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FT Mozambique Summit

Building a Full Economic Recovery

Maputo |
Speakers include:
Adriano Maleiane

Adriano Maleiane

Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Mozambique

NneNne  Iwuji-Eme

NneNne Iwuji-Eme

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Higino  de Marrule

Higino de Marrule

Republic of Mozambique


Following on the previous successful editions, the 2018 Financial Times Mozambique Summit will bring together key ministers, political stakeholders along with local and international business leaders to debate the reforms and solutions that will facilitate growth, transform challenges into opportunities, and diversify the country’s economy.

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Testimonials from previous attendees:

"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

"It was interesting to see the government officials position towards critical economic and financial matters related to Mozambique."

"I could hear different opinions about the current situation in Mozambique and the trends which is important for our work."
Sal & Caldeira Advogados, Lda.



Mozambique is now viewed as a ‘two-speed’ economy, showing significant growth in mega projects and extractives, while other sectors struggle to keep up. Despite the promise of potential, there is still much work to be done to ensure a resilient and sustained economy. 
The long-term growth prospects for Mozambique remain robust, if efforts continue to address the challenges of bureaucracy, limited basic infrastructures, talent shortages, and a lack of transparency.

The government is seeking to strengthen partnerships with international stakeholders based on common interests - ensuring investments not only contribute to the success of partners, but towards the development of the region. Structural measures to diversify the economy are in place as priorities shift towards key sectors predicted to drive growth and stimulate new business.


Speakers (31)

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

NneNne  Iwuji-Eme

NneNne Iwuji-Eme

Newly Appointed British High Commissioner to Mozambique
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

NneNne Iwuji-Eme has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique in succession to Ms Joanna Kuenssberg. She will take up her new role in July 2018.

Ms Iwuji-Eme has spent 16 years in the Foreign Office, with roles ranging from Economic Adviser for Africa to Chief Press Officer to the Africa Minister, she has also worked as an Economist in Defra and for Royal Dutch Shell. Her most recent posting was to Brazil as First Secretary Prosperity and Acting Prosperity Consul.

Higino  de Marrule

Higino de Marrule

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
Republic of Mozambique

Higino Francisco de Marrule was appointed the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique in December 2017. He was previously the Mozambique representative of VUNA, a regional program funded by DFID and administered by Adam Smith International. He has been at the forefront of planning and promotion of agricultural development in Mozambique for several years as a senior policy analyst for the MINAG/USAID/Michigan State University Food Security project and as coordinator and head of the Policy Analysis Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

While in the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG), Mr Marrule led the technical group for the Agricultural Development Strategy project from October 2005 to February 2006. He was also a member of the central MINAG group for the design of the National Agricultural Programme Phase II (ProAgri II). As a member of the TechnoServe team in Mozambique, he recently worked as manager of the poultry programme.

João  Osvaldo Machatine

João Osvaldo Machatine

Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources
Republic of Mozambique

João Osvaldo Moisés Machatine is the Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources. He was sworn in Director-General of the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) on August 21 2015.

João Osvaldo Moisés Machatine was born 27 August 1973 in Chicumbane, Xai-Xai, Gaza. He has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering.

Sola David-Borha

Sola David-Borha

Chief Executive, Africa Regions
Standard Bank

Sola David-Borha is the Chief Executive, Africa Regions of Standard Bank Group. Prior to this she was Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a full service financial Group with eleven subsidiaries including Stanbic IBTC Bank, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Stanbic IBTC Trustees and Stanbic IBTC Asset Management.  Previously, Sola served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank from May 2011 to November 2012. She also served as Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Head of Investment Banking Coverage Africa (excluding South Africa). She has acted in other capacities including Acting Managing Director of IBTC Chartered Bank PLC and Executive Director for Corporate & Investment Banking.

She served as a member of the Presidential Committee on Verification and Reconciliation of Fuel Subsidy Payments in 2012, and as a member of the nominating committees of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in 2013 and Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) in 2014.

Sola David-Borha holds a first degree in Economics and an MBA degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. Her executive educational experience includes the Advanced Management Programme of the Harvard Business School. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and also a council member of the CIBN Practice License Board. She is also the Vice Chairman of the board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

Sola David-Borha was honoured as CNBC Business Women of the Year – West Africaat the 2016 

Ragendra  de Sousa

Ragendra de Sousa

Minister of Industry and Commerce
Republic of Mozambique

Ragendra de Sousa has a master’s degree in social demography and agricultural economics from Cornell University in the US and a doctorate in development sociology from the same university, as well as more than 15 years of experience in the public sector, in the ministries of Education and Agriculture.

In the private sector, he has served as manager of Mecanagro, a company for the provision of mechanised agricultural products, and worked in the Zambezi Development Planning Office (GPZ).

From 2014 to 2016, he was part of the team of consultants drawing up the development strategy for the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric complex. Since 2006, he has taught university courses on econometrics, economic development and international finance, and in 2015, he published an analysis of Mozambique’s public debt, the most recent in a long series of studies on the micro-and macroeconomics of Mozambique.

Ragendra de Sousa became minister of Industry and Commerce in 2017, having served as deputy minister since 2016.

Ragendra de Sousa was born on March 1956 in Tete, Mozambique.

Emeke Iweriebor

Emeke Iweriebor

CEO, East and Southern Africa
United Bank for Africa (UBA)

Emeke E. Iweriebor is a Group Executive Director, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and CEO, UBA East and Southern Africa. UBA is a leading pan African financial institution with presence in 20 countries in Africa, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, and France.

