CFA Society East Africa 4th Annual Investment Conference Investing in an Evolving Environment Join Waitlist Register Event Details
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a huge downward economic shift and is expected to bring in long-term structural shifts. As global investors, we are now forced to shift our outlook and strategies to enable us to navigate the changing and increasingly uncertain investment environment. When it comes to achieving investment goals, it is crucial that investors understand how the evolving investment landscape and changing macroeconomic environment continue to alter traditional investing norms. Sustainable investing has now come into focus as organizations and investors alike look to shift their resources to such opportunities.
The one-day event will be a platform for participants to learn and share ideas and experiences on how to deepen our regional capital markets to spur economic growth, through keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions. The main goal will be to deepen regional integration and increase the competitiveness of East Africa as a global investment hub. This is a great opportunity to come together with other sector players to discuss emerging issues such as technology, ESG, and management of investment skills providers (employees) in view of the new global trends and their impact on the regional investment markets.
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Arrival, Registration and Welcome Breakfast Arrival, Registration and Welcome Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Chief Guest Speech Chief Guest Speech
8:35 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Key Sponsor Speech Key Sponsor Speech
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) Requirements in Investments & Investment Decision Making Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) Requirements in Investments & Investment Decision Making
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Tea Break Tea Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Deepening Investment in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) – The rise of African Angel Investments Deepening Investment in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) – The rise of African Angel Investments
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Positioning East Africa as a Hub for Global Investing Positioning East Africa as a Hub for Global Investing
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Announcements Break Announcements Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
First Round of Breakout Rooms 1& 2 First Round of Breakout Rooms 1& 2
Breakout Room1: Improving Liquidity Across EA Exchanges
Breakout Room 2: Understanding the Art of Negotiation, Selling and Valuable Network of Contacts
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Tea Break Tea Break
3:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Second Round of Breakout Rooms 1& 2 Second Round of Breakout Rooms 1& 2
Breakout Room 1: The Artificial Intelligence Revolution – Could this replace Investment Professionals?
Breakout Room 2: Investing in Mental Health as a Professional
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Cocktail & Networking Session Cocktail & Networking Session Speakers Mahitab Ashmawi, CFA, MBA Senior Customer Success Manager at Refinitiv Mahitab Ashmawi, CFA, MBA Senior Customer Success Manager at Refinitiv
Mahitab Ashmawi has more than 14 years of experience in the financial field. Ashmawi is currently working as a senior customer success manager covering Investment & Advisory at Refinitiv, a London Stock Exchange Business. Prior to joining Refinitiv, Ashmawi worked at multiple Asset management firms in Cairo & Dubai. She worked at NBK Capital Asset Management – Egypt as a portfolio manager, focusing on managing the equity funds and portfolios of the company.
Previously, she worked as a research analyst at Beltone Financials and at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) as a risk analyst in the risk management department. Ashmawi graduated from The American University in Cairo (AUC), majoring in Actuarial Science. Ashmawi holds an MBA from Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées (ESLSCA), as well as being a CFA holder. Among other certificates, Ashmawi received the CFA Institute's Certificate in ESG Investing. Radhika Bhachu Co-founder & CEO of Ndovu Radhika Bhachu Co-founder & CEO of Ndovu
Responsible for leading BlackRock’s relationships with UK pension schemes of all shapes and sizes, investing across all asset classes and strategies, from index-tracking, LDI, active management and alternatives to full fiduciary arrangements
Stephen Gugu Founder and Principal of InVhestia Africa Limited Stephen Gugu Founder and Principal of InVhestia Africa Limited
Stephen Gugu is a finance professional with over 15 years extensive experience in project and corporate finance. He is a founder and principal at InVhestia Africa Limited a financial advisory firm based in Kenya and working with entrepreneurs, investors, governments and development finance institutions across Africa. Under InVhestia he has handled numerous assignments in financial advisory including fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, financial modelling build, audit and training.
