Voices Shaping West Africa’s Financial Future: Meet Our Esteemed Speakers

“Adebayo Olawale Edun, current Nigerian Minister of Finance and former Chair of ChapelHillDenham Group, with a diverse background in finance and philanthropy.”

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Adebayo Olawale Edun

“Tariye Gbadegesin, CEO of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment, brings 20+ years of finance and infrastructure experience, emphasizing ESG and climate action.”

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Tariye Gbadegesin

“Chinua Azubike, MD/CEO of InfraCredit, with 20+ years’ finance expertise, pioneered local currency infrastructure finance via guarantees. Experienced in market development.”

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Chinua Azubike

“Abena Amoah, MD of Ghana Stock Exchange, brings 24 years of industry experience. Co-Chair of ICMA Pan-African Committee, global recognition.”

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Ms Abena Amoah

“Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, full-time member of ISSB, specializes in business-sustainable development connections, with extensive experience including Dangote Industries. PhD in social ethics.”

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Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien

“Dayo Obisan, Executive Commissioner (Operations) at the Securities and Exchange Commission, brings 18+ years of investment management experience. Past President of FMAN.”

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Dayo Obisan

“Phil Southwell, a seasoned investment banker with over 30 years of experience in emerging and frontier markets, particularly in Africa and Asia.”

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Phil Southwell

“Dr. Gregory Jobome, a banking professional with a distinguished academic background, known for his expertise in risk management and finance.”

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Dr. Gregory Jobome

“Christian Mulamula, IFC Investment Officer, brings 20+ years of infrastructure and natural resources expertise, leading the team in Nigeria. Engineering and finance background.”

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Christian Mulamula, IFC

“Temi Popoola, CEO of Nigerian Exchange Ltd, is a Wall Street-trained investment banker with diverse financial expertise and leadership.”

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Temi Popoola

“Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director-General of the SEC, brings over 20 years of experience from Databank Group. Passionate about financial literacy and an author.”

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Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh

“Sonia Essobmadje, CFA, leads the UNECA Innovative Finance and Capital Markets Section, focusing on sustainable development through financial markets. Experienced investment banker.”

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Sonia Essobmadje, CFA

“Winston, CEO of Amber Securities LTD and President of Ghana Securities Industry Association, excels in capital market leadership, policy influence, and development. Diverse expertise in securities.”

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Winston Nelson Jr

“Ripert Bossoukpe, Secretary General of AMF-UMOA, brings two decades of financial sector experience, including work with Mazars and AMF-UMOA. He’s an international expert and contributor to IFSB guidelines.”

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Ripert Bossoukpe

“David Tetteh, a Financial Markets Consultant and investor, brings 20+ years of experience in capital markets, investment banking, and fintech. Expertise in market development.”

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David Ganesha Tetteh

“Robert Lisinge is Chief of Energy, Infrastructure, and Services at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, specializing in infrastructure development.”

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Mr. Robert Lisinge

“Afolabi Emmanuel Olowookere, Chief Economist at ADSR, with extensive experience in economics, finance, and data modeling, holds a Doctoral Degree.”

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Afolabi Emmanuel Olowookere

“Yasser Mounsif, AMMC Head of Corporate Finance & Financial Disclosure, oversees transactions, issuer compliance, and sustainable finance projects in Morocco.”

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Yasser Mounsif

Joseph Eimunjeze is a Partner in the Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Tax, and Fintech practice groups of Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie, a Tier 1 full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria.

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Joseph Eimunjeze

Oyinda Akinyemi is an Executive director in Stanbic IBTC Capital and heads Equity Capital Markets Execution for Africa Regions within Standard Bank.

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Oyinda Akinyemi

Adebayo has over a decade of capital markets experience across transaction & advisory, securities regulation, strategy, and regulatory development.

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Adebayo Araoye

Oluwakemi Owonubi, a skilled originator and dealmaker, specializing in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, private equity, and equity research across West Africa.

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Oluwakemi Owonubi

Lami Adekola, Director at EnterpriseNGR, boasts diverse senior roles in investment banking, holds an MSc in Economics, and is an ACCA Affiliate.

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Oyelami Adekola

Mahamadi Balima, CFA, Head of Sustainable Finance (AMF-UMOA), with 15+ years’ experience in capital markets, sustainable finance, and regulations.

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Mahamadi BALIMA, CFA

Olumide Lala, Co-Founder of Climate Transition Ltd. and Interim CEO of Climate Finance and Investment Accelerator Ltd., pioneer in green finance.

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Mr. Olumide Lala

Tope Fasua, FCA, PhD: Economist, Chartered Accountant, and Public Policy Scholar, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Economic Matters.

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Tope Fasua, FCA, PhD

Dr. Joe Mekiliuwa: Multidisciplinary scholar, with extensive experience in finance, management, and global initiatives in the capital market.

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Dr. Joe Mekiliuwa

Dr. Olorunsola E. Olowofeso, Director-General, West African Monetary Institute, with 29 years’ experience in regional integration, economics, and statistics.

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Dr. Olorunsola E. Olowofeso, PhD

Ositadimma Ugwu, Head of Technology & Operations at PAPSS, with over two decades of experience in technology, digital transformation, and fintech.

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Ositadimma UGWU

Grace leads capital market development programs at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Africa

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Grace Kibuthu Ogola

Okechukwu N. Umeano, Chief Economist at SEC Nigeria, specializing in capital markets, research, risk management, and international relations.

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Okechukwu N. Umeano

Hafsat Rufai, Director and Head of SEC Lagos Zonal Office. Over two decades of capital market regulation, financial education, and governance.

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Hafsat Rufai

Kobby Bentsi-Enchill, Head of Investment Banking at Stanbic Ghana, has 20+ years’ experience in Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets.

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Kobby Bentsi-Enchill

Mr. Oluwaseun Afolabi, Head of Market Architecture at FMDQ, with over 12 years’ experience in financial markets and corporate banking.

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Mr. Oluwaseun Afolabi

Olamide Niyi-Afuye, a versatile professional with extensive experience in commercial litigation, financial markets, investments, renewable energy, and legal practice.

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Olamide Niyi-Afuye (‘Lamide)