In this role, he oversees strategic development within the Bank’s country subsidiaries in East and Southern Africa. Prior to this role, he was CEO, UBA Africa - Francophone and Lusophone, providing strategic guidance and leadership in business development, franchise growth, and corporate governance, to 12 French and Portuguese speaking country subsidiaries in Africa.

Previously, he served as Deputy CEO of UBA Africa; CEO of UBA Central, East, and Southern Africa; and CEO UBA West Africa. He was also the pioneer MD/CEO of UBA Cameroon.

A leader in the banking industry in Africa, he has over two decades of financial sector experience. Under his business leadership, across jurisdictions in Africa. The Bank has facilitated economic development, financial inclusion, supported SMEs and provided infrastructure financing support for road construction, rural and urban electrification, education, telecommunications, water resources, healthcare, agriculture, sports, etc, in several countries in Africa.

He has also worked in Citibank, and Ecobank. He holds Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in Political Science, (international Relations), and an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has also undertaken executive education programmes at Wharton Business School; University of Pennsylvania, IMD, in Switzerland and several others.

He is passionate about the economic development and integration of Africa.

Ari Aisen

Ari Aisen

Resident Representative
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mozambique

Ari Aisen, a national of Brazil, joined the IMF in 2003 and has gained extensive experience as a macroeconomist during his career. He has worked in the Western Hemisphere, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Central Asia, Africa, and Monetary and Capital Markets Departments covering a wide range of countries including Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Nepal, Tajikistan, Uganda and Uruguay. Mr Aisen spent several years at the Central Bank of Chile where he accumulated experience on monetary policy-making under inflation targeting and was able to significantly contribute to the development of inflation targeting in his latest assignment in Uganda. Mr Aisen was also an IMF Resident Representative in Tajikistan.

He is currently the Resident Representative of the IMF Office in Mozambique, since September 2016.

Before joining the IMF, Mr Aisen was a student at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he concluded his PhD in 2003. He taught macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international finance and trade in various universities in Brazil, Chile, Israel, and the United States and has published several academic articles in internationally renowned newspapers in the fields of international finance, macroeconomics and political economy.

John Ashbourne

John Ashbourne

Capital Economics
Senior Emerging Markets Economist

John Ashbourne is a Senior Emerging Markets Economist at Capital Economics, a leading independent economic research firm based in London. He covers economic events across Sub-Saharan Africa for clients in a wide variety of sectors. John’s work has focused on debt dynamics, the implication of Africa’s rapid population growth, and the impact of Chinese investment.  Prior to joining Capital Economics, John was a senior Africa country risk analyst at BMI Research, a division of Fitch Ratings. He holds a bachelors’ degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Rui Barros

Rui Barros

Chief Executive Officer
Barclays Bank Mozambique

Rui Barros is the CEO and Board Member of Barclays Bank Moçambique. Until this appointment he was the Chief Risk Officer at Standard Bank in Mozambique, where he also served as Head of Credit before. His exposure to Africa started in 2009 when appointed as Head of Risk at Atlantico Europa, the Lisbon-based operation of the Angolan’s banking group (more recently merged with the Russian -owned VTB Africa). Prior to that, Mr Barros worked in London for about 5 years, serving as credit analyst at Fitch Ratings and later becoming a Director of Structured Finance for Lehman Brothers at their European headquarters. Earlier in his career Rui worked in capital markets, namely at the Portuguese stock and derivatives exchange, and lectured in financial markets at several Portuguese universities in post-graduate programs. Rui graduated in Economics at UTAD and holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Portuguese Catholic University. He also studied and engaged in academic research in the USA, at Arizona State University.

Fredric Briens

Fredric Briens

Chief Technical Officer
Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) & Janus Continental Group

Fredric Briens is an oil and gas industry expert with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, extraction and asset management at CEO, COO and Managing Director levels. Mr Briens holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Colorado State University and has published a number of academic articles focusing on field rehabilitation and reservoir management. His work has led him to oil and gas hubs globally, such as Peru, Venezuela, West Africa, Texas, the Middle East, and currently East Africa.

Mr Briens is currently at Janus Continental Group, where he is Chief Technical Officer. He is responsible for all the technical functions for the Group, including power generation, infrastructure construction, operations and project control.  Mr Briens also leads various new business initiatives with the Group.

Mike Collini

Mike Collini

Vice President Development, Sub-Saharan Africa
Hilton Worldwide

Mike Collini has been Vice President Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, since January 2017. Based in Cape Town, Collini is responsible for driving Hilton’s development activity in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

His priority is the implementation of Hilton’s ambitious expansion strategy and the rollout of Hilton’s portfolio of brands in the region.

Prior to his current role, Mr Collini was Hilton’s Vice President Development for Turkey, Russia & Eastern Europe.  Based in Istanbul, he was responsible for launching Hilton’s presence in a number of new markets.  This included the debut of Doubletree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn & Hampton by Hilton in Turkey and Russia. Furthermore, he was responsible for establishing Hilton’s presence in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan & Ukraine.

During a Hilton career spanning twenty years, Mr Collini has held a number of roles where he has been responsible for overseeing major capital expenditure projects, asset management, acquisitions, disposals and technical support.

Mr Collini is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has a Master’s degree in Property Business and Management and a BSc Degree (Hons.) in Quantity Surveying.

Jose  Fonseca

Jose Fonseca

Chief Executive Officer
Thai Mozambique Logistics - TML

Jose Fonseca is the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Mozambique Logistics – TML, a subsidiary of the Ital-Thai Development (ITD) of Thailand. He has a degree in Agronomic Engineering with specialization in Zoo-technical studies. Previously he was the director of SONAE Logistics and former director of CP Carga, a Portuguese state railway company Combois de (CP).

