KEYNOTE ADDRESS

H.E. Minister Ebrahim Patel

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

André de Ruyter 

Group Chief Executive (GCE)

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

Ally Angula

Group Managing Director and

Chief Strategist of Leap Holdings

Chris Corsi

Chief Executive Officer

Mara Phones

Clem Sunter

Expert on South Africa
in the global economy

Mind of a Fox

Fernando Baz

Managing Partner & Founder

Strat.exe Consulting

MODERATORS:

Dr Martyn Davies

Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa

Deloitte

Yashwin Bhoola

Managing Director

Accenture Africa SC&O Lead

Bernd Oellermann

Director: Regional Industrial Development

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Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Executive Director

Spaces for Change

Tendai Mzhude

Chief Operations Officer

mLab

Dianna Games 

Executive Director

South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber

Sujeet Morar

Partner – Strategic Operations

Kearney

PANEL MEMBERS

Kayode Babarinde

Executive Director

Africa Blockchain Institute

Cas Coovadia

Chief Executive Officer

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

Prof. Christopher Cramer

Professor of the Political Economy of Development at SOAS

University of London

Reem Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

GIZ Senior Development Advisor and Project Manager

Hiten Parmer

Director

uYilo e-Mobility Programme

Simbarashe Mhuriro

General Manager

RioEnergy under RioZim Limited

Peter Leon

Africa Chair

Herbert Smith Freehills

Reginald Sibeko 

Divisional Executive

Micros SA

Ganesh Rasagam 

Lead Private Sector Specialist

Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice

World Bank Group

Pierre van der Hoven

Founder & Director

Greenhouse Project

Eustace Mashimbye

Chief Executive Officer

Proudly South African

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair

Senior Economist

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President: South, East and West Africa

IDC MEA

Abubakari Ibrahim

Principal Industrial Promotion Officer

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana

Dr. Sizo Nkala

Lecturer

University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Africa-China Studies

Mbongeni Ndlovu

Research Head of African Trade and Industrialisation

Illovo, TWIMS

Mbabupu Hippy Tjivikua

Chief Executive Officer

Walvis Bay Corridor Group

Kevin Fothergill

Chief Executive Officer

EnAcumen Limited

Evelyn Ngatia

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

TechaWatt Ltd

Gabriel Kroes

Head of Engineering

IMPOWER

Matthew Stern

Managing Director

DNA Economics

Patuxolo Nodada

Chief Executive Officer

Busmark

Themba September

Chief Executive & Chairman

Adept

McKevin Ayaba

Founder & CEO

Setup a Startup

Milisha Pillay

Project Manager

NCPC-SA

Prof. Rajen Pillay

Chief Executive Officer

Garuda Capital

Justin Schmidt

New Sector Development

ABSA

Vishay Rabbipal

Head of Renewable Energy

ABSA

JC Greyling

Senior Consultant

Econogistixs (Pty) Ltd

Ian Merrington

Chief Executive Officer

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative

Godwin Sam Ng’oma

Head of Learning & Development and External Affairs

Castel Malawi Limited

Mesela Nhlapo

Chief Executive Officer

African Rail Industry Association

Mbongeni Ndlovu

Head of African trade and Industry

TWIMS (Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies)

Dr. Eduard Vorster

Chief Design Officer

Zutari

Xolani Mpahlwa

Chief Executive Officer

Blackstone Consulting (Pty) Ltd

David Johnston

Director

Go-Lectric

Jonathan Shapiro

Chief Executive Officer

LESCO Manufacturing

Martin Blignaut

Smart Manufacturing Lead

Altron Integrated Systems

Willson Deng

Chief Executive Officer

Arcstone (Pte) Ltd

Thibaud Guillaume

Director

Siemens Group

Themba Makamo

Founder

Vaya Footwear

Sarah Odera

Research & Consultancy Manager

Strathmore Energy Research Centre

Tolulope Olukokun

Founder

ThinkElectric

Victor Radebe

Founder

Mzansi Aerospace Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Prof Fiona Tregenna

DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, and Professor of Economics

University of Johannesburg

Sindiso Ndlovu

Senior Economist

ECIC

Andre Snyders

Industry Analyst – Research

Standard Bank

Dr. Sadhvir Bissoon

Executive – Standards

SABS

Dr. Ekeminiabasi Eyita-Okon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Johannesburg Centre for Africa-China Studies

Bokang Kelepa

Managing Director

Baletsema Mining

Dr. Remmeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Founder

Electric Drive Africa