Speaker Group: 2017 Speaker

Rupert McCammon Business Leader

Rupert McCammon graduated from the Cass Business School, City University London, with a 1st Class (Hons) degree in Banking & International Finance in 1991. He was responsible for managing the Botswana Stock Exchange, and Botswana’s only stockbroking company in the mid-1990s, at a time when the Botswana Stock Exchange was one of the best performing… Read more »

Dr. Suzan Hamdy Ph.D

Dr. Hamdy is, currently, the General Manager and Director of Capital Markets Group (CapM) as well as a member of both the Executive Committee and ALCO Committee at Banque Misr, the second largest public sector bank in Egypt. The CapM and has assets under management of more than EGP 45billion. She also heads the Committee… Read more »

Souleymane Ba

Mr Ba is a Partner at Helios Investment Partners, one of the leading Africa focused private equity firms, with more than $3 billion in assets and investments across 30 countries in Africa. Helios deep sector expertise in financial services. Notable investments include Equity Bank, FCMB, Crown Agents Bank and Investment Management, Interswitch, Fawry and Bayport…. Read more »

Jan-Erik Behrens

Jan-Erik provides strategic and operational pre- and post-deal advice for Corporates, Private Equity and other Investors in the Financial Service industry. His transaction related work with leading global companies ranges from multi-country integration and carve-out development and execution, commercial and operational due diligence, target operating model and synergy case development, operational strategy and restructuring. Jan-Erik… Read more »

Grant Flanagan

Grant is Chief Executive of Atria Africa. He began his career with Fleming Asset Management Zimbabwe in 2002, becoming Managing Director and CIO in its latter incarnation. In addition to being Fund Manager of the firm’s flagship African equities fund, he oversaw the re-emergence of a vibrant corporate bond market in Zimbabwe and has extensive… Read more »

Lorna Smith

Lorna Smith, OBE, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LGS and Associates. Ms. Smith has more than three decades of experience at the highest levels of the public service in the British Virgin Islands. Over the course of her senior-level service, Ms. Smith developed extensive relationships with leaders from the business community, international… Read more »

Thierno-Habib Hann

Thierno Habib Hann (Habib) is the Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, at IFC, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Habib has an extensive background in housing finance, structured finance, financial institutions, and in the World Bank’s work on the legal and regulatory environment for private sector investment. Habib spent eleven years working… Read more »

Steven Duchatelle

Steven Duchatelle is Chief Executive Officer of the Advans Group. Steven also acts as Chairman of the Board for Advans Cameroun, Advans Banque Congo, Advans Nigeria and sits on the Board of Advans Pakistan. Since 2004, Steven has primarily focused on the creation and development of the Advans network and the supervision of Advans greenfield… Read more »

Aly-Khan Jamal

Aly-Khan is a Partner in Dalberg’s London office, where he focuses on work in the practice areas of Inclusive Growth, Agriculture and Food Security, and Mobile and ICT for Development. In particular, he has worked with FMCG, consumer goods, telecoms, media, and technology firms on their emerging and frontier market strategies. In addition to strategy… Read more »

Thierry Koenig

Thierry Koenig is a director at ENSafrica (Mauritius). He is the Country Head of the Mauritius Office and is the Business Unit leader for the Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) Business Unit, firm wide. The CDR Business Unit comprises the firm’s Competition, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Forensics, Insolvency, IP and Ports, Shipping and Logistics legal departments.  Approximately… Read more »