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Africa’s economic outlook for 2021 and beyond: A regional run-down of post-COVID-19 growth across the continent

Broadcast on Nov 24, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

Strategic Partner

National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Platinum Sponsor

Absa

Platinum Sponsor

Africa Finance Corporation

Platinum Sponsor

Standard Bank

Gold Sponsor

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim)

Gold Sponsor

MUFG

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsor

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Silver Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Silver Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsor

African Trade Insurance Agency

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

GCR Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

KFW DEG

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Moderator

Jan Friederich

Jan Friederich

Head of Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Jan Friederich

Jan Friederich

Head of Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Jan Friederich

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Speakers

Charles Robertson

Charles Robertson

Charles Robertson

Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital

Charles Robertson, a leading emerging markets specialist, is Renaissance Capital’s Global Chief Economist and Head of the Firm’s Macro-strategy Unit. Charlie covers the global economic themes having the greatest impact on emerging markets, including democratisation, demographics, education, electricity, ESG, fertility, pension funds, savings, terrorism, as well as key ways to examine exchange rates in emerging and frontier markets.

Renaissance Capital

Kaan Nazli

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist, Emerging Market Debt

Neuberger Berman

Kaan Nazli

Kaan Nazli

Senior Economist, Emerging Market Debt at Neuberger Berman

Kaan Nazli is Senior Economist and Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Debt at Neuberger Berman. He has previous positions in ING Investment Management and Medley Global Advisors, where he was responsible for macro research and sovereign debt credit views. Before that, he worked as a research analyst for Eurasia Group where he advised financial institutions on east central Europe. He played a key role in establishing the Lehman Brothers Eurasia Group Stability Index (LEGSI), a comparative political and economic stability index designed to measure stability in more than 20 emerging markets. Kaan Nazli received a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Ankara, Turkey and earned a Master’s Degree in Political Economy from New York University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

Neuberger Berman

Kaan Nazli
Guy Lundy

Guy Lundy

Futurist and Leadership Consultant

Spencer Stuart

Guy Lundy

Guy Lundy

Futurist and Leadership Consultant at Spencer Stuart

Guy Lundy is a respected professional futurist and conference speaker who has presented around the globe on future trends impacting South Africa, Africa and the world. He is also a Consultant at the global leadership consulting firm, Spencer Stuart. He was previously the CEO of Accelerate Cape Town, a business think-tank representing 50 of South Africa’s largest corporations, and he has been a Director of several South African companies.

Guy has worked as a management consultant for more than 20 years and he spent several years running his own corporate strategy consultancy, helping large companies develop foresight and an understanding of future trends. He has worked at international firms such as Ernst & Young, Oracle, Dimension Data and the London Stock Exchange, during several years of living on four continents.

Currently based in Johannesburg, Guy was born and raised in Cape Town. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics at UCT and his Masters in Futures Studies at Stellenbosch University. He is the author of two books about South Africa and its future, namely “South Africa: Reasons to Believe” and “South Africa 2014: The Story of our Future”. In 2009 Guy was listed by the Business Day newspaper as one of the ‘Top 100 Thinkers in South Africa’.

Testimonals

“You were absolutely superb! People have not stopped raving about your presentation - it was exactly what we needed at exactly the right time! I know the whole of PGP would like to see you back with us sometime.”

Marketing Manager, Pam Golding Properties

“Many thanks again for your most interesting and inspiring talk on the future of South Africa.”

Vice President, BHP Billiton

“Your presentation was thought-provoking and points you raised were referred to several times during the remainder of the conference. Enjoy your London trip - I'm sure you'll have them coming home en masse!”

Communications Manager, Mondi Business Paper

Spencer Stuart

Tshepo Ntsimane

Tshepo Ntsimane

Head: Metros, Intermediate Cites & Water Boards

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Tshepo Ntsimane

Tshepo Ntsimane

Head: Metros, Intermediate Cites & Water Boards at Development Bank of Southern Africa

Tshepo Ntsimane, Member of the Institute of Directors (M.Inst.D); (MA-Honours Political Economy) – University of Glasgow, Scotland; (Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management) – University of Natal; Master of Business Management (MBA-Strategic Financial Management) – University of Kwazulu-Natal. Tshepo works in the Coverage Division of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) where he is Head: Metros, Intermediate Cities and Water Boards. In this role, which he assumed in October 2017, he leads a team of professionals who originate the DBSA’s infrastructure financing business and non-financing opportunities in the Metropolitan and Intermediate Cities as well as in the Water Sector, with particular focus on Water Boards.

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Tshepo Ntsimane

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a leading development finance institution (DFI) in Africa. Established in 1983, the DBSA participates across the entire infrastructure value chain and provides planning, project preparation, financing, and implementation support for economic and social infrastructure in South Africa, SADC and the rest of the African Continent. The institution’s mission is to improve people’s lives, boost economic growth and promote regional integration through infrastructure development. For more information, visit www.dbsa.org

Strategic Partner

National Treasury, Republic of South Africa

Platinum Sponsors

Absa Africa Finance Corporation Standard Bank

Gold Sponsors

African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) MUFG SMBC

WAEMU Sponsor

Agence UMOA-Titres

Silver Sponsors

Development Bank of Southern Africa Emirates NBD Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Bronze Sponsors

African Trade Insurance Agency Fitch Ratings GCR Ratings KFW DEG