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.

Sherif Abd Elaal

Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

KAMCO Investment Company, 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

David Akinin

Managing Director

Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group (Pty) Ltd, SADC

Jibril Aku


SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited

Albert Alsina

Founder and CEO

Mediterrania Capital Partners, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Samuel Kwabi Ameyaw

Chief Executive Officer

Fountaingate Microfinance, Ghana, Africa

Matthew Amlôt


Banker Africa, All Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo


Baylis Emerging Markets, Pan-African

Stanley Anyetei

Investment Officer

Triodos Investment Management, All Africa

Kwabena Appanteng

Vice President

Verdant Capital, Ghana

Paul Asamoah

Chief Executive Officer


George Asante

Managing Principal & Head of Markets – Ex. SA

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Alaoui Asma


Africa Key Partners, Morocco

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, Pan-African, All Africa

Martin Baart


ecoligo GmbH, East & West Africa

Dolika Banda


African Risk Capacity Insurance (ARC), All Africa

Saugata Bandyopadhyay

Founder & Managing Director

DIGITIAN Investment Inc, East Africa

Peter Bartlett


GML Capital, All Africa

Rt Hon Lord Bates

Minister of State

UK Department for International Development

Franck Alain Behiblo

Managing Director Corporate Development

Quantum Global AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Idris Bello

Afropreneur & Partner

Loftyinc Afropreneur Fund LLC

Khaled Ben Jilani

Senior Partner

AfricInvest, Tunisia

Douglas (Pug) Bennet


Cardano Development, All Africa

Brice Beumo

Managing Director - Head of West and Central Africa

Eaglestone Advisory B.V, Sub-Saharan Africa

Suzanne Biegel

Chief Catalyst

Catalyst At Large, East Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

Deutsche Bank AG

Rafik Boussa


Grant Thornton, Algeria

Paul Boynton

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), All Africa

James Bryant

Director, Head of Operations Funds (Jersey)

Highvern, All Africa

Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Plc., Tanzania

Philip Buyskes



Eddie Chibi


Cassava FinTech Zimbabwe

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Principal Partner

Alitheia IDF, All Africa

Andrew Chimphondah

Chief Executive Officer

Housing Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Nikhel Chung Sam Wan

Head of Business Development

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd

Devindra Nitin Collappen

Managing Director

Sunibel Corporate Services Ltd, All Africa

Barry Cooper

Technical Director

Cenfri, All Africa

Jesse Corradi

Head of Africa

USAID Development Credit Authority, All Africa

Sarga Coulibaly

Head of Modeling for Securitization Americas

Credit Agricole CIB

Jean Craven

Director and CEO

Barak Fund Management, All Africa

Ravin Dajee

Managing Director

Barclays Bank Mauritius Limited

Dr. Isaac Junior Damptey

Managing Director

Axe Capital Advisors Limited

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Grégoire Danel-Fedou

Group Deputy CEO and COO

Advans Group, SSA, North Africa

Deepak Dave

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Greg Davis

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ecobank, All Africa

Thomas de Dreux-Brézé

Head of Strategy


Carlo Dickson

Managing Director

Ke Nako Capital, South Africa

Alberto Didoni

Managing Director

Varcando Limited, Africa

Adrien Diouf

Managing Director

Agence UMOA-Titres, West Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

Steven Duchatelle


The Advans Group, SSA, MENA, Asia

Ufuoma Eghwerehe

Country Manager - Nigeria

Oikocredit International

David Ekabouma

Head of Business Development

The African Guarantee Fund, Kenya

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Najwa El Iraki

Managing Partner

AfricaDev Consulting Ltd, All Africa

Tom Fairburn


The Baobab Network

John Felicite

UK Country Head

ABAX, All Africa

Matthew Flannery


Branch International

Laura Foschi

Deputy director

ADA, All Africa

Edward Galante

Executive Director

Mangwana Capital

Sean Gammon


Imara Capital Zimbabwe

Dr. Edward George

Country Head UK & Head of Group Research

Ecobank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO


Jonathan Gigin

Senior Financial Sector Specialist / Regional Progam Manager

International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Seilaneng Godisang


