SPEAKERS
Ridouane Azagrouze
Ridouane Azagrouze
Maroclear
CIO
Ridouane joined MAROCLEAR, CSD of Morocco, in 1999 and appointed as Head of IT Division in 2007 and as Chief Information Officer in 2014. He is an Executive IT professional with over 25 years of experience combining technical, capital markets and security expertise.
He Led complex technology transformation projects and implemented suitable and cost effective technologies to secure post trade processes for Moroccan Capital Markets.
He gave also consultancy and assistance as a project manager and IT expert for Central Banks and Stock Exchange in Africa (BEAC - Central Africa Central Bank, BCEAO - West Africa Central Bank and BVMAC - Stock Exchange of Central Africa).
He was appointed in October 2019 as Chair of the technical committee of the African Exchanges Linkage Project.

Andrew Barman
Andrew Barman
The Network Forum
MD
With a long background (25+ years) in market research of the global securities industry, Andrew launched The Network Forum in January 2017 together with his business partner Ed Jones. Unique to the the custody and post-trade industry, The Network Forum aspires to be the undisputed global community for market participants. Andrew's strengths are in Product and Business Development, Negotiation, Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Celia Becker
Celia Becker
ENS Africa
Executive
Celia Becker is an executive at ENSafrica and an expert in sub-Saharan Africa tax and regulatory matters. She specialises in advising multi-national companies expanding into and doing business in Africa on the tax, investment and business regulations applicable in jurisdictions across the region.

Celia is a Chartered Account (CA (SA)) who started her career as an International Tax Advisor at a Big 4 accounting firm and spent six years at a multi-national construction company as Country Risk Director. She has travelled extensively on the African continent and is currently spending her time between Johannesburg and Kigali in Rwanda.

Sunil Benimadhu
Sunil Benimadhu
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius
CEO
Sunil Benimadhu has been in office as Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) since May 1998 after having held various positions in the Securities Industry. He has played an instrumental role in uplifting the operational, technical and regulatory infrastructure of the SEM and contributed to its emergence as one of the leading Exchanges in Africa. Sunil is the Chairman of Global Finance Mauritius, the apex body of private sector operators in the Financial Services Industry in Mauritius.

Sunil was elected in October 2014 for a three-year term on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), an association of the World’s leading Stock Exchanges and has been re-elected in September 2017 for a further three-year term. Sunil was the President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) an association of 28 Exchanges operating on the continent, from August 2010 to November 2014. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), and the Chairman of the SADC Committee of Stock Exchanges (COSSE). Sunil is a regular speaker on emerging markets and on African markets in international stock exchange conferences.

Charl Bruyns
Charl Bruyns
Standard Bank
Head of Investor Services
Charl Bruyns is the Head of Investor Services at Standard Bank South Africa. Investor Services is a leading provider of custody, trustee services, securities lending, derivatives clearing and investment administration services to local and foreign institutional investors. Charl also heads the Financial Institutions Franchise for Standard Bank’s transaction bank services. He has held roles as CFO, COO for Standard Bank’s Transactional Products and Services business and Head of Africa Treasury. Prior to joining Standard Bank , Charl has held executive management roles at STANLIB.

Hari Chaitanya
Hari Chaitanya
Standard Bank
Head, Investor Services, Product Management
Based in Johannesburg, Hari Chaitanya is responsible for leading global product management strategy for Investor Services business across 14 countries in Africa and serve as a member of the Investor Services Management committee at Standard Bank.

Hari joined Standard Bank in July 2015 after 7 years with Standard Chartered Bank where he ran Investor and Intermediaries business in Africa and South East Asia. Hari has more than 23 years of Securities Services industry experience during which he has held senior positions at Deutsche Bank in India, Indonesia and the Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore.

Gideon Chokah
Gideon Chokah
Standard Chartered
Executive Director, Head, Securities Services, East Africa
A graduate of the University of Nairobi and an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) – UK (London) with several years banking experience (in Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank) spanning across several areas including:

• Operations (General Banking Operations; International Payments and Custody Operations)
• Client services
• Sales & Relationship Management
• Securities Services

Vinciane Deltour
Vinciane Deltour
BNY Mellon
Network Manager
Vinciane Deltour started her career at a local custodian on the Belgian market in 1998.
She joined The Bank of New York in 2001, where she first spent a few years in Corporate Actions and in Global Collateral Management before moving into Network Management in 2008.

Over the years in Network Management, Vinciane has covered over 25 markets across the EMEA region, focusing more on Sub Saharan Africa since 2014.

