Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Top Bank CEOs, Leading Investment Professionals, Policymakers Policymakers and industry experts across Africa will be invited to grace the CFA Institute’s Africa Investment 2023. Conference.
The conference is scheduled for November 29-30, 2023 at the Eko Hotel Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria. The two-day conference is organized by CFA Society Nigeria in partnership with the CFA Institute, CFA Societies East Africa, Ghana, South Africa and Mauritius.
The CFA Institute is a global, nonprofit association of investment professionals whose mission is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest ethical standards, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.
Speaking at the conference, Ibukun Oyedeji, CFA, President of CFA Society Nigeria, said Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina is expected to deliver a speech on the conference theme “The Emergence of Africa: A Recast or a strategy ? », Marg Franklin, CFA. , Chief Executive Officer of CFA Institute, will deliver opening remarks, while the Host Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is also expected to deliver remarks.
She added that speakers at the conference will examine the continent’s strengths, challenges and opportunities through the lens of innovation and strategic rethinking. She said others expected at the conference are entrepreneurs and startups, government officials, Fintech innovators, academics and researchers, students pursuing careers in finance and other finance enthusiasts.
According to the schedule of events, there will be sessions of four panels for the first day and two sessions for the second day. Speakers in the first session, the theme of which is “Medium-term outlook for major African economies” are Dr. Ayo Teriba, Managing Director of Economic Associates, Bismark Rewane, Managing Director/CEO of Financial Derivatives Company LTD). This session would be moderated by Francis Nasyomba, CFA, President of the CFA Society East Africa.
According to the organizers, a panel session featuring Benson Adenuga, Director of Coverage and Head of Nigeria Office, British International Investment; Sameh Shenouda, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation; Paul-Harry Aithnard, UEMOA Regional Executive; Managing Director, Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire; Okechukwu Enelamah, CFA, former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and Chairman/Co-Founder of African Capital Alliance will address the topic “The Search for Alpha: Where and How to Invest in Africa”. It will be moderated by Dave Uduanu, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, Access Pensions Limited.
Margaret Franklin, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, Banji Fehintola, CFA, Senior Director, Head of Treasury and Financial Institutions, Africa Finance Corporation, will have a fireside chat on “Professional Learning and Strengthening Capacity of African Professionals” and Jamil Ampomah, Director for Africa, ACCA will moderate the session.
The second day of the conference will be dedicated to mentoring and career development. The first session will focus on “Journey to the Top: A Talk with CEOs”. The bank CEOs slated for this mentoring program are Roosevelt Ogbonna, CFA, Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank; Yemisi Edun, CFA, Managing Director, First City Monument Bank; Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank; Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, FCA, Managing Director, First Bank of Nigeria Limited; Jeremy Awori (Group CEO, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI); Anthony Oputa, Regional Managing Partner, West Africa, Ernst & Young.
CFA Society Nigeria is one of the member companies of the CFA Institute. Its mission is to promote the highest standards of investment practices in Nigeria and to provide a vibrant community for interaction and professional development of our members. The CFA Society Nigeria was approved in 2012 as the 137th society of the CFA Institute and one of five societies in Africa.
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