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Government/Foreign Direct Investment, Energy, Emerging Markets

FT Mozambique Summit

Reducing investment risk through better business practices

Maputo |
Speakers include:
Filipe Nyusi

Filipe Nyusi

President, Republic of Mozambique

Sultan Ahmed Sulayem

Sultan Ahmed Sulayem

DP World

Luisa Dias Diogo

Luisa Dias Diogo

African Development Fund


The summit will debate a viable programme for stronger growth and less risk. Join local and international leaders and understand how to do better business in Mozambique.

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It was interesting to see the government officials position towards critical economic and financial matters related to Mozambique.
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I could hear different opinions about the current situation in Mozambique and the trends which is important for our work. 
- Sal & Caldeira Advogados, Lda.    



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Great value for money. It was a fruitful day and the keynote speakers and speakers (topics included) were of great relevance to the moment Mozambique is going through. Got key info from Government officials concerning "hot" topics and some "clear" indications on timing.
- Motorcare Lda 




Agenda - 9th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:15am
    Opening Keynote

    H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique

  • 9:40am
    Keynote Interview: In-depth Review of the Current Economic State of Play: Measures to Strengthen the Economy and Tackle Debt

    H.E. Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Mozambique

  • 10:00am
    Investment Focus Panel: Mapping the Macro-Economic Landscape: Rebuilding Confidence in the Post Debt Crisis

    Mozambique's growth prospects are diverse but unstable and they differ from sector by sector.

    In this panel we examine the possibilities across some key investment sectors ie agriculture, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas and manufacturing:

    • What is the bigger picture for GDP growth and debt?
    • How do we avoid the ‘Dutch disease’: what can be done to redress the balance of investment?
    • What is the current state of agricultural production from feed production to cash crops ie cashews, tobacco and sugar
    • Rapid infrastructure growth: how does this affect transport capacity and logistics?
    • What real estate investments offer the best growth potential: hotels, malls and restaurants
    • What is the current state of manufacturing from food production to drinks and wood?
    • How resilient is the future of the mining industry?
    • Investment and ROI on energy including solar and hydro power
    • Round-up: What are the top industries and projects worth investing in?

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Opening Address: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World


    Julio Marques Balói, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Mozambique 

    Rogério Zandamela, Governor, Bank of Mozambique

    MD Ramesh, President and Regional Head – South & East Africa, Olam International

    Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte

  • 10:40am
    Strategies to Thrive in A Dynamic Global Economic Landscape: Perspectives from a Pan-African bank

    Ben Kruger, Joint CEO, Standard Bank Group

  • 11:00am
    Networking break
  • 11:30am
    Energy Panel Discussion: Realising the Transformative Power of LNG Exploration
    • Will gas resources be able to maintain their promise to transform Mozambique’s economy?
    • Factoring in country debt levels and low fuel prices: pricing in a lower confidence market
    • How will incremental growth match predictions of global and local energy demand?
    • Will the cost of exploration dampen negotiation of commercial agreements?
    • Emerging partnership opportunities from India, Japan and across Asia 

    Moderated by: Andrew England, Middle East & Africa News Editor, Financial Times

    Opening Address: H.E. Leticia Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of Mozambique

    Sir John Grant, ‎Vice President, International Government Relations, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 

    Omar Ossumane Mitha, Chairman and CEO, ENH

  • 12:10pm
    Panel Discussion: Easing the Way Forward for International Investors

    The banking system in Mozambique lacks competition with assets concentrated in three key banks which are closely linked to the Portuguese banking industry. Supervision ability has improved with the completion of banking crisis resolution framework but there remains some work to be done. Interest rates on loans would be much lower if the Mozambican financial system were more competitive. This panel will discuss:

    • Impact and implications of foreign direct investments on ‘Africapitalism’
    • Assessing ongoing political and regulatory risks
    • Attracting financial services companies to Maputo: working with national investors and banks
    • Basel II standardised approaches for credit risk: adoption by Mozambique
    • Banking structures: regulation, foreign capital and skills
    • Low cost remittances: mapping potential effects of Abra, Ripple and SADC
    • What will be the speed of adoption for Blockchain, automation and agile technology?
    • Future of cash

    Moderated by: Andrew England, Middle East & Africa News Editor, Financial Times

    Ali Zafar, Senior Economist, Global Practice for Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management, The World Bank

