8 - 9 March 2022
Cape Town International Convention Centre

Platinum Sponsor

Absa

Platinum Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Platinum & ESG Sponsor

Nedbank CIB

Platinum & ESG Sponsor

Standard Bank

Gold Sponsor

Africa Finance Corporation

Gold Sponsor

Mashreqbank

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

Lunch Sponsor

MUFG

Silver Sponsor

Bank One

Silver Sponsor

Citi

Silver Sponsor

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Silver Sponsor

Mizuho

Bronze Sponsor

African Development Bank

Bronze Sponsor

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim)

Bronze Sponsor

African Trade Insurance Agency

Bronze Sponsor

ALCB Fund

Bronze Sponsor

Botswana Development Corporation (BDC)

Bronze Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Bronze Sponsor

KFW DEG

Bronze Sponsor

GCR Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

Proparco

Bronze Sponsor

S&P Global

Bronze Sponsor

TDB Group

Bronze Sponsor

UK Export Finance

Bronze Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Investor Partner

Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Supporting Partner

Africa Capital Digest

Supporting Partner

Africa Global Funds

Supporting Partner

African Business
72%
Of All African Issuers Attended in 2019
60+
Expert Speakers
48%
Public & Private Issuers & Borrowers

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2022

Introduction:

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we remain committed to supporting our clients across Africa and are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an in-person Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Conference at Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 8th & 9th March 2022.


Why Attend This Edition?

This will be the first industry gathering of the African financial markets since the onset of COVID-19. "The continent's only pan-African debt event" is your best opportunity to re-connect with friends, to start to rebuild business with key stakeholders and to discuss important market developments face-to-face.

The COVID-secure event will bring together hundreds of leading government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and feature over 60 expert speakers.

Use this unique high-level gathering of Africa's most senior capital markets stakeholders to reassert your position in the market; setup valuable face-to-face meetings; re-connect with your existing clients; build strong business relations with your prospects; and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for 2022/23.

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Day Two Feature: ESG & Capital Markets Africa

For it's 10th edition, Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa will feature ESG & Capital Markets Africa on day two (9th March 2022) - a unique opportunity for borrowers, investors, bankers and policy makers to share knowledge, debate and network in ESG. The African market recognises the need to better understand ESG principles, conduct cost/benefit analysis for green-priced products and incorporate sustainable thinking into governance and long-term business strategy. This day two feature will enable attendees to gain practical solutions to move their business forward in a more sustainable direction.


THE ONLY EVENT TO:

  • Bring public and private buyers and sellers together to conduct business and shape future financing strategies
  • Provide a bird’s eye view of the pan-African market for the local and international community
  • Share deal-driven content from Tier 1 regional and international market players

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING

  • Access Africa's most senior government, regulator, investor, banker and corporate decision-makers in-person and at one time
  • Setup valuable face-to-face meetings with participants
  • Gain exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the 60+ regional and international African credit markets leaders speaking on our panels and continue the conversation in our networking hall
  • Connect with an audience consisting of 48% public and private issuers and borrowers
  • 100+ investors
  • Over 72% of all African issuers attended in 2019
  • 84% of attendees are director-level or above
  • More than 36 countries will be represented

KEY TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED IN 2022

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa - KEY TOPICS (8th & 9th March 2022):

  1. Africa outlook 2022: which global, political, and economic factors are having the greatest impact on the continent’s growth trajectory?
  2. Portfolio growth vs. portfolio preservation: how have criteria and appetite for African investments changed post-pandemic?
  3. Balancing economic growth with fiscal responsibility: African sovereign debt outlook 2021/2022
  4. Moving the needle on restructuring: what changes need to be implemented to create a robust market?
  5. Can Sukuk offer African borrowers and issuers a route to diversifying funding and tapping new pools of capital?
  6. Corporate funding and risk: how has the approach to capital raising and risk management changed (during and) post-pandemic?
  7. Africa’s loan market under the microscope: unpacking supply, demand and the impact of COVID-19
  8. Building back better: how is Africa’s burgeoning infrastructure pipeline going to be funded?
  9. The rise of social infrastructure: how has the continent’s project pipeline evolved given the necessary “prioritisation” of healthcare?
  10. Private sector boom: to what extent is private vs. public capital helping to accelerate growth of these sectors?
ESG & Capital Markets Africa - KEY TOPICS (9th March 2022):
  1. Weighing up the options: a closer look at SDG-linked products, how they compare and what is next for this (growing) market
  2. Must-have or nice-to-have: how much emphasis are investors putting on E, S and G when investing in Africa?
  3. ESG reporting 101: unpacking the (hidden) complexities around ESG frameworks and reporting standards
  4. Green transition: how are hydrocarbon-rich economies and businesses incorporating ESG into their finances?

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2022 Agenda

Africa outlook 2022: Which global, political, and economic factors are having the greatest impact on the continent’s growth trajectory?

  • How has recent currency instability across Africa impacted regional and country-specific macroeconomic forecasting?
  • Which sectors are proving most resilient post-pandemic? Where is there potential for growth, and where is contraction?
  • What impact will the increase in interest rates in Nigeria have on the country’s debt profile? To what extent are measures being taken to support Nigerian growth?
  • Rising interest rates vs. Fed balance sheet contractions vs. fiscal expansion: what do changes to US monetary policy mean for African markets? How does this vary region-by-region?

Speaker

Dr Rita Babihuga-Nsanze

Dr Rita Babihuga-Nsanze

Dr Rita Babihuga-Nsanze

Chief Economist at Africa Finance Corporation

Africa Finance Corporation

Dr Rita Babihuga-Nsanze

AFC, an investment grade multilateral finance institution, was established in 2007 with an equity capital base of US$1.1 billion, to be the catalyst for private sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. With a current balance sheet of approximately US$6.1 billion, AFC is the second highest investment grade rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3/P2 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service. AFC successfully raised US$1,150 billion (US$650 million and US$500 million) in 2019, US$500 million in 2017 and US$750 million in 2015 through Eurobond issuances; out of its Board-approved US$5 Billion Global Medium-Term Note (MTN) Programme. All Eurobond issues were oversubscribed and attracted investors from Asia, Europe and the USA.

AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested over US$7.2billion in projects within 32 countries across Africa.

Portfolio growth vs. portfolio preservation: How have criteria and appetite for African investments changed post-pandemic?

  • Where does African credit fit within portfolios post-COVID19? Are current prices attracting investors back to the continent?
  • Growth or preservation: are Portfolio Managers looking to increase their exposure to Africa or hold their positions?
  • Which regions (and countries) have the most attractive levels of entry? To what extent has investor strategy and sentiment shifted post vs. pre-pandemic?
  • What impact has the US Treasury curve had on investors’ concerns around Africa’s fiscal position?
  • How has the reopening of the USD Eurobond market in Africa impacted international investor appetite for African credit and risk?
  • How much of a challenge is FX convertibility when investing in local markets? Where are investors seeing the best opportunities in local vs. hard currency?

Speakers

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Chief Investment Officer

BSI Fund

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Kojo Amoo-Gottfried

Chief Investment Officer at BSI Fund

Mr. Amoo-Gottfried is the Chief Investment Officer of Black Stars Investments, (BSI), an Emerging Markets focused hedge fund. He has also previously held Portfolio Manager positions at Enko Capital and FM Capital Partners where he successfully ran funds investing in Emerging Markets winning multiple awards. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LSE) and London Business School (LBS).

BSI Fund

Markus Bayer

Markus Bayer

Head of CEE & Africa Debt Capital Markets

MUFG

Markus Bayer

Markus Bayer

Head of CEE & Africa Debt Capital Markets at MUFG

MUFG

Markus Bayer

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with approximately 2,500 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has about 170,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

Please visit the website for more information - https://www.mufgemea.com/

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mufg

Twitter Page: @MUFGEMEA

Simon Howie

Simon Howie

Co-Head of South Africa & Africa Fixed Income

Ninety One

Simon Howie

Simon Howie

Co-Head of South Africa & Africa Fixed Income at Ninety One

Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and is responsible for the SA and Africa Credit team at Ninety One. He joined in 2005 when he was tasked with building its credit business and capabilities. Ninety One now holds a leading position in managing diverse institutional credit portfolios, including both the listed and unlisted markets. These strategies include the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a donor-funded debt strategy that supports sustainable infrastructure and the multi-vintage Ninety One Credit Opportunities range which targets private and illiquid credit in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Simon was previously with Investec Bank where he was responsible for debt origination (including corporate bonds, structured credit and securitisation) and was involved in the Southern African debt capital markets from its infancy in the late 1990s.

Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Natal, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nijenrode University in The Netherlands, and is a CFA® Charterholder.

Ninety One

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets

Mashreqbank

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Aditya Kotibhaskar

Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets at Mashreqbank

Aditya has responsibility for Mashreqbank’s debt capital markets activities. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Aditya has led and worked across origination and execution platforms at Trussbridge, ADIB, Nomura, Lehman Brothers, E&Y and Arthur Andersen. He worked in London, Dubai and Mumbai. He has bookrun deals in excess of several billions of dollars of landmark financings, across the conventional and Islamic space, for governments, supra-nationals, corporates and financial institutions worldwide.

