2015 Conference

ALN together with Anjarwalla, Collins & Haidermota (ALN’s regional office in UAE), hosted its second ‘Africa: Bridging the Gulf’ conference at the Park Hyatt Dubai, on the 21-22nd October 2015.

The conference brought together approximately 500 thought leaders on investing and doing business in Africa to discuss the sectors and regions in Africa that provide the greatest opportunities for foreign investors, while analysing the legal and regulatory implications of doing business on the continent. The event was graced by dignitaries across different countries including His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan of the UAE, a delegation of senior officials from the Judiciary of Zambia, led by the Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Madam Irene Mambilima and Kenya’s Solicitor General, Mr. Njee Muturi. We also had the pleasure of hosting well-known business leaders across Africa and other parts of the world.

At the two-day conference, participants, drawn from different industries gave their insights on sectors such as Energy, Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas, Commercial property, Hospitality, Private Equity and Commercial Property on the African continent. Leading business leaders and professionals, with deep experience of working in Africa, engaged in panel discussions and shared their collective and candid insights on the various challenges, opportunities, rewards and risks.

The conference was applauded for the caliber of panelists and delegates present, as well as the resulting highly energized networking platform for all.

Guests of Honour

Minister for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates

Former Prime Minister of Mali & ALN Chairman


Akinwole Omoboriowo II

Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Electricity

Ameel Somani

Adviser, Helios Investment Partners

Amyn Mussa

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anne Kirima Muchoki

Chairperson, Kenya Investment Authority

Arshad Dudhia

Managing Partner, ALN Zambia | Musa Dudhia & Co.

Asad Ahmed, OGW

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal's Financial Industry Advisory Services

Ashish J. Thakkar

Founder, Mara Group

Asif Abdulla

Managing Director, Prime Fuels

Assad Abdullatiff

Managing Director, AXIS Fiduciary

Atiq Anjarwalla

Managing Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Carlo Van Wageningen

Founder and Director, Lake Turkana Wind Power

Christo Els

Senior Partner, Webber Wentzel

Francis Njogu

Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Energy

G. Jayakrishnan

Global Markets Director, Middle East & Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, Enterprise Singapore

Gbolahan Elias, Prof.

Partner, ALN Nigeria | G. Elias & Co.

James Mworia

CEO, Centum Investment Company

Jason Harel

Co-Founding Partner, BLC Robert & Associates

Jendayi Frazer (Dr.)

Managing Director, AFEX

Kapil Jobanputra

Director, Real Estate Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Karim S. Anjarwalla

Managing Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Kevin Teeroovengadum

CEO, AttAfrica

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

Mesfin Tafesse

Principal Attorney, ALN Ethiopia | Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Mohamed Amersi

Founder & CEO, Emergent Telecom Ventures

Nabeel Kazerooni

Executive Director, Corporate Finance, Arqaam Capital

Omar Momin

Head - M&A, Godrej Consumer Products

Osman Qureshi

Chief Finance Officer, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Patrick Matu

Associate Director, Control Risks Group

Paul Kavuma

CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners

Romain Py

Executive Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Sonal Sejpal

Director, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Sylvain Denis

Vice President, Strategic Development, GardaWorld International Protective Services

Taron Mohan

CEO, NextGen Telesolutions Pvt.

Tony Soh

Chief Corporate Officer, The Ascott Ltd

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