Rajesh Agrawal
Network Director, Airtel Uganda

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Nadeem Ahmed
Founder and Chairman, Global Tea and Commodities Ltd

Nadeem Ahmed is a serial entrepreneur. Under his leadership, Global Tea and Commodities

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Frank Ajibola Ajilore
Resident Representative for Liberia and Sierra Leone, IFC

Frank Ajilore is IFC’s Resident Representative for Liberia and Sierra Leone, based

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Wagner Albuquerque de Almeida
Regional Chief Risk Officer, Africa & Middle East, IFC

Wagner Albuquerque de Almeida is the Regional Chief Risk Officer for the Africa

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Malick Daniel Antoine
Principal

Malick Antoine is currently based in Dakar, Senegal where he is working with USAID to develop

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Francis Atin
IFC

Francis Atin joined the World Bank Group in 2013. Since joining the Group as part of the Financial Competitiveness

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Ladé Araba
Africa Region Representative, Convergence

Ladé Araba is a senior development finance professional with over 16 years of experience.

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Lesley Bendig
Manager, West Africa Venture Fund LLC

Lesley Bendig is the founding director of Present Value Ltd which manages the West Africa

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Michel Botzung
Manager, Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations, Africa, IFC

Michel joined IFC 15 years ago and has since held several field positions in North Africa

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Catherine Collin
Head of EIB Regional Representation for East Africa

Catherine Collin is Head of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Regional Representation

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Joanna de Berry
Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank

Joanna de Berry is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank, with a focus on bringing a development

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Tayyar Sukru Cansizoglu
Head of Office in Kakuma, Kenya, UNHCR

Mr. Tayyar Sukru Cansizoglu is coordinating protection and assistance to 186,000 refugees in Kakuma

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Shruti Chandrasekhar
Head, SME Ventures, IFC/ World Bank Group

Shruti Chandrasekhar is an investment professional with over 13 years of experience investing in private equity and venture capital

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Henrik Dagel
Director of Special Operations, Swedfund

Henrik Dagel is Director of Special Operations at Swedfund International AB. He joined Swedfund International in 2008

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Marianne Damhaug
Senior Adviser, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marianne Damhaug is based in Oslo, Norway. She has considerable executive and management experience from

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Rodrigue Djahlin
Africa coordinator, Infrastructure & Natural Resources Advisory Services, IFC

Rodrigue Djahlin is currently the Africa regional coordinator of Advisory Services for IFC’s

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John Dundon
1st Secretary, Multilateral Unit, DFAT Irish Aid

John Dundon is a First Secretary and Assistant Director with the Multilateral Unit, Development Cooperation Division

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Gabriel Eshiague
Managing Director, LAPO Microfinance Company (Sierra Leone) Limited

Gabriel Eshiague is the Managing Director at LAPO Microfinance Company (Sierra Leone)

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Babacar Faye
Resident Representative, DRC, IFC

Babacar Faye leads the development of business for IFC; supports the execution of transactions

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Andrew Feinstein
IFC

Andrew Feinstein is a consultant in IFC’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services Department. He is based in Côte d’Ivoire

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Massimo Fusato
Regional Director for Africa, International Alert

Massimo Fusato is the Regional Director for Africa at International Alert, an INGO that

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Julie Gichuru
Kenyan entrepreneur, TV host, writer and producer

Julie Gichuru is a media professional and entrepreneur with 18 years’ experience across multimedia platforms

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Abdikarim Gole
Deputy Director, Shuraako – One Earth Future

Abdikarim Gole is the Deputy Director at Shuraako, a program of the One Earth Future Foundation

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Rapti Goonesekere
Manager, Global Business Partners, IFC

Rapti Goonesekere is currently Manager of IFC’s Global Business Partners unit in the Partnerships

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Brian Ganson
Head, African Center for Dispute Settlement

Brian Ganson, J.D. is Head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), an academic hub for research

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Raphaël de Guerre
Senior Program Officer, AFD

Raphael has over 12 years experience in development finance including 8 years with the French Agency for Development

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Thomas Husson
Regional Director, Central Africa, Proparco

Thomas Husson joined Proparco after managing the financial sector at AFD’s Bangkok hub for five years

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Jarl Heijstee
Managing Partner, XSML

Jarl Heijstee is co-founder and Managing Partner of XSML. His responsibilities include overseeing

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Ivan Ivanov 
Global Lead Animal Protein Advisory, IFC

Ivan Ivanov is IFC’s Global Lead Animal Protein Advisory. He works with IFC clients to set up advisory

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David Ivanovic 
Senior Private Sector Specialist, IFC

David Ivanovic is IFC’s Senior Private Sector Specialist for agribusiness based in Accra, Ghana.

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Jumoke Jagun – Dokunmu
Regional Director for Eastern Africa, IFC

Mrs. Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu is IFC’s Regional Director for Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Fatima Jibrell
Environmental Activist

Born into a nomadic pastoralist family in Somalia, Fatima Jama Jibrell’s story is one of love for her people

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Lisa Kaestner
Practice Manager, Advisory Services in Africa

Lisa Kaestner is Practice Manager for Advisory Services in Africa in the World Bank Group’s Finance

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Idrissa Amadu Kamara
CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone

Idrissa Kamara is Chief Executive Officer for Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone. He is a Finance and Banking

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Rahab Kariuki
Chief Innovation Officer, ACRE Africa

Rahab Kariuki has over thirteen years’ experience in insurance, nine years in Agricultural Insurance

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Jukka-Pekka Karkkainen
CEO, FCA Investments LTD

Jukka-Pekka Karkkainen is the CEO of FCA Investments Ltd (FCAI), a subsidiary of Finn Church Aid (FCA)

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Mohamed Youssouf Keita
Founder & Managing Director, Impact Hub Bamako

Mohamed Keita is a founder and CEO of Impact Hub Bamako, based in Bamako, Mali.

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John Kidenda
Director of Software, Analytics and Customer Support, PowerGen

John is the Director of Software, Analytics and Customer Support at PowerGen Renewable Energy

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Fia van der Klugt, LLM
Senior Policy Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Fia van der Klugt works in the Sustainable Economic Development Department of the Ministry of Foreign

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Giima Lavaly
IFC

Giima Lavaly is a CASA Country Coordinator at IFC, covering Sierra Leone since August 2015 and Côte d’Ivoire since October 2018

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Zahia Msuya Lolila
Senior Operations Officer, IFC

Zahia has more than 25 years of professional experience in the field of financial and private sector development

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Tania Lozansky
Senior Manager, Advisory for Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, IFC

Tania Lozansky is the Senior Manager of Advisory for Manufacturing, Agribusiness and

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Dr. Eric Mabushi
Senior Operations Officer, IFC

Dr. Eric Mabushi is Senior Operations Officer at IFC’s Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCS)

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Manuel Moses
Country Manager, East Africa Hub, IFC

Manuel is IFC’s Country Manager for the East Africa Hub (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan)

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Liz Muange
Deputy Director Investment, USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub

Liz Muange is the Deputy Director for Investment at The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

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Samuel Kamau Nganga
Regional Head of Operations, Africa, IFC

Samuel Nganga has served as Regional Head of Operations in Africa since Nov 2018. He joined IFC in Johannesburg in 2007

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Ramah Nyang
Business Anchor, China Global Television Network [CGTN], Africa Bureau

Ramah Nyang, is a Kenyan business journalist whose career spans radio, TV and print

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Sérgio Pimenta
Vice President, Middle East and Africa, IFC

Sérgio Pimenta is IFC’s Vice President for the Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, he oversees

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Judith Rosenbrand
Project Manager, Triple Jump

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Jiyeon (Janice) Ryu
Senior Operations Officer, IFC

Janice Ryu is Senior Operations Officer at IFC’s Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) Africa program based in Nairobi, Kenya

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Jorim Schraven
Director of the Strategy and Corporate Affairs Department, FMO

Jorim Schraven is Director of the Strategy and Corporate Affairs Department of the FMO, the Dutch development bank

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Markus Scheuermaier
Senior Operations Officer, IFC

Markus Scheuermaier is a Senior Operations Officer with both IFC’s Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) Africa program

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Jan Schwier
Partner, Bridgespan

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Elizabeth Sellwood
Chief, Environmental Security Unit, UNEP

Elizabeth Sellwood serves as Chief, Environmental Security Unit at the United Nations Environment Program
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Luba Shara
Senior Operations Officer, IFC

Luba Shara is a Senior Operation Officer at IFC’s Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) Africa program based

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Niraj H. Shah
Principal Investment Officer, IFC
Program Manager, GAFSP Private Sector Window

Niraj H. Shah is the Program Manager of the Private Sector Window (PrSW) of the Global Agriculture

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Dr. Vimal Shah
Chairman, Bidco Africa

Vimal Shah is the Chairman and co-founder of Bidco Africa, East Africa’s leading manufacturer of Edible Oils

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Colin Shepherd
Principal Advisor, Agis

Colin Shepherd has more than 17 years’ experience working for development in international finance institutions in Africa

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Julie Vallat
Head of Social Department, Exploration Production, Total

Julie Vallat is Head of the Social Department, Exploration Production, Total. Before joining Total

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Niels Veenis
Coordinating Policy Officer, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Niels Veenis is the main coordination officer for cooperation between the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Kuria Wanjau
Forcibly Displaced People Theme Manager, FSD Africa

Kuria is leading work on financial inclusion of Forcibly Displaced People (FDPs) under FSD Africa’s Fragile and Conflict-affected

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Tracy Washington
Program Manager FCS and IDA Coordination Unit, IFC

Tracy Washington is the Program Manager of the IFC Fragile and Conflict Situations (FCS) and IDA Coordination

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Vikram Widge
Global Head, Climate finance and policy, IFC

Vikram Widge leads IFC’s engagement on climate finance including the delivery of several award-winning

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Olivier N’Gonian Yao
Investment officer, IFC

Olivier Yao is Investment Officer at IFC, covering the Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services from the Central Africa

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