Aditya is a ranking Chartered Accountant from India and has a MBA from London Business School.

Mashreqbank

Aditya Kotibhaskar

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Irina Sfeir

Irina Sfeir

Director, Debt Capital Markets

SMBC Nikko

Irina Sfeir

Irina Sfeir

Director, Debt Capital Markets at SMBC Nikko

Irina Sfeir is a Director in SMBC Nikko's DCM team, responsible for Turkish, Central Eastern European and CIS international bond issuances. Irina has a range of experience across industries and geographies having executed dozens of transactions across multiple currencies and capital structures. She has over 10 years’ experience in the financial sector, having previously worked at MUFG, Rothschild and HSBC prior to joining SMBC Nikko. Irina graduated from the London School of Economics with a BA in Government and Economics.

SMBC Nikko

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income

M&G Investments

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Fund Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income at M&G Investments

Gregory Smith is an Emerging Markets Fund Manager at M&G Investments. He is focused on emerging market sovereign debt, with a particular interest in the Middle East and Africa. He has a PhD in quantitative economics, plus expertise in finance and assessing political risk. Prior to joining M&G he was a senior economist and sovereign debt advisor at the World Bank. His research includes investing with an Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) lens, what future sovereign debt restructuring might look like, and he is author of the book ‘Where Credit is Due: How African Debt Can be a Benefit Not a Burden’.

M&G Investments

Balancing economic growth with fiscal responsibility: African sovereign debt outlook 2021/2022

  • Supporting GDP growth vs. deleveraging: how are governments striking a balance between borrowing to support economic growth and maintaining ratings by lowering fiscal deficits?
  • Unpacking African sovereigns’ Eurobond success stories: how were sovereigns able to access this market during and post-pandemic? To what extent was timing key?
  • Bonds vs. loans, hard vs. local currency: which markets and methods are sovereigns using to finance themselves? Is the trend of moving away from the loan market (and towards bonds) here to stay? Why?
  • How are sovereigns looking to restructure and/or refinance their existing debt obligations?
  • Understanding the G20 DSSI: to what extent are sovereigns willing (and able) to use this framework to support their fiscal responsibility?

Speakers

Carl Chirwa

Carl Chirwa

Head of International Banking

Bank One

Carl Chirwa

Carl Chirwa

Head of International Banking at Bank One

Carl is a seasoned Pan-African banking executive with a special focus on corporate banking, structured trade and commodity finance, project finance and financial advisory services. He has developed deep networks on the subcontinent through 20 years of proven track record of origination, structuring and executing of large ticket strategic transactions across a wide variety of sectors in over 26 African countries. A Fellow Chartered Accountant with a BSc in Applied Accounting, Carl was previously Head of Trade Finance at Citi for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Carl joined Bank One in September 2018.

Bank One

Carl Chirwa
Modupe Famakinwa

Modupe Famakinwa

Modupe Famakinwa

Head of Corporate Funding at Africa Finance Corporation

Modupe is a Capital Markets Professional 14years of work experience, a solid knowledge base and wide-ranging competence across capital markets, treasury and financial services.

Modupe is currently the Head of Funding, Treasury at Africa Finance Corporation, Africa's second highest rated multilateral financial institution. AFC, a Pan-African Corporation with an investment footprint of over $8 billion spanning 30 countries in Africa. She manages a $7billion liability book She develops and implements strategies around the liability generation process in order to fund asset growth and meet capital requirements while working to maintain liquidity, a healthy balance sheet and investor relations with private and institutional investors. She equally coordinates the Corporation's funding initiatives in global capital markets, identifies and explores new funding sources in alignment with the organization's strategic objectives and global best practices. She is responsible for portfolio management of liabilities and interfaces with both internal and external stakeholders among several other demands of her position.

Prior to her current position, she was an Associate Director at Standard Chartered Bank, UK within the Capital Markets subdivision, handling loan syndications across Europe and Africa. She has equally worked as a Senior Associate at Pricewaterhousecoopers, Nigeria.

Modupe holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). She is currently an EMBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Africa Finance Corporation

Modupe Famakinwa

AFC, an investment grade multilateral finance institution, was established in 2007 with an equity capital base of US$1.1 billion, to be the catalyst for private sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. With a current balance sheet of approximately US$6.1 billion, AFC is the second highest investment grade rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3/P2 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service. AFC successfully raised US$1,150 billion (US$650 million and US$500 million) in 2019, US$500 million in 2017 and US$750 million in 2015 through Eurobond issuances; out of its Board-approved US$5 Billion Global Medium-Term Note (MTN) Programme. All Eurobond issues were oversubscribed and attracted investors from Asia, Europe and the USA.

AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested over US$7.2billion in projects within 32 countries across Africa.

Zahabia Gupta

Zahabia Gupta

Associate Director Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings

S&P Global

Zahabia Gupta

Zahabia Gupta

Associate Director Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings at S&P Global

Zahabia Gupta is an Associate Director in the Sovereign Ratings team at S&P Global Ratings, covering several Middle East and Africa sovereigns.

Before joining S&P in 2017, Zahabia worked at Moody’s Investors Service Dubai for two years in the Sovereign Ratings Group. She has also worked at Zurich Insurance Group Singapore as an underwriter covering credit and political risk and started her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore.

Zahabia holds an MSc. in International Relations from London School of Economics, and a BSc. in Social Sciences from Singapore Management University.

S&P Global

Zahabia Gupta
Ahmed Kouchouk

Ahmed Kouchouk

Vice-Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional Reforms

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Ahmed Kouchouk

Ahmed Kouchouk

Vice-Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional Reforms at Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Ahmed Kouchouk was appointed Vice Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional reform in March 2016. Since then he has been playing a leading role in designing and implementing Egypt’s macroeconomic policies and reforms especially fiscal and debt policies. Mr. Kouchouk he served as the leading negotiator and focal point on behalf of the Government of Egypt with the IMF. Mr. Kouchouk in his capacity, supervises and oversees the work of various policy related units and departments at the Ministry of Finance including Macro Fiscal Unit, Debt Management unit, Public Private Partnership unit, Transparency and Citizen Engagement unit, Public Financial Management unit, and Institutional reform unit. Mr. Kouchouk leads and supervises several work streams at the Ministry of Finance including engagement with International institutions, Rating agencies, Investment Banks and portfolio investors. He also supervises and manage the process of setting and updating the Macro Fiscal Framework including setting fiscal & debt targets over the medium‐term, preparing the annual budget, monitoring budget implementation, managing fiscal risks, and overseeing debt strategy and related policies. Mr. Kouchouk serves as Egypt representative at the Asian International Infrastructure Bank Board (AIIB). In addition, he is the Ministry of Finance nominated focal coordinator with monetary authorities. He served as a Board Member at the Central Bank of Egypt from April 2016 to June 2018. He also leads Egypt’s inter‐ministerial task force managing annual economic dialogue with the EU. Mr. Kouchouk is currently a board member at the Arab African Investment Bank, Egypt National Academy for Training, and Egypt Air Holding Company. Mr. Kouchouk is a professional economist and policy advisor with more than 18 years of applied experience. He worked as a senior economist for the World Bank from June 2013 to March 2016. He worked as an Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Director of the Macro Fiscal Unit from 2012‐2013 and served as the Executive manager of the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit at the Ministry of Finance from 2007‐2008 and 2010‐2012. He also worked for Egypt Ministries of External Trade and Economy. Mr. Kouchouk earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010 and earned a master degree in economics from York University in the United Kingdom in 2002. He has a B.S, in Economics in 1999 from the American University in Cairo. Mr. Kouchouk is married to Amal El‐Sayed (Banker and executive coach). They have two kids Salma (13 years) and Omar (11 years).

Ministry of Finance, Egypt

Moving the needle on restructuring: What changes need to be implemented to create a robust market?

  • What are the key elements of undertaking a successful restructuring? Where should a company start?
  • What role are (and should) FIs be playing in helping a company restructure?
  • Taking the lead: who are the advisors willing and able to support and guide companies through the process?
  • What are the regulatory and legal challenges currently facing this market?
  • Could a streamlining of this market help to resolve South African SOE liquidity complications? If so, how and to what extent?

Speakers

Joe Delvaux

Joe Delvaux

Portfolio Manager, EM Distressed

Amundi Asset Management

Joe Delvaux

Joe Delvaux

Portfolio Manager, EM Distressed at Amundi Asset Management

Amundi Asset Management

Anthony Evens

Anthony Evens

Head of Special Asset Management

Absa

Anthony Evens

Anthony Evens

Head of Special Asset Management at Absa

Anthony Evens is the Head of Special Asset Management at Absa’s Corporate and Investment Banking division providing restructuring solutions for clients across the African Continent. After qualifying as a CA(SA) Anthony moved to London where he spent 7 years working in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategy for PwC and Barclays Capital. During this time, Anthony provided advice on deals across UK, Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia.

