The first speakers of the
Choiseul Africa Business Forum 2021

Salimo ABDULA
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intelec Holdings
Mozambique

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Mohammed Usman ABDUL-RAZAQ
Founder, Dudden Hill Foundation
Sami AGLI
Chairman, Forum of business leaders
Chinwe AJENE-SAGNA
Managing Partner, Catalyst Realty Solutions
Nigeria

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Clare AKAMANZI
Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board
Eric AMOUSSOUGA
Chief Executive Officer Francophone Africa, General Electric
Roberta ANNAN
Founder & Managing Partner, Annan Capital Partners
Michael ARBUTHNOT
Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Fund Managers
South Africa

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Sergio ARZENI
President, International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises - INSME
Amadou Mahtar BA
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media
Moses BABATOPE
Managing Director, FilmOne and FilmHouse
Nayé Anna BATHILY
Manager of External Affairs West and Central Africa, World Bank
Isabelle BÉBÉAR
Head of International & European Affairs, Bpifrance
Williams BELLA
Chief Executive Officer, Property Kro
Ivory Coast

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Mohamed BEN OUDA
Chief Executive Officer, Palmeraie Développement
Karim BENDHAOU
Head of Africa Affairs, Merck
Mikhail BOGDANOV
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
Christopher CHIJIUTOMI
Head of Infrastructure Equity, CDC Group
Bronwyn CORBETT
Chief Executive Officer, Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited
South Africa

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Amaury DE FÉLIGONDE
Managing Partner, Okan
Philippe DE FONTAINE VIVE
Chief Executive Officer, Compagnie Financière Richelieu
Laurent DE L'ESPINAY
Manager, Public Sector Advisory Services for Africa, Deloitte
Sébastien De MONTESSUS
Chief Executive Officer, Endeavour Mining
Francesco de MUSSO
Chief Executive Officer, BGFIBank DRC
Idrissa DIABIRA
Chief Executive Officer, ADEPME
Senegal

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Amadou DIALLO
Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Fowarding
Philippe DOUSTE-BLAZY
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Julien DUNIAGUE
Managing Partner, Atlantic Financial Group
Serge EKUÉ
President, West African Development Bank
Hisham EL-KHAZINDAR
Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings
Souad EL OUAZZANI
Sustainability Leader for Africa, Deloitte
Umaro Sissoco EMBALO
President of the Republic
Guinée-Bissau

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Christian ESTROSI
President, Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis
Ingrid ETOKE
Market Launch & Access Lead Africa, Innovative Vector Control Consortium
Camerooon

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Daouda FALL
Chief Executive Officer, Brahms Group
Ambroise FAYOLLE
Vice President, European Investment Bank
Michaël FRIBOURG
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chargeurs
Emmanuel GADRET
Managing Partner (CEO), Deloitte Francophone Africa
Amadou Sakhir GAYE
Managing Director, Sentrak Logistics
El Mehdi GHISSASSI
Partner, Deloitte
Victor GRANDGUILLAUME
Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel
Gagan GUPTA
Africa Director, Olam International
Paul HAERI
Vice President – Business Development Africa, CEVA Logistics
Erwan HARSCOET
Director, responsible of Sustainability Services, Deloitte
Pierre HEILBRONN
Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, EBRD
Fathima HUSSAIN
Managing Director of Oil & Gas Corporate Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
United Kingdom

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Shahim ISMAEL
Chief Executive Officer, SMTP Group
Madagascar

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Ousmane Mamadou KANE
Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Production Sectors
Mauritania

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Kader KANEYE
Founder and President, African Development University
Moise KATUMBI CHAPWE
President, Tout puissant Mazembe Football Club
Bestine KAZADI
President, Association Sportive Vita Club
Flavien KOUATCHA
Managing Director, Save Our Agriculture
Cameroon

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Karim KOUNDI
Partner, Deloitte Africa
Andreï KORTOUNOV
Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
Thierry LACROIX
Director for Africa, Onepoint
Sampiero LANFRANCHI
Managing Director, Chargeurs Museum Solutions
Fabrice LE SACHÉ
Founder & President, Aera Group
Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE
Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie
Xavier LEROY
Managing Partner Africa, Egon Zehnder
Guy LOSENDJO
Chief Executive Officer, Banafrika
Linda MABHENA-OLAGUNJU
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DLO Energy Resources Group
South Africa

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Ivanilson MACHADO
Chief Executive Officer, Puma Energy Angola
Luke MCKEND
Director for Africa, Southern and Eastern Europe, LinkedIn
South Africa

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Jean-Paul MELAGA
Chief Executive Officer, Smartphorce
Cameroon

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David MIGNOT
Chief Executive Officer for Africa, CANAL+ International
Manuel Antonio MOTA
Chief Executive Officer, Mota-Engil Africa
Portugal

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Laïssa MOUEN
Chief Executive Officer, Kinaya Ventures
Cameroon

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Aymen MTIMET
Director of Strategy and Innovation for Africa, Deloitte
Rose MWEBAZA
Director and Head of Infrastructure Equity, United Nations Organization
Jules NGANKAM
Group Chief Executive Officer, African Guarantee Fund
Cameroon

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William NKONTCHOU
Chairman, AFIIP
Cameroon

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Pedro NOVO
Head of Export Finance and Export Promotion, Bpifrance
Toyosi OGUNSEYE
Head of West Africa, BBC
Linda ONYANGO
Chief Executive Officer, SME Support Centre Limited
Benedict ORAMAH
President, African Export-Import Bank
Nigeria

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Sene OSSEBI-DOUNIAM
Managing Director, Sport News Africa
Aristide OUATTARA
Partner, Deloitte Africa
Burkina Faso

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Henri-Claude OYIMA
Chief Executive Officer, BGFIBank Group
Marc PARTRIDGE
Vice President, Project Finance Advisory & International Cooperation, Gazprombank
Mathieu PELLER
Chief Operating Officer Africa, Meridiam
Emmanuel QUEREL
Chief Executive Officer, Africa Sport Events
Kabiru RABIU
Managing Director, BUA Group
Nigeria

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Linda Tesi RUSAGARA
Managing Director, Kigali Innovation City
Fatma SAMOURA
General Secretary, FIFA
Papa Amadou SARR
Minister, General Delegate, General Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth
Cyrielle SÉNÉCHAL-CHEVALLIER
Senior Manager, responsible of Social Innovation, Deloitte
Kamil SENHAJI
Vice President Emerging Markets, Galileo Global Education
Vera SONGWE
Under Secretary General, United Nations
Cameroon

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Youga SOW
Chief Executive Officer, Sococim Industries
Mehdi TAZI
Général Vice-Président, General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (CGEM)
Bosun TIJANI
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Creation Hub
Nigeria

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Loubna TRICHA
General Manager, OFPPT
Fred ZAMBLÉ
Chief Executive Officer, Seekewa
Ivory Coast

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Ali ZEROUALI
Director of International Cooperation and Business Development, Masen