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.

Abdelaziz Abdel Nabi


Catalyst Partners, Egypt

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


Kevin Allen

Founding Chairman

African Crowdfunding Association, All Africa

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

Patrick Awori


Imaginarium, East Africa

Souleymane Ba


Helios Investment Partners LLP, All Africa

Patrick Ball

Senior Investment Manager - Africa

Incofin Investment Management, Pan-African

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

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

Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

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

Benji Coetzee

Founder & CEO

EmptyTrips, South Africa

Bronwyn Corbett


Grit Real Estate Income Group, 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

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


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

Dennis Ezaga

Group Head, Transaction Banking Products

First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

Benjamin Fernandes


NALA, Tanzania

Michael Fischer

Director - Financial Institutions Africa

DEG - German Investment and Development Company

Rodrigue FouaFou


HartNamtemah Inc., 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

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

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 Harper

Head of Capital Markets

Hotel Partners Africa, All Africa

Thomas Heinig

Senior Project Manager

KfW Development, All Africa

Mark Herskovits

Capital Markets Director

SA Taxi Development Finance, South Africa

Peter Hinton

Senior Advisor, Low-Fee Schools

CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus), Sub-Saharan Africa

Susan Holliday

Principal Insurance Specialist

IFC, All Africa

Steve Hollingworth


Grameen Foundation

Ulla Huotari

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Marc Immerman


Metier Sustainable Capital, All Africa

Ioto Iotov


AfricInvest, Pan-Africa

Nicole Iseppi


ENGIE & Terrawatt Initiative, All Africa

Robert Jenkins

Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Phatisa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Afsane Jetha

CEO & Managing Partner

Alta Semper Capital, All Africa

Keith Jones


Sw7 (Start with Seven), South Africa

Jarri Jung

Regional Manager Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump, All Africa

Josephine Kibe PhD

Operations Officer

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

Joshua King

Global Business Development Manager

WANCHAIN, All Africa

Jerome Kisting

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Baobab Capital, Southern Africa

David Kitusa

Regional Representative for Anglophone Africa


Dr. Jens Koeke

Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Africa, All Africa

Jonathan Kruger

Portfolio Manager & Director

Adventis, Africa excluding South Africa

Kudzai Kutukwa


Mobbisurance, 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

Gregoire Lecomte

Group Head of Investor Relations & Funding

Baobab Group, All Africa

Peter Leger

Head of Global Frontier Markets

Coronation Fund Managers, All Africa

Vincent Lehner

Head of Markets

Symbiotics SA, All 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

Michael Mgwaba

Head - ETP business Markets Absa CIB

Absa Capital, All Africa

Hirander Misra


MINDEX, Pan-African

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

Tonderai Mutesva

Corporate Finance Executive

MyBucks S.A., All Africa

Kevin Mutiso


Alternative Circle, Kenya

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance and Funding Executive

Select Africa, All Africa

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist

Neuberger Berman, All 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

Job Collins Okello


Astuven Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Adesuwa Okunbo

Partner & Managing Director

Syntaxis Capital Africa, 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

Head of Investment

CROWD CREDIT, Inc., All 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

Aunnie Patton Power


Intelligent Impact, 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

Bas Rekvelt

Manager Financial Institutions Africa

FMO, All Africa

Mark Richards


Exotix, 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

Suresh Samuel

Head of Capital Markets

Tala, East Africa

Erik Sandersen

Executive Vice President - Financial Institutions

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ziyaad Sarang

Managing Director

Fieldstone, All Africa

Nasreen Saunders

CEO and Founder

Umphakathi weAfrika, South 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

Glenn Silverman

Acting CIO

Novare Investments, Sub-Saharan Africa

Rt. Honourable Mark Simmonds


FinComEco Ltd, Pan-African

Karanvir Singh

Founder & CEO

Yego Innovision Ltd, All Africa

Prasheen Singh


RisCura Holdings, Southern Africa

Andrew Slater CFA


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

Takuma Terakubo

Founder & CEO

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

Lisa G. Thomas

Managing Director

Samata Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Marc Tison

MD Zingsure

Zing Holdings Limited, 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

Zeeshan Vazeer

Private Equity Investor and Actuary

GGH, Sub-Saharan Africa

Emma Wade-Smith

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

Department for International Trade, All Africa

Raj Wanniappa


Future Horizon Technologies, South Africa

David Webb

Managing Partner & CIO

Emerging Markets Development Partners LLP

Rosanne Whalley


AHL Venture Partners, East & Southern Africa

Erick Yong


GreenTec Capital Partners, Sub-Saharan Africa

Xiaochen Zhang


FinTech4Good, All Africa