Archives: Speakers

Zohrab Mawani

Zohrab is an entrepreneur and executive in the energy sector with a passion for pursuing leading-edge and impactful projects to achieve decarbonization of the global economy as well as social and economic benefit for host communities. He started his career in 1995 with the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Canada. Since 2002,… Read more »

Zerubabel Junior Kwebiiha

“Zerubbabel Junior has 2 decades of experience that has spans across Telcommunications, Development work, fintech and energy industries and at various operational and strategic levels. He is currently the Country Director of ENGIE Energy Access Mozambique (since 1st Jan 2023) and prior to that he was the Global Head of Strategic marketing with ENGIE Energy… Read more »

Zenabe Daman

“Ms. Zenabe Daman has over 15 years of experience in leadership, strategy and innovation across the non-banking financial services field. As the deputy CEO, she is responsible for operational excellence at the FSA by helping to drive the FSA’s strategic mission through the direct oversight and monitoring of deliverables of the technical enforcement and authorisation… Read more »

Zachariah George

Zach is the Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures – Africa’s most prominent and active early-stage VC Fund with a portfolio of 130+ tech ventures across 20+ countries. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech – the leading multi-corporate backed venture accelerator program in Africa. Zach is a prominent Angel… Read more »

Yvette Dimiri

“Yvette is a digital strategy professional with over 7+ years in media. She brings user research experience and a commitment to experimentation to achieve commercial outcomes. Yvette was previously Head of Audience Engagement at BusinessDay, Nigeria’s oldest business daily, where she led the digital services team and the newsroom’s digital transformation. She helped the newsroom… Read more »

Yusuf Paruk

“Yusuf Paruk is a multifaceted professional who has carved an exceptional path in the fields of business, telecommunications, and investment. Born in South Africa, he represents the third generation of a family deeply rooted in the nation’s vibrant fabric. His journey is a testament to the power of tenacity, adaptability, and the pursuit of excellence.Academic… Read more »

Youngsik Ahn

“Current – Director, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa in Export & Agency Finance at Citi, covering export credit agencies (ECA), multi-lateral agencies (MLA), and development finance institutions (DFI) supported financing for corporates, sovereigns, and financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa 2017-2018- International Monetary Fund, working on sovereign debt financing (Washington DC) 2012-2017 – Structured Finance at Citi… Read more »

Youcef Ghoula

“Strategic executive with a demonstrated history of delivering business growth and transformation. Strength-based innovative leadership. Strong banking and financial background. 18 years of experience within BNP Paribas Algeria and one of its founders. Actually agreed by the Central Bank as a Deputy CEO of the bank. Certified as a financial markets professional by the AMF,… Read more »

Yaw Peprah

Yaw was born in Ghana, raised in South Africa. He qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC. After qualifying he joined the investment team of a South African quasi DFI called the National Empowerment Fund. After a few years in that role he joined the new business and investment banking solutions team of Standard Bank’s… Read more »

Yaw Attua-Afari

“Yaw is an investor and entrepreneur whose worldview has been shaped by his extensive finance and investing experience in both North America and Africa. W ith a successful career in investment banking and private equity, Yaw has demonstrated a remarkable track record in structuring and investing capital across diverse industries and financing structures.”

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