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.

Michael Abayomi


Verite Microfinance Bank Nigeria, West Africa

Sherif Abd Elaal

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

Pharos Investment Banking, Egypt

Olufunmi Adepoju CFA, FRM

Managing Partner

PearlMutual Consulting Ltd, Nigeria

Ololade Adesola

Nigeria Country Representative

The Microfinance Association, U.K.

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Chuma Ajene

Head of Investments and Corporate Development

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Micheal Akampa

CEO & Co-founder

Traction Capital, East Africa

Albert Alsina

Founder and CEO

Mediterrania Capital Partners, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Samuel Kwabi Ameyaw

Chief Executive Officer

Fountaingate Microfinance, Ghana, Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo


Baylis Emerging Markets, Pan-African

Collins Amponsah-Mensah

Council Chair

Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network, Ghana

Paul Asamoah

Chief Executive Officer


George Asante

Managing Principal & Head of Markets – Ex. SA

Barclays Africa Group

Alaoui Asma


Africa Key Partners, Morocco

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, Africa

Martin Baart


ecoligo GmbH, East & West Africa

Winnie Badiah

CEO & Co-Founder

GrassRoots Bima, Kenya

Andrew Bainbridge

Group Chief Executive Officer

SBM Holdings

Sega Balde

Secretary General of the West African Bankers' Association

West African Bankers' Association, West Africa

Saugata Bandyopadhyay

Founder & Managing Director

DIGITIAN Investment Inc, East Africa

Peter Bartlett

MD, Head of Sales Frontiers & Africa

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

John Beckham

Chief Investment Officer

MicroVest Capital Management, SSA

Franck Alain Behiblo

Managing Director Corporate Development

Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Zin Bekkali


Silk Invest, Africa

Khaled Ben Jilani

Senior Partner

AfricInvest, Tunisia

Tawiah Ben-Ahmed

Country Head/CEO

Metropolitan Group Ghana

Douglas (Pug) Bennet


GuarantCo, Africa

Brice Beumo

Managing Director - Head of West and Central Africa

Eaglestone Advisory B.V, Sub-Saharan Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

Deutsche Bank AG

Heri Bomani

Founder & Managing Director

Pangani Group, Tanzania, East Africa

Rafik Boussa


Grant Thornton, Algeria

Paul Boynton

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), South Africa

Dr Estelle Brack

Head of International & Economics, BU Consumer Solutions, Natixis Payments

BPCE Group

Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Plc.,Tanzania

Andrew Chimphondah

Chief Executive Officer

Housing Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Nikhel Chung Sam Wan

Head of Business Development

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd

Nitin Collappen

Managing Director

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd, All Africa

Jean Craven

Director and CEO

Barak Fund Management, Africa

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Deepak Dave

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Dawit Haileyesus Denegetu

Team leader Branding and Promotion

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ethiopia & Kenya

Carlo Dickson

Managing Director

Ke Nako Capital, South Africa

Alberto Didoni

Managing Director

Varcando Limited, Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, Africa

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Steven Duchatelle


The Advans Group, SSA, MENA, Asia

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Najwa El Iraki

Managing Partner

AfricaDev Consulting Ltd, All Africa

Mohamed Elakhdar

Managing Director - Investment Banking

Beltone Financial, Egypt

John Felicite

UK Country Head

ABAX, Africa

Laura Foschi

Deputy director

ADA, Africa

Leo Manezhu Gaviao

Founder & Managing Director

CrowdFund Africa, Southern Africa

Jonathan Gigin

Senior Financial Sector Specialist / Regional Progam Manager

International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, Africa

Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Stephen Haggard

Executive Chair

Eneza Education, All Africa

Niall Haughey

Chief Commercial Officer

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, Malawi

Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head - Financial Institutions and Inclusion

Proparco, All Africa

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett

Founder & CEO

4G Capital, Kenya

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Pan-African, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rutendo Hlatshwayo

Head of Legal

I-Pay Secure Payment Pty Ltd, South Africa

Susan Holliday

Principal Insurance Specialist

IFC, Africa

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, Africa

Claudia Huber

Member of the Board of Directors


Marc Immerman


Metier Sustainable Capital, Africa

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

Steve Iwenjora

Senior Vice President

African Capital Alliance, West Africa

Resi Janssen

Senior Investment Manager

Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

Robert Jenkins

Investment Director

Gatsby Africa, East Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, Africa & Middle East

David Kamara

Managing Director

actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Director, Business Origination

