AFSIC Agenda – Thursday 3rd May 2018

Presentation Room 1

9:00 am

The Top 10 Rules of Partnering with Private Equity Firms

Chair

  • Franck Alain Behiblo Managing Director Corporate Development - Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Speaker

  • Souleymane Ba Partner - Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, All Africa

9:30 am

Sub-Saharan Africa Credit Trends: Nigerian Banks

Chair

  • Franck Alain Behiblo Managing Director Corporate Development - Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Speaker

  • Akin Majekodunmi Vice President - Senior Credit Officer - Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

10:00 am

Basel II/III Implementation in the WAEMU Region: Opportunities and Threats

Chair

Speaker

  • Wilfried Tamegnon Senior Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

10:20 am

Tanzania: Operating Environment

Chair

Speaker

10:40 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

Scaling financial inclusion for financial returns – Opportunities and Challenges

Chair

  • Olga Sclovscaia Global Head, Sector Manager, Operations, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets - World Bank Group/MIGA, All Africa

Speaker

  • Chris Low Group Managing Director - Letshego Holdings Limited, All Africa

11:20 am

The Evolution of Private Equity Investing in Ethiopia

Chair

  • Olga Sclovscaia Global Head, Sector Manager, Operations, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets - World Bank Group/MIGA, All Africa

Speaker

  • Greg Metro Managing Director - Head of Africa - Schulze Global Investments, Ethiopia

11:40 am

Digitalize the customer:- Zanaco3.0 – Zambia’s Digital Bank

Chair

  • Olga Sclovscaia Global Head, Sector Manager, Operations, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets - World Bank Group/MIGA, All Africa

Speaker

12:00 pm

Panel: The ongoing revolution in African banking, risks and opportunities across the continent

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Banking is changing at an unprecedented rate bringing new opportunity but also risks; Alternative delivery channels in banking; How fintech and traditional banking models are combining to provide new ...

Moderator

  • Brett Mallen Acting Chief Executive Officer - Sanlam Africa Investments

Speakers

  • Bamidele Olalekan Oseni GM/Group Chief Risk Officer - I & M Bank Limited, Kenya
  • David McEvoy Management Office - Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Philip Hopkins Director of Investments - Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa
  • Serge Mian Head of Investor Relations - Oragroup SA (Orabank Group), Togo

12:50 pm

Investment Opportunities for Africa using the BVI

Chair

Speaker

  • Jeffrey Kirk Managing Partner | Group Head, Corporate & Commercial - BVI

1:05 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Panel: From the private sector to institutional capital: How to raise finance and scale African FIs effectively

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Is fintech friend or foe to African Banks? Specialist lenders becoming deposit taking banks; Are the multinationals coming or going? Investing in the world’s most opportunity filled, yet difficult o...

Moderator

  • Paul Szkiler CEO - Truestone Impact Investment Management, West & East Africa

Speakers

  • Paul Boynton Chief Executive Officer - Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), All Africa
  • Edmund Higenbottam Managing Director - Verdant Capital, Pan-African, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • John Felicite UK Country Head - ABAX, All Africa
  • David Kamara Managing Director - actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone
  • Kenny Nwosu CEO - Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

2:40 pm

Panel: Meet the DFIs – How to attract DFI backing

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Defining the key factors to consider when trying to attract DFI Capital; How does a structured investment fund work? What types of clients do DFIs look for;

Moderator

  • H. John Wilson Manager, Financial Institutions Group - IFC, All Africa

Speakers

  • Emmanuel Haye Deputy Head - Financial Institutions and Inclusion - Proparco, All Africa
  • Antti Urvas Associate Director - Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Carole Maman Chief Investment Officer - Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, All Africa
  • Laura Knierim Investment Manager - KfW, All Africa

3:20 pm

Networking Break

3:40 pm

Leveraging technological innovation to lower real and perceived risks in Africa for financial institutions and investors

Chair

Speaker

  • Albert Maasland Chief Executive Officer - Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

4:00 pm

Financial services to refugees, the case of RUFI-South Sudan – Uganda

Chair

Speaker

  • Resi Janssen Senior Investment Manager - Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

4:20 pm

Panel: Investment opportunities in Africa’s microfinance sector

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Combining mobile payments with microfinance services to create a fertile ground for innovation; Harnessing co-operative competition to expand market boundaries; PPP and patient capital creating a deve...

Moderator

  • Michael Pearson Non-Executive Director - Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Speakers

  • Laurent Klein Head of Capital Markets Group - FINCA Impact Finance, All Africa
  • Peter Heijen Founder - Lendahand
  • Jyrki Koskelo Member of the Investment Committee & Senior Advisor - KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

Presentation Room 2

9:00 am

Trends in African Capital Markets

Chair

Speaker

9:30 am

Panel: The Opportunity for Private Credit in Africa

Moderator

Speakers

  • Duarte Pedreira Head of Trade Finance - Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Nimit Shah Partner - Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

10:00 am

Panel: Mobilising Increased International Capital Into Africa

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Examining if and why global investors are underweight Africa; Identifying the strategies to define the right investment opportunities in Africa; Promoting the expansion of direct investment and invest...

Moderator

Speakers

10:40 am

Networking Break

11:00 am

Building prosperity through financial markets and institutions

Chair

Speaker

11:20 am

FSD Africa Sponsored Panel: Emerging Issues in Capital Markets Development in Africa

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This session will explore different themes underpinning capital markets development in Africa. These include money markets, greeen bonds, Islamic capital markets and professional certification. The se...

Moderator

Speakers

  • Helena Green Assistant Director - Global Business Development - Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, All Africa
  • Philip Buyskes CEO - Frontclear
  • Farrukh Raza Managing Director - IFAAS (Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services)
  • Sean Kidney CEO - Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Adrien Diouf Managing Director - Agence UMOA-Titres, West Africa

12:00 pm

Panel: An examination of African fintech investment opportunities

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Beyond payments, wallets and transfers; Essential investment for the last mile of financial inclusion; Investors ensuring that fintech becomes more inclusive; How AI is combining with fintech in provi...

Moderator

  • Nathan Horst Senior Investment Office - Africa - MicroVest Capital Management

Speakers

12:40 pm

Lunch – Sponsored by FSD Africa

2:00 pm

FSD Africa Sponsored Panel: Investing in the Remittances Journey Part 1: The First and Middle Miles

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This first session will explain what we mean by the 'First Mile' and 'Middle Mile' and debate some of the realities and investment opportunities in these aspects of the remittances value chain. We wil...

Moderator

  • Leon Isaacs Chief Executive Officer - DMA Global (DMAG), All Africa

Speakers

2:40 pm

FSD Africa Sponsored Panel: Investing in the Remittances Journey Part 2: The Last Mile

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This second session will take a closer look at issues and opportunities in the 'Last Mile' of the remittances journey. We will consider how to deliver remittance products in environments where receive...

Moderator

  • Leon Isaacs Chief Executive Officer - DMA Global (DMAG), All Africa

Speakers

3:20 pm

Networking Break – Sponsored by FSD Africa

3:40 pm

Connecting Diaspora Remittances to EM Capital Markets Products: Experiences, Lessons and Prospects

Chair

  • Leon Isaacs Chief Executive Officer - DMA Global (DMAG), All Africa

Speaker

4:00 pm

Introducing The Africa List, a ‘Beyond Capital’ initiative of CDC Group

Chair

Speaker

  • Nieros Oyegun Head of Network, The Africa List - CDC Group, All Africa

4:20 pm

The opportunities in African debt investment

Chair

Speaker

4:40 pm

Buoying Banking IPO market on the BRVM

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Speaker