2016 Conference

The ALN Annual International Conference is held annually with the aim of connecting Africa to international markets. Each year the conference brings together top business leaders and professionals with a deep experience and understanding of working in Africa.


This Conference has, over the years, served as an effective forum through which ALN has been able to connect investors and other stakeholders, whilst providing them with an avenue through which to hold discussions on various topics salient to Africa and the Gulf.


Guests of Honour

Minister for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates

Former Prime Minister of Mali & ALN Chairman


Adel Samy (Eng.)

Chairman, Wadi Degla Holding

Ahmed Cassim

Managing Director: Financial Services, Hello Group

Akinwole Omoboriowo II

Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Electricity

Alex von Sponeck

Partner, Helios Investment Partners

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.

Ashish J. Thakkar

Founder, Mara Group

Asif Abdulla

Managing Director, Prime Fuels

Atiq Anjarwalla

Managing Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Brett Hattaway

Vice President & Head of Legal, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, DHL Express

Bryce Fort

Managing Director & Founding Partner, Emerging Capital Partners

Charles Gassoub

Vice President, West Africa & Vice President Aviation Services, Agility Africa

Chris Genasi

Managing Director, Grayling Kenya

Daniel Menard

Senior VP of Operations, Gardaworld International Protective Services

David Dalhuisen

Head of East Africa Investment Banking, Renaissance Capital

David Spiez

Executive Director - Real Estate, Middle East and Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

Dominic Rebelo

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Dorothy Ooko

Communications & Public Affairs Manager for East Africa & Francophone Africa, Google

Doug Lacey

Special Advisor, LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments (LSAI)

Eddy Njoroge

Non-Executive Director, Globaleq

Eithne Treanor

Founder & Managing Director, E Treanor Media

Eva Grace Kavuma

Director for East and Southern Africa, Africa Risk Consulting

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.

Geoffrey White

CEO, Agility Africa

Inder Walia

Group Director - Human Resources (former), Bharti Enterprises

James Mworia

CEO, Centum Investment Company

Jamie Simmonds

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, The Access Bank UK

Jason Harel

Co-Founding Partner, BLC Robert & Associates

Jayesh Shah

Group Managing Director, Sumaria Group

Jendayi Frazer (Dr.)

Managing Director, AFEX

Jeremy M. Skyrme

Chief Executive Officer, Mara Xpress

John Woollacott

Senior Vice President - Business Development, DP World

Kannan Lakmeeharan

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Karanvir Singh

CEO, Kommlabs

Karim S. Anjarwalla

Managing Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Kevin Teeroovengadum

CEO, AttAfrica

Koffi Klousseh

Principal Investment Officer, IFC

Kwame Parker

Partner and Investment Director, Frontier Investment Management

Maneesh Garg


Mark Jennings

Investment Principal, Investec Africa Frontier Private Equity Fund

Marta Paiar

Head of Sales Transformation, Safaricom

Matthews Mofokeng

Senior Counsel, International Finance Corporation

Mesfin Tafesse

Principal Attorney, ALN Ethiopia | Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Michael Steiner

Vice-President Business Development - Southern Africa, Engie

Mohamed Amersi

Founder & CEO, Emergent Telecom Ventures

Mohan Guruswamy (Dr.)

Chief Knowledge Officer, World FZO

Moses Jurua Adriko

Partner, MMAKS Advocates

Nabeel Kazerooni

Executive Director, Corporate Finance, Arqaam Capital

Naval Sood

Head: Corporate Finance, East Africa, CfC Stanbic Bank

Olawale Shonibare

Managing Director, Shonibare Consulting FZE

Omid Kassiri

Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Osman Qureshi

Chief Finance Officer, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Paul Kavuma

CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners

Peeyush Garg

Chairman, Daraju Industries Ltd.

Prejelin Naggan

Head: Primary Markets, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Pulane Kingston

Head of Transformation, Webber Wentzel

Raoul Gufflet

Deputy Chief Executive, Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd.

Romain Py

Executive Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Saad Aouad

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, 54 Capital

Sachen Chandaria

Executive Director, Orbit Complex

Sadiq Abu

Country Chief Operating Officer & Country Manager, Barclays Nigeria

Saed Mohammad Al Awadi (Eng.)

CEO, Dubai Exports

Samir Khosla

Managing Director, Brentford Group

Sanjeev Gupta

Head of Financial Services & Executive Director in the Board of Directors, Africa Finance Corporation

Shamiza Rattansi

Managing Partner , ATZ Law Chambers

Silvester Kasuku, MBS, CMILT

Director General/CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority

Sonal Sejpal

Director, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Tara O’Connor

Founder and Managing Director, Africa Risk Consulting & ARC Briefing

Taron Mohan

CEO, NextGen Telesolutions Pvt.

Tas Anvaripour

Global Partner for Energy Infrastructure, Abraaj

Tony Soh

Chief Corporate Officer, The Ascott Ltd

Yogesh Manek

Chairman, The Heritage Insurance Company



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