2021 Speakers

Sherif Abdel Aal

Regional Head of M&A, Head of Country (Egypt)

KAMCO Investment Company

Toyin Abiodun

Strategic Advisor to Hon. Minister of Trade and Industry - RWANDA

Ministry Of Trade And Industry, Rwanda

Muhtari Adanan

Managing Partner

Xecced Ventures

Olufunmi Adepoju, CFA, FRM

Managing Partner

PearlMutual Consulting Limited

Bade Adesemowo

Cto & Co-Founder

Social Lender

Daniel Afejuku

Managing Director

Eagle Flight MFB

Dalia Aga-Shaw

Investment Director

CDC Group plc

Jussi Ahonen

Senior Investment Manager

Finnfund

Samuel Ajiboyede

CEO

FleetPartners Limited

Michael Edem Akafia

Vice President & Head-Legal & Compliance

Gold Fields Ghana Limited

Micheal Akampa

Co-founder & COO

Investure Global AB

Olusegun Akanji

Divisional Head - Strategy and Business Solutions

Heritage Bank Plc

Dr. Chinyere Almona

Senior Corporate Governance Officer - Africa Corporate Governance Program

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Damilola Aloba

Partner - Transaction Advisory Services

EY

Lynda Amadagana

Managing Partner

A&P Law Firm

Azeez Amida

Director, Financial Planning and Performance

IHS Towers

Loay Amin

Head of Finance

Commercial International Bank

Herve Patrick Amonh

Chairman

Eden Prestige

Sandra Antunes Boumah

Business Development Lead - Financial Institutions, Southern Africa

IFC

Olayemi Anyanechi

Managing Partner

Sefton Fross

Dan Apungu

Vice President- Investment Banking Corporate Financing Solutions

Standard Bank

George Asante

Managing Principal, Head of Global Markets: Absa Regional Operations

Absa Group Ltd.

Henry Agyei Asare

Founder/CEO

Tentmaker Hub

Charles Awanda

Founder - Chief Knowledge Broker

Songhai Labs

Michael Awori

Chief Operating Officer

Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Leon Ayo

Chamber President

British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa

Asha-Sabrina Ayub

Partner

Bowmans Tanzania

Patrick Ball

Director

Verdant Capital

Szabi Baranyi

Head of Corporate Finance

Rensource Energy

Nick Barigye

Managing Director

Karisimbi Business Partners

Guy Baron

Director, Head of Investment

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

George Kibala Bauer

Senior Advocacy Manager, Mobile for Development Utilities

GSMA

Tiaan Bazuin

CEO

Namibian Stock Exchange

Omar Bekkali

Partner

AfricInvest

Ashley Benatar

Managing Partner - Ashburton Mezzanine

Ashburton Investments

Maleda Bisrat

Ethiopia Country Head

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Eline Blaauboer

Managing Partner

S&B Ventures

Charlie Blair

Managing Director

Gravitricity

Maxime Bouan

Partner

Seedstars Africa Ventures

Rafik Boussa

CEO

Grant Thornton, Algeria

Euler Bropleh

Founder & Managing Director

VestedWorld

Joel Bryce

Chief Investment & Strategy Officer

Philafrica Foods

Ade Buraimo

Group Managing Director

Alpha Morgan Capital Managers Limited

Temesgen Busha

Director of Strategy and Corporate Transformation

Awash Bank

Cheryl Buss

CEO of Absa International

Absa

Philip Buyskes

CEO

Frontclear

Lory Camba Opem

Global Lead - Responsible Finance, Financial Inclusion, SME and Digital Finance

IFC Financial Institutions Group

Maelis Carraro

Director

Catalyst Fund (managed by BFA)

Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a PIDG company

Andia Chakava

Investment Director

Graca Machel Trust

Clément Chenost

Managing Director

Moringa Partnership

Johnson Chukwu

Managing Director

Cowry Asset Management

Massaer Cisse

General Manager

Lekela Power

Nicolas Clavel

Founder

Scipion Capital

Cathal Conaty

Managing Director

International Housing Solutions

George Conde

COO

Groupe Filatex

Bronwyn Corbett

CEO

Grit Real Estate Income Group

Ivan Cornet

Managing Partner

Latitude Five

Yemi Dada

Promoter

Harrier Airlines Limited

Jean-Pierre Dalais

Group Chief Executive

CIEL

Flemming Dalgaard

Senior Investment Adviser

A.P.Moller Capital

Deepak Dave

Chief Risk Officer

Africa Trade Insurance Agency

Andreas Davidsen

Vice President of Scalable Enterprises - Agribusiness & Manufacturing

Norfund

Matthew Davis

Partner & CEO

RENEW LLC

Olivier Deiters

Regional Manager - Africa & Middle East

Triple Jump

Ababacar Diaw

Managing Director

Impaxis Securities

Mahin Dissanayake

Senior Director, Head of Bank Ratings: Sub-Saharan Africa

Fitch Ratings

James Doree

Managing Director

Lion's Head Global Partners

Chijioke Dozie

CEO and Co-Founder

Carbon

Eugene du Plessis

Group Treasurer

Izwe Loans

Xavier Echasseriau

Deputy Head - Financial Institutions Group

PROPARCO

Andrew Echono

Country Program Coordinator

United States African Development Foundation

Kawtar Ed-Dahmani

Managing Director

Barings

Olivier Edelman

Head of Microfinance Unit

European Investment Bank

Jason Eisen

Founder & CEO

UTU Technologies

Nazih El Bezzari

Head of Structured Finance - African Market

BMCE Bank of Africa

Noha El Ghazaly

Egypt Country Advisor

Mediterrania Capital Partners

Karim El Hnot

CEO & Deputy Head of Investment Bank

Sogecapital Gestion

Najwa El Iraki

Managing Partner

AfricaDev Consulting Ltd, All Africa

Ahmed El Saharty

Vice President

The Rohatyn Group

Tarek El Sherbini

Head of Agribusiness, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Ermias Eshetu

Advisory Partner

Grant Thornton

Ashraf Esmael

Chief Investment Officer

GroFin

Martin Ewald

Managing Director & Lead Portfolio Manager Impact Investments

Allianz Global Investors

Gilbert Ewehmeh

Managing Director

YES Cameroon

Dennis Ezaga

Head - Digital Innovation, Business Banking Group

First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited

Ike Eze

Managing Partner

Beta.Ventures

Michael Carlo Fabbroni

Head Financial Institutions Debt - Africa

responsAbility Investments AG

Dan Farrell

Chairman & CEO

Privos Capital

Thomas Festerling

CFO & Founder

GreenTec Capital GmbH

Michael Fischer

Director - Financial Institutions Africa

DEG - German Investment and Development Company

Sarah FitzMorris

Managing Director

Executives in Africa

Wieger Fokke

Senior Investment Officer

FMO - The Dutch Development Bank

Lucio Frigo

CEO

Materia Holdings

Brian Frimpong

Managing Partner

Zebu Investment Partners

Guy Futi

Co-Founder

Star Kitchens Group

Terence Gale

Chairman

Exporters Club Western Cape

Marcelina Gaoses

Founder and Director

Musa Capital Namibia

Juan Jose Garcia

Regional Syndications Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Serigne Mansour Gaye

President

UK Senegal Business Council

Jarred Glansbeek

Founder and Director

RisCura, All Africa

Cathy Goddard

CEO

FyreFem Fund Managers

Daniel Goldfarb

CEO & Co-Founder

Lendable

Richard Gomes

Director - Market Development

Shell Foundation

Dr. Weixi Gong

Chief of Investment and Technology Promotion Division and Coordinator of Investment and Technology Promotion Network

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Jasper Graf von Hardenberg

Chief Executive Officer

Daystar Power

David Grayson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Auerbach Grayson

Yann Groeger

Regional Manager Africa

BlueOrchard Finance

Olivier Gui

Managing Director

Africa Link Capital Titrisation

Harry Guinness

Fund Manager

LHGP Asset Management

Sanjeev Gupta

Executive Director & Head of Financial Services

Africa Finance Corporation

Nyasha Gwatidzo

Co-Founder/Social Entrepreneur

World Impact Capital (WIC)

