The list of the 2018 industry expert speakers to be announced shortly.


If you would like to be an APPP 2018 speaker, please send your biography, topic, photo and abstract to the organising committee. N.B Speeches will be in English only. All the speeches should not exceed the duration of 15 minutes. The deadline to receive propositions for speeches is August 2018. Please note that the conference topics will soon be available on the event website, however please do let us know if there is a specific topic you wish to bring to the event.

If you would like to deliver a speech at the event, please contact: Emma Sayers, Conference Producer

Tel:  +27 84 585 5119 or

Africa PPP 2017 Speakers

Hon. Mrs Manthabiseng Phohleli

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Lesotho

Senator Hadi Sirika

Minister of State for Aviation, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Prof Francis Lewu

Head of Agriculture Department, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Associate Professor Neil Paulsen

University of Queensland

Dr Abdullah Alwehaibi

Chief Operating Officer, College of Excellence

Dr George Nwangwu

Adams & Moore

Dr Victor Litlhakanyane

Managing Director, Bigen Africa

Bothwell Manikai

Principal – Infrastructure Financing, DBSA

Karen van der Merwe

mber Public Sector Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Babatomiwa Adesida

Private Sector and Philanthropy, Sustainable Development Goals Fund, UNDP

Loyiso Jiya

Principal Deal Originator, Energy, Environment and ICT , DBSA

Elifas Luaanda

Deputy Director – Capacity Building and Outreach, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Namibia

Wendy Davids

Cape Regional Business Manager, SANPARKS

Penny Herbst

Strategy Director, Africa GreenCo

Nicole Algio

Regional Secretariat Manager for REEEP, Clean Energy

Shyam P Misra

Managing Director, Sembcorp Siza Water

Werner Meiring


Jonathan First

Head Syndication Finance, DBSA

Peter Aborn

PPP Project Officer, Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development

Debasish Mallick

Deputy Managing Director, Exim Bank of India

Denise Lundall

Project Manager, SANEDI

Richard Nelson

Power Africa, USAID/Southern Africa

Peter Boeré

Industry specialist – Health Sector, IFC PPP Advisory Services

Liesel Lombaard

Chief Director: PPP & Compliance, Gauteng Infrastructure Finance Agency

Lara Bezuidenhoudt

Partner, Fasken Martineau

Kevin Anderson

Global Head – Strategic Initiatives, Climate Fund Managers

Phologo Pheko

Partner, Fasken Martineau

Luis Bagorro Junior

Deputy General Manager, Biocom

Taambi Iithete

Group Managing Director, Atlantic Tradeport Holdings

Tandiswa Kankqu

General Manager, PPP Unit, KZN Provincial Treasury, South Africa

Malcolm Pautz

Principal, Infrastructure and PPPs, Genesis Analytics

Peter Ndoro

TV and Radio Presenter

Ramodise Mekoa

General Manager, Dipalopalo FM Solutions

Graham Peel

Group Commercial Director, Servest

Flora Tenga

PPP Director, Ministry of Finance, Tanzania

Kevin Abrahams

Project Manager, Gauteng Infrastructure Finance Agency

Chidi K.C. Izuwah Snr

Executive Director, The Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Nigeria

Stanley Kamau

Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Kenya

James Aiello

Senior Project Advisor, PPP Unit, National Treasury, South Africa

Dieudonne Bondoma Yokono

President, CARPA, Cameroon

Nikhil Pereira-Kamath

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Healthcare Network

Timo Bollerhey

Senior Advisor Financial Systems Development, GIZ

James Leigland

Technical Advisor, Technical Assistance Facility, Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

Omar Vajeth

Snr. Transaction Advisor & Head, SAPP-PAU

Denis Sireyjol

Regional Head – Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, Proparco

Romain Py

Head of Transactions, AIIM (African Infrastructure Investment Managers)

William Michael Dachs

Chief Operating Officer, Gautrain

Jack van der Merwe

Chief Executive Officer, Gautrain

Junglim Hahm

Regional Program Leader, East & South Africa, Middle East, Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility PPIAF/World Bank

Nathaniel Munetsi

Head – Structured Finance, Gauteng Infrastructure Financing Agency

Sheila Galloway

Group Chief Executive Officer, Utho Capital

Alberto Simões

Partner, Miranda & Associados

Paul Runge

Director, Projects and Development Finance, Africa House

Gori Olusina Daniel

Africa PPP Advisory

Beatrice Florah Ikilai

Acting Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Uganda

Morris Z Mtsambiwa

Secretariat Executive Director, Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

Kenny Hlela

Director, Tourism Investment Coordination in the South African Department of Tourism

Saurabh Suneja

Director, Public Private Partnership, Ministry of Finance, Namibia