2022 FEATURED SPEAKERS
Dr Ivan Meyer
Minister of Agriculture, Western Cape Provincial Government,
Executive Director, Manama Hole Holdings and Calico Capital, & Chairman MatiTech. South Africa
Director: Agriculture Finance & Rural Development Department, AfDB,
Executive and Head of the Banking and Finance Practice,
Sector Director Agriculture: Africa, UK Department for International Trade,
Dr. Litha Magingxa
President and Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Research Council (ARC). South Africa
Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, Mangwana Capital. Zimbabwe
Program Coordinator Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity
Head of Nairobi Office,
Kgampi Jack Bapela
Head: Agri-processing & Agriculture, IDC
Africinvest Private Credit
Portfolio Manager, Challenger Management
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Thebe Investment Corporation
Otto Vinther Christensen
Vice President, Head of Sustainable Food Systems, IFU,
Investment Manager, Founders Factory Africa
Director: Head of Food and Agriculture Equity, British International Investment (BII)
Head of Impact, Grounded.
Senior Vice President of Investment Programs,
Group Chief Executive Officer,
Vice President of Agribusiness and Manufacturing, Norfund, Norway
Economic and Trade Advisor, European Union Delegation to South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited
Global Head for Agribusiness, Proparco, France
Chief Programme Officer, Casidra SOC Ltd.
Dr Innocent Sirhova
Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA). South Africa
Director Industries & Services Africa & EMECA, DEG.
Manager Agribusiness, Food & Water for Africa, FMO,
Johnny Ohgrøn Hansen
Senior Portfolio Director,
Zebu Investment Partners
Cala Capital Africa
Executive Director, MatiTech Solutions
Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity. Kenya
Chief Executive Officer, FreezeLink.
Agriculture and Rural Finance Division Manager, AfDB,
Group Chief Operating Officer: Africa Expansion, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited. Nigeria
Deputy Chairperson, ECDC & CEO,
Sector Director Finance | Africa, UK Department for International Trade. United Kingdom
Chief Operating Officer, Agricolleges International
Founder & Executive Director,
Loita B2B Agri Marketplace.
Agribusiness Investments Specialist, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Italy
Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investment Africa
Chief Executive Officer, AgDevCo.
Chief Executive Officer
Global Collateral Control (GCC)
Dr Mogale Sebopetsa
Head of Agriculture, Western Cape Provincial Government.
Head of Institutional Trade Finance,
Senior Investment Consultant / Agri-SMEs Blended Finance Fund in Africa,
Dr Mpho Mathithibane
Executive Manager – Operations,
Director, Head of Agribusiness, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
Head - Strategic Business Development, Husk Power Systems,
Head of Corporate & Financial Institutions, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
CEO, Holistic Agri Investments Group Co-Founder & Chair,
GLIDE Fund Africa,
Founder and Managing Director,
Chief Information Officer BayWa AG.
Africa Head - Global Commodity Finance, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank (Nedbank CIB).
Regional Director, Southern Africa, DEG. Germany
Chief Executive Officer, Africa Global Trade Finance,
Regional Head Commercial Banking: Anglophone West Africa, Ecobank.
Functional Head of Agriculture,
Nedbank Relationship Channels
Dr Frank Braeken
Non-Executive Director, AGRA
United Arab Emirates
Dimitry Van Raemdonck
AgriFI Fund Manager,
EDFI Management Company
Garth Van Der Horst
Chief Investment and Trade Officer,
Principal Investment Officer, Africa Agribusiness Sector Lead, Upstream, IFC,
Millennium Development Agency
Journalist and Researcher, AgFunder. Kenya
Head of Public Affairs Science and Sustainability: Africa, Bayer
Development Finance Manager,
Chief Executive Officer, AFGRI.
Global Head Agribusiness, Food & Water, FMO,
Director and Head, Agriculture & Food Investments,
Chief Executive Officer, Omnia Holdings,
Africa Investment Advisor, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).
Dr Wentzel Oaker
Wallflower Investment Group & Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University