Africa Works! 2016

Program

 

 

Day 1

Registration | 8:00 – 9:00

Keynote Speakers + Panel | 9:00 – 12:00

Marina Diboma
Marina Diboma
Netherlands-African Business Council

BIOGRAPHY

A private sector and business development specialist with eight years of international experience in trade and investment promotion between the Netherlands and African countries, Marina Diboma acts as Head of External Affairs and International Cooperation for NABC.  Learn more about Marina here.
Klaas Knot
Klaas Knot
De Nederlandsche Bank

BIOGRAPHY

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 a Governor of the International Monetary Fund.. Learn more about Klaas here.
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Jürgen Rigterink
FMO

BIOGRAPHY

Jürgen Rigterink was appointed CEO and Chairman of FMO’s Management Board in October 2016. Before that, he was Chief Risk & Finance Officer (2014 – 2016) and Chief Investment Officer (2008 – 2014). With an investment portfolio of over EUR 9 billion, FMO is one of the largest bilateral private sector development banks worldwide. Learn more about Jürgen here.
Dirk Elsen
Dirk Elsen
Triodos Bank

BIOGRAPHY

Dirk Elsen is Director Emerging Markets at Triodos Investment Management. He has also worked as a corporate and operational lawyer on projects in Africa and Asia, structuring trade finance business and serving in various senior relationship management roles. Learn more about Dirk here.
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Josien Sluys
NpM

BIOGRAPHY

Ms. Josien Sluijs has been active in the field of inclusive finance for over 15 years. In her current position as Director of NpM, she is responsible for the representation of the Dutch Inclusive Finance sector and she facilitates cooperation, knowledge development and sharing amongst the members of NpM. Learn more about Josien here.
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Amine Bouabid
Bank of Africa

BIOGRAPHY

Mr Amine Bouabid is CEO and Board Member of BOA Group S.A. holding company of BANK OF AFRICA Group, which is present in 18 countries in Africa and in France. With a consolidated total balance sheet of EUR 7,2 billions in 2015, the group employs 5 600 people. Read the full article about Mr. Bouabid here.

Edward Effah
Edward Effah
Fidelity Bank

BIOGRAPHY

Edward Effah is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited.He is also the founder of the Fidelity Group and has been its Chief Executive Officer since inception (1998). Edward has over 20 years experience as a Senior Finance Executive. Learn more about Edward here.
Mark Schneiders
Mark Schneiders
Royal Tropical Institute

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Schneiders is the CEO of the Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam. He is also an active board member of BancABC Holdings, Botswana and CEPD NV part of the Pelion Group. A native to the Netherlands, his professional career has led him to work in nearly every continent.

Lunch and Exhibition | 12:00 – 13:30

Workshops (DAY 1 – ROUND 1) | 13:30 – 15:00

'How to finance a PPP? “It’s the business case, stupid!”' by PPPlab

'How to finance a PPP? “It’s the business case, stupid!”' by PPPlab

In the workshop, PPPLab will share its sense making work on PPP financing and scaling strategies and engage the audience in practical steps of getting to innovative funding arrangements.

 

'Access to Finance' by FMO

'Access to Finance' by FMO

Access to finance is important for inclusive growth. How do we connect people to financial systems?

 

'Impact Investing in the African Agricultural Sector: Measuring What Matters' by the KIT

'Impact Investing in the African Agricultural Sector: Measuring What Matters' by the KIT

The current state of impact measurement within the field of impact investing is explored

 

'Financing the funders' by Clifford Chance

'Financing the funders' by Clifford Chance

This workshop will explore some of the techniques and structures that are being used to ‘finance the funders’, as well as those that may be used in the future.

 

'Dutch Funding Facilities – Share the experience' by RVO, PwC and Atradius

'Dutch Funding Facilities – Share the experience' by RVO, PwC and Atradius

The best way to raise and mobilize sufficient capital for bankable projects across Africa.

 

Workshops (DAY 1 – ROUND 2) | 15:30 – 17:00

'How to manage risks in financing smallholder investments' by AgriProFocus

'How to manage risks in financing smallholder investments' by AgriProFocus

This interactive workshop aims to explore the opportunities for risk management in finance for smallholders.

'Getting the Best out of Funding Facilities' by SNV and Financial Access

'Getting the Best out of Funding Facilities' by SNV and Financial Access

During this workshop the audience will be informed on different funding facility models answering to improved financial access for private sector in developing and emerging markets.

 

'Treasury Operations for the Developing World' by INTL FCStone

'Treasury Operations for the Developing World' by INTL FCStone

Transacting payments in local African currencies presents unique challenges, while at the same time business in the region is growing immensely.

'The Business Case to Invest in Expertise' by PUM

'The Business Case to Invest in Expertise' by PUM

This workshop will explore some of the techniques and structures that are being used in impact investment, as well as those that may be used in the future.

 

'Opportunities for Lease Financing' by African Studies Centre

'Opportunities for Lease Financing' by African Studies Centre

A forum for European leasing companies to showcase their expertise. It will enable companies to discuss and explore possible collaboration with African leasing companies and other stakeholders.