Anthony returned to South Africa in 2008, which coincided with the Global Financial Crisis causing some unique dislocation in the SA banking market and Anthony’s initiation into the distress sector. Since then, Anthony has worked on most major restructurings amassing experience across a broad range of sectors and geographies in the African context.

One of Anthony’s desires is to see the African distress market develop to its full potential for the advancement of our economies.

Absa

Anthony Evens

Absa Group Limited (‘Absa Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is the parent company of one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

Absa Group, through its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “The Group”), offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank Limited), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia, Nigeria, London and New York as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit: www.absa.africa

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Matthew Pirnie

Matthew Pirnie

Group Head of Ratings

GCR Ratings

Matthew Pirnie

Matthew Pirnie

Group Head of Ratings at GCR Ratings

Matthew is a multisector credit ratings expert, focusing on Africa. He is the GCR Group Head of Ratings, overseeing corporate, local and regional governments, financial institutions and insurance ratings. He is also the author and custodian of the GCR ratings framework.

Until 2018, he worked for nearly two decades at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (now S&P Global). At S&P, Matthew chaired the credit committees for emerging market ratings, which focused not only on African but also on Brazilian, Indian and Chinese credits, particularly banks and non-bank financial institutions.

Matthew holds a BA from the University of Manchester and an MSc from the University of Southampton.

GCR Ratings

Matthew Pirnie

GCR Ratings (GCR) is Africa’s leading rating agency, with a rating coverage in excess of 500 ratings in over 20 African countries. Through its network of local offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Mauritius, GCR has the largest rating team in Africa, which gives it unmatched on-the-ground presence, as well as easy access to market participants.

GCR traces its origins back to 1996 and has since established itself as the leading rating agency in Africa, accounting for the majority of all ratings accorded on the African continent. GCR is licensed as a rating agency in a number of markets, including Kenya with the Capital Markets Authority, Nigeria with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zimbabwe with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Mauritius with the Financial Services Commission. In South Africa, GCR is registered as a Credit Rating Services Provider by the Financial Services Conduct Authority and is recognised as an eligible External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) by the South African Reserve Bank.

Can Sukuk offer African borrowers and issuers a route to diversifying funding and tapping new pools of capital?

  • Understanding the rationale behind a sukuk issuance: what lessons can be learnt from previous successes? How much of a factor did “diversification of investor base” play in decisions to issue?
  • Are we seeing an increase in demand for Shariah compliant assets? If so, from who and why?
  • The rise of Islamic finance: which countries across Eastern and Southern Africa are showing potential for issuance?
  • What are the challenges of issuing a local currency sukuk?
  • What alternative Islamic finance structures are available? How do taxes, regulations and potential size compare?

Speaker

Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal

Director, Debt Capital Markets

Emirates NBD

Ritesh Agarwal

Ritesh Agarwal

Director, Debt Capital Markets at Emirates NBD

Ritesh is currently a Director in the Debt Capital Markets team of Emirates NBD Capital having joined team in September 2014. Previously, Ritesh worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mumbai office in the Capital Markets team where he helped numerous issuers raise both equity and debt. He has been involved in several landmark transactions across governments, financial institutions, blue chip and mid-cap corporates on their Islamic and conventional financing strategies and access to debt capital markets and has helped issuers raise over USD 50bn over the last few years

Ritesh has a BE in Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani (India) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India)

Emirates NBD

Ritesh Agarwal

Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.

The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Emirates NBD is also a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emirates-nbd

Corporate funding and risk: How has the approach to capital raising and risk management changed (during and) post-pandemic?

  • Local vs. international, bonds vs. loans: where are/have corporates raising long term capital? How much has the decision-making behind which market to target been impacted by changes in FX, rates, commodity prices and ratings across the continent?
  • Boosting local economies with local issuances: will we see a shift back to the international markets as we emerge from the pandemic, or are local market issuances here to stay? Do local markets provide sufficient (and sustainable) liquidity for corporates?
  • The price is right: how does pricing compare in the local vs. international markets?
  • How are corporates hedging themselves against FX and rate changes?
  • The move from loans to bonds: how do corporates view both markets post-pandemic? How are they incorporating one (or both) into their 2022 financing strategies?

Speakers

Adrian Bain

Adrian Bain

Director, EMEA Loans & Leverage Finance

Citi

Adrian Bain

Adrian Bain

Director, EMEA Loans & Leverage Finance at Citi

Adrian Bain is a Vice President in the EMEA Loans & Acquisition Finance team, part of Citi’s Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory division based in London

Adrian joined Citi in 2011 and has arranged a number of debt transactions for a broad base of clients across the EMEA region. Currently, Adrian’s particular focus is arranging transactions for Citi’s clients in Southern and East Africa

Citi

Adrian Bain
Deepen Jhina

Deepen Jhina

General Manager, Capital, Investment & Funding

MTN Group

Deepen Jhina

Deepen Jhina

General Manager, Capital, Investment & Funding at MTN Group

Deepen is the General Manager for Capital, Investment & Funding at MTN Group Limited, based in Johannesburg. MTN is a pure-play emerging markets mobile telecommunications operator at the forefront of technological and digital changes. MTN is active in over 20 countries, has in excess of 250 million active subscribers and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Deepen has been with MTN for 12 years across general management and finance roles. Prior to MTN, he worked with institutions such as Absa and EY in M&A and corporate finance roles. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

During his career, he has concluded a multitude of transactions in local and international debt and capital markets; some of which include syndicated loans, export credit backed financings, DFI financing, Eurobonds and preference share funding amongst others. His experience encompasses dealing with a variety of markets including more challenging jurisdictions in Africa and the Middle East. He has concluded transactions in Cote d’ Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Afghanistan to name a few.

MTN Group

Deepen Jhina
Nyiko Mageza

Nyiko Mageza

Nyiko Mageza

Treasury Manager at Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Corporate Finance

Seplat Energy

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus

Head of Corporate Finance at Seplat Energy

Mr. Marcus joined Seplat Energy in 2018 and is currently the GM, Commercial & Corporate Finance charged with managing commercial negotiations, corporate funding and treasury matters for Seplat Energy. Mr. Marcus has over 17 years’ experience in the financial sector, primarily focused on emerging markets with extensive experience in structuring energy transactions on the African continent. Prior to joining Seplat, he was an Executive Director in the Energy and Natural Resources Group at Standard Chartered Bank.”

Seplat Energy

William Mills

William Mills

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets

Mizuho

William Mills

William Mills

Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets at Mizuho

Mizuho

William Mills
Lwandile Nene

Lwandile Nene

Senior Transactor – Debt Capital Markets

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Lwandile Nene

Lwandile Nene

Senior Transactor – Debt Capital Markets at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Lwandi is a Senior Transactor in RMB’s Debt Capital Markets business, focussing on hard-currency transactions across the African continent. He has led numerous deals across the Corporate, Financial Institution and Sovereign space, including multiple award-winning debt raisings.

With nearly a decade of investment banking experience under his belt, Lwandi has executed several industry leading deals, having worked in both the local and international markets, assisting some of Africa’s Blue-Chip issuers to access private and public capital markets over the years.

Lwandi has spent the better part of the last two years on secondment in RMB’s London office, working in the International DCM Team.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg as well as a Bachelor Commerce in Business Finance and Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Lwandile Nene

RMB at a glance

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by seeking solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. We call ourselves Solutionist Thinkers who deliver on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric approach and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart from our competitors. The emerging and necessary focus on ESG as a tool for capital allocation will lead to more effective and efficient capital markets when principles are adopted by stakeholders. RMB continues to embed ESG principles into our frameworks so that we can deliver relevant solutions that are valued by our clients in the markets in which we operate.

As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly-owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including representative offices and branches in the UK, India and China.

For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

Africa’s loan market under the microscope: unpacking supply, demand and the impact of COVID-19

  • What impact has the pandemic had on banks’ distribution strategies? To what extent have their credit criteria changed post vs. pre-pandemic?
  • Decreased borrower demand or increased bank caution: what are banks doing to address the imbalance of supply and demand in the loan market? How are they promoting confidence amongst clients?
  • What alternative structures are banks now offering?
  • How has the relationship and interaction between local, regional and international bank loan teams shifted post-pandemic? Has the retrenchment of international lenders opened the door for local and regional players to take the lead?
  • Understanding the impact of LIBOR transition: how should banks be preparing themselves?

Speakers

Narisa Balgobind

Narisa Balgobind

Head of Africa Debt

Absa

Narisa Balgobind

Narisa Balgobind

Head of Africa Debt at Absa

Absa

Narisa Balgobind

Absa Group Limited (‘Absa Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is the parent company of one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

Absa Group, through its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “The Group”), offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank Limited), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia, Nigeria, London and New York as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit: www.absa.africa

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer

Director - Financial Institutions Africa

KFW DEG

Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer

Director - Financial Institutions Africa at KFW DEG

Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in international finance ranging from project finance to private equity. During this period, he has been involved in more than 150 finance transactions on the African continent alone.