    Dr Christopher Marks, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  • 1:00pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Intra-African Trade Spotlight Panel: Promoting Mozambique’s Cross-Border Integration through Wider Trade Facilitation
    • Implications of rising protectionism and commodities in terms of trade shocks: fiscal and administration decentralization     
    • Navigating regulatory challenges specific to trade in Mozambique
    • Intra-African trade in a context of multiple currencies and regulatory frameworks
    • Policies for expanding intra-African trade in support of regional integration: emerging good practices
    • Cross-Border Investments as a driver of intra-African trade and industrialization
    • Examining opportunities for investment: which are the key regulations that co-investors and new entrants must consider

    Moderated by: Andrew England, Middle East & Africa News Editor, Financial Times

    Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board & Member of Cabinet of Rwanda

    Ari Aisen, Senior Economist, Resident Mozambique Economist, International Monetary Fund

  • 2:40pm
    Interview: Supporting Future Business in Mozambique: Ignite More Rapid Regrowth of Mozambican Economy

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Chuma Nwokocha, Chief Executive, Standard Bank, Mozambique

  • 3:00pm
    Best Practice Focus Session: Doing Better Business in Mozambique: What do foreign investors need to consider?

    Where does the economy stand today? What does it take to start a business or grow a partnership successfully in Mozambique? Economies around the world are taking steps to make it easier for investors to forge ahead with their plans more rapidly and Mozambique is by no means behind the curve on this initiative.  This session will focus on the procedures being enabled by faster technology, the legal and regulatory hurdles to overcome and what is being done to reduce or eliminate minimum capital requirements. What are the operational costs of doing business in Mozambique?  Take a closer look at the step by step business registration and investment stages that are needed to take place to start seeing a return on international investment for all parties involved.

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    H E Dr Luisa Diogo, Former Prime Minister of Mozambique and Chairperson, Africa Union Foundation

    Nicholas Mitsos, Deputy CEO, COIDIC (China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation)

    Reda El Chaar, Executive Chairman, Access Power

    Paul Hinks, Founder and CEO, Symbion Power LLC

  • 3:40pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:00pm
    Digital Commerce and Communications Panel: Growth through Evolving Digital Infrastructure: Eco-Systems to Accelerate Telecommunications, Media and Tech

    Mozambique has massive potential and much of this can be enabled through the growth of the telecoms industry as a vital component to the country’s economic growth. How does emerging digital media growth affect all aspects of the business and social environment? Mozambique needs to maintain its place and penetration to improve the infrastructure needed to manage the rapid increase in data usage and the need for better connectivity, particularly in rural areas.
    This panel will discuss:
    • The role entrepreneurship is currently playing in socioeconomic development as well as the unique challenges faced and key strategies to dealt with them.
    • E-Commerce and Growth through Digital and Mobile Channels: Supporting Entrepreneurs in Mozambique
    • FinTech opportunities: examining viable and successful business partnerships
    • mKesh and m-Pesa: will they remain dominant for deposits, withdrawals, money transfer and payments?
    • How digital platforms are enabling business growth across telecoms, payments and mobile
    • How can social media help to drive digital transformation and shape Mozambique’s digital future?
    • The role and network expansion of broadband infrastructure
    • Leapfrogging more mature countries via mobile and handset adoption and volumes

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Titos Munhequete, Founder & CEO,

  • 4:30pm
    Panel Discussion: Mozambique’s Emerging Tourism as an Emerging Destination Investment Opportunity

    Sustainable growth in its tourism industry is helping Mozambique create much-needed jobs, attract foreign exchange, and is supporting broader economic development in the country. How can this resource be both protected and grown in increasing presence and popularity?

    This panel will look at:

    • What should investors plan for with new labour laws including conversation legislation?
    • How can Mozambique make practical improvements to support private tour operators?
    • Public-private partnerships: how to win hearts and minds through the involvement of local communities
    • Getting the right product, price development and services to attract international tourists
    • Case studies: how other regions have succeeded in a profitable tourism operation

    Moderated by: Andrew England, Middle East & Africa News Editor, Financial Times

    Florival Mucave, Chairman, White Pearl Resorts

  • 5:00pm
    Cultural Spotlight: Increasing cultural understanding of the nation’s culture and etiquette of doing business at both national and community level
  • 5:20pm
    Round-up panel: Winning Business in Mozambique: Fostering a Vibrant Investment and Trading Marketplace

    What does a winning pitch look like? How do you execute a deal in regard of due diligence, negotiation and term sheets? In this panel session delegates will gain valuable insights on the art of deal making in the Mozambique with context from Africa-focused investors and advisors.

