Conference

1 - 3 April 2019

Monday 1 April

10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Pre-Registration

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AVCA 5th Annual GP-LP Summit

AVCA Member GPs & All Institutional Investors

'Tokunboh Ishmael, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Alitheia Capital
Ziad Oueslati, Managing Director and Co-Founder, AfricInvest
Stephen Priestley, Head of Funds and Capital Partnerships, CDC Group
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Roundtable: Gender Diversity (By Invitation Only; Closed Door)

Untapped Opportunities: Advancing gender diversity and capturing commercial value

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception

Tuesday 2 April

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM
Introductory Remarks

Michelle Kathryn Essomé, Chief Executive Officer, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
Opening Remarks

Erik Bethel, Alternate Executive Director, US Representative to the World Bank, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
8:55 AM - 9:25 AM
Opening Keynote Speech & Interview

Donald Kaberuka, Chairman and Managing Partner, SouthBridge (Interviewer)
9:55 AM - 10:05 AM
The State of Private Equity in Emerging Markets

Erik Bethel, Alternate Executive Director, US Representative to the World Bank, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Networking Break

Network Network Network!

11:05 AM - 11:45 AM
Panel 1: East Africa’s Rise as a Private Equity Powerhouse

Exploring how the region’s fast growing consumer markets are fuelling investor interest.

Berhane Demissie, Managing Partner, Cepheus Growth Capital Partners
Shaka Kariuki, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Kuramo Capital Management
Paul Kavuma, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Principal Partners
James Mworia, Group CEO, Centum Investment Company
George Odo, Senior Partner and Managing Director East Africa, AfricInvest
Christopher Baird, Partner, DLA Piper (Moderator)
11:45 AM - 12:25 PM
Panel 2: Spotlight on Africa's Pioneer Investors

Conversations with the trailblazers of the industry on their evolving role

Carola Bose, Director Equity Africa, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
Adrian Kamenitzer, Director, Head of New Products and Special Transactions Department, European Investment Bank
Carole Maman, Chief Investment Officer, Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries
Stephen Priestley, Head of Funds and Capital Partnerships, CDC Group
Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
12:25 PM - 12:30 PM
Remarks on the AVCA - NASP / MIDA Collaboration

Donna Sims Wilson, President & Chair National Association of Security Professionals, Smith Graham & Co
12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Panel 3: Why Africa? Why Now?

Making the case for investing in private equity in Africa despite the perception of risk and uncertainty.

Antoine Delaporte, Managing Director, Adenia Partners
Laurent Demey, Managing Partner, Amethis
Matthew Hunt, Principal, South Suez Capital
Eric Idiahi, Partner & Co-Founder, Verod Capital Management
Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
Nigel Wellings, Partner, Clifford Chance (Moderator)
1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
Remarks for Day One Co-Chair & Remarks on AVCA Legal & Regulatory Committee

Cindy Valentine, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
Remarks by Day One Co-Chair

Randhirsingh Juddoo, Managing Director , Trident Trust
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
Investor Spotlight: Alpha or Diversification - Either or Both?

Are African PE managers delivering out-performance or offering diversification

David Ourlicht, Commissioner & Chair, Investment Committee , New York State Insurance Fund
Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, AFIG Funds (Moderator)
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Panel 4: Venture Capital: Driving Innovation in Africa

Venture capitalists seeding tomorrow’s titans.

Grant Brooke, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Twiga Foods
Maurizio Caio, Founder and Managing Partner, TLcom Capital
Kenfield Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, mSurvey
Robert Zegers, Chief Investment Officer , African Development Bank
Baba Alokolaro, Managing Partner, The New Practice (Moderator)
3:10 PM - 3:50 PM
Investor Spotlight: Sowing the Seeds for Africa's Future

Long-standing development finance institutions on their evolving role

Suzanne Gaboury, Chief Investment Officer, FinDev Canada
Maria Hakansson, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Swedfund International AB
Torben Huss, Chief Executive Officer, IFU - Investeringsfonden for Udviklingslande
Djalal Khimdjee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROPARCO
Peter Van Mierlo, Chief Executive Officer, Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)
Runa Alam, Co-Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Development Partners International (Moderator)
3:50 PM - 4:05 PM
Networking Break

Network Network Network!

4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel 5: Private Credit – An Alternative Financing Solution?

Meeting the unique funding needs through private credit.

