SPEAKERS
Joanne King
Joanne King
Northern Trust
Network Manager
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.

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.

Olivier Lens
Olivier Lens
SWIFT
Head of Sub-Sahara Africa
Olivier Lens is the head of Sub-Sahara Africa for SWIFT, based in Johannesburg, leading a team across three offices, and delivering on SWIFT’s ambitious Africa growth plan.

Prior to this, Olivier was part of the Capital Markets Strategy team at SWIFT, tasked with defining the cooperative’s global capital markets strategy for the future, from a technological, product and segment perspective.

Olivier joined SWIFT in 2012 to manage SWIFT’s Funds & Investment Management business across EMEA and in 2014, Olivier took over responsibility for the Benelux sales and relationship management team, supporting banks, payment service providers, corporates and market infrastructures across the region.

Prior to joining SWIFT, Olivier worked for Euroclear, covering several functions from operational management to network management.

Vipin Mahabirsingh
Vipin Mahabirsingh
CDS (Mauritius)
Managing Director
Vipin joined the Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd (CDS) at its inception in 1996 as Systems Manager and was appointed General Manager in July 1997. He was then appointed Managing Director in November 2005. In his capacity as Managing Director of CDS, he also provides consultancy services to African stock exchanges and central depositories. He was the systems vendor’s Project Director in the implementation of trading and depository systems at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (2004/2006), Bank of Ghana (2004), Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (2006), Botswana Stock Exchange (2008/2012), Lusaka Stock Exchange (2008) and Bolsa de Valores de Mocambique (2013). He spearheaded the implementation of an automated trading system at the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2015 and is currently assisting the Lusaka Stock Exchange regarding the replacement of its trading and depository systems.

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.

Langa Manqele
Langa Manqele
Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Head - Equities & Equity Derivatives
Langa is the Head - Equities & Equity Derivatives at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Prior to JSE, Langa worked in Global Markets at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank as Manager as the Production Enablement Manager and later as Functional Innovation Manager. Langa has completed the Oxford Fintech Programme and the Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme from Oxford University, Saïd Business School in 2018. He holds a double-degree Global Executive MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (USA). Langa is the member of the Board of Trustees and the Chairperson of the Investment Committee of the JSE Pension Fund.

Julia McKenny
Julia McKenny
Independent
Julia started her career as a litigator in corporate and commercial private practice before joining the financial services industry 20 years ago. Julia has held global roles located in Singapore, Australia and London covering legal, compliance and market advocacy for the Securities Services business. Previously, Julia was the voting representative of the AGC and was the Middle East and Africa Committee AGC chair and has undertaken volunteer assignments with the FSVC to assist in the development of infrastructures in emerging markets.

Jim Micklethwaite
Jim Micklethwaite
Thomas Murray Network Management
Director
Mr Jim Micklethwaite manages the Capital Markets Infrastructure division of Thomas Murray Network Management and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. His responsibilities include running a team of 15 analysts who track market practice in over 100 markets and assess risks in over 140 CSDs and c30 CCPs worldwide. Jim has led various rating projects for CSDs and strategic consulting projects on market infrastructure. Previously, Jim was a senior analyst within TM Network Management evaluating and selecting local and global custodians for clients as well as supporting a variety of consultancy engagements.

Tom Minney
Tom Minney
African Securities Exchanges Association
African Exchanges Linkage Project
A specialist on capital markets and their contribution to development, with over 20 years’ experience in Africa running capital markets and businesses. Key areas include financial inclusion, business strategy and execution, and communications.
African Growth Partners advises securities exchanges, capital-markets institutions and regulators on strategy and operations. Recent projects have been in southern and eastern African countries and in Azerbaijan. Tom also works on strategy and capital-raising with fair trade and other companies in UK, Japan, Namibia and Ethiopia, including as Company Secretary for People Tree Fair Trade Group Ltd.
He has been General Manager of the Namibian Stock Exchange at a period of fast growth and then helped set up an investment banking firm that became Nedcapital Namibia. He moved to Ethiopia where he helped an innovative investment firm and led a share offer for a successful new bank.

