2017 Conference

The ALN International Conference has been held annually since 2014, with the aim of connecting Africa to international markets, and is regarded as one of the top conferences for investors looking to Africa.

The Conference, which attracts more than 400 delegates each year, has served as an effective forum connecting investors and other stakeholders with an interest in Africa, and providing them with an avenue for dialogue on topics salient to Africa and the Gulf, including:

It brings together top business leaders, dignitaries, decision makers and strategic advisors with a deep understanding of the continent. The rich mix of delegates, of which over 60% are C-Suite, include players from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Attendance is on an invite only basis, and ALN carefully vets the list of attendees to ensure calibre and relevance.





Guests of Honour

Minister for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates

Former President of the Republic of Nigeria

Former Prime Minister of Mali & ALN Chairman


Abdou Soulèye Diop

President, African and South-South Commission, CGEM

Ali Khalpey

Chief Executive Officer, EFG Hermes Frontier

Amadou Diallo

Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa; Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Saloodo!, DHL Global Forwarding

Amyn Mussa

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anne Kiunuhe

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Arshad Dudhia

Managing Partner, ALN Zambia | Musa Dudhia & Co.

Ashish Patel

Managing Director, Abraaj Group

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

Carlo Van Wageningen

Founder and Director, Lake Turkana Wind Power

Christian Wiklund

Managing Director and Head of M&A for Africa and the Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

Christo Els

Senior Partner, Webber Wentzel

David Donaldson

Head, IFC InfraVentures, Africa, IFC

David Lepper

Managing Partner & Founder, SR Services

David Mackay

Director, Varuna Consulting

Deepak Malik

CEO, Arise

Deepak Shah

Director, Strategic Consultants Limited

Dennis Aluanga

Partner, Helios Investment Partners

Dominic Rebelo

Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Doug Lacey

Special Advisor, LeapFrog Strategic Africa Investments (LSAI)

Edward Kirathe

CEO, Acorn Holdings Ltd

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO & Founder, BitPesa

Foued Bourabiat

Partner, ALN Algeria | Bourabiat Associés

Franck Behiblo

Managing Director, Quantum Global Corporate Services

Gbolahan Elias, Prof.

Partner, ALN Nigeria | G. Elias & Co.

Geoffrey White

CEO, Agility Africa

Greg Mills, Dr.

Director, Brenthurst Foundation

Harjeev Khandari

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zenises

Jacques Jonathan Nyemb

Of Counsel, Cabinet Nyemb

Jason Harel

Co-Founding Partner, BLC Robert & Associates

Jeremy Hodara

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Jumia

Josie Lyon

Vice President & Assistant Regional Counsel / Group Legal Director, Protea Hotel Group - Marriott International

Kapil Jobanputra

Director, Real Estate Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Karim S. Anjarwalla

Managing Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

Kwame Parker

Partner and Investment Director, Frontier Investment Management

Mahdi Mosbah

Partner , BMP & Associés

Maria Knapp

Partner, Control Risks Group

Mbuvi Ngunze

Immediate Former Group Managing Director & CEO, Kenya Airways

Mesfin Tafesse

Principal Attorney, ALN Ethiopia | Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

Michael Turner

Managing Director, East Africa, Actis Africa Limited

Million Kibret

Managing Partner, BDO Ethiopia

Mishaal Al Gergawi

Co-Director, emerge85

Mohamed Diallo

Managing Director, GUILAB

Mohamed Methqal

Ambassador, General Director, AMCI , Morocco International Cooperation Agency

Nadeem Shaikh

CEO & Founder, Anthemis Group

NanaAma Botchway

Founder, n. dowuona & company

Nigel Nunoo, CFA, FSA

Vice President – Africa Business Development, Prudential Financial

Nimit Shah

Partner, Helios Investment Partners

Olivier Schwartz

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, DP World, Dubai

Omar Momin

Head - M&A, Godrej Consumer Products

Oscar Ogunde

Executive Director, Symbion Kenya

Patrick Matu

Associate Director, Control Risks Group

Paul Kavuma

CEO, Catalyst Principal Partners

Peter Triggs

Managing Director, Regional Wealth Planning, DBS Bank

Prejelin Naggan

Head: Primary Markets, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Riad Bsaibes

COO, Amana Contracting Group

Richard Kiplagat

Group Growth & Markets Leader, africapractice

Roddy McKean

Director, Anjarwalla & Khanna

Romain Py

Executive Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers

Safia Fassi-Fihri

Managing Partner, ALN Morocco | BFR & Associés

Salimatou Diallo

Managing Partner, SD Avocats

Sanjeev Gupta

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

Sarah Maja

Director: Head of Frontier Markets Sales Trading, EFG Hermes

Selim J. Eddé

Head of Public Policy &Government Relations MENA, Google

Shaka M. Kariuki

Co-CEO, Kuramo Capital Management

Shamiza Rattansi

Managing Partner , ATZ Law Chambers

Sylvain Denis

Vice President, Strategic Development, GardaWorld International Protective Services

Sylvain Vieujot

Co-Founder and Chairman, Equitativa Real Estate

Tahar Jarboui, Dr.

Chairman and Co-Founder, Valomnia

Tarik Hamane

Executive Director , Advisor to the Chairman, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

Tariq Bin Hendi

Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Products & Advisory, Emirates NBD

Wayne Koonin

Group Finance Director, Omnia

Yann Pambou

Head of Africa, Principal Investments and Private Equity, Swiss Re

Yogesh Manek

Chairman, The Heritage Insurance Company

Zaahir Sulliman

Head of Energy and Commodities, Corporate & Institutional Banking Division , Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)

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