    • What are the risks, challenges and benefits of doing business in the region? 
    • Balance legal considerations: local labour laws and new anti-bribery and anti-corruption law
    • Working at local community level: gaining confidence trust and endorsement
    • Access to finance and correct channels of approach from start to finish
    • The art of deal-making and negotiation in Mozambique
    • Examples of rejection and great success stories

    Moderated by: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

    Pedro Figueira, General Manager, Colgate-Palmolive South East Africa

    Ahmed Rady, General Manager, East Africa, The Coca-Cola Company

  • 5:50pm
    Closing Keynote Address

    H.E. Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário, Prime Minister, Republic of Mozambique

  • 6:00pm
    Chair’s Closing Summation
  • 6:15pm
    Drinks Reception

Keynote Speaker (1)

Filipe Nyusi

Filipe Nyusi

President, Republic of Mozambique

Speakers (23)

Sultan Ahmed Sulayem

Sultan Ahmed Sulayem

DP World

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen. He spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. He was also a leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors. HE Bin Sulayem led marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally. DP World today is the fourth largest port operator globally, with more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He oversaw the rapid development of Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7,300 companies. He established and led Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm. He established and led Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity with a portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality, and healthcare. He also pioneered the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities.HE Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA

Luisa Dias Diogo

Luisa Dias Diogo

Former Prime Minister of Mozambique and Member of High Level Panel
African Development Fund

Mrs. Luísa Dias Diogo (born 11 April 1958), was Prime Minister of Mozambique from February 2004 to January 2010. Before becoming Prime Minister, she was Minister of Planning and Finance, and she continued to hold that post until February 2005. She was the first female Prime Minister of Mozambique.
She graduated with a BA in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in financial Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She began working in Mozambique’s Finances Ministry in 1980, became a department heard in 1986 and in 1989 became national budget Director. After a period working for the World Bank she joined the government as Deputy Ministry of Finance in 1998. In this position she oversaw the drafting and implementation of the government’s five- year’s development plan following its civil war. As a Minister of Finance she focused on economic growth and reform and poverty eradication.
She was recognized by time magazine as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world, due to her active participation in the process of national reconstruction and economic and social transformation of the Mozambique toward development. In 2004 she received the World Bank Award for the Action Plan for Absolute Poverty Reduction, in the same year Mozambican State honoured her with a 2nd Degree Eduardo Mondlane Medal. In two consecutive years 2006, and 2007, she was also recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential female figures in the world. Still in 2007, Luisa Diogo co-chaired the High level Panel on UN Coherence in the areas of Humanitarian Aid, Development and Environment. In 2008, she received the Prize for Women’s Global Leadership. In 2010 she was appointed Member of the High Level Panel on UN Global Sustainability. She was nominated an Advisory Member of the Harvard University in 2013, in the following year she became a Member of the Total AMO Strategic Consultative Committee. Since 2015 she has been serving as a Member of the High Level Panel of the African Development Fund (ADF), established by the ADB President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina. In 2016 she was nominated a Member of the Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD). In this same year was nominated a Member of the Global Board of the Hunger Project based in New York.
Recently She was invited to participate in the Woman Leaders Forum at United Nations to serve as a Champion and mentor, for the endeavour to strengthen the role of Women in the transformation of Africa.
She serves as a Chairperson of the Board of BARCLAYS Bank Mozambique SA, and Deputy Chair of the Africa Foundation for Alternative Resource to Finance the African Union.

Titos Munhequete

Titos Munhequete

Founder and CEO

Titos Munhequete is an entrepreneur who is passionate about solving problems using technology, who deeply believes in the ability of Africans to innovate on a global scale. Having been awarded an MBA, Titos´experience covers collaborations in several countries where he had the opportunity to work, both as an entrepreneur as well as an engineer. His first entrepreneurial venture was after graduating from University, when he cofounded with his professor Geomecânica, a ground engineering company which he successfully exited 2 years later. The passion for entrepreneurship led him to help solve the housing problem, incorporating local materials and construction technology in the design to create affordable housing. Thus was born REV Designarchitecture and engineering, a consulting and construction company specializing in turn-key projects that has been implementing several projects across Mozambique.