Vahid  Fotuhi

Vahid Fotuhi

Managing Director, Project Origination
Access Power

Vahid Fotuhi is Managing Director, Project Origination at Access Power, a leading developer, owner and operator of power plants in emerging markets. The firm currently has 1,000MW of solar and wind projects under development across 23 countries in Africa and Asia. Access Power recently commissioned East Africa’s largest solar power plant in Soroti, Uganda. Vahid is also the Founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), the largest solar trade
organization in the MENA region. From 2009 until 2012, Vahid was the Regional Director for BP Solar Middle East, the region’s largest off-grid solar systems provider. Prior to that, Vahid worked in Algeria where he led Government Affairs for BP’s oil & gas division. Over 20-year career, Vahid has also held-senior level roles with Energy Intelligence, World Economic Forum and Transparency International. Vahid holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington DC and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University, Canada.

Carolin  Geginat

Carolin Geginat

Program Leader
World Bank Group

Carolin Geginat is the World Bank’s Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles. In this role she is responsible for developing and coordinating the World Bank’s engagement with client countries in the areas of macro-fiscal policy, financial and private sector development, poverty and good governance. Prior to taking on this role in September 2016, Carolin worked at the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, where she worked on the IMF programs for Tunisia and Pakistan and helped develop the IMF’s inclusive growth strategy for the Arab Spring countries. Previously, she was for many years a co-manager and co-author of the Doing Business Report, the World Bank's annual flagship report on business regulation. At an earlier stage in her career, Carolin worked on the implementation of HIPC debt relief arrangements in Sub-Saharan Africa. Carolin is a German national and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany and an Advanced Degree in Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute for World Economics, Germany. She is currently based in Maputo, Mozambique.

Erwan Garnier

Erwan Garnier

Director, Business Development, sub-Saharan Africa
The Radisson Hotel Group

Erwan Garnier has been part of the Africa Business Development team for three years with a focus on accelerating and executing the growth strategy in the French and Portuguese speaking territories of Africa and the Indian Ocean. He has a Bachelor Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Hotel Management School of Paris and a MBA in International Hospitality Management, AACSB-EQUIS accredited majoring in Corporate Finance and Business Development from Cornell University and ESSEC Group – IMHI.

Mr Garnier’s hospitality experience includes the launch and management of his own consulting firm in 2011 based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Paris, France known as Mise en Place with impressive assignments in Brazil, Italy and USA. Before that he worked for Hilton Worldwide (2007 to 2010) as a Director Brand Performance Support in London, UK focusing on the new Hilton Garden Inn brand.

From 2004 to 2007 Mr Garnier worked for the Accor Group as General Manager of the Red Roof San Francisco, USA and then at the Sofitel Bora Bora & Private Island in French Polynesia, Asia. From 2002 to 2004 he was exposed to analyst, hotel valuation and investment while working for the Mazars Group in Madrid, Spain. He also held the position of Assistant General Manager for the Jurysdoyle Hotel Group in Dublin, Ireland from 2001 to 2002.

Mr Garnier’s native language is French; however he is also fluent in English and Portuguese with working knowledge in Spanish.

Moon  Hussain

Moon Hussain

Project Director, Afungi Gas to Liquid (GTL)
Shell International Exploration and Production
Don Larson

Don Larson

CEO and Founder
Sunshine Nut Company LLC

Don Larson, Founder & CEO of the Sunshine Nut Company, developed a business model called the Sunshine Approach which has a quadruple bottom line – financial, environmental, social, and transformational. This business model’s aim is to develop world class food products in sub-Saharan African countries for the benefit of the entire value chain while providing a market for smallholder farmers. The business model also gives back through donations the majority of shareholder proceeds to be used for philanthropic projects targeting orphan care and farming community upliftment.

Mr Larson worked for 25 years in the food industry as a seasoned executive for some of the best US companies. He left corporate life and a lifestyle of material wealth for one of purpose. In 2011, he and his family sold everything and moved to Mozambique, Africa where they have lived the last 7 years.

In the last 4 years, Sunshine Nut Company cashews entered the US market and have gained space on the shelves of 3,000 of the best retailers in the USA (Whole Foods, Giant, Stop & Shop, Wegmans, Sprouts, HEB, Raley’s, Meijer and many more). The major theme of the Sunshine Approach business model is value driven business – where values such as dignity, love, and community come together with excellence.

Precious  Lunga

Precious Lunga

CEO and Co-Founder
Baobab Circle

Precious Lunga is CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab Circle, a technology company using an AI-powered platform to deliver personalised management of diabetes and hypertension across Africa. She was previously at Econet Wireless where she established Econet Health and launched several services including the HealthTips platform which acquired more than 750,000 paying users within its first year.  Prior to joining Econet she was Strategic Advisor to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Dr Lunga has worked as an epidemiologist across Africa and at UNAIDS Geneva. She sits on the boards of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Grassroots Soccer UK. Dr Lunga has a PhD in Neuroscience from Cambridge University and is a Yale World Fellow.

Peter  Manoogian

Peter Manoogian

Mozambique VP Country Management
Florival Mucave

Florival Mucave

President, Local Content Commission
Mozambican Confederation of Trade Associations (CTA)

Florival Luis Mucave is currently the President of the Local Content Commission at the Mozambican Confederation of Trade Associations (Mozambican Business Council, CTA) and Chairman at White Pearl Resorts.

As a Senior Independent Consultant for the De Beers Group and Anglo-American PLC in Africa, Mr Mucave founded Genese Oil & Gas Mozambique, an oil & gas consulting company aimed at providing legal and corporate finance services to oil and gas companies operating in Africa.

