CEO and Chairman: Africa investor, Chairman: ASWPFF
CEO and Vice Chairman, Africa Investor (Ai),
Chairman of the Board: Africa investor Sovereign Wealth & Pension Fund Leaders Forum
Chairman, CFA Asset Owners Advisory Board
Commissioner, Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development
Hubert is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Africa investor (Ai) Group. He serves as the Chairman of the (Ai African Sovereign Wealth & Pension Fund Leaders Forum). He is responsible for advising institutional investors, governments and development finance institutions on major infrastructure and private equity investments in Africa.
He is also responsible for Ai’s platform initiatives such as:
Ai Analytix, an artificial intelligence, machine learning platform turning big data into actionable information for Ai’s one-stop destination for comprehensive company analysis, fundamental research, portfolio evaluation, screening tools and investor relations on over 1 100 African listed equities.
AiAssetX, Africa investors’ online co-investment marketplace, designed to profile project and infrastructure investment opportunities and securely connect accredited domestic and international asset owners and institutional infrastructure investors, with infrastructure project developers and infrastructure fund and investment managers working in Africa.
AfricaPLC, an innovative, B2B/ B2G E-commerce marketplace & FinTech platform, focused on improving intra-African Trade flows, cross border payments, supply chain transparency and access to trade intelligence and global markets.
Danso established Africa investor in 2002, after leaving the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, where he was the Senior Adviser for African Affairs, responsible for Advising the world’s largest corporations and institutional investors on investments in Africa.
He holds an LLB in Business Law and an LLM Masters in International Commercial Law from the University of Sussex in England.
Danso was instrumental in establishing the NEPAD Business Group and was a member of the OECD-NEPAD Investment Initiative Steering Committee, the African Development Bank-NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Fund Oversight Committee, the UNEP Finance Initiative African Task Force, the UN Business Committee on Financing for Development and a Reviewer of The Africa Competitiveness Report published by The World Bank, World Economic Forum and the African Development Bank.
CEO NSSF Uganda
Is a Ugandan business executive, banker, and entrepreneur. He is the managing director and chief executive officer of the National Social Security Fund (Uganda), a semi-autonomous retirement pension organisation for non-government employees in Uganda.He was also listed in 2012 as one of the wealthiest individuals in Uganda.
Byarugaba has held various positions over the years, with the majority in Uganda’s banking sector.He started as a banking officer at Standard Chartered Uganda (Stanchart), in 1983. By 1992, he had risen to executive director for finance at Stanchart. In 1994, he was transferred to Stanchart’s international headquarters in London, as the regional manager for finance, responsible for Africa.He returned to Uganda in 1997, where he joined Nile Bank Limited, a private retail bank. He became managing director of the bank in 2003. In 2007, Barclays, the British financial conglomerate, bought all the shares of Nile Bank Limited for US $27 million (UGX:52 billion). The new owners merged the bank with their existing banking interests in the country to form the existing Barclays Bank (Uganda). Byarugaba moved to Baclays Bank (Uganda) as the chief operating officer.
In 2008, when Global Trust Bank (Uganda) was established, the new owners appointed Byarugaba as managing director of the newly created bank.He held that position until 2010 when he left to become the managing director and chief executive officer of the National Social Security Fund (Uganda).
Byarugaba has also worked with Hospice Africa, the Palliative Care Association of Uganda, and the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services. When he resigned from Global Trust Bank, he was the treasurer of the Uganda Bankers Association.
CEO, Moçambique Previdente
Mr. Tembe is the CEO of Moçambique Previdente which is a Pension Funds Management Company, created in December 2012. It is the first Mozambican company created specifically for the Management of Pension Funds.
Aldo Tembe studied law at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and Pension Funds Management at University of South Africa (UNISA).
Prior to Moçambique Previdente, he worked for four years for British American Tobacco in corporate, regulatory affairs, and legal departments.
He has also been legal consultant and corporate advisor for Nadhari, Mila Investments, and Managing Director for NBC Mozambique.