Hicham Haddouti

General Partner

Idus Capital

Michelle Haigh Osorio

Investment Director

KawiSafi Ventures

Andy Halsall

CEO

Poa Internet

Adel Hamaizia

Committee-Vice Chairman

Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum

David Harper

Director of Property Services

Hotel Partners Africa

Aziz Hassanali

Managing Partner

Bateleur Capital LLC

Tanja Havemann

Director & Founder

Clarmondial

Karim Helal

Managing Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

Carbon Holdings

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett

Founder & CEO

4G Capital, Kenya

Edmund Higenbottam

Managing Director

Verdant Capital

Peter Hinton

Co-Lead: Affordable Education Finance

CapPlus

Tim Hoops

Operations Manager - Botswana

Strata-X Energy Inc

Philip Hopkins

Director of Investments

Equator Capital Partners, LLC, All Africa

Guy Hosking

Chief Financial Officer

Retail Capital

Alexander Howe

Director

Africa Insight Advisors

Ulla Huotari

Investment Manager

Finnfund, Sub-Saharan Africa

Samir Ibrahim

CEO

SunCulture

Bleejay Innis

Partner & Managing Director

Tri Buchanan Development Corporation

Kasief Isaacs

Head of Investments: SADC

Mergence Investment Managers

Patricia Ithau

Regional Director

Stanford Seed - Stanford Institute for Development in Developing Economies

Ik Izedonmwen

Director

Verdant Capital

Sarah Jackson

CEO

Verdant Frontiers

Thea Jamison

Managing Director and Founder

CHANGE Global Investment, LLC

Faisal Jiwa

Director

AfricInvest

Reginald Kadzutu

Chief Executive Officer

Amana Capital Limited

Abraham Kamau

Chief Executive Officer

Miradi Capital

Paul Kamau

Executive Director

Finaltus Ventures Limited

Wadzi Katsidzira

Senior Manager

Global Development Incubator

Jérôme Katz

Head of Group Strategy & Investment

MUA

Tunde Kehinde

Co-Founder and CEO

Lidya

Ali Khalpey

CEO Frontier markets

EFG Hermes

Nirav Khambhati

Managing Partner - Kaizenvest Edu Finance

Kaizenvest

Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest

Jay Kimmelman

CEO and Co-Founder

Bridge International Academies

Judy Kinyanjui

Investment Director - Financial Institutions

Norfund

Anthony Kirimi

Chief Financial Officer

Sanlam Life Insurance (Uganda) Limited

James Knuckles

Consultant - ESMAP Global Facility on Mini Grids

The World Bank

Dr. Jens Koeke

Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Africa

Akpeliais Irenee Koffi

Chief Executive Officer

Greenfield Invest Inc

Jyrki Koskelo

Chairman

Invest Solar

Najada Kumbuli

Investment Director

Calvert Impact Capital

Grant Kurland

Joint CEO

Bayport Management Limited

Kudzai Kutukwa

CEO

Mobbisurance

Christelle Kwizera

Managing Director

Water Access Rwanda

Sudeep Laad

Partner

L.E.K. Consulting

Walid Labadi

Country Manager - Egypt, Libya & Yemen

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Leslie Labruto

Global Head of Energy

Acumen

Richard Lackey

CEO

World Food Bank Inc

Brenton Lalu

Specialist: Africa

Public Investment Corporation

John Lentaigne

Acting CEO

African Trade Insurance Agency

Christophe Litt

Head of the Financial Sector Division

European Investment Bank

Cedric Longange

Chairman

Congolese Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (CCCGB)