Titos was invited to join Golder Associates, a multinational Canadian consultancy organization where in less than a year he was appointed Business Development Manager, becoming the youngest African executive in the company at only 26 years old.

In August 2015, Titos founded Izyshop - Mozambique´s first and multiawarded online supermarket, providing convenience for young, urban customers who seek a more efficient way of purchasing groceries, while empowering smallholder farmers to increase their sales through providing them access to a broader market. Within a year from inception, Izyshop has received many awards, including the Startup of the year award in Mozambique; representing Mozambique on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley; Won the Slush Global Impact Showcase in Finland in 2016, becoming the first Mozambican startup to win an international award outside Africa and more recently the Innovation Award in Berlin, Germany.

Titos was recently featured on the Quartz Magazine 2017 African innovators list, part of the World Economic Forum and is a Mandela Washington fellow-part of the US Young African Leaders Initiative as a Kellogg School of Management Graduate, at the Northwestern University in the USA. Titos is currently the CEO of Izyshop and spends his spare time inspiring students and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Clare Akamanzi

Clare Akamanzi

Rwanda Development Board & Member of Cabinet of Rwanda

Ms Clare Akamanzi is CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Member of the Cabinet of Rwanda. Prior to this role, she served as Head of Strategy and Policy for H.E President Paul Kagame and for over 7 years as COO of the RDB.

Ms. Akamanzi has also previously served as a Commercial Diplomat in London and a Trade Negotiator in Geneva at the World Trade Organization.

She is an International Trade and Investment Lawyer, who has lived, schooled and worked in 7 countries in 3 continents but nothing beats the privilege of being part of rebuilding her nation.

Michèle Lamarche

Michèle Lamarche

Managing Director
Lazard Freres
John Grant

John Grant

Vice President, International Government Relations,
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Sir John Grant joined Anadarko in October 2016 as Vice President, International Government Relations. Mr. Grant joined BHP Billiton in London in 2007 in a government relations role after a 30-year career in the British Foreign Service, including roles as Ambassador in Stockholm and the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of BG Group in 2009, with responsibility for government affairs, corporate responsibility and communications. At BG, he led the development of an integrated approach to the “above ground” aspects of new-country entry and stakeholder management across the company’s international activities. He retired from BG in 2015.

Mr. Grant has a degree in modern languages from Cambridge University.

Omar Mitha

Omar Mitha

Chairman and CEO

Omar Mithá was born in Mozambique in 1967, he holds a degree in Economics from Eduardo Mondlane University (1992, Mozambique) and a Post-Graduate Degree in Management from ISCTE (2005, Portugal). He is the CEO/Chairman of ENH, the NOC from the Republic of Mozambique, since August 2015. He is also Chairman of ENH Logistics and Non-Executive Board Member of Matola Gas Company (MGC) and Portos de Cabo Delgado (PCD). Until August 2015, he was the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Before joining the Government, from 2008 to 2013 he was the former Chief-Economist and in charge of the Investment Banking of Millennium BIM dealing with credit for large projects, advisory, project finance and research. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2007 he was an Investment Officer at the IFC office in Maputo. Between 2000 and 2005 he was working as a consultant to the World Bank on behalf of International Development Ireland to develop SME´s through a matching grant scheme for technology transfer. Previously, he worked for Ernst & Young as a consultant, and was the Manager and Advisor for several companies between 1992 and 1996.

Christopher Marks

Christopher Marks

Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets EMEA
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Dr. Christopher Marks is Managing Director – Head of Emerging Markets, EMEA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Christopher is responsible for leading MUFG's emerging markets strategy, with a particular emphasis on furthering the Bank's presence in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe. He joined from the African Development Bank, where he was a Senior Adviser and resident in Abidjan. Previously he was Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at BNP Paribas in London. During his career, Christopher has worked with and advised numerous governments and public institutions. He has a PhD from Princeton University. 

