About the Conference

The Africa Club at INSEAD is delighted to host the sixth INSEAD Africa Business Conference.

Bringing together leading companies, and talented business professionals, interested in both exploring growth opportunities and having positive impact on the continent, this year’s conference, titled “The Africa Venture: fostering investment, impact and innovation”, aims to stimulate the discussion around Business and Society in Africa.


08:30 – 09:30

Registration / Breakfast

09:30 – 11:15

Opening & Opening Keynote Panel: State of play in Africa in terms of business environment
Carlos Lopes, UCT  |  Lionel Zinsou, Southbridge  |  Colin Coleman, Goldman Sachs

11:45 – 12:45

Investment Panel: Mobilizing capital and funding growth
Georges Wega, SocGen  |  Eric Ouedraogo, Africa50  |  Tokunboh Ishmael, Alitheia Capital  |  Barthelemy Faye, Cleary Gottlieb

14:00 – 15:00

Innovation Panel: Building and scaling sustainable businesses
Patrick Dupoux, BCG  |  Wale Ayeni, IFC  |  Carole Henry, ENGIE Africa  |  Nicolas Martin, Jumia  |  Dare Okoudjou, MFS Africa

15:00 – 16:00

Leadership Panel: Nurturing and managing talents in the African context
Lucy Quist, Morgan Stanley  |  Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi, Bank of Africa  |  Jerome Petit, Bollore  |  Busi Sizani, Uber

16:30 – 17:45

Closing Keynote Panel: Fostering Africa’s business revolution
Acha Leke, McKinsey&Co  |  Marouane Ameziane, OCP Group  |  Yvonne Ike, BAML  |  Nadia Fettah, Sanlam Panafrica

Confirmed Speakers

Carlos Lopes

Former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa

Lionel Zinsou

Former Prime Minister of Benin, Co-Founder of Southbridge Group

Colin Coleman

Head of Goldman Sachs Sub-Saharan Africa

Patrick Dupoux

Head of BCG Africa

Lucy Quist

MD Morgan Stanley, Head of Change Leadership, ex CEO of Airtel Ghana
Acha Leke

Acha Leke

Chairman of McKinsey Africa

Marouane Ameziane

Executive VP Strategy and Corporate Development OCP Group

Jerome Petit

CEO Africa, Bollore Transport & Logistics

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INSEAD Africa Business Conference 2019

October 5th 2019

4 Place Jussieu
75005, Paris

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