Chris Low

Regional Director

I&M Holdings Plc

Michael Lwoyelo

Managing Director

Sanergy Limited

Mohamed Maarouf

General Manager

BTI Bank

Loïc Mackosso

Managing Partner

ARIES Investissements

Esselina Macome

CEO

FSD Mozambique

Victoria Madedor

Group Head Agribusiness & FMCG

BOI Investment and Trust Company

Novan Maharahaje

Director, Capital Market Services

Ocorian

Peter Maila

Investment Director

CDC Group

Kumbirai Makanza

Founder

Umlilo

Ron Margalit

Founding Partner

Venture Kinetics

Kumbulani Masayila

Managing Director

Upvest Group

Dorothy Maseke

Group Head of Risk and Compliance

ICEA LION Group

Thato Mashigo

Portfolio Manager

Sanlam Private Wealth

Clever Matigimu

Group Chief Executive Officer

Gombe Holdings

Zohrab Mawani

Founder and Director

AEDC

Rupert McCammon

Founder and Managing Director

AFSIC

Andrew McCusker

Head of Education Finance

Opportunity International

Victor Meme

MD/CEO

Vicmem Investment Services Limited

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel

Managing Partner - Rakuten Capital

Rakuten

Alain Minyem

CEO

ORTHO SERVICES GROUP

Abhishek Mittal

Partner

Aavishkaar Capital

Isabella Mnisi

Sector Head: Asset Management and Funds

Rand Merchant Bank

Nathalie Momha

Managing Director

ELITIS Cameroun

Vahid Monadjem

CEO

Nomanini

Thurstan Moodley

Managing Partner

Khumovest

Llew Morkel

Founder/CEO

Fraxeum Holdings

Opelo Motswagae

Executive Director

Ticano Group

Hoda Atia Moustafa

Africa Regional Head

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Lilian Mramba

Regional Director

Grassroots Business Fund

Mpho Mtsi

Co-Founder & Managing Director

IMA Investment Partners

Samson Muhapi

Chairman

Mega North Holdings

Kato Mukuru

Managing Director, Head of Frontier Markets Research

EFG Hermes

Hendrik Müller-Lankow

Managing Director

MLC Properties

Thomas Mundy

Head - Capital Markets and International Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

JLL

Greg Murray

CEO and Co-Founder

KOKO Networks

Danai Musandu

Investor Relations Associate

Goodwell Investments

Fadzayi Musanhu

Director

Market Intelligence Africa

Philip Mutooni

Senior Advisor

Africa Investment Capital Partners

Frank Mwiti

Partner & Eastern Africa Markets Leader

EY

Souhir Mzali

Regional Editor, Africa

Oxford Business Group

Anusha Naidu

Corporate Finance Executive

Select Africa

Stefan Nalletamby

Director - Financial Sector Development Department

African Development Bank

Asad Naqvi

Partner

Apis Partners

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist and Portfolio Manager

Neuberger Berman

Kauna Ndilula

Managing Director

BFS Group of companies

Erica Nell

Head: Private Debt

Sanlam Investment Management

Joseph Ngangira

Partner - Mergers & Acquisitions

Kaplan & Stratton

Daniel Nkubito

Managing Director

Rwanda Public Private Dialogue Consultancy Ltd

Lauren Nkuranga

Founder & Chairman

GET IT

Lexi Novitske

Managing Partner

Acuity Ventures

Abdulmajid Mussa Nsekela

Chief Executive Officer

CRDB Bank

Bertin Ntekereze

Managing Partner

Afrinet Capital

Kazuhiro Numasawa

Chief Investment Officer

African Development Bank

Tim Nuy

Founder

Finclusion

Kenny Nwosu

Chief Executive Officer

Norsad Finance

Mezuo Nwuneli

Managing Partner

Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd

Sarada Nya

Partner

Chazai & Partners

Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Managing Partner

ACT Afrique

Temi Ofong

Deputy CEO, Absa Regional Operations & Chief operating Officer, Absa CIB

Absa

Sanyade Okoli

Chief Executive Officer

Alpha African Advisory

Dare Okoudjou

CEO and Founder

MFS Africa

Chidi Okpala

CEO

Asante Financial Services Group

Sunmbo Olatunji

Group Treasurer

Access Bank Plc

Rui Oliveira

Chief Executive Officer

BFA Asset Management

Hichem Omezzine

TPG - The Rise Fund

Ope Onibokun

Head of Project Finance

Arise

Lambert Osei Kofi

Chief Executive Officer

Eman Capital Microfinance Limited

Bamidele Olalekan Oseni

Managing Partner

Caleb Consulting Ltd Uganda

Basheer Oshodi

Group Head, Non-Interest Banking

Sterling Bank

Terje Osmundsen

CEO & Founder

Empower New Energy

Alex Otto

Capital Markets Executive

SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited

David Owino

Managing Partner

Ascent Capital Advisors

Ife Oyedele II

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Kobo360

Marina Pannekeet

Manager, Energy

FMO

Imran Patel

Vice President

Verdant Capital

Susan Payne

CEO

Holistic Agricultural Investments Group Ltd

Tony Pelz

Director

Shuraako; The Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund

Atkeyelsh Persson

Programme Management Officer

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Neale Petersen

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Real Estate Investor Magazine (REIM)