In 2000 Michael joint DEG - German Investment and Development Company as Vice President New Business Africa. In this position he was responsible for DEG's new business in predominantly East Africa. In addition, he was DEG's key account manager for the company's telecom projects. Before joining DEG in Germany, Michael worked for over 8 years at Dresdner Bank Group in Germany and Southern Africa, predominantly in credit and corporate banking.

Between 2004 and 2018, Michael has been heading DEG’s regional Office in South Africa in Johannesburg. Since May 2018, he has been the Director of the Department Financial Institutions Africa which has branches in Cologne, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos and Abidjan.

Michael holds an engineering and business administration degree from Karlsruhe Technical University, Germany. Over the years he has hold various directorships of African companies and advisory board seats of various private equity funds. Michael is currently a director of Global Credit Ratings and Beefmaster (Pty) Ltd.

KFW DEG

Michael Fischer

DEG: More than finance

For almost 60 years DEG has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. We provide our customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs. They can thus develop successfully and sustainably, while generating local added value and creating qualified jobs. With our portfolio of around EUR 9 billion in over 80 countries we’re one of the world’s largest private-sector development financiers.

www.deginvest.de/en

Helen Mtshali

Helen Mtshali

Co-Head, Loan Syndications

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Helen Mtshali

Helen Mtshali

Co-Head, Loan Syndications at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Helen Mtshali

RMB at a glance

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by seeking solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. We call ourselves Solutionist Thinkers who deliver on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric approach and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart from our competitors. The emerging and necessary focus on ESG as a tool for capital allocation will lead to more effective and efficient capital markets when principles are adopted by stakeholders. RMB continues to embed ESG principles into our frameworks so that we can deliver relevant solutions that are valued by our clients in the markets in which we operate.

As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly-owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including representative offices and branches in the UK, India and China.

For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

Benjamin Mugisha

Benjamin Mugisha

Benjamin Mugisha

Chief Underwriting Officer at African Trade Insurance Agency

African Trade Insurance Agency

Benjamin Mugisha

ATI was founded in 2001 by African States to cover the trade and investment risks of companies doing business in Africa. ATI predominantly provides Political Risk, Credit Insurance and, Surety Insurance. In 2019, ATI closed the year with exposures of USD6.4 billion and continued to post record results for the eighth consecutive year with 132% growth on the net profit over 2018 owing to strong demand for ATI’s insurance solutions from the international financial sector and from African governments. Since inception, ATI has supported USD62 billion worth of investments and trade into Africa. For over a decade, ATI has maintained an ‘A/Stable’ rating for Financial Strength and Counterparty Credit by Standard & Poor’s, and in 2019, ATI obtained an A3/Stable rating from Moody’s.

James Pearson

James Pearson

Executive Vice President, Global Head of FI & NBFI

Mashreqbank

James Pearson

James Pearson

Executive Vice President, Global Head of FI & NBFI at Mashreqbank

James Pearson is the Global Head of Financial Institutions at Mashreq Bank, which includes coverage of clients in the Banks, Central Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions segments. The Financial Institutions business is an integral part of Mashreq Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group.

In his role at Mashreq, James is responsible for devising and implementing the overall business strategy for the Financial Institutions segment working closely with Head of CIBG to deliver a broader range of products to the Bank’s clients while driving other growth initiatives.

James possesses over 30 years’ experience in corporate and investment banking and has worked extensively with banks, insurers, investors and intermediaries. Before joining Mashreq, he worked with Nomura where he served as Head of Financial Institutions, Asia (ex-Japan). Prior to Nomura, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore for seven years, where he was the Global Head of Financial Institutions Industry Coverage and Global Head of Insurance Clients.

In addition, James has worked with various other organizations including ABN AMRO / RBS and Morgan Stanley where he held several leadership positions covering the Asia-Pacific markets including roles leading the Financial Institutions sector and Investment Banking business.

James is a UK Chartered Accountant, and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Nottingham University.

Mashreqbank

James Pearson

One of the UAE’s best performing banks for five decades, Mashreq is a leading financial institution with an expanding footprint across the Middle East. We have international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and a strong presence in the financial capitals of the world.

As the oldest bank in the UAE, our journey can be traced back to humble beginnings in 1967, followed by periods of rapid growth and strategic expansion. Throughout our history, Mashreq has differentiated itself by pioneering new-to-market concepts and launching unique products and services.

Our innovative approach sets us truly apart, it also continues to win us numerous awards and accolades across all fields including digital banking, the most recent were: Middle East Best Digital Bank by Euromoney Regional Awards for Excellence, the Most Innovative Consumer/Corporate Digital Bank in the UAE and Best Bank in the UAE by World's Best Bank Awards by Global Finance, Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East by EMEA Finance and many others.

LinkedIn URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mashreq-corporate-and-investment-banking-group

Eric Zimny

Eric Zimny

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Origination, Loan Capital Markets, EMEA

SMBC

Eric Zimny

Eric Zimny

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Origination, Loan Capital Markets, EMEA at SMBC

With over 25 years of Loan and Debt Capital Market experience, Eric is a Managing Director and Head of CEEMEA Origination, Loan Capital Markets, at SMBCE responsible for the origination and structuring of loans for corporates and financial institutions across the full regional and borrower spectrum. Before joining SMBC in 2011, he was employed at Commerzbank New York, Frankfurt and London, where he held various head positions including loans and bonds origination. Eric is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked as such in Germany and the US. Eric is also a member of a group of authors that triennially publish a practical textbook on syndicated lending for borrowers, banking professionals, lawyers and auditors in German language

SMBC

Eric Zimny

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

Building back better: How is Africa’s burgeoning infrastructure pipeline going to be funded?

  • To what extent are local banks, DFIs, multilaterals and ECAs taking the lead in the financing of African infrastructure vs. international banks? Who can provide long-term financing and on what terms?
  • How much risk are banks willing and able to take on when it comes to these projects?
  • DFIs, multilaterals and ECAs in the driving seat: a closer look at the alternative financing structures on offer
  • The introduction of private debt and credit funds: to what extent will their role increase? What pricing, tenor and terms are they able to offer?
  • Joining forces: could the opening up of the PPP market across Africa be the key to moving the continent’s critical infrastructure pipeline forward? What regulations and frameworks needs to be improved in order for this market to flourish?
  • How much of a factor is funding projects in an “environmentally sustainable way” having on delivery and progress?

Speakers

Abraham Byanyima

Abraham Byanyima

Executive, Treasury

TDB Group

Abraham Byanyima

Abraham Byanyima

Executive, Treasury at TDB Group

  • Mr. Byanyima is the Executive for Treasury at TDB ( East and Southern African Trade and Development Bank). He has over 20 years of diverse and progressive experience in emerging and global markets gained from working for global banks and Africa based Financial Institutions. His expertise includes Treasury Risk Management, Debt Capital Markets and Development Finance.
  • Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Byanyima worked as a Vice President of Bank of New York Mellon (NY) Global Markets and as Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank, Stamford CT.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University and an MBA from Fordham University. Has undertaken various management courses including a Senior Executive Management course at Harvard Business School.

TDB Group

Abraham Byanyima
Michele Dee

Michele Dee

Michele Dee

Regional Head at UK Export Finance

Michèle is Regional Head at UK Export Finance where she leads the International business development of the department in Europe, Africa and South Asia. She joined UKEF in 2017 as Head of the Renewables and High-Tech branch before moving to her current position in 2019. Before joining UKEF, Michèle spent two years as a Corporate Finance Advisor for the Business Energy and Infrastructure Department (BEIS). Her role at BEIS led her to advise the International Climate Fund in their investment strategy as well as to provide advice to the Department with regards to the UK renewable energy markets. Prior to joining the civil service, Michèle had pursued a career in banking where she held project financier positions in CA-CIB, Lloyds and Barclays. This gave her the opportunity to finance landmark projects in various sectors including energy and economic infrastructure.

UK Export Finance

Michele Dee

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency. We support UK exporters, international project sponsors and buyers of UK goods and services. We also work with banks to provide flexible, innovative, and competitive financing solutions.

In 2020/21, we provided £12.3bn in support for UK exports to 77 countries and increased our capacity to support exports to over 100 foreign markets. UKEF can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

UKEF is delighted to have been voted ‘best export credit agency’ by Global Trade Review for 2020. This is a recognition of our innovative approach to supporting exporters, comprehensive product offering and substantial appetite to take on new business.

UKEF have an international network of export finance representatives in key markets around the world: Brazil, China, Columbia, East Africa, India, Indonesia, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Turkey and West Africa, with responsibility for developing commercial ties and matching UK businesses to local projects. This is alongside our network of Export Finance Managers based regionally across the UK, who are local points of contact for exporters and businesses with export potential.

