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SPEAKERS

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Do you have a recent case study on food and agribusiness investment and related M&A deals?

To nominate or become a speaker - get in touch with Ben Leyka at ben.leyka@agricouncil.org

2022 FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Dr Ivan Meyer

Minister of Agriculture, Western Cape Provincial Government,

South Africa

_ Andrew Makenete, Executive Director, Manama Hole Holdings and Calico Capital, & Chairman

Andrew Makenete

Executive Director, Manama Hole Holdings and Calico Capital, & Chairman MatiTech. South Africa

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Atsuko Toda

Director: Agriculture Finance & Rural Development Department, AfDB,

Côte d'Ivoire

_ Craig Saven, Executive and Head of the Banking and Finance practice, ENSafrica. South Af

Craig Saven

Executive and Head of the Banking and Finance Practice,

ENSafrica

South Africa

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David Burton

Sector Director Agriculture: Africa, UK Department for International Trade,

UK

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Dr. Litha Magingxa

President and Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Research Council (ARC). South Africa

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Edward Galante

Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Mangwana Capital. Zimbabwe

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Grace Mberia

Program Coordinator Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

Kenya

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Johanna Raehalme

Head of Nairobi Office,

Finnfund

Kenya

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Kgampi Jack Bapela

Head: Agri-processing & Agriculture, IDC
South Africa

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Lloyd Muposhi

CEO,

Africinvest Private Credit

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Matt Lane

Portfolio Manager, Challenger Management

South Africa

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Nhlanhla Nene

Chairman of the Board of Directors,

Thebe Investment Corporation

South Africa

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Otto Vinther Christensen

Vice President, Head of Sustainable Food Systems, IFU,

Denmark

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Philani Mzila

Investment Manager, Founders Factory Africa

 South Africa

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Roman Frenkel

Director: Head of Food and Agriculture Equity, British International Investment (BII)

United Kingdom

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Stephie Mendelsohn

Head of Impact, Grounded.

South Africa

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Terry Wyer

Senior Vice President of Investment Programs,

Heifer International

South Africa

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Warwick Blamey

Group Chief Executive Officer, 

Foxvest Group 

South Africa

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Andreas Davidsen

Vice President of Agribusiness and Manufacturing, Norfund, Norway

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Angel Abelleira

Economic and Trade Advisor, European Union Delegation to South Africa.

South Africa

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Ayodeji Balogun

Chief Executive Officer AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited

Nigeria

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Claire Fillatre

Global Head for Agribusiness, Proparco, France

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David Nefdt

Chief Programme Officer, Casidra SOC Ltd.

South Africa

Dr Innocent Sirhova, CEO, Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA).

Dr Innocent Sirhova

CEO,

Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA). South Africa

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Franziska Hollmann

Director Industries & Services Africa & EMECA, DEG.

Germany

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Hans Bogaard

Manager Agribusiness, Food & Water for Africa, FMO,

The Netherlands

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Johnny Ohgrøn Hansen

Senior Portfolio Director,

Zebu Investment Partners


 

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Laurie Hammond

Partner,

Hogan Lovells

South Africa

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Mark Taylor

CEO
Cala Capital Africa

South Africa

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Michael Bowley

 Executive Director, MatiTech Solutions

South Africa

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Nashipae Leteipan

Communications Manager,

Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity. Kenya

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Owusu Akoto

Chief Executive Officer, FreezeLink.

Ghana

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Richard Ofori-Mante

Agriculture and Rural Finance Division Manager, AfDB,

Cote d’Ivoire

Sanne Steemers, Group Chief Operating Officer- Africa Expansion, AFEX Commodities Exchange

Sanne Steemers

Group Chief Operating Officer: Africa Expansion, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited. Nigeria

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Simpiwe Somdyala,

Deputy Chairperson, ECDC & CEO,

Amadlelo Agri.

South Africa

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Tracey Austin

Sector Director Finance | Africa, UK Department for International Trade. United Kingdom

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Wynand Espach

Chief Operating Officer, Agricolleges International

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Allan Musona

Founder & Executive Director,

Loita B2B Agri Marketplace.

South Africa

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Alexandre Kaufmann

Agribusiness Investments Specialist, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Italy

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Chris Hart

Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investment Africa

 Botswana

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Daniel Hulls

Chief Executive Officer, AgDevCo.

United Kingdom

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Dheerie Govender

Chief Executive Officer

Global Collateral Control (GCC)

South Africa

Dr Mogale Sebopetsa, Head of Agriculture, Western Cape Provincial Government. South Africa

Dr Mogale Sebopetsa

Head of Agriculture, Western Cape Provincial Government.

South Africa

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George Wilson

Head of Institutional Trade Finance,

Investec

 South Africa

Ilyes Bdioui, Senior Investment Consultant _ Agri-SMEs Blended Finance Fund in Africa, AfD

Ilyes Bdioui,

Senior Investment Consultant / Agri-SMEs Blended Finance Fund in Africa,

AfDB.

Tunisia

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Kalili Kafuku

Sales Manager,

Kazi Yetu.

Tanzania


 

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Lillian Nyamasoka 

CEO

ShawashAgri
Zimbabwe

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Martin Kromat

Senior Partner,

Phatisa

South Africa

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Dr Mpho Mathithibane

 Executive Manager – Operations,

Landbank

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Natalya Zhukova

Director, Head of Agribusiness, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),

United Kingdom

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Omobolanle Atobatele

Head - Strategic Business Development, Husk Power Systems,

Nigeria

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Ruggero Mendicini

Head of Corporate & Financial Institutions, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)

Italy

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Susan Payne

CEO, Holistic Agri Investments Group Co-Founder & Chair,

GLIDE Fund Africa,

United Kingdom

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Tatiana Mata

Founder and Managing Director,

Elim Servicos

 Mozambique

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Tobias Fausch

Chief Information Officer BayWa AG.

Germany

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Zhann Meyer

Africa Head - Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank (Nedbank CIB).

South Africa

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Anne Keppler

Regional Director, Southern Africa, DEG. Germany

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Anne-Marie Woolley

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Global Trade Finance,

United Kingdom

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Charlotte Amanquah

Regional Head Commercial Banking: Anglophone West Africa, Ecobank.

Ghana

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Daneel Rossouw

Functional Head of Agriculture,

Nedbank Relationship Channels

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Dr Frank Braeken

Non-Executive Director, AGRA

United Arab Emirates

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Dimitry Van Raemdonck

AgriFI Fund Manager, 

EDFI Management Company

Belgium

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Garth Van Der Horst

Chief Investment and Trade Officer,

Wesgro

South Africa 

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Jean Habay

Principal Investment Officer, Africa Agribusiness Sector Lead, Upstream, IFC,

Senegal

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Keketso Chalatse

CEO,

Lesotho
Millennium Development Agency


 

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Lucy Ngige

Journalist and Researcher, AgFunder. Kenya

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Mamati Tembe

Head of Public Affairs Science and Sustainability: Africa, Bayer

Germany

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Semethe Raleche

Development Finance Manager,

LNDC

Lesotho

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Norman Celliers

Chief Executive Officer, AFGRI.

South Africa

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Pieternel Boogaard

Global Head Agribusiness, Food & Water, FMO,

The Netherlands

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Rod Bassett

Director and Head, Agriculture & Food Investments,

United Green

United Kingdom

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Seelan Gobalsamy

Chief Executive Officer, Omnia Holdings,

South Africa

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Teddy Onserio

Africa Investment Advisor, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).
Kenya

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Dr Wentzel Oaker

Chairman,

Wallflower Investment Group & Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University
South Africa