2018 Speakers

AFSIC is Africa’s leading financial services investment event attracting regulated financial services companies from across Africa, the 2018 AFSIC Speakers are detailed below.

Andrew Chimphondah

Chief Executive Officer

Housing Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange, Botswana

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director/CIO

Baobab Capital, Namibia

John Felicite

UK Country Head

ABAX, Africa

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Suresh Samuel

Managing Director

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, East Africa

Dawit Haileyesus Denegetu

Team leader Branding and Promotion

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ethiopia & Kenya

Vahid Monadjem


Nomanini, Sub-Saharan Africa

Samuel Kwabi Ameyaw

Chief Executive Officer

Fountaingate Microfinance, Ghana, Africa

Michael Abayomi


Verite Microfinance Bank, Nigeria, West Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, Africa

Steven Duchatelle


The Advans Group, SSA, MENA, Asia

David McEvoy

Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, Africa

Christelle Kupa

Business Development

Lendable, East Africa

Lanre Oloniniyi


Orbitt, Pan-African

Asha Mehta

Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management, Africa

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa



Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Zin Bekkali


Silk Invest, Africa

Franck Alain Behiblo

Managing Director Corporate Development

Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Michael Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Paul Szkiler


Truestone Impact Investment Management, West Africa, East Africa

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Lord Anthony St John


African Business Solutions, Africa

Deepak Dave

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Marc Immerman


Metier Sustainable Capital, Africa

Albert Maasland

Chief Executive Officer

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Abraham Muthogo

Director, Business Origination

Miradi Capital, Africa

Nicholas Smalle


Apis partners, Africa

Susan Mboya

President Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

Coca-Cola, Africa

Mark Richards


Exotix, Africa

Jonathan Gigin

Senior Financial Sector Specialist / Regional Progam Manager

International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa

Steve Iwenjora

Senior Vice President

African Capital Alliance, West Africa

Resi Janssen

Senior Investment Manager

Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

Kevin Corrigan

Chief Investment Officer

Sandaire, Africa, South Africa

Jack Knellinger

Co-Founder & Principal

Capria Ventures, Latin America, Africa, South Asia

Albert Alsina

Founder and CEO

Mediterrania Capital Partners, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Susan Holliday

Principal Insurance Specialist

IFC, Africa

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive

Pangaea Securities, Zambia

Promise Okeruo Nwankwo


Financial Inclusion Platform Limited, West Africa

Adenike Kuti

Associate Director

LeapFrog Investments, East Africa

Sega Balde

Secretary General of the West African Bankers' Association

West African Bankers' Association, West Africa

Micheal Akampa

CEO & Co-founder

Traction Capital, East Africa

Jan Albert Valk

Founder/Managing Director

Accelerator Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Merchant Capital Ltd, Sub-Saharan Africa

Serge Mian

Head of Investor Relations

Oragroup SA (Orabank Group), Togo

Viola A. Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Africa

Chuma Ajene

Head of Investments and Corporate Development

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Graham Parrott

Managing Director

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Alaoui Asma


Africa Key Partners, Morocco

Saad Sheikh

Head of private investments

TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, Kenya

Kusanya Frederick Shindika


Serenity Capital Fund, Tanzania

Douglas (Pug) Bennet


GuarantCo, Africa

Robert Jenkins

Investment Director

Gatsby Africa, East Africa

Allan Wood

Business Development Director - Africa

Jersey Finance

Chris Turner


Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Winnie Badiah

CEO & Co-Founder

GrassRoots Bima, Kenya

Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Plc.,Tanzania

Phillip Myburgh

Partner (CEO)

Ethos Mezzanine Partners, Eastern & Southern Africa

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, Africa

Brice Beumo

Managing Director - Head of West and Central Africa

Eaglestone Advisory B.V, Sub-Saharan Africa

Marsha Wulff

Managing Member

LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, LLC, Nigeria

David Kamara

Managing Director

actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone

Henk Mulder

Managing Director & CEO

ZANACO, Zambia

Nico Martin


Baylis Emerging Markets, Africa

Rutendo Hlatshwayo

Head of Legal

I-Pay Secure Payment Pty Ltd, South Africa

Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, Africa

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Frontier & Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Paul Asamoah

Chief Executive Officer


Martin M. Makgatlhe

Cheif Executive Officer

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Dan Zook

Director of Investments

ISF Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa

Solomon Lartey

Managing Director/CEO

Activa International Insurance, Ghana

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett

Founder & CEO

4G Capital, Kenya

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Funding & Treasury

Microcred Group, Africa

Tony Pelz

Director, Shuraako

One Earth Future Foundation, Somalia

Babatunde Obaniyi

Director, Capital Markets

United Capital Plc, Africa

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Karl Westvig


Retail Capital, South Africa and SADC

Andrew Schultz

Head of Sales

Investec, Africa

Laura Foschi

Deputy director

ADA, Africa

Heri Bomani

Founder & Managing Director

Pangani Group, Tanzania, East Africa

Kwasi Kyere

Chief Executive Officer

Star Alliance Microfinance Limited, Ghana

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon, Africa, East Africa

Hassan Samir

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Alberto Didoni

Managing Director

Varcando Limited, Africa

Laura Knierim

Investment Manager

KfW, Africa

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, Africa

Paul Boynton

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), South Africa

Olga Sclovscaia

Global Head, Sector Manager, Operations, Financial Institutions & Capital Markets

World Bank Group/MIGA, Africa

Gaimin Nonyane

Head of Economic Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr Estelle Brack

Expert Leader Business Development Payments

BPCE Group, Africa

Jyrki Koskelo

Senior Advisor, Board Member

KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

John Lwande

Program Director, ABF (Africa Board Fellowship) Program

Accion, Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Investment Director and Head of Financial Institutions

Amethis Finance

Michaël Knaute

Regional Manager Africa & MENA

Triodos Investment Management, Africa & MENA

Niall Haughey

Chief Commercial Officer

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, Malawi

Hamou Ninouche

Head of Department - Marine & Inland Cargo Insurance

C.A.A.T, Algeria

Christian Lim


AfricInvest, Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo


Baylis Emerging Markets, Pan-African

Collins Amponsah-Mensah

Council Chair

Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network, Ghana

Oscar Silva


Davos International Advisory Ltd, Mauritius

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tawiah Ben-Ahmed

Country Head/CEO-Metropolitan Group Ghana

Metropolitan Life, Health and Pensions Ghana Limited, Ghana

Peter Bartlett

MD, Head of Sales Frontiers & Africa

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

Ayodele Olatiregun

Chief Financial Officer

Radix Pension Managers Limited, West Africa

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity, Africa

Wilfried Tamegnon

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, Africa

H. John Wilson

Manager, IFC Financial Institutions Group

IFC, Africa

Jean Craven

Director & Joint Chief Investment Officer

Barak Fund Management, Africa

Temi Ofong

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Barclays Africa Group, All Africa

Frederic Mille

Investment Officer

MicroVest, East Africa

Sherif Abd Elaal

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

Pharos Investment Banking, Egypt

Cacious Siboleka

Private Equity Specialist

Government Institutions Pension Fund, Namibia, Africa

Tim Nuy

Deputy CEO

MyBucks, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rafik Boussa


Grant Thornton, Algeria

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Chris Low

Group Managing Director

Letshego Holdings Limited, Africa

Madji Sock


Women's Investment Club Senegal, West Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, Africa & Middle East

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, Africa

Mohamed Elakhdar

Managing Director - Investment Banking

Beltone Financial, Egypt

Leo Manezhu Gaviao

Founder & Managing Director

CrowdFund Africa, Southern Africa