Saloshni Pillay

Head Global Markets Sales & Structuring

Absa

Nicholas Piquito

CEO - Alternative Solutions

African Alliance

Lord Dolar Popat

UK Trade Envoy to Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

House of Lords

Martijn Proos

Director

Ninety One

Jennifer Pryce

CEO

Calvert Impact Capital

Richard Putley

Managing Director

Executives in Africa

Charles Quao

CEO

Quao Realty Limited

Brandon Quinn

Partner & Fund Manager

Adventis International

Aly Ramji

Managing Editor - The Exchange

Mediapix Limited - The Exchange

Camille Rebelo

Chief Operating Officer

Ecoplanet Bamboo

Mohamed Reda

Group CEO

SOLID Capital Group

Scott Reid

Executive Director/CEO

American Chamber of Commerce in Madagascar

Thomas Reilly

Managing Director

Lango Real Estate Ltd

Hayden Reinders

Head of Business Development and Client Management

Prescient Fund Services

José Reino da Costa

CEO

Millennium bim

Erik Renander

Portfolio Manager

Duet Group

David Renwick

Head Investment Banking

Absa Bank

Mark Richards

Non Executive Director

CIB Bank Egypt

Helena Riese Harstad

Co-Founder and Chairman

Optimizer Foundation

Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist & Head of Macro Strategy Unit

Renaissance Capital

Graeme Robertson

Chairman

Intrasia Group

Luis Rodrigues

CTO

QuickCheck

Joseph Rohm

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Adventis

Sven Rosenberg

COO

Ship n Grab

Ralph Rossouw

Managing Director

Fujairah Gold Ghana, Vedanta Resources

Jose Santiago

Global Strategy and Operations Director

Okapi Finance International AB

Fabio Scala

Managing Director

FurtherAfrica

Jessica Schicks

Senior Investment Officer - Financial Institutions

BIO - Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries

Andrew Schultz

Head of Sales - Frontier Africa

Investec

Jeffrey Schumacher

Group Director of Commercial

Helios Towers

Rostan Schwab

Africa Head - Fintech Investments

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Peter Scott

Founder and CEO

BURN

Jonathan Shaw

Chief Executive Officer

Kivu Green Energy

Saad Sheikh

Principal

TLG Capital

Prasheen Singh

Director

RisCura Holdings

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive Officer

Pangaea Securities

Robin Smither

Senior Executive – Head Corporate Banking

AfrAsia Bank

Shamin A. Sookia

Managing Director

Perigeum Capital Ltd

Elhadji Malick Soumare

Investment Manager

GroFin

Earl St Sauver

Co-founder & CTO

Apollo Agriculture

Jaspreet Stamm

Account Manager - Eco Business Fund

Finance in Motion

Leonard Stiegeler

Director

Ringier Africa AG

Sam Sturm

Chief Venture Architect

Founders Factory Africa

Hannah Subayi Kamuanga

Country Officer – DRC / Principal for Central Africa

Proparco

Jean-Philippe Syed

Principal

DPI - Development Partners International

Wasim Tahir

Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions

CDC Group

Stephanie Taky

Founder and CEO

WAZ BURGER

Roland Tatnall

Managing Partner

Naimon Capital

Leo Armel Tchoudjang

CIO & MD

AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria Limited

Lisa G. Thomas

Managing Director

Samata Capital

Tony Tiyou

CEO

Renewables in Africa

Samia Tnani

Head of Credit Origination

AfricInvest Private Credit

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

Digital Transformation and FinTech Specialist

IFC

Thapelo Tsheole

Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Stock Exchange Limited

Tracey Turner

Founder/Chairman

Copia Global

Cristina Ungureanu

Head of Corporate Governance

Eurizon Asset Management

Ameya Upadhyay

Venture Partner

Flourish

Antti Urvas

Associate Director

Finnfund

Gilles Vaes

Chief Executive Officer

InfraCo Africa

Philippe Valahu

CEO

PIDG

Barthout van Slingelandt

Managing Partner

XSML Capital

Pieter van Welzen

Honorary Consul

Consulate of São Tomé e Príncipe in The Netherlands

Arnaud Ventura

Founder

Acacia.ac

Antonio Vicente Marques

Founding Partner

AVM Advogados

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO

Africa Merchant Capital

Mohan Vivekanandan

Group Executive: Origination & Coverage

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Emma Wade-Smith OBE

Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa

UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

Peter Watkins

Director, University Relations, EMEA

CFA Institute

Geoffrey White

CEO

Agility

Rob Withagen

CEO

Asoko Insight

Wondimu Wolde Yohannes

Managing Director

Nubian Gold Exploration Ltd

Allan Wood

Global Head of Business Development

Jersey Finance

Davina Wood

Principal

Affordable Housing Institute

Marco Yamaguchi

Manager, Non-Sovereign Infrastructure Division, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department

African Development Bank

Olivia Zank

CEO & Founder

BeneFactors Ltd