Sanwo-Olu, Adesina, Others Headline CFA Institute’s 2023 Africa Investment Conference

Sanwo-Olu, Adesina, Others Headline CFA Institute’s 2023 Africa Investment Conference

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; the President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesida; top bank CEOs, leading investment professionals, policymakers and industry experts across Africa are billed to grace the CFA Institute 2023 Africa Investment Conference scheduled for 29th – 30th November 2023 at the Eko Hotel Convention centre, Lagos Nigeria. 

The two-day conference is being organized by CFA Society Nigeria in partnership with CFA Institute, CFA Societies East Africa, Ghana, South Africa, and Mauritius.

CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals with a mission to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest ethical standards, education and professional excellence for the society’s ultimate benefit.

Speaking on the conference, the President, CFA Society Nigeria, Ibukun Oyedeji, said Dr. Adesina is expected to deliver a keynote address themed: ‘The Emergence of Africa: A Rethink or A Strategizing?’, the President & CEO, CFA Institute, Marg Franklin, will give an opening remark, while the host governor, Mr. Sanwo-Olu is also expected to give a remark.

Oyedeji added that speakers at the conference will examine the continent’s strengths, challenges and opportunities through a lens of innovation and strategic rethinking. 

She stated that others expected to attend 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 programme of events, there will be four panel sessions for day one and two sessions for day two. 

Speakers at the first session, which has as its topic, ‘Medium Term Outlook for Key African Economies’, are the Chief Executive Officer, Economic Associates, Dr. Ayo Teriba; and the Managing Director/CEO, Financial Derivatives Company LTD, Bismark Rewane. This session would be moderated by the President, CFA Society East Africa, Francis Nasyomba.

A panel session featuring the Coverage Director and Head of Nigeria Office, British International Investment, Benson Adenuga;

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation, Sameh Shenouda; Regional Executive UEMOA, Paul-Harry Aithnard; Managing Director, Ecobank Cote d’Ivoire, Okechukwu Enelamah; former Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment and Chairman/Co-Founder, African Capital Alliance will address the topic ‘The Search For Alpha: Where & How To Invest In Africa’. It would be moderated by Chief Executive Officer, Access Pensions Limited, Dave Uduanu.

The President & CEO, CFA Institute, Margaret Franklin, and Senior Director, Head of Treasury and Financial Institutions, Africa Finance Corporation, Banji Fehintola, 

will have a Fireside Chat on ‘Professional Learning & Capacity Building for African Professionals’ and Director for Africa, ACCA, Jamil Ampomah, will moderate the session.

The second day of the conference will be devoted to mentorship and career development. 

The first session will focus on ‘Journey to the Top: A Discourse with CEOs’. The bank CEOs slated for this mentorship programme are the Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank, Roosevelt Ogbonna; Managing Director, First City Monument Bank, Yemisi Edun; Managing Director/CEO, Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu; Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan; Group Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Jeremy Awori; and Regional Managing Partner, West Africa, Ernst & Young, Anthony Oputa.

CFA Society Nigeria is one of the member societies of the CFA Institute. Its mission is to promote the highest standards of investment practice in Nigeria and provide a vibrant community for the interaction and professional development of our members.

CFA Society Nigeria was approved in 2012 as the 137th Society of CFA Institute and one of five societies in Africa.

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