Lucie Mouzin
Lucie Mouzin
Standard Chartered Bank
Director, Sustainable Finance
Lucie is responsible for originating, structuring and executing Sustainable Finance products and solutions across all segments in Europe and Americas, driving finance towards the Sustainable Development Goals where it matters the most.
Lucie has 10 years’ experience financing and investing in emerging markets across diverse geographies and sectors.
Lucie joined Standard Chartered from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a multilateral development bank and impact investor, where she worked in London and Istanbul to provide equity and debt investments to corporates in emerging markets and in the Senior Vice President CFO/COO’s Front Office.

Nkoregamba Mwebesa
Nkoregamba Mwebesa
CDSC (Kenya)
CEO
Mr. Nkoregamba Mwebesa, joined CDSC as the Chief Executive on February 10, 2020. Nkore took over the mantle from Mrs. Rose Mambo, after expiry of her contract in September 2019. He
has more than 25 years’ experience as a highly strategic and purpose-driven corporate leader in the Financial Services Sector in the East Africa Region. His expertise spans Banking, Wealth and
Investment Management, Capital Markets and Securities Trading, and Investment Banking. Prior to joining CDSC, Nkoregamba served as Managing Director of Stanlib Kenya Limited (Stanlib), a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Holdings where he crafted and led the strategic turnaround of the business.

Prior to joining Stanlib, he served as the Chief Executive of SBG Securities Limited (SBGS), a member of the Nairobi, Uganda and Rwandan Securities Exchanges and a wholly owned
subsidiary of the Stanbic Holdings Plc. At SBG, he led the strategic re-positioning of the business into a top tier regional investment bank. During his tenure, SBGS routinely ranked as the top broker on the three regional Exchanges.

André Nortjé
André Nortjé
Strate
CEO
André Nortjé is Strate’s Chief Executive Officer. He has 18 years of executive management experience across multiple financial services disciplines and across multiple jurisdictions with a deep understanding of financial markets from both the buy and sell side perspectives. Before joining Strate, Andre held a wide variety of executive roles ranging from Treasurer of a commercial bank to multiple Chief Operating Officer positions of Investment Management businesses both in South Africa and in the United Kingdom.

Geoffrey Odundo
Geoffrey Odundo
Nairobi Securities Exchange
CEO
Mr. Geoffrey Otieno Odundo is the Chief Executive of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc Limited. Mr. Odundo, an accomplished Investment Banker he has been in the financial services sector for the last 27 years, 21 of which have been in the Capital Markets in various senior roles in asset management, corporate finance and securities trading. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Odundo was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kingdom Securities Limited. He was instrumental in the setting up of Co-op Trust Investment Services, Co-op Consultancy Services Limited and Kingdom Securities Limited.
Mr Odundo has advised on a number of corporate finance mandates in both the public and private sectors; he has also managed key mandates in the asset management industry. Mr. Odundo has contributed to the growth of the Capital Markets in his previous role in the Kenya Association of Investment Banks, the Kenya Bureau of Standards and on the Board of the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
He is currently a Director of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation Limited (Ltd) a director of the Association of the African Stock Exchanges (ASEA) and a Council member of the Institute of Certified Financial Analysts (ICIFA); he is also a trustee of the NSE Fidelity Guarantee Funds.
Mr. Odundo holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from the United States International University (USIU) and a Degree in Mathematics and Economics and is a holder of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) - Strathmore Business School.

Romil Patel
Romil Patel
Funds Europe
Director, International & ESG Editor
Romil is currently the International & ESG Editor at Funds Europe. He began his journalism career in 2013 and his work has been featured by international news organisations on multiple platforms (TV, online, radio and print) including Bloomberg TV, the BBC, Newsweek Media, the International State Crime Initiative, the Telegraph and others

Rod Poole
Rod Poole
Standard Bank Group
Chief Change and Business Transformation
Rod Poole is currently Chief Change and Business Transformation Officer at the Standard Bank Group, South Africa. He is a member of the Group Executive Committee/Leadership Council and the Corporate and Investment Banking Stratco and is a board member of Standard Advisory Services (London), Standard Bank Mauritius and Standard Bank Eswatini. Rod has spent most his career in Corporate and Investment Banking.

Rod has spent the last three years partnering the Chief Executive of the Group on a “future ready” strategy where this Financial Services Group transforms into a platform business through creating a place where producers and consumers can come together in interactions that create value for all parties. At the same time the Group is establishing Ecosystems that create a network of participants and devices (IOT) combining SBG’s own offerings with that of partners to provide its customers with solutions that extend beyond banking - for individuals in both their personal and business lives. In this regard Rod has worked in partnership with MIT, Oliver Wyman, Salesforce and Deloittes and various tech and innovation organizations.

