Speaker Group: 2018 Speakers

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 »

Nathan Horst

Nathan is a Senior Investment Officer for MicroVest, joining the team in 2011. He is responsible for pipeline development, analysis and structuring of investments, product development and market strategy. He has performed over 30 in depth due diligences of low income financial institutions in 15 different countries, resulting in 80 investments worth over $150m. His… Read more »

Waseem A. Khan Ph.D, CFA

Waseem A. Khan is the Deputy CEO and CIO of private markets at Silk Invest Ltd., London. He has substantial experience in investing in both public as well as private markets.  Over the past 30 years, he has worked in global asset management at major financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles,… Read more »

Ajay Kanoria

A scion of the well known and respected business family “the Kanoria Family” with diverse manufacturing interests including cement, sugar, pharmaceuticals, tea, jute products, textiles, chemicals, packaging, pipes, roofing, Mr. Ajay Kanoria is the Chairman of the Kanoria Group Mr. Kanoria experience includes the management of companies producing cement, sugar, pharmaceuticals, pipes, telecom equipment and… Read more »

David Akinin

David Akinin is the Managing Director of Emanya Capital Group (Pty) Ltd., a Namibian Private Equity firm that invests foreign and local capital into infrastructure, energy and real estate deals in Southern Africa. He is also the Founder and Director of Atenu Developments, through which they develop affordable housing, as well as schools and clinics…. Read more »

Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey is the Co-Chief Executive of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), for the Barclays Africa Group. Barclays Africa Group Limited (“Barclays Africa” or “the Group”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups. The Group’s registered Head Office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and owns… Read more »

Mildred Nyamizyu Mwale Mutesa

She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accounts (ZICA). Mildred also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Herriot Watt University, a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the Copperbelt University and a professional accounting qualification, ACCA. Currently a member of the Board… Read more »

Idris Bello

Popularly referred to as the ‘Afropreneur’ – a word he coined to describe the bright, independent and tech savvy entrepreneurs using creative thinking and the power of innovation to take over Africa’s economic destiny, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, Investment Principal at Loftyinc Afropreneur Fund, and co-founder of The… Read more »

Matthew Flannery

Matt began developing Kiva in late 2004, as a side-project. In 2005, Matt left his job to devote himself to Kiva full-time. As CEO for 10 years, Matt led Kiva’s growth from a pilot project to an established online service in 80 countries and nearly 1 billion dollars lent to low income entrepreneurs. More recently,… Read more »

Rt Hon Lord Bates

Lord Bates was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for International Development on 14 October 2016. He was previously a Minister of State at the Home Office from May 2015 until March 2016. Lord Bates is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.