2019 Speakers

The 2019 AFSIC speakers are profiled below.

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO

Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services, Egypt

Abdessamad Abouti

Principal Trader

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

Jussi Ahonen

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Oliver Aikens

Head of Capital Markets

Prodigy Finance

David Akinin


Atenu Developments/Emanya Capital Group, SADC

Magdi Amin

Investment Partner

Omidyar Network, All Africa

Diana Amoa

Portfolio Manager

JP Morgan Asset Management, All Africa

Franklin Olakunle Amoo

Managing Partner

Baylis Emerging Markets, West, Central & East Africa

Erion Andoni

Manager, Legal and Compliance Team

CS Global Partners

Lade Araba

Managing Director

Convergence Finance, All Africa

George Asante

Head: Markets ex SA, CIB

Absa Bank, South Africa

Chinua Azubike

Chief Executive Officer

InfraCredit, Nigeria

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, All Africa

Divya Babu

Strategic Partnerships Lead


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 Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia

Dominic Berger


Angel Equity International, All Africa

Fabien Konan Beugre


Granatum Finance, All Africa

Max Bock

Vice President, Sustainable Investments

DWS (Deutsche Bank), West 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, All Africa

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

Andrew Pandeka Chimphondah

Managing Director

Shelter Afrique, All Africa

Takudzwa Chinhengo

Chief Executive Officer

Harare Receivables Exchange, Southern 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

Craig Courtney

Senior Adviser

ISF Advisers

Rachel Crawford

Manager, Emerging Markets

Village Capital, All 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

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans, Sub-Saharan Africa

Steven Duchatelle


Advans Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Matthew Duggan

Head of Syndicate

Absa Bank

Olivier Edelman

Head of Unit

European Investment Bank, All Africa

Obi Ejimofo

Chief Innovation Officer

Asoko Insight

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

Jon Exel

Senior Energy Specialist

World Bank, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

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

Nabil Fawaz

Sector Manager - Agribusiness and General Services

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Dr. Johannes Feist

Head of Division Financial Systems Development Southern Africa and Regional Funds

KfW Development Bank, All Africa

John Félicité

Director - Africa

Ocorian, All Africa

Thomas Festerling

Group CFO/Foundation CEO

GreenTec Capital Group

Sarah Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Executives in Africa, All Africa

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

Tunde Gbajumo

Deputy Chief of Party

USAID & Power Africa’s Nigeria Power Sector Program

Peter George

Senior Director, Private Sector & Investment

Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations Foundation, All Africa

Youcef Ghoula

Deputy CEO


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

James Griffiths

Investment Professional

Development Partners International

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)

David Hardisty

Retail and Business Banking Director

Barclays Bank of Kenya, part of Absa Group Limited

Jason Harel

BLC Robert & Associates

Robert Haynie


SPRING Accelerator, East 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

Franziska Hollmann

Director Corporate Finance Africa

DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, All Africa

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

Ioto Iotov


AfricInvest, Pan-Africa

Tokunboh Ishmael

Managing Partner

Alitheia Capital, Nigeria

Paul Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

TUHF, South Africa

Robert Jenkins


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

Daniel Jung

Co-Founder and Head of Product

Branch International, All 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

Sudeep Laad


L.E.K. Consulting, 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

Motive Labs, Sub-Saharan Africa

Jonas Luini

Associate VP

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), All Africa

Balaji M K

Off-Grid Lead

USAID & Power Africa’s Nigeria Power Sector Program

Monica Maduekwe

Founder & CEO

PUTTRU, West Africa

Lesang Magang


Afinitas Limited

Akin Majekodunmi

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service, All Africa

Johan Marnewick

Head of Credit Alternatives

Stanlib, Sub-Saharan 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)

Nthabiseng Mentor

Operations Lead

The African Crowdfunding Association, South Africa

Xavier Michon

Deputy Executive Secretary

UNCDF, All Africa

Nikolaos Milianitis

Deputy Head of Financial Services Division

European Investment Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Hirander Misra


MINDEX, Pan-African

Kurt Morriesen

Senior Advisor of Impact Investments

UNDP, All Africa

Rufaro Mucheka

Africa Business Strategy Expert

PhD University of Cape Town (Graduation, July 2019)

Juliet Munro

Director - Financial Systems

FSD Africa, All Africa

Paul Muthaura

Chief Executive

Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Kevin Mutiso


Alternative Circle, Kenya

Anand Naidoo

Managing Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking

Barclays Africa

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance and Funding Executive

Select Africa, All Africa

Mark Napier


FSD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Asad Naqvi

Managing Director

Apis Partners, All Africa

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman, All Africa

Erica Nell

Head of Credit

Sanlam Investment Management, South Africa

Akosua Mensima Nelson-Cofie

Portfolio Specialist

SSNIT, All 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

Tim Nuy


MyBucks, S.A.

Kenny Nwosu

Chief Executive Officer

Norsad Finance, Southern Africa

Nicholas Nyamali


Investment One Financial Services, Nigeria

Daniel O’Brien

Managing Director

Harwell Capital, All Africa

Temi Ofong

Deputy CEO Absa Regional Operations & COO Absa CIB

Absa CIB, All Africa

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Managing Director

Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency

Ebele Okeke

Managing Partner

Altica Partners, Pan-African

Job Collins Okello


Astuven Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dare Okoudjou

Founder & CEO

MFS Africa, All Africa

Sunmbo Olatunji

Group Treasurer

Access Bank Plc, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital, DRC

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

Koen Peters

Executive Director

GOGLA, 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

Brandon Quinn

Portfolio Manager

Adventis, All Africa

Nick Quintong


PayGo Energy, East Africa

Adnan Razzak

Head of Fund & Investor Services

AXIS Fiduciary Ltd

Yvan Renaud

COO of Symbiotics SA, Investment Manager of REGMIFA


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

Howard Rosen


Rail Working Group, 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

Andrew Slater


Tanahlot, All Africa

Nigel Smith

Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring, East Africa

KPMG East Africa, Kenya

Alexander Sotiriou

Financial Sector Specialist

CGAP, All Africa

Fred Steiner CFA

Portfolio Manager

BCCM Advisors, All Africa

Rt Hon Rory Stewart OBE MP

Secretary of State for International Development

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

Graham Stuart

Minister for Investment

Department for International Trade

Jean-Philippe Syed


DPI - Development Partners International, All Africa

Daniel Szlapak

Head of Global Operations

Branch International

Wasim Tahir

Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions

CDC Group, All Africa

Roland Tatnall

Senior Investment Director

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Sub-Saharan 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


Freddie Tucker

Investment Executive

CDC Group, All Africa

Leutlwetse Tumelo

Executive Director

Afinitas Limited, All Africa

Nico Tyabji

Director of Strategic Partnerships

SunFunder, East & West Africa

Ameya Upadhyay


Flourish, 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

Hasnen Varawalla

Co-Head of Banking

Absa Bank

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

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