Stephen is also a co-founder and Director at ViKtoria Ventures the manager of Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN) a sector agnostic angel network out of Kenya focused on commercially viable early stage investments from East Africa which are post traction. Through VBAN and Viktoria Stephen has made several investments and assisted angel investors in Kenya access and make investments. He has consulted widely for early-stage innovative businesses training over 400 entrepreneurs, carried out valuations and assisted them in fundraising and deal structuring. He is a Venture partner with Consonance Investment Managers a focused early-stage and growth investing platform that helps entrepreneurs build leading companies across Sub-Saharan Africa. Stephen is an adjunct faculty member in Entrepreneurial Finance at Strathmore Business School. He has been teaching finance and entrepreneurship related courses for the past 10 years. In this capacity Stephen acts as the academic director for the private equity and venture capital program in the business school. He sits on the board of several companies including Homeboyz Entertainment and the African Business Angels Network. His education background consists of an MBA from Vlerick Business School in Belgium (Under the Kofi Annan Fellow Scholarship) (2011) an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and several professional courses in Finance and Accounting During his spare time he enjoys travelling and interacting with different world cultures. He maintains that to travel is not only to discover but most importantly to learn! Elizabeth W. Irungu, CFA Chief Executive Officer at Absa Asset Management Ltd Elizabeth W. Irungu, CFA Chief Executive Officer at Absa Asset Management Ltd
Elizabeth is a trained Economist and seasoned fund manager with over 16 years of investment management and leadership experience. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Absa Asset Management Ltd, an upcoming fund manager affiliated to a Banking Group, Absa Group Plc which is listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Prior to joining Absa, she was the General Manager, Business Development and Client Relations at ICEA LION Asset Management Limited until August 2022. She has previously worked in the investment management industry as a Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager handling portfolios in excess of USD 1 billion. She started as an economist in the Office of the President before transitioning to an Analyst with African Alliance Investment Bank.
Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©). She is also a Certified Productivity and Engagement Coach by International Coaching Federation. She is passionate about financial markets, economics, investments, and TechWealth, and enjoys writing articles and training in these areas. Christine J.W Mwangi, CFA Regional Coordinator, Africa Sustainable Investments and Infrastructure (ASI) at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya, Christine J.W Mwangi, CFA Regional Coordinator, Africa Sustainable Investments and Infrastructure (ASI) at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya,
Christine is a Sustainable Finance professional who is passionate about sharing and advancing her knowledge on the optimal blended utilization of natural and finance capital to support the development of Africa through policy, advocacy, and innovation. She has progressive experience in policy development, financial management, business planning and analysis, project and risk management acquired over 20 years across various sectors.
She has managed projects supported by CPI, CTCN, British Council, UNDP, GCA, AfDB, EU, DANIDA, Sustainable Energy and FSD Kenya, to create a positive impact in different African countries cutting across various thematic areas (Renewable Energy, Agribusiness, Water Management, Waste Management, Commercial Forestry and Circular Economy) to promote innovative climate resilience solutions, through business advisory, access to markets, policy advocacy and access to finance. Christine is a CFA charterholder, a BA (Economics) graduate from the University of Nairobi, and has certification in Sustainability and Climate Risk (Global Association of Risk Professionals) and Renewable Energy Expert (European Energy Centre). Currently, she leads and coordinates the regional activities of the Africa Sustainable Investments and Infrastructure Program at WWF Kenya. Keith Kalyegira Chief Executive Officer at Capital Markets Authority-Uganda Keith Kalyegira Chief Executive Officer at Capital Markets Authority-Uganda
Keith Kalyegira is the current Chief Executive Officer of Capital Markets Authority. He has a
wealth of experience in investment management, financial oversight and regulatory affairs having worked with projects under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. He has advised on institutional reforms in the Electricity and Water sectors in Zanzibar, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda. Keith holds a B.Com (Accounting) from Makerere University, is a qualified Chartered Secretary and graduated with an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Patricia Kiwanuka, CFA, OGW Investment Manager | Counselling Psychologist | Entrepreneur | Managing Director of Revenu Stream Patricia Kiwanuka, CFA, OGW Investment Manager | Counselling Psychologist | Entrepreneur | Managing Director of Revenu Stream
Patricia is an accomplished financial services and management expert, currently Managing
Director and Founder of Revenu Stream Limited. She has worked for more than 20 years in Eastern Africa at leading financial institutions including UAP – Old Mutual Group, Sanlam (formerly AIG Investments), Zamara (formerly Alexander Forbes) Financial Services amongst others. Ms. Kiwanuka also holds board positions at NSE Clear Ltd, WPP Scanad and AAR Insurance Kenya, is a trustee of Banki Kuu (CBK) Scheme amongst others. She is a CFA(R) Charterholder and member of the CFA Institute – USA, a Council member and member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Financial Analysts, ICIFA – Kenya. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and a Bachelor of Science Degree (Actuarial Science/Statistics) from the University of Nairobi. Ms. Kiwanuka also attended an executive management course at INSEAD and is in the final stage of undertaking a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Daystar University. In recognition of her contributions in her industry and society, Patricia was awarded the Head of State commendation of Order of the Golden Warrior (OGW). She has been accepted as an Officer in the Order of St. John by the hand of Her Majesty the Queen for her commitment and role as a volunteer. Patricia is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Upper Hill. Fun Fact A common myth about Money- Having a high income makes you wealthy. You earn a lot more than most people if you have a high income. But high salaries don't always mean more money in the bank. As your income goes up, it takes self-control not to spend more money on your wants. You won't get richer by buying a bigger house, a luxury car, or more expensive vacations. Lifestyle inflation is summed up by the old saying, "The more you make, the more you spend." Ibrahim Mshindo Director of Business Development at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC Ibrahim Mshindo Director of Business Development at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC
Ibrahim is the Director of Business Development since 2019 before that he was the DSE CFO for 11 eleven years. His accomplishment includes being head of strategy during the Exchange demutualization and self-listing in 2015/16.
