Speaker Group: Business Leader

Wieger Fokke Business Leader

Wieger Fokke is a Senior Investment Officer in the FMO Financial Institutions Department. He is responsible for origination, structuring and execution of financings to a portfolio of existing and new financial institutions clients in Eastern- and Southern Africa. Since joining FMO in 2011, Wieger has worked on many debt and equity transactions with financial institutions… Read more »

Erica Nell Business Leader

Erica Nell 

Erica Nell is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters Degree in Risk and Portfolio Management. She has been in financial markets for 19 years of which the last 13 was spent in credit and since 2012 she has established and still manages Private Debt Funds in South Africa and Namibia. She currently heads up the… Read more »

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 »

Allan Wood Business Leader

Allan Wood

As Global Head of Business Development, Allan is responsible for overseeing the promotion of Jersey as a leading international finance centre across key strategic overseas markets including Africa, the Gulf region, Greater China, the US and the UK. Allan joined Jersey Finance in 2015 as Business Development Director, before being promoted to Regional Head –… Read more »

Imran Patel Business Leader

Imran has over 15 years’ experience as a key strategist and investment professional at a leading North American investment fund where he helped oversee and actively manage a global long/short portfolio, including its African debt and equity holdings. He brings strong analytical and deal-structuring experience together with a proven track record of results. Subsequent to… Read more »

Brenton Lalu Business Leader

Brenton Lalu is an experienced Investment Professional with demonstrated history of working in the Financial Services Sector. Skilled in Investment Research, Strategy & Investment Thesis Development, Financial Modelling, Analytical Reasoning, Negotiation & Persuasion and Deal Origination. Currently, at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), heading up portfolio investment strategy and research for Africa. Prior to the… Read more »

Terje Osmundsen Business Leader

During his eight years as Head of Business Development in Scatec Solar, Terje developed a distinctive track-record from pioneering and scaling solar energy in emerging markets. His leadership experience include large international groups like Kvaerner, Telenor, Saga Petroleum and Alcatel, as well as publishing and think-tanks. He is a seasoned non-executive board member and currently… Read more »

James Griffiths Business Leader

James is an investment professional at DPI. Prior to DPI, James worked in the corporate finance team at Rand Merchant Bank where he was involved in transactions in South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania in the natural resources, real estate, FMCG and healthcare industries. Prior to this, James worked in Ernst & Young’s assurance division, where… Read more »

Divya Babu Business Leader

Divya is a South African actuary with nine years of global experience working in financial services across the insurance, payments and fintech sectors in emerging markets. She has prior experience working on partnership-driven growth strategies, product development and financial inclusion initiatives for Old Mutual across Africa, Micro Insurance Academy in India and Mastercard in the… Read more »

Graham Stuart Business Leader

Graham Stuart was elected Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness in 2005 and more recently, appointed Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade. Graham started his publishing business while still at Cambridge University. He was later elected to Cambridge City Council, where he eventually led the Conservative Group. Graham’s Parliamentary career has seen… Read more »