Key Speakers

This much is certain: when we finally enter into the post-crisis period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the business landscape will have changed fundamentally – but no less rich in possibilities for those who are prepared. Our line-up of respected speakers will deliver unique insights into Shared Value as a business imperative for Africa’s economic well-being and, in particular, the opportunities and innovations inherent in Shared Value ecosystems.

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer is a leading researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on strategies for social impact.  He is best known as the co-author of seminal articles on Creating Shared Value in Harvard Business Review and Collective Impact in Stanford Social Innovation Review. Learn More

Tiekie Barnard

As the Founder and CEO of Shift Impact Africa and the Founder and CEO of the Shared Value Africa Initiative, Tiekie Barnard is driven by her passion for the Shared Value Business Management concept. Learn More

Jane Mwangi

Jane Mwangi is the Managing Director of KCB Foundation, the social investments arm of KCB Group. She is the brains behind 2jiajiri, an enterprise development programme that supports young people in Eastern Africa. Learn More

Christelle Kwizera

Christelle Kwizera, 26, is a Rwandan social entrepreneur. She founded Water Access Rwanda in 2014 to address water scarcity and youth unemployment in Rwanda one year before she graduated magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering. Learn More

Dr Patrick Singa

Dr Singa is the Medical Director at Babyl Heath, Rwanda’s largest digital health care service provider. He is a medical doctor who is passionate about digital health care solutions. Dr Patrick Singa is a medical doctor with a 10-year hands-on medical practice in different public and private health facilities. Learn More

David Damberger

David is the current Strategy and Data Officer at M-KOPA, overseeing international expansion, R&D (Labs), Strategy and Data. David joined M-KOPA at launch in 2012 and has held several roles at M-KOPA including MD for Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria. Learn More

Simbarashe Eric Mhuriro

Simbarashe is 34 years old and the Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Limited, a member of the Standard Bank Group; the leading banking and financial services group in Africa and largest in terms of assets. Learn More

Afetsi Awoonor

Afetsi Awoonor has over a decade’s experience leading multicultural and multilingual teams across Africa in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of energy and defence technology projects in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, South Sudan, Nigeria, South Africa, Sao Tome & Principe, Cameroon, Uganda, Congo and other Sub-Saharan countries. Learn More

Sanda Ojiambo

Sanda Ojiambo is a passionate advocate for the role of business in delivering both purpose and profit. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Development Economics and had a firm conviction to be part of transformation in the world of development policy and practice. Learn More

Jon Duncan

Jon Duncan leads the Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual. The Programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across the Group’s c£320 billion of funds under management. Learn More

Dr Amit Kapoor

Amit Kapoor, PhD, is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and and visiting faculty at Stanford University. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School and an instructor with Harvard Business Publishing in the area of Strategy, Competitiveness and Business Models. Learn More

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and was until January 2018, the Acting Director of the Regional Centre for Disease Control for West Africa. Learn More

Regis Umugiraneza

Regis is the co-founder and director of CARL Group and Head of the Agro-processing cluster at the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF). He brought about what was at first regarded as a "crazy idea", namely making pastries out of sweet potatoes - something later proven to be possible and also from where the CARL Group stemmed from (www.carlgroup.org). Learn More

Ayabonga Cawe

Ayabonga is a Johannesburg based development economist, columnist, broadcaster and activist. He is Managing Director of Xesibe Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a platform involved in advisory, facilitation and content development across a wide range of fields. Learn More

Abey Mokgwatsane

Abey Mokgwatsane is Managing Executive of Brand, Communications and Sponsorships at Vodacom, overseeing the brand across South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining Vodacom in 2018, he was CEO of Ogilvy South Africa. Learn More

Dr Ryan Noach

Dr Ryan Noach is the Chief Executive Officer Discovery Health, appointed to this role in January 2020 after serving as Deputy CEO in the business for more than 5 years. Ryan joined Discovery Health in 2008 in the provider relations area, and became Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Health in 2009. Learn More

Shobna Persadh

Shobna’s personal credo is People with Purpose Thrive! She loves being in a position that requires her to take meaningful, purposeful action on issues South Africans care about, while supporting the business to deliver sustainable, profitable and competitive growth. Learn More

