PiAfrica 2018 Advisory Committee

With the cooperation of an elite advisory committee, the 2nd PI Africa will be even more relevant and specifically tailored.

The PI Africa Advisory committee includes the following stakeholders:

Dr. Barbara C. Samuels II
Executive Director & Founder, Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance
Vice Chair of the United Nations Business Steering Committee on Financing for Development

Dr. Samuels heads the non-profit Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance (GlobalDF) aimed at advancing the mobilization of the private sector for development. Advocacy includes chairing Africa investment forums (World Bank, New York Stock Exchange).

Prior positions with over 30 years of finance, credit, and policy experience related to developing countries include:

Chase Manhattan Bank’s Director of Country Assessment, where she was responsible for managing US$50 billion of country risk exposure worldwide;
Managing Director of Moody’s Emerging Markets Service (developing a joint venture with the IFC);
Project Director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Roundtable on “Country  Risk  in the Post Asia Crisis: Identifying Risks, Strategies, and Policy Implications;” and President of the Association of Political Risk Analysts.
She also served as adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; and as an Advisory Board Member of Georgetown University’s Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, New School University’s Center for Economic Policy Analysis, and Pace University’s Center for Global Finance.
Publications include Managing Risk in Developing Countries (Princeton University Press); “Emerging Markets are Here to Stay,” in Foreign Affairs; and “The Untapped Potential for Development Finance Institutions to Catalyze Private Investment,” World Economic Forum.

Dr. Samuels has a Ph.D. in Management and Political Science from MIT, an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management, and an M.S. in Political Science from MIT.

Gosego January
CEO, Debswana Pension Fund

Mrs Gosego January was appointed Principal Executive Officer (apposition which was later changed to CEO) of the Debswana Pension Fund (DPF) by the DPF Board of Trustees from 1st February 2011. The DPF is a Secretariat to Debswana Diamond Company and its subsidiaries, the Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB), De Beers Global Sightholder Sales, Anglo-Coal and others. The Fund is currently valued at over Pula 6.4 billion and is the largest private fund in Botswana to date.

Prior to this appointment she spent 20 years working at Debswana Diamond Company where she rose through the ranks from Accounts Trainee to key Managerial positions. The key Managerial positions held being that of Cost Accountant, Business Services Manager, Management Accountant, and Business Strategy Programme Manager for Orapa and Letlhakane Mines reporting to the General Manager and being a member of the Executive Committee, and lastly the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, a position responsible for providing strategic and business advice to the Managing Director.

Gosego is a Chartered Management Accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK, and prior to that she obtained a three year Diploma in Business Administration-Accounting from the Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sudbury, Canada. She prides herself with a sparkling track record in leadership and management positions.

In other professional appointments Gosego has served as Director on the Board of PEO Venture Capital Fund (Pty) Ltd, a private equity fund established as a joint venture between Debswana and De Beers Botswana to promote entrepreneurship in Botswana through venture partnerships with small to medium scale businesses. She has participated at national level as a member of the Central Transport Organisation (CTO) Fuel Privatization Steering Committee and the Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry Management (BOCCIM) Capacity Building Project Team.

She is currently a Member of the Audit & Finance Committee for Sechaba Holdings and of the Advisory Board at Vantage Capital Investment.

Hayford Amankwah
Investment Analyst, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Ghana

Hayford Amankwah is the Investment Analyst of National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) having previously worked for Zest Electric Ghana Limited and KPMG, Ghana as the Finance Manager and an Associate respectively.

Hayford was born in Techiman, Ghana on 11th September, 1982. He graduated from the University of Ghana with Bachelor of Science in Administration in June 2006. He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Wales (UK) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

Hayford has a good understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and played a lead role in the team that developed the standardized financial reporting template for pension schemes under the guiding principle of IFRS.

Hayford is a member of the Ghana’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy Technical Committee of the Ministry of Finance, Ghana.

Hayford also served on the Committee that reviewed the Investment Guidelines of the NPRA and was a speaker at the Crystal Ball Africa conference held recently in Accra.

David Ashiagbor
Coordinator, Making Finance Work for Africa, AfDB

David heads the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership Secretariat. MFW4A supports financial sector development in Africa through research, knowledge management and advocacy.

He previously managed the Commonwealth’s Private Investment Initiative (CPII), which raised US$800 million for investment in frontier markets. David has also worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Agence Française de Développement, and carried out extensive research on African pension funds.

He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and The Management School, Imperial College, London.

Sibusiso Luthuli
CEO and Principal Officer, Eskom Pension & Provident Fund

B.Com Accounting (University of Zululand)
Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (University of Durban Westville)
Chartered Accountant (SA)
Mr Sibusiso Luthuli is the Chief Executive and the Principal Officer and joined the EPPF in April 2010.

Henry Kyanda
CEO and Trust Secretary, Kenya Power Pension Fund

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Trust Secretary in 2006. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration (Finance). He has extensive experience in the pensions industry having previously worked as the Principal Pensions Officer at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. Prior to joining Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited, he worked in the investment management industry. His experience cuts across Pensions, Banking and Investments spanning over 15 years.

Venessa Kangueehi
Manager, Benefits Processing, Government Institutions Pension Fund – GIPF, Namibia
Gerald Gondo
Executive: Business Development, RisCura Africa

With a wealth of frontline investment management experience in Africa, Gerald serves as an Executive within RisCura Africa and is responsible for Business Development.
He was instrumental in the establishment of RisCura Zimbabwe in 2014 after identifying the country’s need for an independent advisor with proven credentials in advising institutional investors.
In his role Gerald ensures that the investment deliverables provided by RisCura to the Client is appropriate, easily understood demonstrably value additive. Prior to joining RisCura, Gerald was also a founding partner of a specialist investment advisory and investment management business (Atria Africa) based in Mauritius. Gerald’s passion to have first-hand experience in investing in Africa led him to join a leading pan-African asset manager (Imara Asset Management) where he had dual responsibility of being lead analyst on listed equities in Egypt, Morocco, Zambia and Mauritius whilst also building the fixed income capability of Imara Asset Management in Zimbabwe. He started his career in private equity investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Business Partners) and has also worked as a credit analyst for a highly-rated specialist institutional fixed income boutique (Futuregrowth Asset Management), where he was responsible for credit analysis for corporate credit and securitisation issuances within South Africa

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