Raila Odinga, Prime Minister, Republic of Kenya to Keynote Institutional Investor's Africa Investment Conference, April 11-12, New York

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Africa is making significant strides in focusing global investors’ interest on the opportunities there with a new vision of its future highlighing the potential that can be found in these nations, while addressing many of the obstacles that have hindered foreign investment in the past. In response to these steps forward as well as significantly increased interest among US institutions, Institutional Investor’s Africa Investment Conference will be the premier, Africa-focused event in the U.S. in 2011. Keynote speeches, debate and discussions will take place in front of the plenary audience while one-on-one meetings with the corporate and Government delegations will be available by special arrangement.

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Raila Odinga, Prime Minister, Republic of Kenya

This Africa Investment Conference, co-hosted by the Government of Kenya and headlined by The Honorable Raila Odinga, Prime Minister, Republic of Kenya, will supply investors with the macro information they require about governmental, regulatory, and economic policies coupled with intensive examinations of key sector initiatives, including:

  • Arica and the Global Economy: Identifying the Synergies

We will assess the growing breadth and depth of synergies between Africa and the global economy. What does Africa’s role within the global economy look like now and beyond?

  • Investing in Infrastructure: Roads, Rail, Airports, and Ports

How are public-private partnerships being used to facilitate investment in Africa’s physical infrastructure? Where is the funding come from, and how is it being deployed?

  • Investing in Infrastructure: Energy, Power, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

The region has much to highlight in terms of opportunities in the ICT, energy, and power sectors. How are current projects being financed, and what projects are slated for future development?

  • Building World-Class Financial Markets

What are the region’s governments and regulators doing to improve their financial markets and banks? What is the status of efforts to develop a regional stock exchange?

  • Africa’s Industrial Champions:

Sector Leaders in Health Services, Metals/Mining, and Agribusiness
Africa has historically been best known as a source for raw materials, but other sectors are starting to gain ground as global players. This panel will present several of Africa’s most promising companies and assess their advantages at the global level.

  • Case Studies:

Toll Roads, Commuter Rail and City, Airport Terminal, Technology City, Geothermal Project

Confirmed Speakers to Date:

International Investor Speakers:

  • Jay Ireland, President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Africa
  • Cynthia F. Steer, Managing Director, Investment Strategy, Russell Investments
  • Colin Coleman, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Walé Adeosun, Chairman, Investment Advisory Committee, New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • Patrick Mweheire, Chief Executive Officer, East Africa, Renaissance Capital
  • David E. Smart, Global Head of Sovereign & Supranational Funds, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Roelof Horne, Portfolio Manager, Frontier Markets/Africa Equities, Investec Asset Management
  • Tanya Primiani, Investment Policy & Promotion Specialist, World Bank Group
  • Richard Akwei, Head of Africa Illiquid Investments, The Rohatyn Group
  • George Hoguet, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Global Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
  • Lena Sene, Director, Deer Isle Capital, LLC
  • Vinode Ramgopal, Chief Executive Officer, Marco Polo Capital Markets LLC
  • Samuel Brew-Butler, Chairman, Cenpower
  • Carolyn Campbell, Managing Director and General Counsel, Emerging Capital Partners, Board Member, Finagestion
  • Deen Solebo, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Yellowtree Partners
  • Willem J. Humes, President & Chief Investment Officer, Greylock Capital Management
  • Chris Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, North American Spine & Ascendant Neuro
  • Leslie Durschinger , Founder, Managing Director, Terra Global Capital, LLC
  • Stephen Hayes, President, CCA – Corporate Council on Africa
  • Biniam Gebre, Principal, McKinsey & Company

African Governmental Speakers:

  • Honorable Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor and Chairman, Central Bank of Kenya
  • Honorable Mwanaidi Maajar Named, Ambassador to the United States of America, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Honorable U. Joy Ogwu, OFR, Ambassador to the United Nations, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Ambassador Juma V. Mwapachu, Secretary General, East African Community
  • Mugo Kibati, Director General, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Republic of Kenya

African Corporate Speakers:

  • Titus Naikuni, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Airways
  • John Ngumi, Director of Investment Banking Coverage, Corporate & Investment Banking Division, Standard Bank Africa, Stanbic
  • Kwame Parker, Director & Head, Debt Solutions & Infrastructure Finance, East Africa, Stanbic Bank
  • Michael Joseph, Chairman, Kenya Tourism Board, Former Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom, Ltd.
  • James Mwangi, Chief Executive Officer, Equity Bank
  • Jonathan Jackson, Managing Director, Lordship Africa
  • Gad J. Cohen, Partner, eleQtra Ltd, Manager of InfraCo Africa

For more information:


Bryan F. Fox | Marketing Director | II Conference Division
Institutional Investor
225 Park Avenue South 7th Fl. | New York NY 10003
t: (212) 224 3926 | f: (212) 224 3802
e: bfox(at)iiconferences(dot)com | w: http://www.iiconferences.com


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