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Programme

DAY 1

08:00

Registration

09:00

Welcome remarks

09:05

Opening Presentation: "Making Africa Work"

  • His Excellency President Olusegun Obasanjo - Former President of the Republic of Nigeria,
  • Greg Mills, Dr. - Director, Brenthurst Foundation

09:30

Paths to Realising Africa's Potential

  • His Excellency President Olusegun Obasanjo - Former President of the Republic of Nigeria,
  • Greg Mills, Dr. - Director, Brenthurst Foundation
  • Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra - Former Prime Minister of Mali & Chairman, ALN,
  • Mohamed Methqal - Ambassador, General Director, AMCI - Morocco International Cooperation Agency
  • Michael Turner - Managing Director, East Africa, Actis Africa Limited
  • Karim Anjarwalla - Managing Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Africa's Risk Landscape - An Evolution for the Better?

  • Jason Harel - Co-Founding Partner, BLC Robert & Associates
  • Richard Kiplagat - Group Growth & Markets Leader, africapractice
  • Sylvain Denis - Vice President, Strategic Development, GardaWorld International Protective Services
  • Brett Hattaway - Vice President & Head of Legal, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, DHL Express
  • Doug Lacey - Special Advisor, LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments (LSAI)
  • Franck Behiblo - Managing Director, Quantum Global Corporate Services

11:00

Spotlight Session: North Africa in the Spotlight - Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

  • Safia Fassi-Fihri - Managing Partner, BFR & Associés
  • Abdou Soulèye Diop - President, African and South-South Commission, CGEM
  • Foued Bourabiat - Partner, Bourabiat Associés
  • Mahdi Mosbah - Partner, BMP & Associés
  • Tahar Jarboui, Dr. - Chairman and Co-Founder, Valomnia
  • Olivier Schwartz - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, DP World, Dubai

12:00

Keynote address

  • His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan - Minister for Culture & Knowledge Development, United Arab Emirates,

12:30

Signing of Memorandum of Guidance between the DIFC Courts and the Zambia Commercial Court

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Spotlight Session: East Africa in the Spotlight - Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania

  • Yogesh Manek - Chairman, The Heritage Insurance Company
  • Shamiza Rattansi - Managing Partner, ATZ Law Chambers
  • Mesfin Tafesse - Principal Attorney, Mesfin Tafesse & Associates
  • Dennis Aluanga - Partner, Helios Investment Partners
  • Anne Kiunuhe - Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna
  • Mbuvi Ngunze - Immediate Former Group Managing Director & CEO, Kenya Airways
  • Million Kibret - Managing Partner, BDO Ethiopia

14:30

Shaping the Future of Africa's Infrastructure Sector

  • Amyn Mussa - Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna
  • Romain Py - Executive Head: Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • Carlo Van Wageningen - Founder and Director, Lake Turkana Wind Power
  • Tarik Hamane - Executive Director - Advisor to the Chairman, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
  • David Donaldson - Head, IFC InfraVentures, Africa, IFC

15:30

Workshop: Managing Risk in Africa - Your Role as a Business Leader

  • Patrick Matu - Associate Director, Control Risks Group
  • Paul Kavuma - CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners
  • Roddy McKean - Director, Anjarwalla & Khanna

15:30

Private Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa - Coming of Age?

  • Karim Anjarwalla - Managing Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna
  • Yann Pambou - Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity, Swiss Re
  • Ashish Patel - Managing Director, Abraaj Group
  • Shaka M. Kariuki - Co-CEO, Kuramo Capital Management
  • Anish Jain - Chief Treasury Officer (CTO), ETG Group

16:30

Coffee break

17:00

Connecting Africa - High-Performance Logistics and Transportation as Key Drivers of Economic Growth

