Guests of Honour


His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Minister for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates


Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra

Former Prime Minister of Mali and ALN Chairman


Abbasali Haji

Founder and Managing Director

East Africa Capital

Ahmad Chahidi

Executive Director, Wealth Planning

Julius Baer (Middle East)

Ameel Somani


Helios Investment Partners

Amyn Mussa


ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anna Skubikowski Aguilera

Assistant General Counsel

United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Anne Eriksson

Former Regional Senior Partner


Anne Kiunuhe


ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Arshad Dudhia

Managing Partner

ALN Zambia | Musa Dudhia & Co.

Assad Abdullatiff

Managing Director

AXIS Fiduciary

Atherton Mutombwera

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Hutano Diagnostics

Atiq Anjarwalla

Managing Partner

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Ayman Osman

Director, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Emerging Markets, Middle East & Africa


Barnaby Fletcher

Senior Analyst, Southern Africa

Control Risks

Ceaser Siwale

Chief Executive Officer

Pangaea Securities

Christo Els

Senior Partner

Webber Wentzel

Claire Wilby

Senior Lawyer


David Awuah-Darko


IC Securities Group

Dominic Rebelo


ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Eduardo López Moreno, Dr.

Director Research and Capacity Building


Firas Oggar

Group Head of Legal

Zain Group

Foued Bourabiat


ALN Algeria | Bourabiat Associés

Francis Njogu

Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

Gulf Energy

G. Jayakrishnan

Global Markets Director, Middle East & Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean

Enterprise Singapore

Gaia Ines Fassò

Head of the Anthemis Institute

Anthemis Group

Gbolahan Elias, Prof.


ALN Nigeria | G. Elias & Co.

Grace Njihia

Vice President Engineering

Africa's Talking

Greg Metro

Managing Director

Schulze Global

Greg Mills, Dr.


Brenthurst Foundation

Harjeev Khandari

Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Hatim Ben Ahmed


Mediterrania Capital Partners

Ife Osaga-Ondondo

Head of Legal, Sub-Saharan Africa


Inderjit Bedi

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bellhouse Capital

James Mwangi, Dr.

Chief Executive Officer

Equity Group

Jamie Simmonds

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

The Access Bank UK

Jean-Michel Ette


KeysFinance Partners

Jesse Zigmund

General Counsel

M-KOPA Solar

John Lentaigne

Chief Underwriting Officer

African Trade Insurance Agency

Jonathan Evans

Executive Vice President, Legal & Compliance, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Emirates Global Aluminium

Julien Garcier

Founder & Managing Director

Sagaci Research

Kamau Gachigi, Dr.

Founding Executive Director


Karim S. Anjarwalla

Managing Partner

ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Kato Mukuru

Managing Director, Head of Frontier Research

EFG Hermes

Khalil Anjarwalla

Managing Director

African Cotton Industries

Kwame Parker

Partner and Investment Director

Frontier Investment Management

Luis G. Franceschi, Dr.


Strathmore University Law School

Mandeep Nalwa

Chief Executive Officer

Taurus Wealth Advisors

Markus Gabbert

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

DEG-Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Marvin H Coleby



Mesfin Tafesse

Principal Attorney

ALN Ethiopia | Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Michael H Gera, Dr.

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Energy Access Ventures

Miguel Azevedo

Head of Investment Banking, Middle East and Africa


Mmusi Maimane

Leader, Democratic Alliance

Republic of South Africa

Mohamed el Roubi

General Counsel

GardaWorld International Protective Services

Mohamed Khodeir


Al Tamimi

Nadeem Juma


AIM Group

Nimit Shah


Helios Investment Partners

Nnamdi Kalu Ezera

Senior Counsel

US Department of Commerce

Ole Ruch

Managing Director


Oliver Cornock

Editor-in-Chief, and Middle East Managing Editor

Oxford Business Group

Omar Bagersh


Bagersh Coffee

Omar Khan

Director, International Offices

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Paul Currie

Chief Investment Officer

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Romain Py

Executive Head of Transactions

African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Rushil Bhatt

Principal, Real Estate


Safia Fassi-Fihri

Managing Partner

ALN Morocco | BFR & Associés

Saif Malik

Regional Co-Head of Global Banking, Africa & Middle East (AME)

Standard Chartered Bank

Sameer Hirji

Co-Founder and Group Executive Director


Sana Bagersh

Chief Executive Officer


Shingai Mutasa

Founder of Masawara and Chief Executive Officer of Masawara Zimbabwe


Sonal Sejpal


Anjarwalla & Khanna

Susan Mboya, Dr.

Principal and International Advisor

Navigators Global

Sydney Domoraud

Managing Partner

EMIRE Partners

Tara O’Connor

Founder and Managing Director

Africa Risk Consulting & ARC Briefing

Tariq Bin Hendi

Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Products & Advisory

Emirates NBD

Timothy Masembe

Managing Partner

ALN Uganda | MMAKS Advocates

Tom Marshall, Dr.

Chief Operating Officer, Africa Division

Surbana Jurong

Vijay Gidoomal

Group Managing Director

Car & General

Willy Ireri

Vice President, Energy Financial Services

General Electric Capital