Kelobang Godisang Attorneys, Botswana

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, All Africa

MacDonald Gomo


Verdant Capital

Yofi Grant

Chief Executive Officer

Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana

Helena Green

Assistant Director - Global Business Development

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, All Africa

Eric V. Guichard

Founder & CEO

Homestrings, All Africa

Alexander Hadden

Director, Structured Finance & Insurance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Stephen Haggard

Executive Chair

Eneza Education, All Africa

Mike Harvey

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Niall Haughey

Chief Commercial Officer

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, Malawi

Emmanuel Haye

Deputy Head - Financial Institutions and Inclusion

Proparco, All Africa

Peter Heijen



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, All Africa

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Nathan Horst

Senior Investment Office - Africa

MicroVest Capital Management

Claudia Huber

Member of the Board of Directors


Nick Hughes

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

M-KOPA Solar

Leon Isaacs

Chief Executive Officer

DMA Global (DMAG), All Africa

Charles Isingoma

General Manager

Hofokam Ltd, Uganda

Resi Janssen

Senior Investment Manager

Cordaid Investment Management, East Africa

Muhammad Jibrin

Chief Executive Officer

SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, Africa & Middle East

Mohamed Kalif

Head of Financial Intermediation and Inclusion

African Development Bank, All Africa

David Kamara

Managing Director

actb Savings & Loans, Sierra Leone

Paul Kamau

Executive Director

Finaltus Ventures Limited, East Africa

Ajay Kanoria


Kanoria Group

Rob Kelso

Chief Operating Officer

SA Home Loans, South Africa

Waseem A. Khan Ph.D, CFA

Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer - Private Markets

Silk Invest

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Sean Kidney


Climate Bonds Initiative

Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner | Group Head, Corporate & Commercial


Jerome Kisting

Managing Director/CIO

Baobab Capital, Namibia

Laurent Klein

Head of Capital Markets Group

FINCA Impact Finance, All Africa

Jack Knellinger

Co-Founder & Principal

Capria Ventures, Latin America, Africa, South Asia

Laura Knierim

Investment Manager

KfW, All Africa

Jyrki Koskelo

Member of the Investment Committee & Senior Advisor

KawiSafi Ventures, East Africa

Michael Kowalski

Managing Partner

I.D. Inspiring Development GmbH

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Christelle Kupa


Uhusiano Capital

Kwasi Kyere

Chief Executive Officer

Star Alliance Microfinance Limited, Ghana

Yemi Lalude

Managing Partner

TPG Growth, All Africa

Maria Largey

Director & Head of Financial Institutions, Equity Investments

CDC, All 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, All Africa

Viola A. Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, All Africa

Chris Low

Group Managing Director

Letshego Holdings Limited, All Africa

Albert Maasland

Group CEO

Crown Agents Bank, All Africa

Lesang Magang


Afinitas Limited

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Martin M. Makgatlhe

Chief Executive Officer

Motswedi Securities, Botswana

Brett Mallen

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Sanlam Africa Investments

Carole Maman

Chief Investment Officer

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries - BIO, All Africa

Nico Martin


Baylis Emerging Markets, All Africa

Batanai Matsika

Senior Associate - Advisory Services

Akribos Capital Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ben Mbanga

Strategic Advisor

Mangwana Capital

Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, All Africa

Susan Mboya

Principal and International Advisor

Navigators Global

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


David McEvoy

Management Office

Trust Merchant Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo

Hemal Mehta


AtomInvest, Pan African

Shakir Merali


LGT Impact, All 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, All Africa

Henk Mulder

Managing Director & CEO

ZANACO, Zambia

Mildred Nyamizyu Mwale Mutesa

Director Finance & Corporate Planning

Zambia National Building Society

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Managing Director and Director Business Origination