 

Closing Session & Reception | 17:00 – onwards

Reception Hosted by:

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Day 2

Registration | 8:00 – 9:00

Keynote speakers + Panel | 09:00 – 12:00

Marina Diboma
Marina Diboma
Netherlands-African Business Council

BIOGRAPHY

A private sector and business development specialist with eight years of international experience in trade and investment promotion between the Netherlands and African countries, Marina Diboma acts as Head of External Affairs and International Cooperation for NABC.  Learn more about Marina here.

BIOGRAPHY

A private sector and business development specialist with eight years of international experience in trade and investment promotion between the Netherlands and African countries, Marina Diboma acts as Head of External Affairs and International Cooperation for NABC.  Learn more about Marina here.
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Tomi Davies
African Business Angel Network

BIOGRAPHY

Harry Tomi Davies 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 global organisations. Learn more about Tomie here.
Ruurd Brouwer
Ruurd J. Brouwer
TCX

BIOGRAPHY

Ruurd Brouwer was appointed CEO of TCX in January 2015. Prior to that he held a number of senior management positions within FMO, amongst which Director Africa, Director Financial Institutions and Chair of FMO’s Credit Committee. Learn more about Ruurd here.
Edward Effah
Edward Effah
Fidelity Bank

BIOGRAPHY

Edward Effah is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited.He is also the founder of the Fidelity Group and has been its Chief Executive Officer since inception (1998). Edward has over 20 years experience as a Senior Finance Executive. Learn more about Edward here.
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Christian Lim
AfricInvest Group

BIOGRAPHY

Christan is Senior Manager at the AfricInvest Financial Sector Fund and manages private equity investments across the African continent. He serves on the boards of Banco Mais in Mozambique, Microcred Madagascar and Microcred Mali, and was board member of Cogébanque in Rwanda. Prior to joining AfricInvest, Christian held various senior positions at Saint-Gobain, Veolia and the African Development Bank, in Europe, Asia and Africa. Christian holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Mines de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD. Find out more about Mr. Lim here.
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Deepak Malik
Arise

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Deepak Malik is the CEO of Arise, the newly formed partnership between Rabobank, Norfund and FMO to support African Financial Service Providers. Previously, Mr. Malik served as the Head of Department at Norfund. Find out more about Mr. Malik here.

Lunch and Exhibition | 12:00 – 13:30

Workshops (DAY 2 – ROUND 1) | 13:30 – 15:00

'Shaping Business with Fintech' by Simbuka & Rabobank

'Shaping Business with Fintech' by Simbuka & Rabobank

How financial technology will shape the business practices of the future, and how companies can profit from it.

'Financing Inclusive Business Models' by PrC and NABC

'Financing Inclusive Business Models' by PrC and NABC

This workshop explores how Dutch and local businesses in six East African countries can achieve inclusiveness.

 

'The Way Forward for Dutch Green Inclusive Finance' by NpM

'The Way Forward for Dutch Green Inclusive Finance' by NpM

This workshop will inform you about recent joint efforts taken by NPM members on ‘greening’ the Inclusive Finance sector and committing to addressing the subject in policy and practice.

 

'Accelerating Better Health and Wealth through Digital Technology' by AMREF and PharmAccess

'Accelerating Better Health and Wealth through Digital Technology' by AMREF and PharmAccess

PharmAccess and Amref Flying Doctors are working together in an innovative partnership that brings together knowledge, quality and financing of healthcare for women in Kenya with a mobile health wallet.

 

'Investor Session' by VC4Africa

'Investor Session' by VC4Africa

This workshop offers participants hands-on practical insights on how to be a successful venture capital investor in Africa today.

 

Workshops (DAY 2 – ROUND 2) | 15:30 – 17:00

'Southern Africa: Professional Insights and a Regional Focus'

'Southern Africa: Professional Insights and a Regional Focus'

Hosted in cooperation with the Southern African-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC).

'East Africa: A Closer look into the Potentials of the EAC Common Market!'

'East Africa: A Closer look into the Potentials of the EAC Common Market!'

 Hosted in cooperation with the Netherlands-Kenya Business Hub.

'The Art of Dealmaking' by ABAN & NABC

'The Art of Dealmaking' by ABAN & NABC

How to get the deal done, with ABAN President Tomi Davies, pitches from young and ambitious start-ups and an Africa-focused investors panel.
'West Africa: Brilliant Failures and Best Practices!'

'West Africa: Brilliant Failures and Best Practices!'

Organised in cooperation with the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC).

Closing Session | 17:00 – onwards

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Hans Docter
Director of Sustainable Economic Development

BIOGRAPHY

Hans Doctor is the Director of Sustainable Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. Watch an interview with him at the previous Africa Works! here.
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Ton Dietz
African Studies Centre Leiden

BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Ton Dietz has been Director of the African Studies Centre Leiden since 1 May 2010 and is also Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University. He gave his inaugural address entitled ‘Silverlining Africa’ on 14 January 2011.
Marina Diboma
Marina Diboma
Netherlands-African Business Council

BIOGRAPHY

A private sector and business development specialist with eight years of international experience in trade and investment promotion between the Netherlands and African countries, Marina Diboma acts as Head of External Affairs and International Cooperation for NABC.  Learn more about Marina here.

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