2019 Speakers

The 2019 AFSIC speakers are profiled below. You will be able to listen to them participate in solo presentations or panel discussions at AFSIC 2019.

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO

Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services, Egypt

Abdessamad Abouti

Principal Trader

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), North Africa

Achille Agbe


EIC Corporation, All Africa

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

David Akinin


Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group, SADC

Radoslav Albrecht

Founder & CEO


Francesco Ambrogetti

Innovative Finance and Partnership Advisor

UNCDF, Least Developed Countries

Diana Amoa

Portfolio Manager

JP Morgan Asset Management, All Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa

Richard Amor

Head of Implementation and Business Development for operations in Africa

European Investment Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Lade Araba

Africa Region Representative

Convergence Finance, All Africa

George Asante

Head: Markets ex SA, CIB

Absa Bank, South Africa

Patrick Awori


Imaginarium, East Africa

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, All Africa

Craig Batsi Bandason

Portfolio Manager

Imara Asset Management, Africa (exSA)

Saugata Banerjee

Managing Director

Digitian Investment Inc, East & North Africa

Peter Bartlett


GML Capital, All Africa

Maxime Bayen

Insights Director - Ecosystem Accelerator

GSMA, All Africa

Abenet Bekele

Chief Market Operations Officer

Ethiopia Commodities Exchange, Ethiopia

Dominic Berger


Angel Equity International, All Africa

Fabien Konan Beugre


Granatum Finance, All Africa

Christopher Balliet Bleziri

Principal Investment Officer

West African Development Bank (WADB/BOAD), West Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

DWS (Deutsche Bank), West Africa

George Bodo

Head of SSA Banking Research

Ecobank Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ben Botes

Group CEO

SeedsLife Caban Impact Investment LLP, Sub-Saharan Africa

Haakon Brunell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Katapult Accelerator, All Africa

Deon Bruwer


Forum Properties Africa, All Africa

Chantelé Carrington


PwC UK Africa Business Group

Bertrand Casteres

Group CEO

MUA, Mauritius & East Africa

Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

EAIF - Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Anne-Marie Chidzero

Chief Investment Officer

FSD Africa Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Takudzwa Chinhengo

Chief Executive Officer

Harare Receivables Exchange, Southern Africa

Munya Chiura

Head of Middle East & Africa Payments

Flywire, All Africa

Johann Choux

Head of Equity - Financial Institutions & Innovation

Proparco, All Africa

Paul Clark

Portfolio Manager

Ashburton Investments, Africa excluding South Africa

Bronwyn Corbett


Grit Real Estate Income Group, All Africa

Rachel Crawford

Manager, Emerging Markets

Village Capital, All Africa

Grant Cullens

CEO Asset Management

African Alliance Asset Management, Sub-Saharan Africa

Xoliswa Daku


Daku Group of Companies, South Africa

Edwin H. Dande

Chief Executive Officer

Cytonn Investments, East Africa

Michael Darcy

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Mobile Network (AMN), All Africa

Deepak Dave

Senior Adviser - East Africa

Adventis Limited, East Africa

Andreas Davidsen

Senior Investment Manager

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Paresh Daya

Founder & CEO

Orb9, All Africa

Jonathan de La Pasture

Portfolio Manager

Stanlib Credit Alternatives, All Africa

Arnaud de Lavalette

Senior Project Manager


Raj Domun

Executive Director

Verdant Capital, All Africa

Elise Donovan


BVI Finance, All Africa

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners, All Africa

Kunal Doshi

Investment Professional

Capricorn Investment Group, All Africa

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Steven Duchatelle


Advans Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Olivier Edelman

Head of Unit

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Karim El Hnot


Sogecapital Gestion, Morocco

Ashraf Esmael

Chief Development Officer

GroFin, All Africa

John Esther

NE AFRICA Coverage Executive

TDB, East & Southern Africa

Jean-Michel Ette


KeysFinance Partners, Cote d'Ivoire

Dennis Ezaga

Group Head, Transaction Banking Products

First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

Michael Carlo Fabbroni

Head Financial Institutions Debt - Africa

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

John Félicité

Director - Africa

Ocorian, All Africa

Benjamin Fernandes


NALA, Tanzania

Michael Fischer

Director - Financial Institutions Africa

DEG - German Investment and Development Company

Wieger Fokke

Senior Investment Officer - Financial Institutions Africa

FMO, All Africa

David Diaz Formidoni

Investment Officer, Energy Debt

responsAbility Investments AG, All Africa

Rodrigue FouaFou


HartNamtemah and Oasis Africa Innovation, All Africa

Lucio Frigo


Materia, West & Southern Africa

Aaron Fu


MEST Africa, All Africa

Juan Jose Garcia

Principal and Regional Syndications Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America

International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sub-Saharan Africa

Peter George

Director, Investment

Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation, All Africa

Matthew Gilbert


Maples Group, All Africa

Jarred Glansbeek

Chief Investment Officer

RisCura, All Africa

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable Inc, All Africa

Matthew Gordon


Ptolemy, All Africa

David Grayson

Chief Executive Officer

Auerbach Grayson & Company, Pan-Africa

Yann Groeger

Regional Manager Africa

BlueOrchard Finance S.A, All Africa

François Guibert

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Development Board, All Africa