He holds Master of Science in Finance (MSc. Finance) from Strathclyde University Business School, Glasgow Scotland – UK and Advanced Diploma in Accountancy (IFM). He is also a Certified Public Accountant – CPA (T) and a holder of Civil Engineering Certificate in water works (FTC). Ibrahim has attended several short courses on stock exchange operations, capital markets, local and internationally. Pius Muchiri, CFA Managing Director and CEO of Nabo Capital
Pius is the founding CEO of Nabo Capital and his passion is to connect investors to lucrative opportunities across Africa. With more than 15 years’ experience successfully investing in Africa, he has overseen investment transactions in excess of $500Mn and investment returns in excess of $82M.
Pius was part of the dream team that formulated and successfully implemented the now famous “Centum 2.0 Strategy” that began the exciting journey of transforming Centum, a $60 Million investment firm, into a $700 Million AUM outfit. On the back of this remarkable success, Pius led his team at Centum to spin off into an independent investment boutique, Nabo Capital, which is now managing over $200m. Nabo Capital is 100% owned by Centum. Leveraging on his wide networks, he has helped reputable institutional clients from US, Europe, Asia, and Africa to acquire sizeable stakes and break into the top ten shareholders list in some of the most coveted blue chip companies on the continent. Pius is a CFA charter-holder, a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of The Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and holds a Bachelors of Commerce Degree. He is also a Tutu Fellow and a Certified Life Coach. Hortense Mudenge Chief Operations Officer at Rwanda Finance Limited
Hortense Mudenge is the Chief Operations Officer of Rwanda Finance Limited, responsible for overseeing strategic projects and the business operations of the company.
Hortense is a seasoned management consultant, with 8 years’ experience advising international development and private sector clients on business and market development. Prior to joining Rwanda Finance, Hortense worked with Dexis Consulting Group and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, as a consultant, providing technical support in the delivery of donor-funded investment programs and grant facilities. Hortense holds an MBA from Hult International Business School in the US and is a graduate of the United States International University- Africa. Jafford Mwenda Ag.Chief Manager Finance and Administration at Stima Sacco Jafford Mwenda Ag.Chief Manager Finance and Administration at Stima Sacco
Jafford is a holder of a master’s degree in Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Bachelor of commerce (Accounting option), from Kenyatta University, Senior Management Leadership Program (SMLP) from IESE Business School (Spain) and Strathmore Business School Kenya and a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K). He is also an African Development Educator. Jafford has over 14 years’ work experience well versed in areas of finance strategy formulation and execution, Business re-engineering and corporate management.
Joram Mwinamo Chief Executive Officer at SNDBX Joram Mwinamo Chief Executive Officer at SNDBX
Fondly referred to as the chief entrepreneur in East Africa, with over 15 years of experience. Mr. Mwinamo has constantly been involved in policy development and championing a better SME growth environment.
His high entrepreneurial empathy and strategic mind have seen him inspire the success of many businesses. His rhetoric constantly challenges the status quo and seeks to initiate new ideas on how entrepreneurs can receive the support they need to grow their businesses. He is the co-founder and CEO of the SNDBX. He serves as a board member of Amnesty International and also a member of the Steering Committee at Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs Alan N. Lwetabe, CFA, CAIA, CIPM Head of Investments at Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) Alan N. Lwetabe, CFA, CAIA, CIPM Head of Investments at Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Alan N. Lwetabe, CFA, CAIA, CIPM is Head of Investments at the Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF), a board member and chair of the Advocacy Committee of the CFA Society East Africa. He is a former banking sector regulator with over 8 year's relevant experience in the role.