Paul Hinks

Paul Hinks

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Symbion Power LLC

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Symbion Power, Paul Hinks is the driving force behind the company. Mr Hinks has spent the past 39 years working in the power sector and for much of that period, has worked in Africa.  He is also the of Chairman of Invest Africa USA, the largest membership platform providing access and investment for the private sector to the continent, with leadership in London, New York, Washington, DC, Dubai, Geneva, Lagos and Johannesburg.

He is a board member of Engender Health, a major US women’s health organisation operating in 20 countries around the world.

From 2012 to 2016 Mr Hinks was the Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa, the Washington based organisation that promotes trade and investment between the United States and Africa.  

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Senior Economist, Global Practice for Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management
The World Bank

Ali Zafar is Senior Economist in the Africa Region at the World Bank. Previously, he served as a consultant with the Middle East Region, the South Asia Region, the East Asia Region, and Development Economics at the World Bank (2005-11), in the Africa Region at the Bank (1999 -2006), and as Adviser at the United Nations Development Program (2007, 2009). He has advisory and operational experience in more than 20 countries. His research focuses on macroeconomic policy in low-income countries, the rise of the BRICs, public finance, and international trade. 

Ahmed Rady

Ahmed Rady

General Manager, East Africa
The Coca-Cola Company

Ahmed Rady is the General Manager of The Coca-Cola Company in East Africa operating out of Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for leading company operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Djibouti, Somalia, and Eritrea. Prior to his current leadership role, Ahmed has been a key member of The Coca-Cola Company Business Unit executive leadership team since 2012, serving as the Business Unit Marketing Director for Coca-Cola Central, East, and West Africa. In this role, Ahmed lead the development and execution of some of the most innovative and memorable campaigns to maximize long-term volume and profit flow, and increase the long-term value of the brand marketing across 30 countries and 26 bottler franchises. Ahmed joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2000, as the Brand Manager for Coca-Cola Near East, where he was responsible for managing TCCC brands in Jordan and Yemen. He was then named Regional Group Marketing Manager for Middle East, before serving as Business Unit Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola Middle East covering 13 countries. From 2009 to 2012, Ahmed led the Sparkling Beverages business in Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Group as Sparkling Marketing Director. Ahmed has extensive experience in marketing and operations in the FMCG sector, having worked in the sector for several years at Procter & Gamble Egypt, prior to Joining the Coca-Cola system. Ahmed is an Egyptian National, and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Cairo – Egypt. He is married and has 2 children Ibrahim and Lana.

Pedro Figueira

Pedro Figueira

General Manager
Colgate-Palmolive South East Africa

Pedro Figueira is the General Manager of Colgate Palmolive in South-Central Africa. He has an extensive international experience in Chile, Philippines, Brazil, USA and he’s now currently based in Johannesburg.

Ari Aisen

Ari Aisen

Senior Economist, Resident Mozambique Economist
International Monetary Fund

Over 15 years of experience as a Development Macroeconomist with extensive experience in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East working in international organizations and the public sector, and blending policy-making practice with a long publication record in refereed journals on topics including Political Economy, Macroeconomics and International Finance and Trade.

Martyn Davies

Martyn Davies

Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa

Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte. He also leads the Africa firm’s China and Japan Services Group and isa member of the Global Firm’s Insight Advisory Group. Over his career, he has been an advisor to a largearray of multinational firms on their market entry & engagement strategies in Africa. He hasalso conducted a large amount of advisory work on behalf of the public sector. He has advised companies that include AECI, African Development Bank, AfriEximbank, Aveng, Barclays, Barloworld, Discovery, Liberty Life, MasterCard, Old Mutual, Standard Bank and Unilever and in the public sector has advised governments including those of Botswana, Ghana, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its Annual Analysts of the Year awards.
He is a Senior Fellow at the MasterCard Centerfor Inclusive Growth –a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economy and inclusive growth. Martyn was selected in 2010 as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the worldand has served in various advisory capacities at the WEF. Martyn completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand at the age of 25, has studied at YonseiUniversity (Seoul) and has completed executive programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford University. He has previously been on the faculty at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria, as well as at the business schools of both universities. Martyn has delivered lectures by invitation at Harvard University, MIT, London School of Economics, Oxford University, IE Business School, Peking University, the African Development Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, the Royal African Society, and the World Bank. He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.  He is married to Suheima and is the proud Dad of Mikha, Zarahand Adam.

