Director

Portify Investments

Hamou Ninouche

Senior Insurance Executive

Algerian Insurance Company "C.A.A.T", Algeria

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity

Elizabeth Nkukuu

Senior Partner & Chief Investments Officer

Cytonn Investments, Kenya

Gaimin Nonyane

Head, Economic Research


Alain Nounke

Manager, Financial Institutions, Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC, World Bank Group

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance Limited

Never Nyemudzo

Group Chief Executive Officer

CBZ Holdings Limited

Ifeoma Anthonia Okeke

Manager Treasury and Deposit Mobilization

Metro Microfinance Bank, Nigeria

Christopher J. Onajin

Senior Advisor, Loans and Guarantees

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida

Emlyn Ade Palmer


Keomo Investments

Michael Pearson

Founder and CEO

Clarus Investments

Giulia Pellegrini

Portfolio Manager


Anthony Pelz

Acting Director

Shuraako, Somalia

Micol Pistelli

Credit Guarantee Facility Expert


Dr. Vicente Pons

Managing Principal

Frontera Capital

Mustafa Rawji

Deputy Managing Director


Greg Reeve

Non Executive Director

BelCash Technology Solutions PLC

Bas Rekvelt

Manager Financial Institutions Africa


Carlos Reyes


IFC Asset Management Company

Mark Richards



Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis Limited

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO and Co-Founder


John Baptist Rugambo

Company Secretary and Director of Corporate Affairs

CRDB Bank Plc, Tanzania

Kecia Rust

Executive Director and Founder

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

Manzi Rwegasira

Senior Manager Strategy & Special Projects

National Microfinance Bank PLC (NMB), Tanzania

Judith Santbergen

Senior Investment Officer

Triodos Investment Management, Pan-African

Stephane Sapor

Equity Investment Officer Africa

responsAbility Investments

Geert Jan Schuite

Global Head, Outcomes Management and Strategy

Enclude, Pan-African

Frank Schütte


MobiLife Ltd, South Africa

Harvesh Seegolam

Chief Executive

Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA)

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon Africa, Uganda

Archibald Shodeke

Managing Director

Salone Microfinance Trust, Sierra Leone

Lorna Smith

Interim Executive Director

BVI Finance

Alexander Giorgios Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist


Judith Tyson

Research Fellow

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Development)

Nadia van de Walle

Senior Research Manager

InterMedia Research Institute

Per van Swaay

Senior Vice President

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

Cobus Visagie

Managing Director

Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Richard Wangwe

Head Agribusiness Uganda

Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd, Uganda

Tracey Webb

Vice President, Structured Finance & Insurance


Laure Wessemius-Chibrac

Managing Director

Cordaid Investment Management

David White


The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Emmanuel Wiredu

Assistant General Manager

Offinso Rural Bank Limited, Ghana

Edan Yago



Brian Zimunhu

Managing Director

Zimbabwe Microfinance Fund