To find out more on how UK Export Finance can support you, visits: www.great.gov.uk/get-finance/

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Siby Diabira

Siby Diabira

Regional Head, Southern Africa & Indian Ocean

Proparco

Siby Diabira

Siby Diabira

Regional Head, Southern Africa & Indian Ocean at Proparco

Mrs. Siby Diabira serves as Regional Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean based in Johannesburg at PROPARCO. Mrs. DIABIRA previously worked with PROPARCO in Paris as a Senior Investment Officer within the Private Equity Division handling various equity transactions across various regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Before Joining PROPARCO, Mrs. Diabira worked for 8 years at BNP PARIBAS dealing with Structured Finance (Buy-out, Capita expansion) and Credit Analysis in France. She started her career as Auditor with PWC. Mrs Diabira holds a Master s Degree in Financing Engineering from Sorbonne University and a Certificate of Business management from University California of San Diego.

Proparco

Siby Diabira

About Proparco

Proparco is the private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD Group). It has been promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental development for over 40 years. Proparco provides funding and support to both businesses and financial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East. Its action focuses on the key development sectors: infrastructure, mainly for renewable energies, agribusiness, financial institutions, health and education.

Its operations aim to strengthen the contribution of private players to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community in 2015. To this end, Proparco finances companies, whose activity contributes to creating jobs and decent incomes, providing essential goods and services and combating climate change.

For a World in Common.

For further information: www.proparco.fr/en and @Proparco

James Doree

James Doree

James Doree

Managing Director at Lion's Head Global Partners

James Doree joined Lion’s Head in 2011, and has worked with the founding Partners to build investment banking and asset management activities across Africa and Frontier Markets. He now leads Corporate and Investment Banking, covering sectors such as power, infrastructure, affordable housing, industry and financial inclusion. As part of Lion’s Head’s work in African capital markets, James has responsibility for managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com), which helps companies issue debt in their domestic capital markets for the first time.

In addition to his work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, James has advised European utilities, governments and regulators on corporate and regulatory finance issues, covering energy, rail and postal sectors. James was previously a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and, prior to that, worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Nairobi.He has a Masters in Development Economics and a first class MA in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.

Lion's Head Global Partners

Samuel Mugoya

Samuel Mugoya

Director, Syndications & Client Solutions

African Development Bank

Samuel Mugoya

Samuel Mugoya

Director, Syndications & Client Solutions at African Development Bank

African Development Bank

Samuel Mugoya
Ope Onibokun

Ope Onibokun

Head of Project Finance

Arise

Ope Onibokun

Ope Onibokun

Head of Project Finance at Arise

Ope is the Head of Project Finance for Arise where he focuses on raising and structuring financing for various infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Arise, Ope was an Infrastructure Investment Specialist lead at Investec Asset Management (IAM) and was part of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) investment team, a US$1 billion debt fund managed by IAM where he successfully participated in financing valued at over US$2 billion in the power, transportation, logistics and telecom sectors.

Earlier in his career, Ope was an Assistant Vice President at Citigroup’s Project and Infrastructure Finance group, providing financial advisory and arranging debt facilities for project finance transactions in the power, oil & gas and infrastructure sectors for clients in Asia and Europe.

Ope enjoys volunteering his time at various non-profit organizations to include AFFORD UK and has published several articles on impact investments in Africa. His hobbies include hiking and running.

Ope holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Management Information System from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and Master of Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Arise

Timothy Ononiwu

Timothy Ononiwu

Chief Financial Officer

Axxela

Timothy Ononiwu

Timothy Ononiwu

Chief Financial Officer at Axxela

Timothy is an accomplished finance executive with extensive experience spanning Project Financing, Financial Advisory, Capital Raising, Business Development and Project Management across the energy, environmental and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Axxela in 2018, he held senior management positions in various financial and non-financial institutions including Executive Director and Head of Thermal Power and Oil & Gas, Project Finance North America at BBVA Securities, Co-Head of Energy and Industrials at Fitch Ratings (NY), Director and Head of Thermal/Oil & Gas at Dexia. His transactions have won ‘Deal of the Year’ awards from Project Finance International and Euromoney publications, both industry-leading magazines.

Timothy has an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Columbia University Business School.

Axxela

The rise of social infrastructure: How has the continent’s project pipeline evolved given the necessary “prioritisation” of healthcare and affordable housing?

  • Region-by-region, sector-by-sector: Which projects are taking priority in the midst of COVID-19, and which are being put on the back-burner?
  • To what extent are developers and off-takers able to push forward with “traditional” project pipelines (power, road etc.)? How have these timelines changed, if at all?
  • Healthcare infrastructure vs. healthcare capabilities: How does funding from private capital vs. multilaterals, ECAs and DFIs vary across these two areas?
  • Unpacking affordable housing in Africa: What does the pipeline look like, who is investing, and how are these projects being financed?

Speakers

Jason Lightfoot

Jason Lightfoot

Jason Lightfoot

Portfolio Manager at Futuregrowth Asset Management

Jason is the Portfolio Manager of the flagship Futuregrowth Infrastructure & Development Bond Fund, as well as, the Yield Enhanced ALBI benchmarked range of portfolios. In addition, he plays a mentoring role within the Credit team and is involved in various aspects of risk assessment within the investment process.

Jason joined Futuregrowth in February 2001 from a unit trust retail background, heading up the Client Reporting team and then joined the Fixed Interest Investment team in February 2004.

Futuregrowth Asset Management

Christopher Marks

Christopher Marks

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, EMEA

MUFG

Christopher Marks

Christopher Marks

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, EMEA at MUFG

MUFG

Christopher Marks

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with approximately 2,500 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has about 170,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

Please visit the website for more information - https://www.mufgemea.com/

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mufg

Twitter Page: @MUFGEMEA

Unpacking secondary market liquidity: Opportunities, challenges and next steps

  • In what way has the South Africa secondary credit market improved? What extra measures (structural or otherwise) need to be taken to further increase liquidity?
  • What role are electronic trading platforms playing to improve liquidity? How much take-up have they seen from the market, and how do they envisage the journey playing out over the coming 12-24 months?
  • How much value do corporates place on secondary market liquidity? To what extent does it impact their funding strategies?

Speakers

Zine Misani

Zine Misani

Senior Trade, Structured Trading

Absa

Zine Misani

Zine Misani

Senior Trade, Structured Trading at Absa

Absa

Zine Misani

Absa Group Limited (‘Absa Group’) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is the parent company of one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

Absa Group, through its worldwide affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “The Group”), offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.

The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank Limited), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia, Nigeria, London and New York as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit: www.absa.africa

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Ian Norden

Ian Norden

Executive Director & head of Funding Solutions

Addendum Financial Technologies

Ian Norden

Ian Norden

Executive Director & head of Funding Solutions at Addendum Financial Technologies

Executive Director, Ian, joined Addendum to found the Funding Solutions division in 2017. The division’s first platform, Debt Solutions, provides corporate debt issuers with an efficient, cost effective and direct connection into the capital markets and has helped companies issue over R15bn billion worth of debt in this way. More recently, the new Addendum Marketplace platform has been launched to help debt capital markets participants interact with similar ease and efficiency in the secondary market.

Ian began his career as a healthcare actuarial consultant before moving into investment banking. Prior to joining Addendum, he spent almost 10 years at Macquarie Bank where he was responsible for the structured finance desk. Ian has significant experience across a range of client solutions including structured lending, preference share funding, BEE funding and structured derivatives. Ian’s combination of technical skills and market experience leaves him well equipped to distil seemingly complicated client needs into simple and cost-effective solutions.

Ian received a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Finance from INSEAD Business School and is a qualified actuary.

Addendum Financial Technologies

Weighing up the options: A closer look at SDG-linked products, how they compare and what is next for this (growing) market

  • How are prospective issuers approaching the green bond market? What are their motives for doing so?
  • How does green vs. vanilla bond pricing stack-up?
  • Has Benin’s SDG-linked bond set the benchmark and starting point for increased sovereign activity in this area? What needs to be done to promote increased issuances?
  • To what extent do ESG-linked loans provide pricing benefits vs. green bonds?

Speakers

Nigel Beck

Nigel Beck

Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nigel Beck

Nigel Beck

Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nigel leads RMB’s Sustainable Finance and ESG Advisory business. He has pioneered the development of sustainable finance on the African continent, executing several innovative and award-winning products.

He is the longest standing Chair of the Equator Principles steering committee, lead at the International Chamber of Commerce (Sustainable Trade Finance) and member of the Impact Investing National Task Force.

He holds a number of qualifications including a MSc & DIC (Environmental Technology) from Imperial College, University of London and an MBA from Wits Business School.

Previously, he was the Global Managing Director of Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory at Standard Bank.

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nigel Beck

RMB at a glance

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by seeking solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. We call ourselves Solutionist Thinkers who deliver on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric approach and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart from our competitors. The emerging and necessary focus on ESG as a tool for capital allocation will lead to more effective and efficient capital markets when principles are adopted by stakeholders. RMB continues to embed ESG principles into our frameworks so that we can deliver relevant solutions that are valued by our clients in the markets in which we operate.

As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly-owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including representative offices and branches in the UK, India and China.