Amongst his many previous responsibilities, he was responsible for evaluating financial conduct, fairness, and appropriateness of commercial bank transactions with retail clients. He has further served in other job functions at the Bank of Uganda including work as a financial analyst, performance analyst, and fixed income portfolio manager. He is also a technical advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme; Deposit Protection Fund (DPF) of Uganda and the Gabula Royal Foundation. In mid-2019, He was approved as a member of the Global Industry Standards (GIS) Steering Committee of the CFA Institute for FY19/20. Nasra Nanda CEO & ESG lead of Kenya Green Building Society Nasra Nanda CEO & ESG lead of Kenya Green Building Society
As a passionate, hardworking individual and lawyer by profession, I am driven by the relentless pursuit of making a positive impact, providing practical solutions, and adding value to clients and the organizations I serve in as they seek to overcome their business and legal challenges, in an ever changing and fast paced world.
It is with this objective that I aim to provide sustainable solutions to the ever-changing issues that plague my clients, the economy, and society. I have a keen interest in analyzing how the many facets in a business, and society come together in either making or breaking its progress. I have a passion for ESG and believe that doing things sustainably serves us all. I enjoy the interplay between law, business and human rights, law, business and environmental issues. In this regard, I also enjoy policy work and working with key stakeholders to shape and direct industries, and it is for this reason, I took up my role with the Kenya Green Building Society and have been active as a Public Policy and Advocacy committee member of the Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA), and I am now a member of the Affordable Housing Taskforce in KPDA too. Separately, I also participated in the key stakeholder exercise with the Nairobi Stock Exchange by contributing to comments to the ESG Disclosure Guidance Manual. I also have a passion for nurturing, developing client relationships, and working with people. I have a keen interest in understanding and developing business strategy so that work can be done better, and I am at my best where I am challenged to apply myself. I have had the privilege of working with the best legal minds both in the country, and globally. This has enabled me to see how timely, well-thought-out legal solutions can lease a new life to clients. In terms of experience and practice, I have been a member of the global ESG practice, Corporate Commercial and Real Estate and Environment and Natural Resources teams. Francis Nasyomba, CFA President CFA Society East Africa and Principal at Raisin Capital and Investments Francis Nasyomba, CFA President CFA Society East Africa and Principal at Raisin Capital and Investments
Francis is a Principal with Raisin Capital & Investments, President of the CFA Society East Africa, a CFA Charter Holder, and a CPA, with more than 15 years’ experience in the field of finance with a specialization in investments, corporate finance and fundraising.
Francis leads a team of eight investment professionals in fundraising, transaction structuring, and corporate finance advisory at Raisin. He started off his financial career with Deloitte in the audit department where he left as an audit senior. He has experience managing transactions in various Private Equity houses including TBL Mirror Fund, Centum Investments, and Agrivie encompassing various sectors ranging from Food and Agribusiness, Financial Services, Healthcare, Education, Real Estate, Technology, and FMCG among others. He has been involved in differently sized transactions as an investor and advisor and also managed portfolios at various stages of growth. He is the Principal in charge of overseeing strategy and advisory engagements across the Raisin Capital business. Jeddida Ndungu Head of Strategy at Nairobi International Financial Centre Authority Jeddida Ndungu Head of Strategy at Nairobi International Financial Centre Authority
Jeddida Ndungu is the Head of Strategy at Nairobi International Financial Centre Authority (NIFCA), a dedicated government agency set up to facilitate the development of a stable, efficient and globally competitive financial services sector in Kenya. The NIFC is a flagship project in Kenya's strategic development blueprint Vision 2030, aimed at transforming Kenya into a middle income industrialized nation by the year 2030. She is also a member of the Capital Markets Master Plan (CMMP) Working Group that advises the CMMP Steering Committee on how to enhance and develop Kenya's standing in the regional and international capital markets.
Prior to this, she worked with the Insurance Regulatory Authority in the Policy Development & Research Division and, before that, Market Supervision, Technical Division. She also worked as an Actuarial Analyst at UAP Insurance , one of the leading general insurance companies in Kenya. Ms. Ndungu has an M.Sc. in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School, City University London and a B.Sc. (First class Honours) in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi. Valentine Njoroge Co-Founder and CEO of Africa’s Pocket Valentine Njoroge Co-Founder and CEO of Africa’s Pocket
Valentine Njoroge is an investment professional and entrepreneur, with a business and economics education from Philadelphia’s Drexel University and an MBA from Oxford University (Saïd Business School).