Reda El Chaar

Reda El Chaar

Executive Chairman
Access Power

Reda is the founder and Executive Chairman of Access Power a leading developer, owner & operator of wind and solar power plants in Africa and Asia. Access Power has a portfolio of renewable energy projects with a total capacity over 1,400 MW at various stages of development. Before establishing Access Power, Reda pioneered and led the renewable energy initiative at ACWA Power which went on to become one of the largest private power producers in the Middle East and Africa region. During his career, Reda has been involved in over 7,400 MW of power projects in emerging markets. Many of his projects were landmark renewable energy power plants including first utility scale solar power plants in Morocco, Bulgaria, and Uganda. Reda is passionate about bringing renewable energy projects into new unsaturated markets where renewable energy is an economical alternative to conventional power. Through Access Foundation and the Access Co-development Facility, Reda actively promotes and supports local entrepreneurs, socio-economic development, and human capacity building in several emerging markets.

Oldemiro Baloi

Oldemiro Baloi

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Mozambique
Ernesto Tonela

Ernesto Tonela

Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Mozambique

Ernesto Max Elias Tonela is an economist trained at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Tonela was finance director of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) in the era in which it was run by Jacinto Veloso. At the time of his nomination to become Minister of Industry and Commerce in 2015, he was the Administrator of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB).

Leticia da Silva Klemens

Leticia da Silva Klemens

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of Mozambique

H.E. Leticia da Silva Klemens has recently been appointed the new Minister of Mineral Sources and Energy, by the President of the Republic of Mozambique H.E. Filipe Nyisi. 

Leticia Klemens was born in August 15th, 1972 in Maputo. Graduated in Communications in 1998 and in Law in 2005 by the Higher Polytechnic University Institute, Klemens is a well-known business woman.

Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane

Minister of Economy and Finance
Republic of Mozambique

Adriano Afonso Maleiane is Mozambique’s Minister of Economy and Finance. Previously, he served as Governor of the Bank of Mozambique (1991-2006) where he oversaw the removal of the commercial banking arm and the restructuring of the Bank as purely a central bank. He participated in the foreign debt negotiation with the Paris and London clubs of creditors, which led to Mozambique’s HIPC debt cancellation.

Maleiane serves as Chair of the General Meeting (Presidente da Mesa da Assembleia Geral) of the Bank of Mozambique pension fund – Kuhanha; Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Maleseguros-Correctores de Seguros; Non-Executive Administrator of Tongaat Hulett as well as three companies in the Sasol Group in Mozambique; and Chair of the Board of Visabeira.

Maleiane has a degree in Economics from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and holds an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of London

Sim Tshabalala

Sim Tshabalala

Joint CEO
Standard Bank Group

Simpiwe “Sim” Tshabalala is joint Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group and Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. Sim joined the Project Finance Division of Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank as head of structured finance in 2000, and worked himself up through the ranks, becoming a Director in 2000 and Managing Director of Stanbic Africa in 2001. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Executive of Personal and Business Banking, South Africa. In the same year, he completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Programme.

In March 2008, Sim was appointed as Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. He was appointed as one of three Deputy Chief Executives of the Standard Bank Group in April 2009. In June 2012, Sim took on the additional responsibility for Corporate and Investment Banking’s client franchise in South Africa. In March 2013, Sim was appointed joint Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group, extending his responsibilities to the banking businesses on the African continent outside South Africa and to the bank’s Wealth business, including Liberty Holdings. Sim sits on the Board of Standard Bank’s subsidiary in Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC. He is chairman of the Banking Association Main Board and is a member of the Board of Business Leadership South Africa.

MD Ramesh

MD Ramesh

President and Regional Head – South & East Africa
Olam International

Ramesh has made a distinguished career expertise in the Agri/Food Commodities sector in Africa. His Region spans from the DRC on the West coast to South Africa and all the way up to Sudan and Ethiopia. He joined Olam in its early years in Nigeria and has since worked in multiple countries across Africa. He headed Olam’s India operations at one time and commenced Olam’s trading desk in Europe before returning to Africa.

MDR has worked close to farmer groups, worked alongside government programs, set up and run logistics and processing operations and also set up distribution structures in African markets. He is widely consulted by banks, government structures, NPOs and by businesses. MDR has authored and published a book on his African experiences and currently lives in Durban with his wife.