Dr. Jonathan Broomberg

Dr Jonathan Broomberg is CEO of Vitality Health International, which houses Discovery’s international health operations, and Global Head of Health Insurance for the Discovery Group. Prior to assuming this role, Jonathan was CEO of Discovery Health, South Africa's largest health insurer, for 10 years. Learn More

Dr Luis Gonzalez

Dr Luis Gonzalez supports Abbott’s rapid diagnostics scientific leadership by coordinating scientific studies and publications, engaging with the global scientific community and providing input into the design of new products and technologies. Learn More

Manasseh G Wandera

Mr. Manasseh G Wandera is the Executive Director for Society for Family Health Rwanda (SFH) a non-profit organization based in Kigali Rwanda. SFH is a social marketing organization and is a strong voice for the scaling up on nutrition globally and in Rwanda. Under Mr. Wandera's leadership the organization has made a positive health impact in the area of nutrition in Rwanda and other areas including Family Planning, Water and Sanitation and Maternal and Child health. Learn More

Priya Shah

Priya is the Regional Operations Director at CarePay, developer of Africa’s leading customer centric health finance platform, M-Tiba that is integrating payments and revolutionizing health schemes management to drive Healthcare inclusion. The mobile- based platform connects payers, providers and participants availing real-time integrated data exchange improving the quality of care and improving access. Learn More

Sazini Mojapelo

Sazini is a trisector leader whose expertise lies in the development and execution of strategic plans linked to business development, focused on the small enterprise development, creating shared value, sustainability and financial inclusion. Learn More

Susan Beverly

Susan Beverly is the Senior Director of Sustainability & Shared Impact at Abbott, where she is responsible for developing and advancing the company’s sustainability and shared value strategy globally. Learn More

Nichole Yembra

Nichole Yembra is the Founder and Managing Director of The Chrysalis Co which houses The Chrysalis Capital, a $15M African tech fund and The Chrysalis Advisors, a financial, investment, and strategy firm. Learn More

Bobbi Silten

Bobbi Silten is the Managing Director of the Shared Value Initiative, a global community of leaders who find business solutions for societal challenges and work to build smarter models to address the changing needs of our communities, the environment, and business. She is the co-editor of the Purpose Playbook, a guide to help business leaders put purpose into practice with shared value. Learn More

Gaëlle Loiseau

After 20 years’ experience in the luxury industry, Gaëlle Loiseau was keen to apply her skillset to innovative ways of doing business. Previously working for brands such as Lanvin, Lancôme and Christofle, Gaëlle transitioned toward sustainability by helping innovative sustainable luxury brands enter the Greater China market. Learn More

Immaculata Segooa

Immaculata Segooa has recently completed her MBA focusing on the Shared Value business model, which encapsulates her firm belief in the need for business to utilise its profit-making operations to address social challenges. She is a business professional, with over 25 years’ experience in Marketing and related fields. Learn More

Liban Mugabo

Liban Mugabo is an economist and entrepreneur, with expertise in national-level strategic planning and research. Liban’s past work includes OTF Group, Clinton Foundation and the Government of Rwanda. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Safe Gas Rwanda Ltd, an independent importer, distributor & marketer of Liquefied Petroleum (LPG).   Learn More

Monica Sanders

Monica Sanders is the Director of Global Citizenship & Shared Impact at Abbott, where she is responsible for developing and advancing the company’s sustainability and shared value strategy. She joined the team in 2019 where leverages her previous commercial experience to collaborate with governmental and non-governmental partners to develop scalable, integrated solutions to improve healthcare access and affordability globally. Learn More

Preetesh Sewraj

Preetesh Sewraj the CEO of the Loeries, the largest brand communication and advertising festival across Africa and the Middle East. He is the former CEO & Chief Innovation Analyst of Product of the Year in South Africa, and was instrumental in bringing this consumer-voted for award for innovation to South Africa. Learn More

