SPEAKERS
Khaled Abdel Rahman
Khaled Abdel Rahman
MCDR (Egypt)
Managing Director
Khaled has been Managing Director Misr Clearing and depository MCDR (The Egyptian Clearing House) since March 2020. Prior to MCDR he was the Deputy Minister of Finance for Capital Market Operations and Debt Management. He also is a Board Member at the Central Bank of Egypt, Member of Pension Funds Investment Committee, Board Member of the Tourism Development Authority and Member of the Committee for the Management of Public Debt.

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).

Tiaan Bazuin
Tiaan Bazuin
Namibian Stock Exchange
CEO
Tiaan Bazuin is the Chief Executive Officer of Namibian Stock Exchange since 2013. He is an admitted Legal Practitioner in the High Court of Namibia and a business executive primarily focused on governance, regulatory and legal aspects in telecommunications, banking and capital markets and regulated exchanges. He has extensive experience in start-up business planning and execution as well as finance arrangement. Before joining Namibian Stock Exchange, he served as an executive in the Telecommunication and banking industries. Tiaan is a previous Chairman of the Namibia Employers Association.

Nigel Beck
Nigel Beck
Standard Bank
Global Managing Director: Sustainable Finance & ESG Advisory
Nigel has overall responsibility for sustainable finance, partners with businesses to better serve clients, drive sustainable innovation and capture emerging business opportunities. He leads a dedicated team with a range of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable the development of sustainable business opportunities (green/social/climate products and services).
• Structured and pioneered green bonds in South, East & West Africa, Sustainability Linked loans and largest offshore green issuance
• Longest serving Chair of the Equator Principles steering committee
• Lead at the International Chamber of Commerce (Sustainable Trade Finance)
• Member of the Impact Investing National Task Force
• Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA) & a Chartered Environmentalists

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.

Rachel Bo Shields
Rachel Bo Shields
The Network Forum
Head of Operations

Paul Boynton
Paul Boynton
Old Mutual Alternative Investments
CEO
Paul is joint-CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI). He was responsible for the formation of the business, in his prior role as the portfolio manager for Old Mutual life funds, and has played a seminal role in its development. During this time OMAI has grown into the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa with over R60 billion in assets under management across 27 active funds and over 160 portfolio companies.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in investments and capital markets. He currently serves on the boards of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), African Clean Energy Development, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, 10X and Tourvest. Transactions in which Paul has played a leading role include Pepkor, Life Healthcare, Coronation Investment Trust, Shanduka and Mumbai Airport and the proprietary acquisition of AIIM.

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.

David Curtis
David Curtis
JP Morgan
Network Manager
David's role in the Network Management Team is to oversee the EMEA markets and sub custodian’s relationships and markets in Africa and Middle East for JPM.
He started his career in City of London in 1984 with London Life Fund Managers, where he worked in the operational fund management department. In 1986 he moved to Chase Manhattan Bank, where he worked for 6 years in UK Operations. In 1991 joined Standard Chartered Bank working in Relationship and Sales team covering European clients investing in the Asia region. 1998 joined the Network Management Team at Royal Bank of Canada covering European and Asian markets until 2006 when he joined JPM.

Richard de Roos
Richard de Roos
Standard Bank
Head of Foreign Exchange

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.

Dr Mohamed Farid Saleh
Dr Mohamed Farid Saleh
The Egyptian Exchange
Executive Chairman
Dr. Mohamed Farid Saleh was appointed Executive Chairman of EGX in August 2017 as per the Prime Ministerial Decree No. 1759/2017. Currently, Dr. Farid is the Chairman of The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE), the Chairman of the Federation of Euro‐Asian Stock Exchanges’ (FEAS) Working Groups and the Chairman of the Emerging Markets Working Group at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

Prior to his appointment as EGX Executive Chairman, Farid served as the Chairman and CEO of Dcode EFC, a leading economic forecasting and advisory firm in Egypt.

Sarah Gibson
Sarah Gibson
State Street
Network Manager
Sarah is a Network Manager with State Street Bank and Trust Company managing subcustody and correspondent relationships across Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. She has been a part of Network covering these regions since 2014 and with State Street since 2007 in multiple operational roles.

Lourens Harmse
Lourens Harmse
Rand Merchant Bank
Head Of Africa Trading
Lourens joined RMB in April 2019 as part of the Africa team and has been Head of Africa Trading since August 2020. Before that he spent 3 years with Atlas Mara in Dubai as the Head of Trading. He started his trading career at ABSA Capital in 2009, with a focus on foreign exchange, fixed income and derivatives markets in Africa. Lourens hold a Bsc(Hons) degree in Actuarial and Financial mathematics from the University of Pretoria. He is also a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charter holder.

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.

Haruna Jalo-Waziri
Haruna Jalo-Waziri
Central Securities Clearing System Plc
MD/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri is an experienced Financial Markets Expert, his award-winning career spanned over twenty-five years in Capital Markets. He has vast experience in Deal Origination, Investment Management, Securities Trading and Regulation.

He started his career at the Nigeria Stock Exchange and subsequently moved to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the apex regulatory organization of the Capital Markets in Nigeria. He worked with Afrinvest West Africa (formerly SECTRUST) and Kakawa Discount House Ltd where he started the Asset Management Department, which he later transformed to a full fledge company “Kakawa Asset Management Limited” (now FBN Merchant Bank). He later joined the services of First Alliance Pension & Benefits Limited (Now ARM Pensions Limited) in partnership with Mcube South Africa.

In 2007, he was appointed MD/CEO of UBA Stockbrokers Limited, a subsidiary of United Bank for Africa (UBA Plc) which he successfully made one of the top 5 securities trading companies in Nigeria. He thereafter became the MD/CEO of UBA Asset Management Ltd.

Haruna Jalo-Waziri was appointed the Executive Director, Capital Markets in 2012 with a primary responsibility for the overall capital market developments. He implemented key initiatives such as; Capital markets partnership agreement with the London Stock Exchange Group, Developed the Sovereign Green Bond, Introduction of Federal Government Retail Savings Bond, Launched the NSE Premium Board, MSCI Index Partnership- GICS Adoption and the 1st dual listing on the NSE and LSE Main Board amongst others.

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. As well as being CEO of Adapa Advisory, he is also the inaugural chairman of the The Securities Services Advisory Group (TSSAG). 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.