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation, All Africa

Neil Hagelthorn

Managing Director, Mauritius


Jürgen Hammer

Managing Director


Twaambo Hamusute

Chief Executive Officer

Zambia Home Loans, Zambia

Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Group General Counsel

Atlas Mara Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa (particularly Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Nick Handel

Head of Data Science

Branch International, All Africa

David Hardisty

Retail and Business Banking Director

Barclays Bank of Kenya, part of Absa Group Limited

Robert Haynie


SPRING Accelerator, East Africa

Thomas Heinig

Senior Project Manager

KfW Development Bank, All Africa

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Finance, South Africa

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Peter Hinton

Senior Advisor, Low-Fee Schools

CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus), Sub-Saharan Africa

Steve Hollingworth


Grameen Foundation

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Thomas Hougaard

Vice President

IFU - Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa

Elizabeth Howard

CEO, Co-Founder


Nick Hughes

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer


Ulla Huotari

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Admir Imami

Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance

CDC Group, All Africa

Ioto Iotov


AfricInvest, Pan-Africa

Nicole Iseppi


ENGIE & Terrawatt Initiative, All Africa

Tokunboh Ishmael

Managing Partner

Alitheia Capital, Nigeria

Paul Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

TUHF, South Africa

Robert Jenkins

Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Phatisa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Afsane Jetha

CEO & Managing Partner

Alta Semper Capital, All Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, All Africa

Rob Kelso

Chief Operating Officer

SA Home Loans, South Africa

Josephine Kibe PhD

Operations Officer

The World Bank, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana

Joshua King


Outsource Ethiopia, All Africa

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Baobab Capital, Southern Africa

Philippe Koch, CFA

Managing Partner

Miltenberg Capital Ltd

Dr. Jens Koeke

Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Africa, All Africa

Bola Onadele Koko

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange

Jean-Luc Konan


COFINA, West Africa

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Financial Institutions Head and West Africa Office Head


Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Arun Kumar

Principal Investment Officer

African Development Bank Group, Cote d'ivoire

Kudzai Kutukwa


Mobbisurance, All Africa

Sudeep Laad


L.E.K. Consulting, All Africa

Nabeel Laher

Head: International Private Equity

Old Mutual Alternative Investments, All Africa

Kenza Lahlou

Founder and Managing Partner

Outlierz Ventures, All Africa

Brenton Lalu

Specialist: Africa

Public Investment Corporation, All Africa

David Lashbrook

Head of Africa Real Estate

Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa ex South Africa

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Investor Relations & Funding

Baobab Group, All Africa

Peter Leger

Head of Global Frontier Markets

Coronation Fund Managers, All Africa

Viola Llewellyn

Co-Founder & President

Ovamba Solutions, Inc, Sub-Saharan Africa

Alexis Losseau

Investment Officer

BIO-Invest, East Africa

Steven Loubser

Fund Manager

Investec Asset Management, Pan-Africa

Chris Low

Senior Advisor

In2Africa Advisors, Sub-Saharan Africa

Emmanuel Luthuli


LanteOTC, All Africa

Albert Maasland

Group CEO

Crown Agents Bank, All Africa

Monica Maduekwe

Founder & CEO

PUTTRU, West Africa

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Johan Marnewick

Head of Credit Alternatives

Stanlib, Sub-Saharan Africa

Elias Masilela

Executive Chairman

DNA Economics, South Africa

Mouchili Mayoua

Operation Team Leader (Transport)

Islamic Development Bank, West Africa

Cédric Mbeng Mezui

Coordinator of African Financial Markets Initiative

African Development Bank, All Africa

John Mbindyo


ImpalaPay Limited, Kenya

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director


Andrew McCusker

Head of Education Finance

Opportunity International, All Africa

Alick Mcintosh


The African Stove Company (TASC)