Ngalaah Chuphi, Partner, Ethos Private Equity
Marvin Kiragu, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Mizizi Capital Partners
Samia Tnani, Head of Credit Origination, AfricInvest
William Pearce, Managing Director, Investment Funds, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Moderator)
4:45 PM - 5:05 PM
Spotlight on US Institutional Investors Committed to Unlocking Opportunities in Africa

Richard Ingram, Executive Director, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois
Daniel Miller, Deputy Executive Director, Board of Education Retirement System of the City of New York
Aymeric Saha, Managing Director, NASP-USAID Partnership for Mobilizing Institutional Investors to Develop Africa's Infrastructure
Michelle Kathryn Essomé, Chief Executive Officer, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Moderator)
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM
Closing Remarks by Day One Co-Chair

Randhirsingh Juddoo, Managing Director , Trident Trust
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

Wednesday 3 April

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration

9:20 AM - 9:25 AM
Welcome Remarks by Day Two Co-Chair

Jennifer Mbaluto, Senior Associate and Co-Head of East Africa, Clifford Chance
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
Spotlight on Gender Inclusiveness: The Diversity Dividend

Mobilising greater gender diversity in African private equity

Jen Braswell, Director, Value Creation Strategies, CDC Group
Rose Goslinga, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Pula
Ameya Upadhyay, Principal, Investments, Omidyar Network UK Ltd
'Tokunboh Ishmael, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Alitheia Capital (Moderator)
9:55 AM - 10:25 AM
M-Shwari: Commercial Bank of Africa's fintech journey, a Portfolio Company Spotlight

Isaac Awuondo, Group Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)
Edward Muriu, Founding Partner & Team Leader, MMC Africa Law
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Panel 6: Blended Finance in Action

Examining the role of philanthropy, public and private capital to catalyse greater investment.

Lade Araba, Head of Africa , Convergence
Anne-Marie Chidzero, Chief Investment Officer, FSD Africa
Daniel Kranzler, Senior Partner, Capria Ventures LLC
Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye, Director, Head of Research, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Moderator)
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
Networking Break

Network Network Network!

11:25 AM - 12:10 PM
Panel 7: Mobilising Local Capital

Addressing the opportunities and challenges for African institutional investors

Henry Kyanda, Chief Executive Officer & Trust Secretary, Kenya Power Pension Fund
Hassane Muhieddine, CEO Financial Services Cluster, Axian Venture Investments Ltd
Wale Odutola, Managing Director, ARM Pension Managers
Richard Tusabe, Director General, Rwanda Social Security Board
Hany Assaad, Co-Founder and Chief Portfolio & Risk Officer, Avanz Capital (Moderator)
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Lunch

1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
Remarks by Day Two Co-Chair

Chinyerugo Ugoji, Partner, Aelex Partners
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Panel 8: The Road to the Future: Infrastructure Investments

Capturing the opportunities of Africa's infrastructure gap

Michael Gera, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Energy Access Ventures
Charles Groom, Portfolio Director, Funds and Capital Partnerships, Africa, CDC Group
Andrew Mugambi, Partner, Dentons
Jurie Swart, Chief Executive Officer, African Infrastructure Investment Managers
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Panel 9: From ESG Implementation to Meeting the SDGs

How ESG integration align with country-level SDGs

Dean Alborough, Head of ESG, Old Mutual Alternative Investments
Hatim Ben Ahmed, Partner, Mediterrania Capital Partners
Sandrine Henton, Managing Director, Educate Global
Chets Mukherjee, COO, Software Technologies
Arif Neky, Senior Advisor, UN Strategic Partnerships and Coordinator, SDG Partnership Platform, United Nations (UN) (Moderator)
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Networking Break

Network Network Network!

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel 10: A Good Company Always Attracts a Buyer

Examining pathways to liquidity via trade sales, secondaries and IPOs.

Hurley Doddy, Founding Partner & Co-Chief Executive Officer , Emerging Capital Partners
Ayisi Makatiani, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Fanisi Capital
Karima Ola, Partner, LeapFrog Investments
Carlos Reyes, IFC AMC Head of Africa Funds, International Finance Corporation
Geoffrey Burgess, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton (Moderator)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel 11: Going Against the Grain

A conversation with commercial investors committed to Africa's future

Alexandre Alfonsi, Founding Partner, Axonia Partners
Anthony Hagan, Managing Director, Colonial Consulting
Todd Micklethwaite, Head of Distribution, Sanlam Alternatives Management
David Moore, Head of Alternative Investments, Alexander Forbes
Charles Mwebeiha, Managing Director, Sango Capital
4:45 PM - 4:50 PM
Closing Remarks by Day Two Co-Chair

Chinyerugo Ugoji, Partner, Aelex Partners
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