For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

Banji Fehintola

Banji Fehintola

Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions

Africa Finance Corporation

Banji Fehintola

Banji Fehintola

Senior Director, Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions at Africa Finance Corporation

Banji is Senior Director and Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). He is responsible for managing the Corporation’s balance sheet with total assets of about US$4.5 billion and leading the implementation of its annual funding program in the international loan and debt capital markets. Banji joined AFC in January 2008 and as the pioneer Treasurer of the Corporation, he was instrumental in setting up the Corporation’s treasury function and leading AFC to becoming one of the leading African credits in the international loan and debt capital markets.

He has led several landmark borrowing transactions that AFC has executed since its inception. He manages AFC’s relationship with its rating agencies, bankers and asset managers. AFC in one of the highest investment grade rated entities in Africa with a credit rating of A3 (Stable Outlook) from Moody’s. Prior to joining AFC, Banji worked with the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities team of Citibank Nigeria and the Tax and Business Advisory Division of former Arthur Andersen. He is a Chartered Accountant, with a first degree in Economics and a Masters degree in International Finance. He is also a CFA Charter holder.

Africa Finance Corporation

Banji Fehintola

AFC, an investment grade multilateral finance institution, was established in 2007 with an equity capital base of US$1.1 billion, to be the catalyst for private sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. With a current balance sheet of approximately US$6.1 billion, AFC is the second highest investment grade rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3/P2 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service. AFC successfully raised US$1,150 billion (US$650 million and US$500 million) in 2019, US$500 million in 2017 and US$750 million in 2015 through Eurobond issuances; out of its Board-approved US$5 Billion Global Medium-Term Note (MTN) Programme. All Eurobond issues were oversubscribed and attracted investors from Asia, Europe and the USA.

AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested over US$7.2billion in projects within 32 countries across Africa.

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Deputy CIO, Emerging Markets Debt

Allianz Global Investors

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Deputy CIO, Emerging Markets Debt at Allianz Global Investors

Giulia Pellegrini is Deputy CIO for Emerging Markets Debt at Allianz Global Investors, where she focuses on EM sovereign debt strategies and ESG investing. Prior to joining AllianzGI in 2020, she was Head of Sustainable EM Fixed Income Investing at BlackRock since 2015. Ms Pellegrini was previously Chief Economist for Sub-Saharan Africa in J.P. Morgan’s Emerging Market Research team in London and in Johannesburg and an Economist at the World Bank in the Africa Finance and Private Sector Development Department in Washington D.C. She started her career as an Economist in the Policy & Strategy Division of the Debt Management Office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja. Giulia holds master degrees in Development Economics and in Econometrics from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and from Birkbeck College as well as a BSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London.

Allianz Global Investors

Arvana Singh

Arvana Singh

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions

Nedbank

Arvana Singh

Arvana Singh

Head: Sustainable Finance Solutions at Nedbank

Arvana leads Sustainable Finance Solutions at Nedbank CIB and holds extensive investment banking and sustainable finance experience having arranged over R 8,5bn equivalent of green bonds and climate loans over the last three years thereby placing Nedbank at the forefront of this space. Arvana formulated a market leading sustainability issuance framework for Nedbank and structured its inaugural green renewable energy bonds and subsequent Tier 2 green capital instruments. The green renewable energy bond instruments were endorsed by international and global investors and achieved the African Banker Energy Deal of the Year Award and the Impact Initiative of the Year Award for Africa from Environmental Finance. The Tier 2 Green Bond deal resulted in Nedbank being named as the Best Sustainable Finance Bank in Africa by Euromoney in 2021.

Arvana is also developing ESG themed loan financings with clients across sectors and holds a vast knowledge on sustainable finance and E, S and G principles and frameworks. She has completed the University of Cambridge Sustainability Practitioners course, is a CFA Charterholder and serves as a contributor to various sustainable finance industry initiatives.

Nedbank

Arvana Singh

Must-have or nice-to-have: How much emphasis are investors putting on E, S and G when investing in Africa?

  • What are investors looking for when it comes to green asset classes? What boxes needed to be ticked?
  • How do investors balance E vs. S vs. G when talking about sustainability?
  • To what extent do investors put emphasis on “use of proceeds” vs. “green instruments” when looking at ESG-related transactions?

Speakers

Phil Davis

Phil Davis

Phil Davis

Director of ESG at Helios Investment Partners

Phil joined Helios Investment Partners in August 2020 to take responsibility for Helios’ ESG activities across the investment lifecycle. He has 15 years of relevant professional experience, working in over 25 countries around the world. He was previously Head of Sustainability for EMEA at The Carlyle Group and prior to that, he was an Assistant Director in the Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting team at PwC. Mr Davis holds a BSc in Environmental Management from the University of Birmingham and safety management certification from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Helios Investment Partners

Wayne Frank

Wayne Frank

Principal: Distribution

Nedbank

Wayne Frank

Wayne Frank

Principal: Distribution at Nedbank

Wayne has 18 years of banking experience across a wide area of roles. Wayne performed numerous roles in the Leveraged Finance bank debt market while living in London (8 years) and since being back in South Africa for the last 10 years placing corporate bonds and loans with institutional investors and other banks while working in the Distribution and Syndication team at Nedbank CIB. Increasingly Wayne has been involved in the structuring and placement of impact bonds and loans which has seen increased interest from the investor community in South Africa. Was involved in the structuring and placement of Nedbank’s Sustainability linked Green bonds in 2019 which became the first green bonds to be listed by a bank on the green segment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In August 2020 that deal was awarded Energy Deal of the year 2020 by the African banker magazine.

Nedbank

Wayne Frank
Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Investment Analyst at Futuregrowth Asset Management

Melissa joined Futuregrowth Asset Management in 2015, initially managing the Specialist Investment Administration team before joining the Investment team as an investment analyst in 2017. Her responsibilities include deal origination, investment analysis, deal negotiation and structuring in the unlisted credit market. Prior to joining Futuregrowth, Melissa completed her articles at PwC in Cape Town followed by an eight month secondment at PwC in the US.

Futuregrowth Asset Management

Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok Parameswaran

Founder & President at Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Ashok Parameswaran is the President and Founder of the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. He has over 20 years of experience relating to emerging markets, mostly as an emerging market sovereign debt analyst. During his career, he has worked at asset managers including Invesco, AIG Investments, and Fidelity Management and Research. Ashok was part of an Invesco team that performed in the top third of Bloomberg-listed emerging market peers for 4 out of 5 years.

Ashok also has significant experience in international economics and development. At the US Treasury Department, he advised the US Treasury Secretaries Paul O’Neill and John Snow on economic policy towards South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. During this time, he served as Treasury’s Coordinator for Afghan Reconstruction. Ashok helped to start the India Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he worked with CSIS Executive Vice President Doug Johnston, US Ambassador to India William Clark, and Congressman Stephen Solarz, former Chair of the House Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific Affairs.

Ashok has served on the Board of the microfinance non-profit United Prosperity and on the Junior Board of Seeds of Peace. Ashok holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

Ashok Parameswaran
Tommaso Ponsele

Tommaso Ponsele

Managing Director, Co-Head: CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets

Citi

Tommaso Ponsele

Tommaso Ponsele

Managing Director, Co-Head: CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets at Citi

Tommaso leads Citi’s DCM business for the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region (CEEMEA) and is a member of Citi’s DCM senior management team.

In this capacity Tommaso leads one of the industry’s top EM bond franchises: a team that structures and executes between 150-200 bond and private placements every year, raising in excess of US$125bn in debt capital financing for corporate, FI and sovereign borrowers from the region in 2021 alone.

Prior to his appointment in June 2021, Tommaso was responsible for Citi’s debt business in Turkey, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel – having previously focused on Russia/CEE and the Middle Eastern region.

Over the past 15+ years Tommaso has advised a broad range of corporates, financial institution and sovereigns borrowers in both the HY and IG markets in the implementation of their regular debt financing strategy, as well as for bespoke liability management and acquisition & project financing activity.

Citi

Tommaso Ponsele

ESG reporting 101: Unpacking the (hidden) complexities around ESG frameworks and reporting standards

  • What are the first steps that a company should take when embarking on their ESG journey? What are the most important aspects of existing frameworks that should be followed and/or noted?
  • What can be learnt from previous successes (and obstacles) of African corporates who have implemented ESG into their business models?
  • Following the crowd vs. paving your own way: Should Africa be looking towards “global” standards to improve ESG frameworks and reporting, or should the continent be looking towards forging its own standards to match its own rate of growth?

Speakers

Ashleigh Sparrow

Ashleigh Sparrow

Analyst, Sustainable Finance Solutions

Nedbank CIB

Ashleigh Sparrow

Ashleigh Sparrow

Analyst, Sustainable Finance Solutions at Nedbank CIB

Ashleigh holds a Bachelor of Accounting and a Bachelor of Law (BAccLLB) from Stellenbosch University and has completed Level I of the CFA programme. Ashleigh started on the Nedbank CIB Graduate Programme in 2019 and spent two years in the Aircraft Finance team gaining experience in asset based financing and distressed debt. In 2021 she joined the Sustainable Finance Solutions team where she has gained a good grounding and understanding of sustainable finance frameworks and best practice trends and has been assisting in structuring sustainability linked products and frameworks for borrowers.

