Speaker Group: 2017 Speaker

Dr. Suzan Hamdy Ph.D

Dr. Hamdy is, currently, the General Manager and Director of Capital Markets Group (CapM) as well as a member of both the Executive Committee and ALCO Committee at Banque Misr, the second largest public sector bank in Egypt. The CapM and has assets under management of more than EGP 45billion. She also heads the Committee… Read more »

Christopher J. Onajin

Christopher joined Sida in 2012 where he has been driving the Swedish Government’s efforts to support mobilization of private capital for development in Sub-Sahara Africa – primarily through providing credit guarantees to local/ regional banks and other financial institutions. Based in Nairobi during 2014-2015 he has been working on transactions in a number of frontier… Read more »

Sean Keough

Sean is the Managing Director of Ethiopia Investments Limited, an investment vehicle focused on making direct investments into companies in Ethiopia. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments. Prior to managing the finances for Ethiopia Investments Limited, Sean founded Entoto Advisors LLC, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on East Africa. Sean graduated… Read more »

John Legat

John Legat established Imara Asset Management (previously Fleming Asset Management) in 1998, initially to manage pension fund portfolios in Zimbabwe.  Grew the business into one of Africa’s leading Asset Management groups managing assets for a range of mostly institutions in Africa, Europe and the USA.  Launched the Imara African Opportunities Fund in 2005 and diversified the… Read more »

Benson Gasura

Ben Gasura is the current Managing Director for FBC Securities Pvt Ltd a subsidiary of FBC Holdings. He sits on several Board management committees within the FBC group (involved in Banking, mortgage financing, Insurance, Micro financing and Brokerage) including Group Executive Committee. Ben is a registered stockbroker, a board member at the Zimbabwe stock exchange… Read more »

Elie Aloko

Elie Aloko is Africa Equity Analyst at Robeco Institutional Asset Management (Rotterdam) since 2014. He is a member of the Emerging Markets Equities team and is principally responsible for advising fund managers on the attractiveness of companies listed on African stock markets. Prior to Robeco, Elie worked at the Netherlands Development Bank (FMO) in the… Read more »

Harvesh Seegolam

Harvesh Seegolam is the Chief Executive of the Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA). Prior to the FSPA, Harvesh was Director of the Innovation, Technology & Services cluster at the Board of Investment (BOI), the Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritius. He has successfully advised a number of global players on setting up operations in Mauritius in… Read more »

Sunil Dutt Benimadhu

Sunil Benimadhu has been in office as Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) since May 1998 after having held various positions in the Securities Industry. He has played an instrumental role in uplifting the operational, technical and regulatory infrastructure of the SEM and contributed to its emergence as one of the leading… Read more »

Christian Lim

Christian is Senior Manager at the AfricInvest Financial Sector Fund and manages private equity investments across the African continent. He serves on the boards of Banco Mais in Mozambique, Microcred Madagascar and Microcred Mali, and was board member of Cogébanque in Rwanda.  Prior to joining AfricInvest, Christian held various senior positions at Saint-Gobain, Veolia and the African Development… Read more »

Souleymane Ba

Mr Ba is a Partner at Helios Investment Partners, one of the leading Africa focused private equity firms, with more than $3 billion in assets and investments across 30 countries in Africa. Helios deep sector expertise in financial services. Notable investments include Equity Bank, FCMB, Crown Agents Bank and Investment Management, Interswitch, Fawry and Bayport…. Read more »