Cape Town International Convention Centre
| 21 - 22 November 2017
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The African Agri Council in partnership with Wesgro and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII), taking place from the 21 – 22 November 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agri investment in Africa. Bringing together over 600 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro-processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.

Our 2016 programme featured numerous experts including:
  • Hon. Senzeni Zokwana – Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
  • MEC Lebogang Maile – MEC, Gauteng Department of Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, South Africa
  • MEC Alan Winde – Minister of Economic Opportunities, Western Cape Government, South Africa
  • Dr. Nigel Chanakira – Chairman, Zimbabwe Investment Authority, Zimbabwe
  • Dr. John Mutunga – Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF), Kenya
  • Nhlanhla Nene – Resident Advisor, Thebe Investment Corporation and Non-Executive Board Member, Allan Gray, South Africa
  • Dr. John Purchase – Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz), South Africa
2016 Speakers:
 

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo

Executive Director
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa – FARA
Ghana

Dr. Nigel Chanakira

Dr. Nigel Chanakira

Chairman
Zimbabwe Investment Authority
Zimbabwe

Dr. Faisal A Guhad

Dr. Faisal A Guhad

Managing Director
Jigjiga Export Slaughterhouse (JESH)
Ethiopia

Dr. John Purchase

Dr. John Purchase

Chief Executive Officer
Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz)
South Africa

Dr. John Mutunga

Dr. John Mutunga

Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF)
Kenya

MEC Alan Winde

Alan Winde

MEC Alan Winde

Minister of Economic Opportunities
Western Cape Government 
South Africa

MEC Lebogang Maile

Lebgang Maile

MEC Lebogang Maile

MEC
Gauteng Department of Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development
South Africa

Prof. Ferdinand Meyer

Prof. Ferdinand Meyer

Director
Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), Acumen East Africa
South Africa

Hon. Senzeni Zokwana

Alan Winde

Hon. Senzeni Zokwana

Minister
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
South Africa

Greg Benjamin

Greg Benjamin

Corporate Finance, Consumer and Industrial Products Leader
Deloitte Capital
South Africa

Mr. Seydou Bouda

Mr. Seydou Bouda

Executive Director for Africa
World Bank

Mohsin Cajee

Mohsin Cajee

Investment Principal – Old Mutual Private Equity
Old Mutual Investment Group
South Africa

Peter Draper

Peter Draper

Managing Director
TUTWA Consulting
South Africa

Jacob De Villiers

Jacob De Villiers

Managing Director
Grain Management, AFGRI
South Africa

David Ekabouma

David Ekabouma

Deputy Head, Business Development / Head of Product & Structured Finance
African Guarantee Fund
Kenya

Simon Glossop

Simon Glossop

Chief Executive Officer
Camscorp & Chair of Octopus Investments EOC Committee
United Kingdom

Nigel Gwynne-Evans

Nigel Gwynne-Evans

Chief Director: African Industrial Development
Department of Trade and Industry
South Africa

Allan Hackner

Allan Hackner

Regional Economic Growth Office
USAID Southern Africa
South Africa

Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Executive Director: Leapfrog Advisory
Leapfrog Global
South Africa

Michael Hoelter

Michael Hoelter

Director Agri Funds
Deutsche Bank
Germany

Joyene Isaacs

Joyene Isaacs

Head of Department
Western Cape Department of Agriculture
South Africa

Vuyani Jarana

Vuyani Jarana

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Vodacom Enterprise Business
South Africa

Mark-Anthony Johnson

Mark-Anthony Johnson

Chief Executive Officer
JIC Holdings
Gibraltar / United Kingdom

Hendrik Jordan

Hendrik Jordan

Chief Executive Officer
1K1V
USA

Vusi Khanyile

Vusi Khanyile

Executive Chairman
Thebe Investment Corporation
South Africa

Sebastian C. Kopulande

Sebastian C. Kopulande

Chief Executive Officer
Zambian International Trade & Investment Centre (ZITIC)
Zambia

Olumide Lawson

Olumide Lawson

Partner
Sahel Capital
Nigeria

Mr. Arthur Lenk

Mr. Arthur Lenk

Ambassador
Embassy of Israel in Pretoria
Israel

Gerald Masila

Gerald Masila

Executive Director
East African Grain Council (EAGC)
Kenya

Zano Mataruka

Zano Mataruka

Senior Investment Officer: Agribusiness
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
South Africa

Motsepe Matlala

Motsepe Matlala

President
NAFU SA
South Africa

Jacqueline Mkindi

Jacqueline Mkindi

Chief Executive Officer
Tanzania Horticultural Association
Tanzania

Solly Molepo

Solly Molepo

Deputy Director
Department of Trade and Industry
South Africa

Allan Musona

Allan Musona

Senior Advisor: Investment Banking – Mining & Metals, Infrastructure, Agri Business and Energy
Loita Group
Cote d’Ivoire

Thierry Naweji

Thierry Naweji

Chairman
South Africa – Democratic Republic of Congo Trade & Investment Chamber
South Africa / DRC

Nhlanhla Nene

Nhlanhla Nene

Resident Advisor
Thebe Investment Corporation 
and Non-Executive Board Member, Allan Gray
South Africa

Paul Nguru

Paul Nguru

Partner
Agri-Vie Investment Fund (Pty) Ltd
Kenya

Hendrik Norlander

Hendrik Norlander

Regional Director East Africa
SWEDFUND
Sweden

Marci Pather

Marci Pather

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
All Joy Foods Ltd
South Africa

Dylan Piatti

Dylan Piatti

Senior Chief of Staff and Consumer & Industrial Products Industry
Deloitte
South Africa

Ronald Ramabulana

Ronald Ramabulana

Chief Executive Officer
National Agricultural Marketing Council
South Africa

Stefan Sakoschek

Stefan Sakoschek

Regional Director
EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern Africa
European Union

Sanjay Sethi

Sanjay Sethi

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Signature Agri Ventures Ltd
UAE

Kate Sharum

Kate Sharum

Director
EBS Advisory
South Africa

Unati Speirs

Unati Speirs

Group Chief Operations Officer
African Global Trading
South Africa

Nazeem Sterras

Nazeem Sterras

Chief Executive Officer
Western Cape Fine Food Initiative NPC
South Africa

Chris Sturgess

Chris Sturgess

Director: Commodity Derivatives
JSE Limited
South Africa

Leon Taljaard

Leon Taljaard

Executive Director
Talmar
South Africa

Takele Tassew Ph.D

Takele Tassew Ph.D.

Feed The Future Coordinator and Agriculture Team Lead
USAID Southern Africa
South Africa

Mokgethi Tshabalala

Mokgethi Tshabalala

GM: Thebe Agro-processing
Thebe Investment Corporation
South Africa

John M. Ulimwengu

John M. Ulimwengu

Principal Adviser for Agriculture and Rural Development
Primature (Office of the Prime Minister)
DRC

Louw van Reenen

Louw van Reenen

Chief Executive Officer
Beefmaster
South Africa

Thinus van Schoor

Thinus van Schoor

Head Agriculture and Maltings Africa
SAB Millers
South Africa

Omri van Zyl

Omri van Zyl

Chief Executive Officer
Agri SA
South Africa

Lesley Wentworth

Lesley Wentworth

Programme Manager – Southern Africa Business Forum – Private Sector Desk
NEPAD Business Foundation
South Africa

Paul Zakariya

Paul Zakariya

Executive Director
Zimbabwe Farmers Union
Zimbabwe

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