Valentine began her career in wealth management at Morgan Stanley, New York before joining Dry Associates in Nairobi. She served as Projects Director at Centum Investment Company, where she ran a $5M fund focused on investing in startups and managed special projects within the Centum Group. She is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Africa’s Pocket, a wealth management platform built for Africans to gain seamless access to investments to reach their goals. We provide financial education, financial planning tools & investment opportunities to give you the clarity & confidence you need to consistently invest towards your goals. Short form BIO Valentine Njoroge, Co-Founder & CEO, Africa’s Pocket Previous work Mradifund Ltd - Founder Centum Investment Company – Venture Capital, Strategy Morgan Stanley, Wealth Management Dry Associates, Wealth Management Education Oxford Said Business School – MBA (2017/18), Drexel University - BSc. Econ & Maths (2013) Aéko ONGODIA, CFA Chief Executive Officer at XENO Investment Management Limited Aéko ONGODIA, CFA Chief Executive Officer at XENO Investment Management Limited https://myxeno.com/
Experience: Aéko founded XENO, a personal investment manager that helps individuals and institutions to plan, save, and invest for their financial goals. He was previously a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at NSSF Uganda responsible for investing over USD 1.3 billion. He is also the former Head of Stress Testing and Risk Modeling at the Bank of Uganda.
Education: MS Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Stony Brook University, MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance – City University London, BSc Quantitative Economics – Makerere University Bernard Odhiambo Senior Policy Advocacy Officer, and Focal Point, UNIDO ACP Program at KENINVEST Bernard Odhiambo Senior Policy Advocacy Officer, and Focal Point, UNIDO ACP Program at KENINVEST
A Public Policy Advocacy specialist with 12 years of Investment promotion and facilitation experience currently overseeing the implementation of the KenInvest policy Advocacy agenda in a bid to make Kenya's investment environment more conducive to investors. Benard also doubles up as a country focal point for a European Union-funded program in Africa Caribbean Pacific States under the stewardship of UNIDO, a program that seeks to support business-friendly and inclusive national and regional policies to strengthen the productive capability and value chains. I have a 6-year experience of in business development support for SMEs through capacity development and linkages to investors in different value chains.
George Jato Otim, CFA, FCCA Manager - Corporate Finance at BDO East Africa George Jato Otim, CFA, FCCA Manager - Corporate Finance at BDO East Africa
George is a corporate finance professional with 10 years of experience, having executed business strategic financial reviews and valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and debt transactions in microfinance, telecommunication, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and agribusiness and consumer retail sectors.
He heads the corporate finance function at BDO East Africa and is a Management Accounting Lecturer at MAT Abacus under the ACCA curriculum. He also serves on the ACCA members Network panel. Paul Augustine Ouma BA(Hons), MBA,DBA-ong Lead Negotiation Skills Trainer/Faculty at Strathmore Business School (SBS) Paul Augustine Ouma BA(Hons), MBA,DBA-ong Lead Negotiation Skills Trainer/Faculty at Strathmore Business School (SBS)
A business leader, educationalist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with a wealth of experience in senior management, board directorship, and developing business leaders and enterprises. He has extensive international experience having held business leadership roles in multi-industry sectors with responsibility for general management, corporate governance, and strategy performance oversight.
Paul is a business speaker, trainer, consultant, and an ICF certified coach with over 15 years of experience facilitating training programs at leading business schools and for corporates in the African region, He has a BA (Hons), MBA (Strategy) degrees from the University of Nairobi and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Administration at the United States International University (USIU) in Kenya. He is an alumnus of the International Faculty Development Program at IESE Business School in Spain and the Columbia Business School, in New York, USA. He currently serves on a couple of for-profit and Not-for-Profit corporate boards. He is an IFC/World bank certified corporate governance trainer and has attended several director training at various institutions like Strathmore Business School and is a member of the Institute of Directors, Kenya (IOD-K). He is a leading senior adjunct faculty at Strathmore Business School. His specialty subjects are corporate governance, strategic leadership and strategic management, negotiation, and family business management, He is currently the lead negotiation skills trainer/faculty at the Strathmore Business School (SBS) Wyckliffe Shamiah Chief Executive Officer at Capital Markets Authority-Kenya Wyckliffe Shamiah Chief Executive Officer at Capital Markets Authority-Kenya
Mr. Wyckliffe Shamiah, is the Chief Executive of Capital Markets Authority, Kenya with effect from 20 November 2020. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Shamiah served as the Acting Chief Executive from 01 January 2020. Before that, Mr. Shamiah served as the Director Market Operations at the Authority since November 2011 and has held multiple senior positions in market supervision, research, financial analysis and compliance at the Authority over a career of in excess of 23 years. During this period, Mr. Shamiah was been the nominee of the Capital Markets Authority to the Council of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya for more than 11 years and a representative of the Authority to the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Committee for Sub-Saharan Africa. Regionally, he has played a major role in development of capital markets having contributed immensely in capacity building programmes in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. He is the current Chair of Association of Securities Markets Regulators in East Africa (EASRA) as well as its Market Supervision and Risk Management Sub-Committee. He sits on various boards including Insurance Regulatory Authority, Retirement Benefits Authority and Vision 2030 Delivery Board. He also sits on the International Organizations of Securities Commissions(IOSCO) Board, representing Growth and Emerging Markets Committee.