Rogério  Zandamela

Rogério Zandamela

Bank of Mozambique
Chuma Nwokocha

Chuma Nwokocha

Chief Executive
Standard Bank, Mozambique

Chuma Nwokocha is the Chief Executive of Standard Bank, SA Mozambique; the country’s third largest bank and part of the Standard Bank Group, the largest banking group in Africa.

He has over 20 years experience of consulting and working in the Financial Services Industry. He joined Standard Bank in 2005 as the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently acted as its Chief Operating Officer for 2 years before being appointed the Head of Personal and Business Banking unit from where he assumed the office of the Chief Executive in February 2015. He sits on the Boards of the National Switch (SIMO) and Interbancos, a switch jointly owned with other banks

A Chartered Accountant by training, Chuma holds a first degree in Agricultural Economics as well as a Henley MBA. He is also a Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute at Saïd Business School, Oxford


Chaired by (2)

David Pilling

David Pilling

Africa Editor
Financial Times

David Pilling is the Africa Editor of the FT. Previously he was the Asia Editor (2008-16), Tokyo Bureau Chief (2002-08), Pharmaceuticals Correspondent (1999-2001), Deputy Features Editor (1997-99) and Chile/Argentina Correspondent (1993-97). He is the author of Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (Penguin, 2014)

Andrew England

Andrew England

Middle East & Africa News Editor
Financial Times

Andrew England is the Financial Times Middle East & Africa News Editor. He was previously Southern Africa bureau chief from 2011 to 2016, and prior to this he held other positions including Abu Dhabi bureau chief and Middle East and North Africa correspondent. He joined the Financial Times in 2004 as East Africa correspondent.

Before joining the FT, England was East Africa correspondent for the Associated Press, and before that he was a freelance journalist in Nairobi. He started his journalism career as a reporter on Investment Week Magazine.

England has a BA hons in politics and history from the University of the West of England, and a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University.

In 1998 he won the Autif Trade Journalist of the Year Award.


For investors looking for above-average potential now is the right time to evaluate Mozambique’s prospects.  The question however remains - can the region eclipse its current debt levels by realising the long awaited LNG wealth that the reserves promise?  So far an economic tipping point has yet to transpire as the country continues to face challenges of regional drought, falling investment levels, political instability and rising debt. However, the outlook is optimistic and for those willing to take bold steps and who are able to move quickly, there are long to medium term gains to be gained with a predicted growth of at least 5.5% in 2017 and beyond.

A clearer vision is needed on how to leverage the country’s resources in order to transform and diversify its economy.  Largely bypassed by previous industrial revolutions, Mozambique is in a strong position to reap the benefits of global investment and regional partnerships.

  • At such a dynamic time, what are the real opportunities that exist for international investors and businesses? 
  • With a young and growing population, emerging resources and largely untapped markets, investors could provide the foundations for a country-wide renewal
  • How will this be powered by technological innovations
  • What can the country do to make it easier and more attractive for investors to collaborate and engage in trade deals?
  • Where are the key opportunities across energy, mining, banking, technology and tourism? How do you navigate business deals which are sensitive to culture and community needs? 

Further to last year’s successful event which welcomed seven key Ministers from the country, the FT Mozambique Summit 2017  will again be hosting an exclusive summit which gathers the country's political and leading local and international business leaders to debate a viable programme for accelerating the return to stronger growth and less risk. Join us to gain a clearer understanding on how to do better business in Mozambique.


Why should I attend?

  • Get key insights on how do business in Mozambique - culture, style language and customs in the business environment
  • Network with potential investors and decision makers
  • Understand the Government's strategy to attract foreign investment
  • Learn how communications and technology is evolving to support international players involvement
  • Asses risk, barriers to investment and long term financial rewards

Who will I be meeting?

