Confirmed keynote speaker: Mr. Deepak Malik

Confirmed keynote speaker: Mr. Deepak Malik

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 was previously the Regional Director and Investment Director of South Africa at Norfund where he was responsible for the regional African office and served as Acting Head of Department Financial institutions and SMEs. He also served as the Regional Representative at The Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries of Denmark.

Previously, Mr. Malik’s vast experience included his roles as a Managing Director at the Development Bank of Zambia, as a General Manager at Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines, and as an Audit Manager at KPMG. He currently serves as the Chairman of AfriCap Microfinance Investment Company. He is on the Board of Directors of various companies, including financial institutions and private equity funds.

Mr. Malik has over 30 years experience in Africa and has diverse experience in general management, development banking, private equity, audit, micro-finance, corporate and public finance, project financing, financial restructuring, privatization in emerging markets, mining, procurement, and financial management.

Mr. Malik has over 20 years experience in Africa, specializing in multilateral/bilateral financial institutions, and he also has an extensive knowledge of developing countries. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Honors) from the University of Delhi, India.