Hany Samir
Hany Samir
National Bank of Egypt
Head of Custody & Securities Services
Hany started his career with Citibank, whereby he moved into different positions within the Organization ranging from Head of Broker Dealers, Securities Country Manager, and left the organization as Cluster Head for Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan. Under his remit, the three Markets of the U.A.E. were open, along with Morocco and Nigeria. In 2009, he joined National Bank of Abu Dhabi ( First Abu Dhabi Bank), where he started the journey of establishing Industry Standard Custody proposition, whereby the three markets of the U.A.E. were open, worked closely with the regulators and Market Infrastructures for securing “Emerging Markets status” from MSCI and drafted along with the team, the developments needed for a “Developed Markets status”. Also, he extended the proposition to include Middle East & North Africa region, along with International Markets ranging from South Korea, Malaysia & U.S.A. and secured the First Custody & Securities lending & borrowing license in the U.A.E.
In 2018, he joined National Bank of Egypt, with revamping the operating model and extending the Custody to both Regional & International Markets. During his tenure, both local & International book has significantly increased since his joining.

Wyckliffe Shamiah
Wyckliffe Shamiah
CMA (Kenya)
CEO
Mr. Shamiah is the Chief Executive of the Capital Markets Authority effective 01 January 2020. He was previously the Director of Market Operations.
He has worked at the Authority for over 22 years in various capacities. He has gained wide experience in operations of capital markets. Over the years, he held different positions in different departments, having joined as a research officer, promoted to senior research officer before being appointed senior financial analyst cum internal auditor. He was then promoted to the position of Assistant Manager, Compliance in 2001 before taking on the responsibilities of officer in charge of compliance from 2003 to 2005 during a transition period when the entire senior management and board of the Authority were overhauled. He was then appointed Manager, Market Supervision in 2009 and became the pioneer Director of Market Operations in 2011. He chairs various committees within the Authority including the Technical arm (CnF) and the Regulatory Sandbox Committee. He is a Co-Chair of the Capital Market Master Plan Secretariat.

Monica Singer
Monica Singer
ConsenSys
South Africa Lead
Monica is described by those who know her as being highly energetic and passionate about technology and the power it has to bring change to the world. As the first and only female CEO of South Africa’s long-established Central Securities Depositories, Strate, she is regarded as a formidable leader. She was the catalyst for Strate being one of the first Financial Market Infrastructures to embrace disruption and the new world that Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology offers. As Monica says, ‘If we don’t disrupt ourselves, someone else will. Embrace the technology, people!’

Shameela Soobramoney
Shameela Soobramoney
JSE
CSO
Shameela is the JSE’s Chief Sustainability Officer and is the current chair of the World Federation of Exchange’s (global) Sustainability Working Group and member of the Strategy Group of the Global
Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance. She joined the JSE in 2007 and has also served as Senior Manager: Group Strategy where she was responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on corporate strategy. She sees strategy and sustainability as inextricably linked to each other. Her responsibilities at the JSE include all aspects of sustainability including management of the FTSE JSE Responsible Investment Index series. She represents the JSE on various industry advisory panels locally and globally related to sustainability, responsible investing and climate change. As a sustainability specialist she has, inter alia, been a key contributor to the JSE’s research into climate change, the potential for a local market to trade in carbon credits and environment-related products, the development of the sustainability segment of the JSE and the Green Bonds framework, impact investing, the JSE’s sustainability, innovation and CSI strategies as well as the annual sustainability investor briefing sessions. She is a trustee of the WWF (South Africa) and served on the board of Directors as a non-executive director until November 2016, and is the board chairperson of the Ubuntu Wilderness Trust.

Michelle Swanepoel
Michelle Swanepoel
Standard Chartered Bank
Regional Head, Securities Services, Africa; and Regional Head, Business Account Management, Africa and Middle East
Michelle joined Standard Chartered in September 2017 bringing deep client and industry experience, market expertise and product knowledge. With a passion for the Africa continent, Michelle’s 20 years of experience spans across product development, sales, relationship management and client service within the securities services industry. Michelle’s extensive client experience and consistent success in executing complex initiatives makes her a strong contributor to planning and decision-making within Standard Chartered.