Mr. Shamiah is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance Option) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Egerton University. Mr. Shamiah has played a critical role in implementing regulatory and oversight programmes at the Authority and among others: the development of a robust Risk Based Supervision regime at the Authority, championed proactive investigations and enforcement, oversaw the roll out of new financial market infrastructure at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC) and is currently the Chair of the Sandbox Review Committee which coordinates the Regulatory Sandbox established by the Authority to support financial technology in the capital markets. Mr. Shamiah is a recognized speaker and facilitator on capital markets regulation both regionally and internationally. Fred Swaniker Founder & CEO of African Leadership Group Fred Swaniker Founder & CEO of African Leadership Group
Fred Swaniker is on a mission to bring better leadership to Africa and the world. He leads the African Leadership Group - an ecosystem of organizations that aims to catalyze a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders for Africa. Over the past 15 years, he has founded and led African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, African Leadership Network and The Room — a community of global leaders committed to unlocking opportunities for undiscovered talent, starting in Africa. Collectively, these endeavors aim to transform Africa by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035.
Fred previously worked as a McKinsey consultant before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He has been recognized as one of the top 15 emerging social entrepreneurs in the world by Echoing Green; as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum; as a TED Fellow, and as an Aspen Institute Fellow. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University. He sits on the boards of the Rhodes Trust and the Graca Machel Trust, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Waterloo University (Canada) and the Creating Shared Value Council at Nestle. In 2019, Fred was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most inﬂuential people in the world. Bonney Tunya Speaker | Moderator | Storyteller Bonney Tunya Speaker | Moderator | Storyteller
Bonney Tunya is a co-production Editor at BBC. He looks after editorial partnerships between BBC and local partner stations, leading a team that works on changing the face of news among young audiences. He has a wealth of experience moderating high-level financial and economic debates like the World Economic Forum, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Forbes Person of the Year, AfrExim bank AGM as well as presenting real-time African financial news, providing actionable market information, insightful and solution-seeking interviews and well-researched features across the African continent.
Bonney is a masterful Moderator and MC having hosted hundreds of events in stages across the globe over a decade and a half, leading conversations on policy, technology, trade, education, politics and art. Prior to joining the BBC, Bonney was at CNBC-Africa where he served as the lead pan-African news anchor. He has also worked at the Kenya Television Network (KTN) hosting two daily television news shows. Bonney has been a contributor to the Forbes Africa magazine. He studied Journalism at the United States International University (USIU) Kenya Loise Wangui Chief Officer, Regulatory Affairs at Nairobi Securities Exchange
Loise is the Chief Officer, Regulatory Affairs at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) where she leads the functions of market surveillance, financial & sustainability reporting and listings with the objective of promoting ethics, fairness and transparency in the trading of securities.
Loise holds a Masters in Law (LL.M) in Public Finance and Financial Services Law from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the same university. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a certified sustainability professional, a certified company secretary and is currently pursuing certification in climate finance from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Loise is passionate about helping companies address the shift in assessment of corporate performance to one that includes both financial and non-financial performance; through identification, measurement, integration and reporting of ESG performance. In this regard, Loise in 2021 led the design and development of the first ESG Disclosure Guidance Manual for listed companies in Kenya, after previously leading the drafting of the NSE Green Bonds Listing Rules and Issuer Guide for Green Bonds, a framework that facilitates investments in green bonds. She is also an active contributor to the sustainable growth agenda through think tanks, trainings and thought leadership. Payment Methods
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