Scott Dickinson
Scott Dickinson
Standard Chartered Bank
Managing Director, Regional Head, Securities Services, Africa and Middle East
Scott joined Standard Chartered in September 2017. He is currently based in Dubai and is the Regional Head of Securities Services for Africa and Middle East. In a career spanning over 35 years’ in financial services he has held senior roles in global custody, investment banking and fund management. He is a graduate in Economics and Accountancy and a sovereign wealth specialist.

Derek Duggan
Derek Duggan
Thomas Murray Network Management Ltd
Director, Sales and Product Development
Derek has been with Thomas Murray since it was established in 1994. He is responsible for sales and product development of the firm’s risk assessments, data and technology products along with its counterparty monitoring services. He led the development of the firm’s data products, integrated technologies and more recently has co-ordinated industry working groups that defined sub-custodian, transfer agency and prime broker risk monitoring solutions. He manages a team responsible for selling into custodians, depositaries, banks and other groups.

Shaad Ebrahim
Shaad Ebrahim
Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Bank
Head - New Business Innovation

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Llewellyn Ford
Standard Bank
Head, Investor Services, TPS, SA

Margaret Harwood-Jones
Margaret Harwood-Jones
Standard Chartered Bank
Global Head of Securities Services
Margaret is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Securities Services business globally, managing all the business unit functions including Operations, Technology, Client Management, Business Development and Product Management. She also leads the business agenda with Financial Institution clients on a worldwide basis, across cash management, securities services and trade finance.

Edward Jones
Edward Jones
The Network Forum
MD

Mark Kerns
Mark Kerns
Adapa Advisory
CEO
Mark Kerns is a seasoned senior executive with a distinguished career working with leading global and regional banks including Standard Bank where he was Head of Investor Services. He has held senior roles at The Bank of New York, JP Morgan, Bankers Trust and The WM Company. His experience embraces business ownership roles, client and sales management, product management leadership, strategy and corporate development within the post trade and securities services industry. Mark is a Global Custodian Legend inductee and has received a Lifetime Achievement award from Global Investor.

joanne King
joanne King
Northern Trust
Network Mgr
Jo King is a Vice president and a member of Northern Trust’s Network Management Team based in London. Jo has focused on Network Management for 6 years and in this role has managed the assessment of capital market infrastructures, operational and market risk, and the selection, monitoring and ongoing management of the service delivery of sub-Saharan sub-custodian relationships. Prior to this role, Jo was a senior Relationship Manager for 17 years responsible for delivery of custody, fund administration, value added services and the strategic support and relationship development of her client base which included Inter-Governmental Agencies, large asset managers and pension funds.

Patrycja Kula-Verster
Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE
Primary Markets
Patrycja, has been with the JSE for 12 years, of which most of this time has been spent focussing on equity origination. Patrycja works in the Primary Market Division which is responsible for origination of new listings across the 3 asset classes, Equity, Debt and Structured Products as well as co creation and development of new products with the broader eco system. In her current role as Business Development Manager she is responsible for originating new equity listings and product creation for Main Board and Altx both local and international issuers.

Bruce Lawrence
Bruce Lawrence
HBL Consultancy Services
MD
Bruce Lawrence, has over 45 years’ securities industry experience, provides consultancy, training, advice and technical assistance specialising on the post-trade arena and development of the capital markets infrastructure of developing and frontier emerging markets. He has consulted and trained on the full spectrum of securities markets instruments, Corporate Governance, Operational Risk, Custody, Clearing & Settlement and assisted in the creation and further development of Central Securities Depositories (CSD’s), Central Counterparties (CCPs), Stock Exchanges and Domestic Custody Operations. Assignments have taken him to the following markets: Albania, Ghana, Jordan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Pakistan, Qatar, Nigeria, Russia, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Langelihle Malimela
Langelihle Malimela
IHS Markit
Lead - SADC Political Risk
Langa Malimela is a senior analyst on the IHS Economics and Country Risk Sub-Saharan African team. He specialises in analysing developments relevant to political and business risks in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research covers risk forecasts and analysis, including of war, terrorism, and political unrest, as well as the impact of business risks – tax, legal, operational – on industry sectors and companies. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Langa led government affairs at a large African corporation and also lectured on political science and international relations across a number of South African universities.

Neville Mandimika
Neville Mandimika
Rand Merchant Bank
Reseach Analyst, Global Markets
Neville is an Economist and a Fixed Income Strategist in the Global Markets Research division. He focuses on developing economic and financial market views focusing specifically on fixed income for corporate and institutional clients.

Neville is a Rhodes University alumni, and a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets. Additionally, he is a published author in the South African Journal of Economics and often appears in international media such as CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times and Forbes

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