CEO, Nigeria Stock Exchange
Mr. Onyema has been CEO and member of the National Council of The Exchange since April 2011. In this role, he is responsible for superintending the general working of The Exchange.
Mr. Onyema is the President of African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System PLC (CSCS), the clearing, settlement and depository for the Nigerian capital market; and Chairman of the subsidiaries of The Exchange. He has served as a Council member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS); Global Agenda Council member of World Economic Forum (WEF); board member of FMDQ OTC PLC and National Pension Commission of Nigeria (PENCOM). Prior to relocating to Nigeria, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at American Stock Exchange (Amex). He also ran the NYSE Amex equity business after the merger of NYSE Euronext and Amex in 2008.
He holds the Nigerian National honor of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IOD); and member of London Stock Exchange (LSEG) Africa Advisory Group. Forbes listed him as one of the ten most powerful men in Africa in 2015.
Mr. Onyema completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP) in 2015. He got his MBA from Baruch College, New York in 1998; and BSc from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1991.
CEO, Public Investment Corporation of South Africa
Dr. Matjila served as the Chief Investment Officer of Public Investment Corporation until November 2014. Previously, he was the Risk Manager.
Dr. Matjila started his career as a mathematics lecturer at the University of the North, after which he entered the corporate world as a divisional manager at Anglo American.
He then moved to Stanlib as a Senior Manager Quantitative Research Analysis, before joining Public Investment Corporation in 2003.
Dr. Matjila holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Mathematics from Fort Hare University, a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Rhodes University, a PhD in Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Finance from Oxford University.
He has also completed a Senior Management Programme and Advanced Management Programme at the University of Pretoria.
MD Ghana Stock Exchange
MR. EKOW AFEDZIE is currently the Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange. He was educated at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1989.
He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy Management, from the University of Ghana.
He joined the Ghana Stock Exchange in 1990 when it was established and he is currently the Deputy Managing Director of the Stock Exchange. He has held various positions at the Exchange including the General Manager and Senior Manager for Research, Systems and Marketing.
Mr. Afedzie has been one of the strong pillars behind the growing success of the Ghana Stock Exchange. He is experienced in stock market operations and has participated in many international conferences on Stock Market issues. He has also made contributions to local and international research on stock markets, and presented papers on stock market operations at many local and international fora.
Mr. Afedzie was the Project Manager for the recent automation of the Ghana Stock Exchange and he is also coordinating the Integration of West Africa Stock Markets. Mr. Afedzie currently serves as a Director on the boards of Ghana Stock Exchange and GSE Securities Depository Committee. He is also a member of the Governing committee of the newly established Ghana Alternative Market and the National Bond Committee.
He has been a past Vice President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) for 4 years from 2005 – 2009 and currently a member of the Executive Committee of ASEA.
Edoh Kossi Amenounve
Mr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE holds a PhD in Administration and Finance from Laval University in Canada (1995) after an MBA (1992).
Before taking office as CEO of the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) and the Central Depository/Settlement Bank (DC/BR) in October 2012, Mr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE was from September 2003 to September 2012 Secretary General of the Regional Council for Savings and Financial Markets (CREPMF), the financial market regulation authority of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
Before that, he was CEO of SGI-TOGO, a Brokerage Company from Togo operating in the regional financial market, from 1997 to 2003 and President of the Professional Association of Brokerage Houses of WAEMU (APSGI) from 2000 to 2001. He has also created OPTI ASSET Management, an Asset Management company of Collective Investment Schemes (CIS).
From 1997 to 2000, he worked toward the installation of the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) and the Central Depository / Settlement Bank (DC / BR) as Assistant to the Chairman of the Board and Secretary of the Technical Monitoring Committee.
Mr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE led during his position as Secretary General of the CREPMF major financial market reforms namely the review of basic texts, reform guarantees and the introduction of notation, the development of the mortgage market and securitization, harmonization of taxation of securities in the WAEMU and the introduction of tax incentives, review of market pricing.