Through Genese Oil & Gas, Mr Mucave partnered with Webber Wentzel , a reputable South African law firm and provided legal services to Empresa Mocambicana de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), which he assisted in their negotiations with Anadarko, ENI, Galp and sub-sea 7, amongst others. He also advised the Government of Namibia in offshore gas negotiations, collaborated with Sonangol as legal counsel in bidding negotiations for oil blocks in Angola as well as participating in various international conferences where he presented on various subjects, particularly related to the monetisation of oil & gas and model contracts in African countries.

Mr Mucave obtained his L.L.B. at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and concluded an L.L.M in Corporate and Commercial law at the London school of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Tamarind  Murrietta

Tamarind Murrietta

Senior Commercial Officer
U.S Embassy Mozambique

Tamarind Murrietta is the Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique. Ms Murrietta specializes in U.S. – Africa commercial relations and has worked in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa.    

Prior to this role, she was the Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Nairobi. Ms Murrietta is a former management consultant that assisted U.S. businesses investing in the West African market.  Clients included General Electric, Cartus Global and several small-medium sized American companies throughout various industries.  Previously, Ms Murrietta was a Team Lead with the Office of the Director General U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) and led special initiatives for African FCS posts.   She was selected as a U.S. Department of Commerce Aspiring Leader in 2010 and completed a leadership detail in Hong Kong.

Before her role with FCS, Ms Murrietta worked at the U.S. Department of State, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.  Prior to these roles, she advised the Government of India Chamber of Commerce and Industry on a South Asian trade project with the World Bank.  

Ms Murrietta is completing a post-graduate program in Global Business at Yale University and is an alumnus of the Yale School of Management Executive Women’s Leadership Program.  M Murrietta received her Master’s in International Relations, specializing in International Economics, from the University of London, King’s College.  She is the author of several published articles, a Fellow with the British American Project and supports several global charities.

Nunu Ntshingila

Nunu Ntshingila

Regional Director
Facebook Africa

Nunu Ntshingila is Facebook’s Head of Africa, with responsibility for leading the team that engages with agencies and brands in Africa to help them make the most of the company’s products including Facebook itself, Instagram and related services. She is passionate about the role of technology in driving social inclusion in Africa and about Facebook’s mission of giving Africans the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

Before joining Facebook, Nunu helped drive the creation of Ogilvy’s network in sub Saharan Africa, which spans some 34 countries. During a long career at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, Nunu served as Managing Director of Ogilvy Johannesburg, Chief Executive Officer of the Ogilvy Group, Chairman of Ogilvy Africa and member of the Ogilvy Worldwide Board

Nunu has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Mail for her work in leading and transforming the advertising business in South Africa. In 2016 she became the first woman to be inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame in recognition for driving creativity in Africa.

Ursula  Pais

Ursula Pais

Co-Founder & Board Director
Ka da Terra Supermercados, Lda

Ursula Pais is the Chief co-founder of KDTS & Canico Shopping. She is the Group’s SPAR RETAIL MAIN MEMBER within the Guild - excelling in the roles of Board Director & Administrator. Since graduating from Rhodes University, with an LLB in 2001, Ms Pais spent 8 years as a legal advisor in commercial/private law/investment/land/banking and real estate, covering all facets of advice to business sector.

Additionally, Ms Pais enjoyed 8 fruitful years with UNICEF working as a Child Protection Specialist, supporting jointly with partners the development of the Legal Framework for Childrens Act, Juvenile Justice and championed Alternative Care in Mozambique establishing linkages between Justice Sector, Attorney General, Ministry of Women and Social Action, Police and 155 residential care centres, with mapping done, regulatory framework in place for residential care centres, (orphanages) and for alternative care; and now employing her legal, administrative skills & knowledge to develop Ka da Terra, including daily co-management of its stores operations, strategic guidance and leadership in business development, (including development & launch of first online store), marketing, corporate governance), SPAR GUILD, together with the team, for past 12 years.

Ms Pais, is also listed/business featured in the Lioness of Africa as a Mozambican business pioneer –changing the face of the country’s retail sector. She is passionate about ethical leadership in Africa, with fairness, equity and advocates for fair trade competition, and protection of the most vulnerable women and children.

Brian Richardson

Brian Richardson

CEO & Founder
WIZZIT International

Educated at Wits University with a BCom and an MBA. Brian is currently a Founding Director and CEO of WIZZIT International, a global pioneer in mobile banking and financial inclusion.

WIZZIT was launched in South Africa in November 2004 and in providing affordable banking to the mass market was the first to launch as part of its offering, cell phone banking that works across all the networks and all phones and SIM cards. WIZZIT solves not only an accessibility and affordability issue but from a convenience point of view offers 24/7 real time transactions and hence is “Your Bank in Your Pocket.” WIZZIT has taken its technology and branchless banking model to emerging markets in Africa, Central America and Eastern Europe.

Brian is listed in Who’s Who of South African Business as well as the International Biography of Distinguished Leaders. He is an Ashoka Fellow – a global network of social entrepreneurs.

He has also been invited to present at Harvard Business School on several occasions and is a key note speaker at many leading global conferences.

WIZZIT has launched its mobile banking technology and model in 9 countries across three continents with other countries in the process of being finalised. There are well over 6 million customers on the WIZZIT International Platform processing millions of transactions.

Brian is married to an equally entrepreneurial wife and has 2 daughters and twin boys.