Jeannette Umutoniwase

Jeannette Umutoniwase is a beneficiary of the KCB Foundation’s Igire (2jiajiri) programme in Rwanda, where she was sponsored to study Information and Communications Technology at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre in Kigali. She is the founder of Inzira Dreamz Network, a social enterprise that manufactures affordable African bags, clothes and shoes, by bringing uniqueness to Rwandan products. Learn More

Hlubi Mboya-Arnold

Award winning Film and TV actress, Hlubi Mboya-Arnold is a social justice activist, social entrepreneur and scholar. She is the Global Goodwill African Ambassador of the United Nations World Food Programme. After 15yrs of service, is currently is the Non-Executive Director of the Nelson Mandela Education Programme. Learn More

Elizabeth Okullow

Elizabeth Okullow, 24, is a beneficiary of the KCB Foundation’s 2jiajiri programme in Kenya, where she was sponsored to study Hydroponics Technology and Agribusiness Management at Miramar International College in Kikuyu. Elizabeth, an agripreneur passionate about agriculture and entrepreneurship is the co-founder and CEO of Lafamia Greens. Learn More

Rosemary Okello-Orlale

Rosemary Okello-Orlale is a well-recognised communication, media and gender expert who finds interest in public policy, education, creating Africa narrative through Data storytelling and Improving Business and Finance Reporting through training and capability building. Learn More

Khensani Nobanda

Khensani Nobanda is the Group Executive for Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank. Her marketing career spans 18 years, working across a number of local and multinational organisations. Her first marketing role was at Unilever where she started as the Rama Assistant Brand Manager. Learn More

Rosine Ndayishimiye

Rosine is a proud Rwandan farmer and a Director of Training and a Fellow at Bridge2Rwanda. She is responsible for the success of Bridge2Rwanda Farms – Bridge2Rwanda’s agriculture services. She leads a stewardship center for Foundations for Farming in Rwanda, a faith-based conservation agriculture training program. Learn More

Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser is a political analyst, broadcaster, philosophy lecturer and writer, based in Johannesburg. His academic background is in moral philosophy, having studied and lectured in the philosophy department at Rhodes University, before doing research in moral philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He remains an associate of the Wits Centre for Ethics. Learn More

Makeda Mahadeo

Kigali-based, Afro-Caribbean media personality, Makeda Mahadeo, hosted and produced the popular radio show, The SWiTCH for 5 years and co-produced the groundbreaking breakfast show, Rise and Shine Rwanda. Learn More

Khanyi Chaba

Khanyi Chaba is the Head of Responsible Business at Old Mutual Limited. She is qualified in Architectural Technology, Marketing Strategist, Business Management and Executive General Management. She attended the Cambridge Institute on Sustainable Leadership. She has spent over 21 years in Financial Services firstly at Standard Bank and later at Old Mutual. Learn More

Edith Jiya

Edith is Group Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Malawi. She joined the Group in 2011 as General Manager and was later appointed as Group CEO of the Malawi business in 2017. Prior to joining Old Mutual, Edith worked for BP Malawi Ltd as a Senior Manager responsible for Business Development. Edith received a graduate degree from the University of Derby and an undergraduate degree from the University of Malawi Learn More

Clarence Nethengwe

Clarence is the Managing Director: Mass & Foundation Cluster. He joined the Group in 2009 as a Legal Executive and later became the General Manager: Sales & Distribution for the Mass and Foundation Cluster. Prior to joining the Group, he practiced as an Attorney for over 10 years and worked as a Judicial Officer for over 5 years. Learn More

Dr Eve Christine Gadzikwa

Eve is the Past President of African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya (2016-2019). As ARSO Champion for Eastern and Southern Africa and Chairman of the Africa Standardisation Strategy & Road Map for Africa 4th Industrial Revolution (A4IR) that is being spearheaded by the AU continental standardisation body ARSO in partnership with IEEE-SA (USA), Eve actively promotes global best practices, business excellence and standardisation of developing countries under the AfCFTA single market. Learn More

John Bee

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Regional Head for Nestlé in Sub-Saharan Africa, John Bee coordinates regulatory and advocacy strategies across 48 countries and leads engagement with regional and pan-African institutions. Learn More

Programme subject to change.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals will be a major theme.

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