  • Gbolahan Elias, Prof. - Principal Partner, G.Elias & Co.
  • Geoffrey White - CEO, Agility Africa
  • Amadou Diallo - Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa; Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Saloodo!, DHL Global Forwarding
  • Mbuvi Ngunze - Immediate Former Group Managing Director & CEO, Kenya Airways
  • David Mackay - Director, Varuna Consulting
  • Sanjeev Gupta - Head of Financial Services & Executive Director in the Board of Directors, Africa Finance Corporation

17:00

Investing in Real Estate in Africa: Where to Place Your Bets

  • Arshad Dudhia - Managing Partner, Musa Dudhia & Co.
  • Koome Gikunda - Director, Actis
  • Edward Kirathe - CEO, Acorn Holdings Ltd
  • Kapil Jobanputra - Director, Real Estate Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Oscar Ogunde - Executive Director, Symbion Kenya
  • Sylvain Vieujot - Co-Founder and Chairman, Equitativa Real Estate

18:30

Wrap-up


DAY 2

08:30

Registration

09:30

Africa's Innovation Story - From Technology Adopters to Generators

  • Nadeem Shaikh - CEO & Founder, Anthemis Group
  • Selim J. Eddé - Head of Public Policy &Government RelationsMENA, Google
  • Jeremy Hodara - Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Jumia
  • Elizabeth Rossiello - CEO & Founder, BitPesa
  • Dominic Rebelo - Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna

09:30

Opportunities and Challenges in Africa M&A - Exploring the Latest Trends

  • Christo Els - Senior Partner, Webber Wentzel
  • Omar Momin - Head - M&A, Godrej Consumer Products
  • Bryce Fort - Managing Director & Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Partners
  • Josie Lyon - Vice President & Assistant Regional Counsel / Group Legal Director, Protea Hotel Group - Marriott International
  • Wayne Koonin - Group Finance Director, Omnia
  • Christian Wiklund - Managing Director and Head of M&A for Africa and the Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

10:30

Accessing Investment Capital in Africa: Carving a Path in Diverging Markets

  • Zaahir Sulliman - Head of Energy and Commodities, Corporate & Institutional Banking Division, Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)
  • Prejelin Naggan - Head: Primary Markets, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Nimit Shah - Partner , Helios Investment Partners
  • Kwame Parker - Partner and Investment Director, Frontier Investment Management
  • Deepak Shah - Director, Strategic Consultants Limited
  • Ali Khalpey - Chief Executive Officer, EFG Hermes Frontier
  • Sarah Maja - Director: Head of Frontier Markets Sales Trading, EFG Hermes

10:30

Family Owned Businesses: Key Developments and Challenges for Governance and Succession

  • Atiq Anjarwalla - Managing Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota
  • Riad Bsaibes - COO, Amana Contracting Group
  • Harjeev Kandhari - Founder & CEO, Zenises
  • Peter Triggs - Managing Director, Regional Wealth Planning, DBS Bank
  • David Lepper - Managing Partner & Founder, SR Services

10:30

Spotlight Session: West Africa in the Spotlight - Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea

  • Salimatou Diallo - Managing Partner, SD Avocats
  • Doug Lacey - Special Advisor, LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments (LSAI)
  • Jacques Jonathan Nyemb - Of Counsel, Cabinet Nyemb
  • Nigel Nunoo, CFA, FSA - Vice President – Africa Business Development, Prudential Financial
  • NanaAma Botchway - Founder, n. dowuona & company
  • Mohamed Diallo - Managing Director, GUILAB

11:30

Coffee break

12:00

Panel: Hard Talk with Mishaal Al Gergawi

  • Greg Mills, Dr. - Director, Brenthurst Foundation
  • Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra - Former Prime Minister of Mali & Chairman, ALN,
  • Mishaal Al Gergawi - Co-Director, emerge85
  • Tariq Bin Hendi - Executive Vice President & Head of Products & Advisory, Emirates NBD
  • Deepak Malik - CEO, Arise
  • David Donaldson - Head, IFC InfraVentures, Africa, IFC

13:00

Wrap-up

13:30

Lunch