MD Ramesh

MD Ramesh

President and Regional Head – South & East Africa
Olam International

Ramesh Moochikal has made a distinguished career expertise in Agriculture /Food Commodities and Africa. The geography under his supervision consists of 20 countries in Central, South and East Africa. His current strategic business unit employs over 3,000 people including 50 top global managers. He serves on the Olam’s Global OpCo and ManCo.

Mr Moochikal joined Olam at its inception in Nigeria 25 years ago, and has been a part of the core team that saw the company grow from a green field start up to a Singapore listed USD 20 billion revenue organization today. Ramesh has lived and worked in multiple countries across Africa and also headed Olam’s India operations at one stage. He started Olam’s trading desk in Europe, based out of the Netherlands, before returning to Africa.

Mr Moochikal has worked closely with farmer groups, worked alongside government programs, set up and run logistics and processing operations and also set up distribution structures in a variety of African markets. He is widely consulted by banks, government structures, NGOs and private businesses. He teaches at the University of Cape town.

Lourenco Sambo

Lourenco Sambo

Director General
Mozambique Investment Promotion Center (APIEX)

Lourenço Sambo was appointed Director General, Mozambique Investment Promotion Center (APIEX) in July 2017. With an academic background in Economics and Agricultural Business Management, Lourenço Sambo was previously the Director General of CPI since 2010. Before this role he was the Economic Adviser to the Minister of Planning and Development, and also taught math-ematics at Maxaquene Secondary School, as well as politics, economics, mathematics, and statistics at the Maputo Commercial School from 1979 to 1984, and public finance at the School of the National Planning Commission. In 1996, he was the Financial Manager of the Maputo Development Corridor, a World Bank-funded project for the restructuring of the CFM-Mozambique Railway Company.

Chiara  van Oekel

Chiara van Oekel

Strategy Manager
4G Capital

Based in Nairobi, Chiara van Oekel is Strategy Manager for 4G Capital, a growing fintech company that provides financial literacy and instant, unsecured working capital to micro-businesses across Africa. 4G Capital blends advanced artificial intelligence analytics with human-centric customer services to deliver high positive social impact. Chiara leads operations for the company's partnerships credit product, working with FMCG multinationals and aggregators across Africa to plug in much needed working capital to their fractured distribution networks and unlock value for all partners. Chiara is an experienced and driven intrapreneur specialising in strategy and risk management. Prior to moving into her current role with 4G Capital, she was Senior Consultant for East Africa at the boutique commercial consultancy, Africa Matters Limited, founded by Baroness Lynda Chalker and based in London. A History graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, her passion is to drive fair and secure financial access across the continent via tech based solutions.

Guan Wei

Guan Wei

Finance Director and Assistant Director (South Africa representative office)
China Africa Development Fund

Guan Wei is the Finance Director and Assistant Director (South Africa representative office) at the China Africa Development Fund. He is also the Director of Wanbao Africa Agriculture at the CAD fund.  Prior to this, he worked as a Finance Manager at APP China’s Asian headquarter and branches.  

Mr Wei holds an MSc in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Geoffrey  White

Geoffrey White

Chief Executive Officer
Agility Africa

Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa, is an expert on infrastructure development, retail supply chains, agri-business, and investment for African markets. Agility, a leading global provider of logistics and related infrastructure solutions for the oil and gas and FMCG markets, has over $5.6 billion in revenue, 26,000 employees, and offices in more than 100 countries. Mr White is a member of the Agility Strategic Advisory Board.

Agility is funding and developing an extensive network of warehouse distribution parks across Africa to provide international standard infrastructure to support both multinational corporations and the growth of SME’s in Africa and the development of African trade regionally and globally.

Mr. White joined Agility in 2014 after serving as CEO of Lonrho Plc for 8 years, where he developed product supply chains for some of the world’s largest retailers and developed essential infrastructure and logistics facilities for Africa’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Mr. White’s career path has included working with Thomas Tilling Plc, BTR Plc, Asda Plc, Hilton, Ford PAG, and a leading Middle Eastern private investment office.

Mr. White frequently comments on Africa for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, and at the World Economic Forum, AU, NEPAD, Royal Africa Society, Chatham House, The Economist and other important African forums.

Steve  Wilson

Steve Wilson

Vice-President & Country Manager Mozambique
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Steve Wilson is Anadarko’s Vice President & Country Manager in Mozambique, a role he assumed in November 2017. He is responsible for leading all Mozambique in-country activities. Steve has a Master Degree in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from Cambridge University and Imperial College in London as well as an MBA from London City University Cass Business School.

With more than 36 years of experience across all aspects of the Upstream Value Chain, Steve has held numerous leadership positions during his previous career with Chevron; he served as head of country operations in Norway, Denmark, Bangladesh and latterly China, representing the company with the highest levels of government. His most recent position at Chevron was in Houston, leading the company’s Global Business Development Unit.

Steve has lived and worked in various locations, including North & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has also served in a variety of advisory roles, including Vice-President of the Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bangladesh, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark and Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Norway.



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) and The Growth Delusion (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Lerato  Mbele-Roberts

Lerato Mbele-Roberts

Presenter, Africa Business Report
BBC World News

Lerato Mbele is presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News television. She joined the BBC in 2012.

Prior to that, Ms Mbele served as a Senior Business Anchor for CNBC Africa. She hosted a variety of business programmes and discussions related to the economics, business strategy, stock markets, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Ms Mbele began her journalism career in 1999 at South Africa’s state-owned broadcaster The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She eventually served as an anchor for the channel’s daily news show News at 10 and also fronted the weekly show, Public Interest and The Ambassadors.