Miradi Capital, Africa

Paul Kamau

Executive Director

Finaltus Ventures Limited, East Africa

Rob Kelso

Chief Operating Officer

SA Home Loans, South Africa

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director/CIO

Baobab Capital, Namibia

Michaël Knaute

Regional Manager Africa & MENA

Triodos Investment Management, Africa & MENA

Jack Knellinger

Co-Founder & Principal

Capria Ventures, Latin America, Africa, South Asia

Laura Knierim

Investment Manager

KfW, Africa

Jyrki Koskelo

Senior Advisor, Board Member

KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head

Amethis Finance

Christelle Kupa

Business Development

Lendable, East Africa

Adenike Kuti

Associate Director

LeapFrog Investments, Pan-African

Kwasi Kyere

Chief Executive Officer

Star Alliance Microfinance Limited, Ghana

Yemi Lalude

Managing Partner

TPG Growth, Africa

Solomon Lartey

Managing Director/CEO

Activa International Insurance, Ghana

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Funding & Treasury

Baobab Group, Africa

K.C. Li

Group Chairman

SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius

Christian Lim


AfricInvest, Africa

Viola A. Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Africa

Chris Low

Group Managing Director

Letshego Holdings Limited, Africa

John Lwande

Program Director, ABF (Africa Board Fellowship) Program

Accion, Africa

Albert Maasland

Chief Executive Officer

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Martin M. Makgatlhe

Chief Executive Officer

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Brett Mallen

Acting Head of Africa

Sanlam Africa Investments

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, Africa

Nico Martin


Baylis Emerging Markets, Africa

Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, Africa

Susan Mboya

Principal and International Advisor

Navigators Global

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


David McEvoy

Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo

Asha Mehta

Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management, Africa

Greg Metro

Managing Director - Head of Africa

Schulze Global Investments, Ethiopia

Serge Mian

Head of Investor Relations

Oragroup SA (Orabank Group), Togo

Mark Mikwamba

Managing Director

Old Mutual Investment Group Malawi, Southern Africa

Hirander Misra


FinComEco Limited, All Africa

Vahid Monadjem


Nomanini, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kato Mukuru

MD, Head of Frontier Research

EFG Hermes, Africa

Henk Mulder

Managing Director & CEO

ZANACO, Zambia

Phillip Myburgh

Partner (CEO)

Ethos Mezzanine Partners, Eastern & Southern Africa

Sailesh Navsaria

Regional Market Head, Africa

Minerva Trust

Nothando Ndebele

Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Group

Barclays Africa Group

Kaunapaua Ndilula

Managing Director

Business Financial Solutions (BFS), SADC

Hamou Ninouche

Head of Department - Marine & Inland Cargo Insurance

C.A.A.T, Algeria

William Nkontchou


ECP Private Equity, Africa

Gaimin Nonyane

Head of Economic Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rt Hon Baroness Northover

Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Angola and Zambia

Department for International Trade

Tim Nuy

Deputy CEO

MyBucks, Sub-Saharan Africa

Promise Okeruo Nwankwo


Financial Inclusion Platform Limited, West Africa

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Managing Partner

ACT Afrique, All Africa

Babatunde Obaniyi

Director, Capital Markets

United Capital Plc, Africa

Temi Ofong

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Barclays Africa Group, All Africa

Ayodele Olatiregun

Chief Financial Officer

Radix Pension Managers Limited, West Africa

Lanre Oloniniyi


Orbitt, Pan-African

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, Kenya

Graham Parrott

Managing Director

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Michael Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Tony Pelz

Director, Shuraako

One Earth Future Foundation, Somalia

Hossam Rageh

Head of Financial Institutions Group

Commercial International Bank

Vidur Ramdin

Director of Communications and Marketing

African Solidarity Fund, Niger

Mark Richards


Exotix, Africa

Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez


KopaGas, Sub Saharan Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, Africa

Hassan Samir

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Andrew Schultz

Head of Sales

Investec, Africa

Olga Sclovscaia

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

World Bank Group/MIGA, Africa

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon, Africa, East Africa

Saad Sheikh

Head of private investments

TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Graham Sheward

Managing Director, SGG Mauritius

SGG Group, All Africa

Kusanya Frederick Shindika


Serenity Capital Fund, Tanzania

Cacious Siboleka

Private Equity Specialist

Government Institutions Pension Fund, Namibia, Africa

Mark Simmonds

Ex FCO - UK Minister for Africa

Ken Simwaba

Managing Director

Altus Financial Services Limited, Zambia

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive

Pangaea Securities, Zambia

Nicholas Smalle


Apis partners, Africa

Madji Sock


Women's Investment Club Senegal, West Africa

Lord Anthony St John

African Business Solutions, Africa

Rob Stangroom


Big Law Digital Governance, Zimbabwe

Jonathan Stichbury


Sanlam Investments East Africa, Kenya

Paul Szkiler


Truestone Impact Investment Management, West Africa, East Africa

Wilfried Tamegnon

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange, Botswana

Chris Turner


Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Merchant Capital Ltd, Sub-Saharan Africa

Edward Voelcker


Castleman Consulting

Tracey Webb

Vice President, Structured Finance & Insurance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Frontier & Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Karl Westvig


Retail Capital, South Africa and SADC

H. John Wilson

Manager, IFC Financial Institutions Group

IFC, Africa

Allan Wood

Business Development Director - Africa

Jersey Finance

Marsha Wulff

Managing Member

LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, LLC, Nigeria

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, Africa

Victor Zirebwa

Head of Dealing

Imara Capital Securities, Botswana

Dan Zook

Director of Investments

ISF Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa