Conference schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and Registration


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Remarks (LT 1)

Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis, Co-Chair, Cambridge Africa Business Network


10:10 – 10:30 The African Growth Story: Setting the Stage. (LT 1)

Mthuli Ncube, Vice President, African Development Bank


10:30 – 11:10 Opening Keynote Address. Capitalizing on Opportunity: Creating a Global African Brand (LT1)

Phuthuma Nhleko, Group Chairman, MTN and Executive Chairman of the Pembani Group


11:10 – 12:00 Capstone Panel. Africa Rising: Myths and Reality (LT 1)

Mthuli Ncube, Vice President, African Development Bank
David Cowan, Economist, Citibank
Dorothy Kelso, Associate Director, Private Equity, E&Y
Lanre Akinola, Editor, This is Africa
Moderated by Namukale Chintu, Co-Founder, Cambridge African Business Network


12:10 – 13:00 Panel Discussion. Law: Guiding Investors in Challenging African Legal Terrains (LT 1)

Marc Fevre, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Andrew Gamble, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Bruce Embley, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Moderated by Samallie Kiyingi, Director, Deutsche Bank


12:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion. Infrastructure, Industry and Logistics: How will African strategies for success change over the next
5 to 10 years? (LT 2)

Martin Bratt, Associate Principal, McKinsey
Vincent Egbe, Market Strategy and Planning Manager, Procter & Gamble
Alpha Mengistu, Africa Strategy Manager, Diageo
Moderated by Kanes Rajah


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch and Networking (Cambridge Judge Business School Common Room)


14:30 – 15:30 Panel Discussion. Investing In Africa: What’s the best asset class (LT 2)

Nathaniel Micklem, Analyst, Investec Asset Management Africa Credit Fund
Lloyd West, VP, Abraaj Capital
Doug Agble, Founding Partner, 8miles
Moderated by Eliot Pence, Director, The Whitaker Group


14:40 – 15:30 Panel Discussion. Technology Entrepreneurship: Creativity Under Constraint (LT 1)

Ken Banks, Founder,
Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Azuri Technologies
Vahid Monadjem, CEO, Nomanini
York Zucchi, CEO, HelloHealthcare
Vinny Lingham, CEO, Gyft


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break (Common Room)


16:00 – 16:50 Panel Discussion. Doing Deals in Africa: Successful Execution in A Competitive Landscape (LT 1)

Jenny Knott, CEO of CIB, Standard Bank
Michael Larbie, Head of Investment Banking and Coverage, RMB
Miguel Azevedo, Managing Director & Head of Africa Investment Banking, Citi
Moderated by Suleiman Aliyu, Associate Principal, McKinsey


16:00 – 16:50 Panel Discussion. The Growing World of African Media & Entertainment (LT 2)

Ike Onuorah, CEO, Strictly Entertainment Music
Sola Oyebade, CEO, Mahogany International
Pauline Long, Founder, BEFFTA Awards
Nadia Denton, Film Industry Specialist
Nzube Ufodike, Founder, Amoo Venture Capital


17:00 – 17:45 Closing Keynote Address: Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Trade and Investment for Nigeria (LT 1)


17:45 – 18:00 Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks (LT 1)

Professor Jochen Runde, Director of the MBA Programme, Cambridge Judge Business


18:30 – 20:00 Gala Reception (Fitzwilliam Museum)

Schedule could be subject to change. 


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