In early 2016, she was nominated in the media category of the inaugural New African Women Awards. Previously she was named on the Oprah O Magazine Power List of 21 African women “rocking the world”. In 2014, Ms Mbele was named a Young Global Leader, by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. She  is also the co-edited the book of “Designing Democracy” alongside Ayesha Kajee, that was during her short tenure as a researcher at the SA Institute of International Affairs. She is also a recipient of a literary award from the World Association of University of Women.

Ms Mbele is a Chevening Scholar who holds an MSc degree in Development Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London. She completed her undergraduate and Honours degrees from the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch respectively. 

Adrienne  Klasa

Adrienne Klasa

Development Finance Editor
fDi Magazine and The Banker Magazine, Financial Times Group

Adrienne Klasa is Editor of the Financial Times’ This Is Africa. Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Slate and Forbes, among others. She holds a BA from McGill University and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Filipe Nyusi

Filipe Nyusi

President, Republic of Mozambique
Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário

Prime Minister
Republic of Mozambique

H. E. Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário was born in 1954. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree from Mondiane University in Maputo and later went to Wyes College for his master’s degree. In 1977, he started his career working in the ministry of public works and also as an evening lecturer at Instituto Industrial de Maputo. He has served several posts in the government including; being the high commissioner to India and Sri Lanka, Ambassador to Indonesia, governor of Zambezia province, and principal secretary of the provincial committee. He was appointed the Prime Minister of Mozambique in 2015.

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

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.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Chairman and CEO
DP World Group

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen.
Mr Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership 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.

Highlights of his three-decade business career include:   

  • Leading marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally, including the purchase of the P&O group for US$6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade enablers in the world with 78 marine and inland terminals in six continents
  • Overseeing the rapid development of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7300 companies
  • Establishing and leading Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm, the world’s largest man-made islands
  • Establishing and leading 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
  • Pioneering the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities

Mr Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA. He is a Board Member of the “Dubai Executive Council”, the “UAE Federal Tax Authority” and “Hyperloop One”.

Silva Dunduro

Silva Dunduro

Minister of Culture and Tourism
Republic of Mozambique

H. E. Silva Armando Dunduro has worked in the public sector since 1987, becoming Minister of Culture and Tourism in January 2015. He holds a BA in geography teaching from the Universidade Pedagógica in Beira. In 2010, he got his MA from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a Ford Foundation scholarship recipient. He is a co-writer of the biography of Mozambican national hero Luís Joaquim José Marra and is an exhibited painter, both within and beyond Mozambique. He is also a founding member and director of “Casa do Artista.”


Agenda - 8th Nov

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

    David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Welcome Address

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

  • 9:20am
    Opening Keynote Interview: Growth Prospects for Mozambique
    • Exploring Mozambique’s development in the global context
    • Inclusive growth: what are the government’s priorities moving forward?
    • How can resource tax and regulatory regimes be strengthened to restore investor confidence while maximising economic benefits?
    • What are the policy frameworks promoting trade and development?

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

    Interviewed by David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times 

  • 9:50am
    Economic Outlook: Painting a Macro-economic Picture

    The Mozambican economy is starting to show steady signs of recovery. Its predominant development challenge is to translate its impressive performance in terms of economic growth into poverty reduction and improved development outcomes.

    • Constructing a coordinated and robust fiscal policy response
    • International viewpoint: how is Mozambique comparing to other African countries in terms of economic, political and social developments?
    • Cross-country collaboration: what measures are being taken to improve global partnerships and trade, and where do the opportunities lie?
    • How can Mozambique promote growth and recovery via debt restructuring strategies?

    NneNne Iwuji-Eme, Newly Appointed British High Commissioner to Mozambique, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

    John Ashbourne, Senior Emerging Markets Economist, Capital Economics 

    Ari Aisen, Resident Representative, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mozambique

    Moderated by David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times 

  • 10:30am
    Networking break
  • 11:00am
    Keynote Interview: Accelerating Sustainable Development
    • Exploring the import substitution policies and priorities that are stimulating economic growth
    • What actions are the government taking to enhance agricultural supply chains?

    H.E Higino de Marrule, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Republic of Mozambique 

    Interviewed by David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times 

  • 11:15am
    Production Panel: Diversification for Inclusive Growth

    In a world of turbulence and uncertainty, with large commodity fluctuations, the diversification of the economy is critical. Despite the resources available, Mozambique’s domestic production is currently failing to meet local needs. This discussion will focus on how the region can boost its economy by leveraging from inland manufacturing and locally sourced commodities.

    • Boosting productivity through structural transformation and quality control   
    • What concrete actions are being taken to facilitate the development of regional connectivity and improve market linkage?
    • What steps are being taken to attract investment for agricultural-led industrial development?
    • How can Mozambique connect with neighbouring economies to expand cross-border trade?

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

    Don Larson, CEO/Founder, Sunshine Nut Company   

    Ursula Pais, Co-Founder & Board Director, Ka da Terra Supermercados, Lda

    Carolin Geginat, Program Leader, World Bank Group 

    Moderated by Adrienne Klasa, Development Finance Editor, fDi Magazine and The Banker Magazine, Financial Times Group

  • 11:50am
    Energy Panel: Realising the Potential of LNG and Domestic Gas projects for Mozambique

    The development of LNG and Domestic Gas projects could play a major role in delivering the ambition of the government of Mozambique; promoting economic growth and sustainable development while enhancing economic diversification and industrialisation. By incorporating an adequate regulatory framework, the government aims to optimise gas options with a view to meet the twin objectives of economic growth and sustainable development. How can Mozambique best utilise its energy resources to power growth and transformation, and what market ready and cost effective solutions are at its disposal?

    Keynote opening: Unlocking Mozambique’s Energy Potential  

    • National content policy: what current strategies are the government implementing?
    • What plans are in place to support the creation of a robust domestic industry?

    Panel discussion points:

    • Progress converting current projects into real-life operations 
    • What are the economic and societal benefits of developing a strong domestic gas industry in addition to LNG developments?
    • How can the Government of Mozambique lead to create the appropriate conditions to enable the timely development of LNG and Domestic gas projects?
    • Power generation potential - an update on current gas-to-power projects driving domestic market growth
    • What measures are being taken to develop Mozambique's power distribution network?
    • Cross-regional collaboration - improving access in local and international markets 
    • Diversification via LNG projects: what other opportunities will Mozambique explore as it develops its gas reserves?

    Steve Wilson, Vice President and Country Manager for Mozambique, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  

    Florival Mucave, Head of Local Content, Mozambican Confederation of Trade Associations (CTA)

    Fredric Briens, Chief Technical Officer, Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) & Janus Continental Group 

    Moon Hussain, Project Director Afungi GTL, Shell International Exploration and Production 

    Peter Manoogian, Mozambique VP Country Management, Sasol 

    Moderated by David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times 

  • 12:50pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Showcase: Bridging the Gap Between Infrastructure and Economic Evolution

    As infrastructure in Mozambique undergoes major reforms, much rides on ensuring power, transport and communication elements are strengthened. A panel of investment experts will review key projects that aim to enhance the country’s connectivity and support inclusive growth.

    Keynote opening: Meeting the Increasing Demand

    • What are the current challenges surrounding infrastructure, and what opportunities does this present for investors?
    • Exploring transport infrastructure projects in the pipeline: what steps are being taken to increase connectivity among urban and economic clusters?
    • What funding options can be implemented from both the public and private sectors?

    H.E. João Osvaldo Machatine, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Republic of Mozambique

    Showcase Presentations 

    Niassa Province solar power project  - Vahid Fotuhi, Managing Director, Access Power 

    Railway developments in Mozambique - José Pires da Fonseca, CEO, TML – Thai Mozambique Logistics  

    Review Panel

    H.E. João Osvaldo Machatine, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Republic of Mozambique

    Rui Barros, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Mozambique

    Tamarind Murrietta, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Mozambique 

    Guan Wei, Finance Director and Assistant Director (South Africa Representative Office), China-Africa Development Fund

    Moderated by Adrienne Klasa, Development Finance Editor, fDi Magazine and The Banker Magazine, Financial Times Group

  • 3:10pm
    Interview: Scaling up Support for SMEs
    • Establishing the factors influencing SMEs and their access to finance
    • How will the current economic state impact investment successes?
    • Micro-enterprise developments: what schemes can the government implement to offer continued support to the public sector?

    Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive, Africa Regions, Standard Bank 

    Interviewed by Lerato Mbele-Roberts, Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News 

  • 3:30pm
    Investment panel: Overcoming Challenges and Unlocking Opportunities

    Keynote opening: H.E Ragendra de Sousa, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Republic of Mozambique 

    Mozambique has made positive steps to address obstacles and rebuild trust post the debt crisis. How are investors adapting to the current investment and socio-economic climate in Mozambique? In the face of volatility, what is being done to attract foreign investment opportunities and mitigate the possibilities of associated risks?

    • What makes Mozambique an attractive investment destination?
    • What government incentives are there to encourage growth-enhancing investment projects?
    • What actions are being taken to increase the number of PPPs, unlocking possible opportunities?
    • An international perspective: creating an encouraging business environment
    • Tapping into attractive markets through the recent discovery of natural resources

    H.E Ragendra de Sousa, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Republic of Mozambique 

    Lourenco Sambo, Director General, Mozambique Investment Promotion Centre (APIEX)

    Emeke Iweriebor, Regional Chief Executive Officer, East and Southern Africa, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)  

    Geoffrey White, CEO, Agility Africa  

    Moderated by Lerato Mbele-Roberts, Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News

  • 4:10pm
    Networking break
  • 4:30pm
    Special Tech Focus - Africa’s Emerging Innovative Landscape

    Digital transformation is redefining industry growth. Technology start-ups are increasingly impacting the economic, organisational, political, social, and cultural developments across the continent. Global tech pioneers from various sectors across retail, fashion, fintech and social media will explore the rise of Africa’s tech movement.

    • What actions are being taken to build, scale and fund digital businesses in Africa?
    • What government incentives are there to promote research and development in technology?  
    • Start-up costs:  is foreign investment a viable option?
    • Africa as a global leader in mobile money: can this ever be a reality?
    • Connecting Africa to the world: what plans are in place to expand internet feasibility and availability within the region?
    • How can the region fill the fundamental gaps in education to create and acquire world-class talent in tech and science?

    Brian Richardson, CEO & Founder, WIZZIT International 

    Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa 

    Precious Lunga, CEO and Co-Founder, Baobab Circle  

    Chiara van Oekel, Strategy Manager, 4G Capital 

    Moderated by Adrienne Klasa, Development Finance Editor, fDi Magazine and The Banker Magazine, Financial Times Group

  • 5:10pm
    Perspective: Building the Foundations for a Sustainable Tourism Industry

    There is huge potential in Mozambique’s tourism sector. However, much focus is needed on infrastructure, skills, services and support to see steady growth in the number of tourists visiting the country. This panel will explore various factors solving the basic issues and the opportunities for growth and innovation.

    • How is Mozambique adapting to global travel market trends?
    • What are the long-term prospects for tourism development?
    • What developments are the government making to foster an effective, forward-looking approach to investment?
    • How will investments in infrastructure support Mozambique in reaching its full potential?