Miradi Capital, All Africa

Mark Napier


FSD Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners

Sailesh Navsaria

Regional Market Head, Africa

Minerva Trust

Nothando Ndebele

Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions Group

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Kaunapaua Ndilula

Managing Director

Business Financial Solutions (BFS), SADC

Frank-Astère Ndiyo-Butoyi

Investment Manager

Amethis Finance

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


MyBucks, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenny Nwosu


Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Managing Partner

ACT Afrique Group, West & Central Africa

Nick O’Donohoe

Chief Executive


Babatunde Obaniyi

Director, Capital Markets

United Capital Plc, All Africa

Temi Ofong

Co-Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank Limited, part of Barclays Africa Group

Dare Okoudjou

Chief Executive Officer

MFS Africa

Keletsosiste Olebile

Acting Chief Executive

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)

Rui Oliveira

Chief Executive Officer

BFA Gestão de Activos

Lanre Oloniniyi


Orbitt, Pan-African

Evans Osano

Director - Financial Markets

FSD Africa

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, Kenya

Nieros Oyegun

Head of Network, The Africa List

CDC Group, All Africa

Graham Parrott

Managing Director

Ethiopia Investments Limited, Ethiopia

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

Mitesh Patelia

Corporate Finance Partner (London)

Crowe Clark Whitehill, All Africa

Michael Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Tanmeyah Microfinance Services, Egypt

Duarte Pedreira

Head of Trade Finance

Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tony Pelz

Director, Shuraako

One Earth Future Foundation, Somalia

Hossam Rageh

Head of Financial Institutions Group

Commercial International Bank

Farrukh Raza

Managing Director

IFAAS (Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services)

Mark Richards


Exotix, All Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Jorge Ruiz

CEO & Founder

above & beyond, All Africa

Hassan Samir

Managing Director

Prime Securities, Egypt

Andrew Schultz

Head of Africa Sales

Investec, All Africa

Olga Sclovscaia

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

World Bank Group/MIGA, All Africa

Nicholas Sennungi

Director, Knowledge

Fincon, Africa, East Africa

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners, All 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

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, All Africa

Lorna Smith

Executive Director

BVI Finance

Madji Sock


Women's Investment Club Senegal, West Africa

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Lord Anthony St John

African Business Solutions, All Africa

Jonathan Stichbury


Sanlam Investments East Africa, Kenya

Paul Szkiler


Truestone Impact Investment Management, West & East Africa

Richard Tait

Head of Investments

Mangwana Capital

Andrew Takyi-Appiah

Managing Director


Wilfried Tamegnon

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation, West and Central Africa

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Chris Turner


Chiltern Africa Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dave Uduanu

Managing Director

Sigma Pensions Limited, Nigeria

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Per van Swaay

Senior Vice President

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital

Cobus Visagie

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Merchant Capital Ltd, Sub-Saharan Africa

Edward Voelcker


Castleman Consulting

Charlotte Ward

Senior Partner & Chief Operating Officer

AHL Ventures

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Karl Westvig


Retail Capital, South Africa and SADC

Stephen Whale

Group Director - Private Wealth Services (Jersey)

JTC, All Africa

Gavin Wilkins

Client Relationship Director and Group Head of Intermediaries

Minerva Trust Company, All Africa

H. John Wilson

Manager, Financial Institutions Group

IFC, All Africa

Catherine Wines


WorldRemit, All Africa

Allan Wood

Business Development Director - Africa

Jersey Finance

Logan Wright


Clifford Chance LLP, All Africa

Marsha Wulff

Managing Member

LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund, LLC, Nigeria

Pacôme Zahabi

Senior Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Robert Zegers

Chief Investment Officer/Venture Capital Coordinator

African Development Bank, All Africa

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, All Africa

Victor Zirebwa

Head of Dealing

Imara Capital Securities, Botswana

Dan Zook

Executive Director

ISF Advisors, East Africa