Nedbank CIB

Ashleigh Sparrow

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)

Nedbank CIB is the wholesale banking arm of Johannesburg-based Nedbank Group, with large operational centres in Durban and Cape Town.

The business covers the full spectrum of leading corporate and investment banking solutions through innovative transactional, funding and investment banking options, which are characterised by fresh thinking. The scope of investment banking stretches from debt advisory and long-term project financing to equity trading and investment, as well as research.

Banking is changing significantly - change that is largely driven by disruptive technology, platforms and new players entering the market. That change has prompted us to see the world and money differently with two goals in mind; one is to continue to deliver impactful solutions for the enduring success of our clients, and the second is to positively impact the fabric of corporations and nations. Some of our bold investments are in the technology industry, thereby enabling us to introduce clients to disruptive innovation. We experiment and distribute the innovation to improve not only our own growth, but importantly improve efficiencies within our clients’ businesses.

Nedbank has a presence across Africa, comprising more than 2 000 branches in 39 countries, as well as in selected key global financial centres.

Natalie van der Bijl

Natalie van der Bijl

Integrated Reporting & Sustainability Officer

Growthpoint Properties

Natalie van der Bijl

Natalie van der Bijl

Integrated Reporting & Sustainability Officer at Growthpoint Properties

Natalie has been active in the sustainability arena for over 16 years with experience in the property, pharmaceutical and financial sectors.  She has been with Growthpoint for eight years, where she has been responsible for driving ESG within the business.  One of her key milestones was elevating the knowledge of ESG at various levels of the organisation from operational level to board committees. This has included projects on social impact, climate risk as well as conceptualising and preparing Growthpoint’s ESG Report.  Due to her sustainability knowledge coupled with her understanding of the innerworkings of corporates across various sectors, Natalie is familiar with the challenges that can arise when undertaking integrated & sustainability reporting.  Natalie has a Certificate in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Wits Business School.

Growthpoint Properties

Natalie van der Bijl

Green transition: How are hydrocarbon-rich economies and businesses incorporating ESG into their finances?

  • How can sovereigns and corporates access transition finance? What criteria are the banks looking for? What alternative sources of capital are available?
  • How achievable is Net Zero by 2050? Is there regional variation on how the transition is being supported across Africa?
  • How are corporates defining and creating an ESG policy? What tools are available for measuring ESG compliance?
  • How does sustainable loan financing impact critical areas like oil and gas? What alternative support is available to encourage countries not to use their natural resources?

Speaker

Mpati Makoa

Mpati Makoa

Environmental Manager

SANRAL

Mpati Makoa

Mpati Makoa

Environmental Manager at SANRAL

Mpati is an Environmental Scientist/Engineer with a Masters degree and over 20 years of experience spanning government and the private sector. Mpati’s experience includes her current responsibility as the Environmental Manager at the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)’s, where she provides direction for SANRAL’s environmental sustainability programme; develops and implements relevant policy; ensures compliance with environmental laws; conducts environmental awareness training; drives research on topics such as alien and invasive vegetation, etc. Her role also includes input to SANRAL’s Integrated Report, preparing reports to regulators, local and international banks/lenders, and other stakeholders, and ‘greenfluencing’ others such as consultants, and construction and maintenance teams to ensure conformance to SANRAL’s Sustainability Framework.

Mpati has previous experience from a coal-fired power station, where she was responsible for environmental management and community liaison. She championed cleaner production and resource efficiency measures, including the station’s Asbestos Reduction Programme; Air Emission Reduction Plan and Ash Recycling Programme which led to development of new businesses in brickmaking and cement manufacturing. She also played a major role in the power station’s Social Responsibility initiatives as a committee member.

