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Dr. Segun Aina
Dr. Segun Aina President, AFN

A global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech influencer and thought leader, a respected Futurist and a Philanthropist.

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Patrick Akinwuntan
Patrick Akinwuntan MD/CEO, Ecobank Nigeria,Nigeria

Patrick Akinwuntan is Managing Director & Regional Executive at Ecobank Nigeria. Until his appointment in July 2018, Patrick was Group Executive, Consumer Bank at the Ecobank Group, leading the business across 33 countries in Africa.

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Laure Beaufils
Laure Beaufils British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria

she was the head of the UK Department of International Development in Rwanda. In this capacity, she managed a $100 million portfolio of programmes focusing on economic development, governance and social sectors.

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Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina
Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group, Nigeria

Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group. He was elected to the position on May 28, 2015 by the Bank’s Board of Governors at its Annual Meetings in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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Olukayode A. Pitan
Olukayode A. Pitan MD/ CEO, BOI, Nigeria

Mr. Pitan is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Industry, a position he has held since May 2017.

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Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal
Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal Minister For Business Development, Ghana

Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal is Ghana’s Minister for Business Development. He is the former Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Limited, Ghana’s biggest media organization. He was also the Managing Director of Chase Petroleum.

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Bunmi Lawson
Bunmi Lawson Director, Enhancing Financial Innovation/ Access, EFInA, Nigeria

Ms. Bunmi Lawson is a director of the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) which is a financial sector development organization that promotes financial inclusion in Nigeria and is currently engaged in setting up an education specialized microfinance Bank with Gray Matters Capital.

Special Speaker
UDUK, MARY JOSEPH Acting Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria

Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group. He was elected to the position on May 28, 2015 by the Bank’s Board of Governors at its Annual Meetings in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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Ibrahim Mohammed Hassan
Ibrahim Mohammed Hassan Executive Director of Investments, Qatar Development Bank, Qatar

Hassan has been Executive Director of Investments since March 2017, where he manages a venture capital fund of over USD 100 million. The fund's mandate is to support Qatari Entrepreneurs and accelerate them to a global scale.

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Dr. Herbert Wigwe
Dr. Herbert Wigwe CEO/Group Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Nigeria

Dr. Herbert Wigwe is a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions.

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Noha Shaker
Noha Shaker Founder, Egyptian Fintech Association, Egypt

Noha Shaker is the Head of Digital Ventures and Strategic Alliance at CIB, where she manages FinTech innovation, runs the bank’s incubation/acceleration programs, and participates in running the bank’s VC fund- in charge of Pre-seed and Seed investments.

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Kasirim Nwuke
Kasirim Nwuke Chief, New Technologies and Innovation, UNECA, Ethiopia

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Susanne Chishti
Susanne Chishti CEO, FINTECH Circle Institute, UK.

Susanne is recognised in the European Digital Financial Services ‘Power 50’ 2015, an independent ranking of the most influential people in digital financial services in Europe. She has been selected as a "City Innovator - Inspirational Woman" in 2016. She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC.

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Amine Mati
Amine Mati Senior Resident Rep.& Mission Chief for Nigeria, IMF

Mr. Mati, a national of Algeria, joined the IMF in 2002 under the Economist Program and has gained extensive experience as a macroeconomist during his career. He has worked in the Middle East and Central Asia, European, and Fiscal Affairs Departments, covering a wide range of countries including Indonesia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Turkey, and most recently as the Mission Chief on Tunisia. Since 2017

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Pateek Shrivastava
Pateek Shrivastava Vice President, Digital, Global Advisory Solutions, ACCION, USA

As part of Accion Global Advisory Solutions, Prateek Shrivastava is the Vice President, Digital responsible for leading digital transformation projects with Accion’s partners, helping improve and scale their efforts to reach existing and new underserved customers.

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Ebrima Faal
Ebrima Faal Chief, New Technologies and Innovation, UNECA, Ethiopia

Mr. Ebrima FAAL, is a seasoned development leader with diverse global operational experience. He is currently the Senior Director of the African Development Bank’s office in Nigeria Country Office of the AfDB. Mr. Faal is responsible for managing the Bank’s $4.5 billion portfolio in Nigeria.

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Segan Akerele
Segan Akerele Chairman, Board of Directors , EFInA, Nigeria

Mr. Segun Akerele is the current Chairman, Board of Directors of Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA). EFInA is a financial sector development organization that promotes financial inclusion in Nigeria, it was established in 2007 and is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Christian Ruehmar
Christian Ruehmar Co-Founder/CEO, Q-Lana US

o-Founder and CEO of Q-Lana, a digitization platform that implements knowledge-based credit risk management and digitization of the lending process with focus on SME banking.

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Ade Bajomo
Ade Bajomo ED, Information Tech & Operations, Access Bank, Nigeria

Ade has a wealth of experience and track record of delivery in the global financial services sector spanning banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, He has led major transformation and service enhancement programmes, driven business growth initiatives, mergers, acquisitions and integration of acquired entities within the sector.

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Lexi Novitske
Lexi Novitske Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Invest, Africa

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Aboyomi Adedeji
Aboyomi Adedeji CEO, Eyowo Integrated Payments Limited, Nigeria

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Allan Rwakatungu
Allan Rwakatungu Founder & CEO, Xente Tech Limited, Uganda

Allan is the Founder & CEO of Xente, an e-commerce and digital payments platform that enables African merchants to sell their products and services worldwide. Customers can pay on Credit, Visa and MasterCard as well as Mobile Money.

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Charlene Chen
Charlene Chen COO BitPesa,UK

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Femi Adeoti
Femi Adeoti MD, Africa Operations, Inlaks, Nigeria

Femi Adeoti is the Managing Director Africa Operations for Inlaks. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and also has an MBA in international Finance from the University Of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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Andrew de Kock
Andrew de Kock Head of Africa, Africa Roundup Consultant, Swiss Re Global Head, SA.

Andrew has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and has been involved in technology in insurance most of that time.

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Matteo Rizzi
Matteo Rizzi Founder, FinTech Stage, Italy.

Matteo is a polyglot executive (Italian, English, French and Spanish) with 20+ years of experience in technology and financial services.

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