The Summit will attract 200+ delegates from a cross-sector representation. The audience will include executives from corporates, financial services, consultancies and government bodies. Including:

  • C-suites executives
  • Heads of Investments
  • Heads of International Business
  • Heads of Finance
  • Heads of Africa
  • Country Directors and Managers
  • Ministerial officials and Ambassadors

Be in good company

Past attendees include:

Access Bank • Anadarko • Banco Único • CDC Group • Deloitte • ENI • International Finance Corporation • Norfund • Maersk Mozambique Lda •  Mediacop • Odebrecht Serviços no Exterior • OLAM International • Radission Blu • Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe • Sasol Petroleum • Siemens • Soico • South African Airway • Standard Bank • Uber • Unilever 


Delegate fees

Ticket Type


Super Early Bird Ticket (ends 31 May)


Early Bird Ticket (ends 31 August)


Standard Summit Ticket




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Discounts are available when registering multiple delegates. When booking 3 - 5 places save 10% per ticket, 6 - 9 places save 20% per ticket and for 10+ tickets save 30% per ticket. Discounts will automatically apply when booking.



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Presented By (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Lead Partner (1)

Standard Bank Mozambique is member of Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. Established in Mozambique for over a century and with a wide network of branches throughout the country, Standard Bank provides the full spectrum of financial services ranging from retail to corporate banking.

Its Corporate & Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment and advisory services. The Corporate and Investment Banking division delivers this comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; and global transactional products and services.

Standard Bank’s personal & business banking offers banking and other financial services to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, which includes mortgage lending, instalment sale and finance leases, card products, transaction and lending products, and bancassurance.

About Standard Bank Group

The Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets with approximately USD 128 billion in assets at 31 December 2015. It has operations in 20 African countries, including South Africa, and representative offices in key markets around the world, including New York. Standard Bank has a clear purpose: Africa is our home, we drive her growth.

Gold Sponsor (3)

Mozambique LNG is emerging as a future leader in the global LNG industry as it works to develop a first-of-its-kind LNG facility on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province. With approximately 75 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas discovered in the Offshore Area 1, the Mozambique LNG Project represents an extraordinary opportunity to meet increasing world demand for a sustainable, reliable and cleaner source of energy. Mozambique’s favorable central geographic location means the country is well positioned to meet the needs of customers in the Atlantic and Asia-Pacific markets plus tap into the growing demand for energy in the Middle East and Indian sub-continent. Anadarko and the other participants in Mozambique LNG are committed to working collaboratively with Mozambican communities and government officials to safely develop these natural gas resources in a manner that protects the environment, encourages additional foreign investment and contributes to the long-term economic stability of the region.

Silver Sponsor (1)

At Deloitte, our aim is to make an outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients. We are committed to bringing new thinking and fresh insight to help solve the biggest challenges facing our clients, in the UK and globally. It is this commitment that fuels our partnership with the FT Digital Energy Summit.
We offer a range of integrated services, which includes, Deloitte Digital, our full-service design and development agency.  We offer digital strategy and development solutions alongside our Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting, and Financial Advisory services. We are a leader in online and mobile strategy, helping organisations to understand and profit from the opportunities arising from our digital world. 
We are working at the forefront of the energy industry to understand the opportunities arising from our digital world and to enable connected customers, networks, assets, and employees. It is our pleasure to sponsor FT Digital Energy Summit, demonstrating our commitment to this industry.

Media Partners (3)

CAPITAL Magazine is a monthly and bilingual magazine with 7500 copies owned by Mozmedia whose focus is to promote investment and business opportunities in Mozambique, which has been on the market for more than 9 years.

CAPITAL Magazine's target audience embraces managers, economists, entrepreneurs, financiers, investors, teachers, students and the public in general.

The aims of CAPITAL Magazine are to present and analyze the business environment experienced in Mozambique, in of SADC and CPLP areas of influence and in the world in general,  as well as to develop investments and productive partnerships in the economic sector and to disseminate interesting subjects such as Management, Economy and Business.

A careful reading of CAPITAL Magazine will make it clear that, as Mass Media, communication, the Magazine integrates a range of topics dedicated to current events, analysis, case studies, history, statistics, opinion, debates and even news in brief.

CAPITAL Magazine is distributed free of charge in the main Mozambican economic capitals (Maputo, Beira, Tete, Nampula, together with our official distributors, namely Correio Expresso de Moçambique, SkyNet & IMPIA) and promoted as well in TV Record, TV Gungu and TV TIM every month.

CAPITAL Magazine follows the evolution of time, investing on digital formats, online technology platforms, having a product such as News Letter redirected to its partners and economic companies based in Mozambique, as well as across borders. This product is sent by e-mail to our partners on a daily basis, updating them of what happens in our country as far as economy is concern.

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