SANRAL


COMPANIES THAT PARTICIPATE

  • 27 Four Investment Managers
  • 9Mobile
  • ABC Capital
  • ABCO Bourse
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • ABInBev
  • Absa
  • Access Bank
  • Acorn Holdings Africa
  • Actis
  • Addendum Funding Solutions
  • AEE Power Ventures
  • AELEX
  • Afena Capital
  • AFGRI
  • Africa Capital Digest
  • Africa Centre for Islamic Economic Development
  • Africa Finance Corporation
  • Africa Rising Capital
  • Africa Specialty Risks Ltd
  • Africa Trade Finance
  • African Agri Council
  • African Development Bank
  • African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • African Guarantee Fund
  • African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • African Life Financial Services (Z) Ltd
  • African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association - AVCA
  • African Reinsurance Corp
  • African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd
  • African Trade Insurance Agency
  • AfricInvest
  • AgriProtein
  • AIICO Capital
  • AIICO Pension Managers Ltd
  • Airports Company South Africa
  • Airports Company South Africa SOC Ltd
  • Aiteo Group
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld
  • All On Partnerships for Energy Access
  • Allan Gray Investment Management
  • Allen & Overy
  • Allianz Investments
  • Alphier Capital
  • American Tower Corporation
  • Amundi Asset Management
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Angola Cables
  • Apex Partners
  • Apollo Asset Management
  • Apparel Group
  • ARC Ratings
  • Arca Continental
  • Argentil Capital Partners
  • Argon Asset Management
  • Ariya Finergy
  • ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment
  • Ashburton Investments
  • ASISA
  • Aspen Holdings
  • Aspen Pharmacare
  • Astral Foods
  • Attijariwafa Bank
  • AUSCHAM (Argentine-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • AVA Capital
  • Axxela Limited
  • B B Energy DMCC
  • Balwin Properties
  • Banca IMI
  • Banco BiG
  • Banco Comercial Angolano
  • BancTrust and Co. Investment Bank
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of Mozambique
  • Bank of Singapore
  • Bank of Uganda
  • Banque Centrale du Congo
  • Banque de Dakar
  • Banque Misr
  • Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD)
  • Banwo & Ighodalo
  • Barak Fund Management
  • Barclays
  • Baynas Holdings
  • Bayport Management Ltd
  • BBOXX
  • BGFI Bank
  • BGN International
  • BIHL
  • BioTherm Energy
  • Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
  • BlueOrchard Finance
  • BMCE Bank of Africa
  • BNP Paribas Personal Finance
  • BOA Capital Asset Management
  • BofA Securities
  • Boru Energy
  • Botswana Ash
  • Botswana Development Corporation
  • Botswana Housing Corporation
  • Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM)
  • Botswana Power Corporation
  • Bowmans
  • BPL Global
  • BR Properties
  • Brentvale Limited
  • Bridge Taxi Finance
  • BUA International Nigeria
  • Building Energy
  • CABRI Secretariat
  • Cadiciss
  • Caisse des Depots
  • Cape Berkshire Asset Management
  • Capital Markets Authority Kenya
  • Capital Trust Group
  • Capricorn Capital
  • Capsave
  • CardinalStone Partners
  • Cashcraft Asset Management
  • Castlepines Global Equities
  • Catalyst Principal Partners
  • CDC Group
  • CE Alpha Reign
  • Cell C
  • Centrafin
  • Central Bank of Eswatini
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Centum Investment
  • CFAO Technologies
  • CGF Bourse
  • Chevron Africa Ltd
  • China Construction Bank (CCB)
  • CIB's Structured Finance Group
  • Citi
  • City of Ekurhuleni
  • City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
  • City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
  • Clifford Chance
  • Climate Bonds Initiative
  • CMC
  • Coast2Coast Capital
  • Commercial International Bank (CIB)
  • Commerzbank
  • Congo Airways
  • Connect Earth
  • Contec Global
  • Convergence Partners
  • Cooperative Bank of Kenya
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Coronation Asset Management
  • Coronation Fund Managers
  • Couto, Graca & Associados (CGA)
  • Credit Europe Bank
  • Credit Suisse
  • CrossBoundary
  • Dangote Group
  • Dangote Sugar Refinery
  • Debswana
  • Debt Management Office, Nigeria
  • DEG Invest
  • Denel
  • Dentons
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Deveraux
  • Dry Associates
  • Duet Group
  • Dufil Prima Foods PLC
  • East Africa Venture Capital Association
  • Ecobank - The Pan African Bank
  • Edelman
  • Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS)
  • Egyptian Embassy, South Africa
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
  • Electricidade de Moçambique E.P.
  • Embassy of Spain
  • Emerging Markets Investment Management
  • Emirates NBD
  • Emso Asset Management
  • Enel Green Power
  • Enko Capital
  • Equites Property Fund Limited
  • Equity Investment Bank
  • Eroton Exploration & Production Company
  • Eskom
  • eThekwini Municipality
  • Ethos Mezzanine Partners
  • Eurasia Group
  • Euroclear
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Eximia Realty
  • Export Development Canada
  • EXX Africa
  • Exxaro Resources
  • FBNQuest Asset Management
  • FCMB Capital Markets Limited
  • Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria
  • Federated Investors
  • Fencas Real Estate Development Company
  • Fidelis Finance
  • Finnfund
  • FINSIGHT
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • First Bank of Nigeria
  • FirstRand Bank
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Fitch Solutions
  • FMO
  • FOCE
  • Forte Upstream Services
  • Foschini Group
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Frontera Capital
  • FSL Asset Management Limited
  • Fundi Capital
  • Futuregrowth Asset Management
  • GAIA Infrastructure Capital
  • Gauteng Infrastructure Financing Agency (GIFA)
  • Gauteng Infrastrucuture Financing Agency
  • GCR Ratings
  • GE Capital Markets
  • General Directorate of the Treasury and Public Accounting
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Genghis Capital
  • Genius Investment Group
  • GFC Media Group
  • Ghana International Bank
  • Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
  • Glock Management Services
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Government of Cape Town
  • Government of Kaduna State
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Granate Asset Management
  • GreenMax Capital Advisors
  • Greenmillenia Energy Ltd
  • Greylock Capital Management
  • Grit Group
  • GrowthPoint Properties
  • GuarantCo
  • Harmony Gold
  • Heineken
  • Helios Energy Ltd
  • Helios Investment Partners
  • Helios Towers Africa
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Hospinorm Projects
  • HSBC
  • Huawei
  • Hypoport
  • I&M Bank
  • ICBC Standard Bank
  • ICEA Lion Group
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE)
  • Ignite Power
  • IH Group
  • IHS Towers
  • Imboua-Kouao-Tella & Associes SOCIETE D'AVOCATS
  • INCA Portfolio Managers
  • Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa
  • InfraCredit
  • Insaaph Investment Holdings
  • Institute of International Finance
  • Institute of Race Relations
  • International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
  • International Monetary Fund
  • InterSwitch Limited
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Investec
  • Investec Asset Management
  • Investec Bank
  • Investment One
  • Izwe Africa
  • J&J Group
  • Jaguar Land Rover SA
  • Jamii Bora Bank
  • JM&K Consultancy Ltd
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • JP Morgan
  • Jubilee Insurance Company
  • Kenya Power Lighting Company
  • Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Kenya Roads Board
  • KSK Société d'Avocats
  • KSM2G Professionals
  • Kwazulu Natal Provincial Treasury
  • Landbank of South Africa
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)
  • Laurium Capital
  • Lazard
  • Leadway Assurance Company
  • Leadway Capital & Trusts Ltd
  • Leadway Pensure PFA
  • Lendable
  • Letlole La Rona Limited
  • Letshego Holdings
  • Lintel Capital UK Advisors LLP
  • Lion's Head Global Partners
  • Lithon Project Consultants
  • Lixus Capital
  • London Forfaiting Company
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Loukil Investment Group
  • Louw & Company
  • LUMIERE G INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • Lusaka Stock Exchange
  • M&G Investments
  • Maitland Trust
  • MANSA BANK
  • Maris Africa Group
  • Market Securities
  • Marsh
  • Mashreqbank
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Mazi Capital
  • MCB Capital Markets
  • Merchantec Capital
  • Mergence Investment Managers
  • Miller Insurance Services
  • Miltenberg Capital Ltd
  • Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, Burkina Faso
  • Ministère du Développement, de l'Economie et des Finances, Benin
  • Ministre de l'Economie et des Finances, Togo
  • Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Botswana
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • Ministry of Finance, Angola
  • Ministry of Finance, Cape Verde
  • Ministry of Finance, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Ministry of Finance, Guinée Bissau
  • Ministry of Finance, Ivory Coast
  • Ministry of Finance, Namibia
  • Ministry of Finance, Niger
  • Ministry of Public Works, South Africa
  • Mitsui & Co
  • Mixta Africa
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mizuho International
  • M-Kopa Solar
  • MMD Steel
  • MMI Holdings
  • Mobily
  • Moçambique Ports and Railways
  • Mohinani Group
  • Momentum Group
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Mothae Diamonds
  • Motus Holdings Ltd
  • Mount Meru Group
  • Mozambique Stock Exchange (BVM)
  • MTN Group
  • MTN Nigeria
  • MUFG
  • Mybucks
  • Nairobi Securities Exchange
  • Namibian Ports Authority
  • Nampak
  • Nampower
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • National Planning Commission, Namibia
  • National Treasury, Kenya
  • National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
  • Natixis
  • NBK Capital
  • Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Neu Capital Africa
  • Neuberger Berman
  • New Development Bank
  • Next Renewable Generation
  • Ngwedi
  • Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  • Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
  • Ninety One
  • Noor Bank
  • Norsad Finance
  • North South Power Company
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • NPF Pensions
  • Nthane Brothers
  • Nthane Holdings
  • Oak Pensions Ltd (PFA)
  • Oando
  • Office of the President, Namibia
  • Old Mutual Global Investors
  • Old Mutual Investment Group
  • Old Mutual Specialised Finance
  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc
  • Orbit Products Africa
  • Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • Pangaea Securities
  • Pareto Limited
  • Pegasys Capital
  • Pele Energy Group
  • Pension Funds Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp)
  • Pepkor
  • Petra Trust Company
  • Petrosa
  • Phoenix Global DMCC
  • POSTBANK South Africa
  • Power Africa and Trade
  • Powerhouse International
  • Premium Pension Ltd (PPL)
  • Prescient
  • Présidence du Faso
  • Prestige Economics
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Company
  • Price Forbes & Partners Ltd
  • Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
  • Proparco
  • Prudential
  • Prudential Investment Managers
  • Public Investment Corporation (PIC)
  • Public Private Partnership Unit (PPP Unit)
  • Puma Energy
  • Qbera Capital LLP
  • Quadridge Trust Services (Pty Ltd)
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Rasmala
  • Raymond James Financial
  • RCS
  • Red Sea National Refinery and Petrochemicals Company
  • Renaissance Capital
  • Renault
  • Reserve bank of Zimbabwe
  • responsAbility
  • responsAbility Investments AG
  • Retail Capital
  • Rho Capital
  • RisCura
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Exchange
  • S&P Global
  • SA Home Loans
  • SA Taxi Finance
  • Saffron Wealth
  • Sagalla City Ltd
  • Sanlam
  • Sanlam Capital Markets
  • Sanlam Investments
  • Sanne Group
  • SANParks
  • Sappi
  • Sarmin Mining Inc
  • Sasol
  • Saudi Aramco
  • SBG Securities
  • Scania
  • Scatec Solar
  • Seacom
  • Sector Kenya Electric
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Zambia
  • Select Africa
  • Seplat Petroleum
  • Seven City Shuttle Company
  • SF Capital Advisory
  • SGI Hudson & CIE
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Shell
  • Shelter Afrique
  • Shumba Energy
  • Sigma Pensions Ltd
  • SMBC Nikko Capital Markets
  • Societe Generale
  • Societe Ivoirienne De Banque
  • Solarcentury
  • SoluSoft Limited
  • Sonangol
  • Sonatrach
  • South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • South Suez Capital
  • Southchester Investment Managers
  • Spencer & Stuart
  • SportPesa
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • Stanbic IBTC Asset Management
  • Stanbic IBTC Capital
  • Standard Advisory London Limited
  • Standard Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Standard Investment Bank
  • Stanlib
  • Stanlib Asset Management
  • State Bank of India
  • Stonetown Capital
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE)
  • Taquanta Asset Managers
  • TCX Fund
  • Telkom
  • Tellimer
  • Texel Finance
  • The Banking Association of South Africa
  • The Global Fund
  • The New Practice (TNP)
  • The Treasury Paradigm
  • Thelo
  • TMF Group
  • Toyota Financial Services
  • Trade and Development Bank – TDB
  • Transaction Capital Recoveries
  • TransCentury
  • TransCentury Kenya
  • Transnamib Holdings Limited
  • Transnet SOC
  • Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique du Burkina
  • TUHF Ltd
  • Tysers
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • UAP Old Mutual
  • UK Export Finance
  • UMOA - Titres
  • Union Bancaire Privee
  • Union Bank of Nigeria
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • Ushiri Holdings
  • UT Financial Services Nigeria
  • Verdant Capital
  • Veritas Glanvills Pensions Ltd
  • Vetiva Capital Management
  • Viathan Engineering
  • Vodacom Group
  • Vuyolomzi Enterprise
  • Water Utilities Corporation
  • Webber Wentzel
  • Werksmans Attorneys
  • WESGRO
  • West Africa Rating Agency - WARA
  • White & Case
  • Wilmar
  • Woolworths Holdings
  • Zambia Airports Corporation
  • Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO)
  • Zenith Bank
  • Zenith Capital Ltd
  • Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company
  • Ziyanda Energy

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa AWARDS 2022


About:

The Bonds & Loans Africa Awards Ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday 9th March 2022 at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.

The nominations for the Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS 2021 and 2022 are now open. The 2021 Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS was postponed due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. However, we are delighted to advise that the Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS ceremony in 2022 will feature winners from both years – winners selected on performance in 2020 and 2021.

Since 2015, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers.


Benefits of attending the AWARDS Ceremony:

  • Access a highly exclusive event and senior industry-leading figures involved in the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institutions & Borrowers
  • Build your network: limited numbers ensure guaranteed interaction and networking with a select group of the industry’s elite; all of our 2019/20 ceremonies sold out and proved a night to remember