Keynote speaker

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson is the Regional Head of West and Central Africa and Investment Director, Head of Financial Institutions at Amethis. Ms. Kouassi-Olsson is responsible for Amethis’ investment strategy in the financial sector, including the sourcing, structuring and supervision of deals execution as well as the management...

Mr. Deepak Malik is the CEO of Arise, the newly formed partnership between Rabobank, Norfund and FMO created to support African Financial Service Providers. Previously, Mr. Malik served as the Head of Department at Norfund. Mr. Malik is  responsible for investments in financial institutions. He...

Mr. Lim professionally specializes in Sub-Saharan Africa and has functioned as an Investment Officer at AfricInvest since 2011.  Prior to this, he worked at the African Development Bank, to devise private sector development strategies. With Veolia, Mr. Lim provided financial advice to utility companies and...

Mr. Effah established The Fidelity Group in October 1998 after a successful career as a senior finance executive. Fidelity is a financial services group consisting of Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited (FBGL), Fidelity Asia Bank Limited (FABL), Fidelity Securities Limited (FSL), Fidelity Capital Partners Limited (Mustard...

Klaas Knot has been President of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) since 1 July 2011. By virtue of his position, he holds seats on the Governing Council and General Council of the European Central Bank, as well as on the Financial Stability Board, and is also...

Harry Tomi Davies (TD) is an ICT Expert with a background of technology management for FTSE 100 level companies in the UK, US and Africa. He directs and advises a broad range of organisations globally, writes and blogs (occasionally) while maintaining a significant network of...

  Mr. Brouwer started his career in 1993 at the United Nations Protection Force followed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he worked for the Private Sector Department on African-Dutch Public Private Infrastructure Investments, and on the World Bank Reconstruction Program on Bosnia Herzegovina. Mr....