    Mike Collini, Vice President Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide 

    Erwan Garnier, Director, Development, sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group 

    Moderated by Lerato Mbele-Roberts, Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News

  • 5:40pm
    Closing Keynote Address
  • 5:50pm
    Chair’s Closing Summation

    David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

  • 6:00pm
    Drinks Reception

Be in good company

A selection of companies who attended the 2017 edition:

  • ABC Banc Holding
  • Africa Matters Limited
  • Agility Easy Africa Lda
  • AHK
  • Anadarko
  • Associação Femme
  • Banco BIG Moçambique
  • Banco Nacional de Investimento
  • Banco Unico
  • Baobab Resources
  • Barclay's
  • BCA
  • Canal de Moçambique
  • Capital Bank
  • Chambersfield Economides Kranos
  • Club de Negocios France
  • Communication and Image Agency
  • Consolidated Contractors Company Mozambique
  • Deloitte
  • DFID Mozambique
  • DP World
  • Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank
  • Edgebold
  • Efacec Moçambique
  • Electricidade de Moçambique
  • ENH
  • Enst & Young Lda
  • Eurasia Group
  • FDS-Fim De Semana
  • FNB Mozambique
  • Grupo Chicomo
  • Henriques, Rocha & Associados
  • Sociedade de Advogados
  • Idolo
  • IJ Global
  • Instituto Nacional de Petroleo
  • Interfax Europe
  • Investec Bank Limited
  • Ion Pacific
  • MGC
  • Millennium bim
  • Mitsui
  • Mocambique Previdente
  • Motocare Lda
  • Mozal
  • Mozcom Agri Lda
  • MTC
  • Noticias
  • Odebrecht
  • RTP
  • Sal & Caldeira Advogados Lda
  • Sasol
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens SA
  • Source Capital
  • Standard Bank
  • STV
  • Tatos Holding
  • TDB
  • TechnipFMC
  • Telecomunicações de Moçambique
  • The Polytechnic of Ibadan
  • Topack Moçambique
  • Total Moçambique
  • UBA Moçambique
  • Unilever Mozambique
  • Vertical
  • Yates Avocat


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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. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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 Sponsors (2)

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)

GL Africa Energy invests in energy solutions in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa regions. The company was established in 2013 with the aim of becoming a leading developer and operator of power projects. We develop and manage a series of African based energy projects and specialise in building state-of-the-art power plants, providing off-grid companies with viable energy systems. GLAE partners with world-renowned companies to get the most efficient technology that provides affordable power. 

GLAE’s vision is to be the total energy solutions provider of choice for the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and remain a leader in innovation and sustainability. The Great Lakes and Southern Africa regions have a significant shortage of power, and their respective governments have invited independent power providers to meet the shortfall. As an energy solution company, GL Africa Energy is offering total energy solutions by investing in energy generation and management projects to fill this gap. The company has a strategy to generate about 1000MW. This includes Rovuma Gas Now - an exciting new proposition from GLAE that will accelerate the social and economic benefits for the people of Mozambique through innovative mini-LNG technology.

Our vision for a sustainable future also informs how we work within communities. That means hiring locally, investing in people, contributing to infrastructure and services, and leaving a legacy of self-sufficiency through the power we supply and the communities we support. 

We experience, realise and appreciate Africa's urgency for energy. We understand the solutions needed to power our continent into a new age of prosperity. Our goal is to provide local energy solutions that will change lives and businesses across the region.

Associate Sponsor (1)

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies.

Our operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.

In Upstream we focus on exploration for new liquids and natural gas reserves and on developing major new projects where our technology and know-how add value for resource holders.

In Integrated Gas and New Energies, we focus on liquefying natural gas (LNG) and converting gas to liquids (GTL) so that it can be safely stored and shipped to markets around the world. The New Energies business has been established to explore and invest in new low-carbon opportunities.

In Downstream, we focus on turning crude oil into a range of refined products, which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. In addition, we produce and sell petrochemicals for industrial use worldwide. Shell’s oil sands mining activities in North America are also part of the Downstream organisation.

Our Projects & Technology business is responsible for delivering new development projects and the research and development that leads to innovative and low-cost investments for the future.

Lunch Sponsor (1)

Media Partners (5)

African Business Central (“ABC”) is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general.

ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience.

ABC’s core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa’s socio-economic progress.

The France-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an association that has  has an extensive experience in the Mozambican market and a large network of contacts to support and facilitate the business activities of French companies already established in the country and others still doing prospection. In order to assist them, the Chamber offers various support services, including:


  • Market and contact network information
  • Prospect assistance
  • Domiciliary solutions
  • Implementation assistance
  • Recruitment platform
  • Assistance for commercial development
  • Organization of exhibitions, fairs and professional meetings
  • Promotion & communication
  • Business events

Club of Mozambique is your online gateway to Mozambique, offering up-to-date information and news relating to business, politics and other economic activities in Mozambique. We are a leading news source, giving global brands access to an affluent online audience through our media partnerships.

We also offer the ideal opportunity for visitors to Mozambique to access useful business and tourism information. Our What’s On section is updated daily and showcases a wide variety of entertainment, business and other events. Potential investors will find a list of over 1000 companies in our Business Directory.

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) brings together Norway's leading investors and companies working on the African continent, and works to improve and increase business relations between our countries. Currently NABA has 150 member companies from oil and gas, renewable energy, agribusiness, shipping, industry, technology, FMCG and real estate. With more than 25 events and investment missions throughout the year, NABA serves as a Nordic focal point for companies planning to make better business in African markets. 

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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