Asha Mehta

Lead Portfolio Manager

Acadian Asset Management, All Africa

Nthabiseng Mentor

Operations Lead

The African Crowdfunding Association, South Africa

Michael Mgwaba

Head - ETP business Markets Absa CIB

Absa Capital, All Africa

Hirander Misra


MINDEX, Pan-African

The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP

Secretary of State

Department for International Development

Kurt Morriesen

Senior Advisor of Impact Investments

UNDP, All Africa

Hoda Atia Moustafa

Africa Regional Head

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Sub-Saharan Africa

Rufaro Mucheka

Head of Strategy & Rest of Africa

Nedbank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Juliet Munro

Director - Financial Systems

FSD Africa, All Africa

Tonderai Mutesva

Corporate Finance Executive

MyBucks S.A., All Africa

Paul Muthaura

Chief Executive

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Kevin Mutiso


Alternative Circle, Kenya

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance and Funding Executive

Select Africa, All Africa

Mark Napier


FSD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman, All Africa

Nothando Ndebele

Head: CIB Financial Services

Absa Bank, South Africa

Erica Nell

Head of Credit

Sanlam Investment Management, South Africa

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin PhD

Advisory Partner & Chief Economist

PwC Nigeria, West Africa

Babalwa Ngonyama

CEO & Deputy Chair

Sinayo Securities, South Africa

Morten Nielsen

CFO & Co-Founder

ARYZE, All Africa

Lexi Novitske

Principal Investment Officer

Singularity Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bertin Ntekereze

Managing Partner

Afrinet Capital LLC, East Africa

Nicholas Nyamali


Investment One Financial Services, Nigeria

Daniel O’Brien

Managing Director

Harwell Capital, All Africa

Temi Ofong

Head: Corporate and Investment Banking

Absa Bank, South Africa

Ebele Okeke

Managing Partner

Altica Partners, Pan-African

Job Collins Okello


Astuven Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dare Okoudjou

Founder & CEO

MFS Africa, All Africa

Adesuwa Okunbo

Partner & Managing Director

Syntaxis Capital Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Keletsositse Olebile

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)

Akinwole Omoboriowo

Chairman & CEO

Genesis Energy Holding, All Africa

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing General Partner

EchoVC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ope Onibokun

Investment Specialist

Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Shiori Onishi

Executive Officer, Vice President and Head of Investment

CROWD CREDIT, Inc., All Africa

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

GM/Group Chief Risk Officer

I & M Bank Limited, East Africa

Yann Pambou

Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity

Swiss Re direct Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa

Aunnie Patton Power


Intelligent Impact, All Africa

Greg Pearson

Managing Director

Gateway Delta, All Africa

Lasitha Perera


GuarantCo - Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group, All Africa

James Polan

Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise Finance

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, All Africa

Sam Preece


Clean Invest Africa PLC, Sub-Saharan Africa

Martijn Proos


Investec Asset Management, All Africa

Richard Putley

Managing Director

Executives in Africa

Mike Quinn

Group CEO

Zoona, Southern Africa

Brandon Quinn

Co-Founder and CEO

Saffron Wealth, All Africa

Sundeep Raichura

Chief Executive Officer

Zamara, Kenya

Yvan Renaud

COO of Symbiotics SA, Investment Manager of REGMIFA


David Renwick

Head of Global Finance & Trade

Absa Bank, South Africa

Mark Richards

Non Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee

CIB Bank Egypt, All Africa

Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist

Renaissance Capital, All Africa

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director

Adventis, All Africa

Andrei Rotaru


IFC Asset Management Company, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kecia Rust

Executive Director

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, All Africa

Erik Sandersen

Executive Vice President - Financial Institutions

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Robert Schofield

Head of Division

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Andrew Schultz

Head of Africa Sales

Investec, All Africa

Rupert Scofield

President and CEO

FINCA International, All Africa

Peter Scott


BURN, All Africa

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners, All Africa

Saad Sheikh


TLG Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Karanvir Singh

Founder & CEO

Yego Innovision Ltd, All Africa

Prasheen Singh


RisCura Holdings, Southern Africa

Andrew Slater


Tanahlot, All Africa

Nigel Smith

Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring, East Africa

KPMG East Africa, Kenya

Fred Steiner CFA

Portfolio Manager

BCCM Advisors, All Africa

Leonard Stiegeler

General Manager & Member of the Board of Directors

Ringier Africa AG, Sub-Saharan Africa

Frank Streppel

Global Head of Investments, Emerging Markets Department

Triodos Investment Management BV, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal

Laura Sundblad

Program Manager, Access to Finance

GOGLA, East & West Africa

Jean-Philippe Syed


DPI - Development Partners International, All Africa

Wasim Tahir

Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions

CDC Group, All Africa

Roland Tatnall

Senior Investment Director

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Takuma Terakubo

Founder & CEO

Leapfrog Ventures Inc., Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa

Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh

Director General

Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana

Lisa G. Thomas

Managing Director

Samata Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

Chief Innovation Officer


Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Nico Tyabji

Director of Strategic Partnerships

SunFunder, East & West Africa

Ameya Upadhyay

Principal, Investments

Omidyar Network, All Africa

Antti Urvas

Associate Director Financial Institutions

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jan Albert Valk

Founder and CEO

Solarise Africa, All Africa

Tanya van Lill


SAVCA, Southern Africa

Dave van Niekerk

Executive Chairman

MyBucks S.A., All Africa

Zeeshan Vazeer

Private Equity Investor and Actuary

GGH, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO

Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Christina von Doderer

Chief Investment Officer Equity Investments

Business Financial Solutions (BFS) Fund Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

Emma Wade-Smith

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Department for International Trade, All Africa

Michael Waller

Managing Director

Sofala Capital, South Africa

Raj Wanniappa


Future Horizon Technologies, South Africa

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Shirley Webber

Coverage Head: Natural Resources

Absa Bank, All Africa

Rosanne Whalley


AHL Venture Partners, East & Southern Africa

Allan Wood

Head of Business Development - Western Markets

Jersey Finance, All Africa

Graham Wrigley


CDC Group

Erick Yong


GreenTec Capital Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, All Africa

Dan Zook

Executive Director

ISF Advisors, East Africa