API is privileged to host some of the foremost professionals working in property investment today. As the goal of our summit is to enrich the working experience of our delegates through relevant information and insights, we take great care in selecting a high calibre of speakers, who, in many respects, set the tone for the summit. Furthermore, as a speaker you get the most visibility and the most significant corporate brand exposure. If you would like to get in touch with us about speaking at API, please contact Priscilla Nthai on [email protected]
Dominique Moerenhout is the CEO of EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association), the voice of the publicly traded European real estate sector. He joined EPRA in 2017, moving from BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management where he was CEO for Luxembourg and Belgium (2014-2017). After working in private banking followed by five years in management consulting, he joined Fortis Private Real Estate in 2004 as COO until 2011, before moving as COO of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK. Moerenhout holds a MBA from ICHEC Brussels and a CFA from the Belgian Association of Financial Analysts.
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 billion in revenue, 24,000 employees, and offices in more than 100 countries. Mr White is a member of the Agility Strategic Advisory Board.
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 Thomas Tilling Plc, BTR Plc, Asda Plc, Hilton, Ford PAG, and a leading Middle Eastern private investment office.
Mr. White has commented on Africa for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, and at the World Economic Forum, AU, NEPAD, Royal Africa Society, Chatham House, the Africa Investor Index Series Summit, and The Economist East Africa Summit and many other important African debates. He is a regular author of editorials on Africa.
Greg is the Founder & CEO of AfricaWorks, a pioneering and innovative workplace solution provider in Africa. AfricaWorks provides Design & Build services as well as Flexible Workplaces solutions to Global Corporates in 12+ countries through 9 offices on the continent. After 7 years in Kenya, Greg recently relocated back to his home-town – Paris. Greg is also the Co Founder of the French African Foundation as well as the French Chamber of Commerce in Kenya.
Sundeep is a qualified actuary and CEO of the Zamara Group (formerly Alexander Forbes). He has over 30 years’ experience in actuarial, pensions and investment consultancy work gained
both in the UK and in Kenya. Sundeep is the Chairman of the Africa Committee of the International Actuarial Association. He is a past Chairman of the Association of Retirement Benefit Schemes and a past member of the Capital Markets Authority Advisory Committee. He has also served as a consultant to a World Bank Pensions Mission to Kenya. Sundeep has championed and is the leader of the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium (‘KEPFIC’), a group of 12 leading pension funds in the country with an asset base of over K Shs 2bn who have come together with a common purpose of collaborating to make long term investments, including investments in non-traditional asset classes such as infrastructure and housing amongst others.
Yossi Dayan is the acting General Manager of WeWork in South Africa where he is spearheading the company’s first launch in the African continent. Prior to joining WeWork, Yossi lead teams across a range of investment banks and asset management firms. He started his public market career on Merrill Lynch’s Emerging Markets team. He later moved to UniCredit as a Managing Director overseeing the bank’s equity operations in North America. Between 2012-2018 Yossi was Head of Markets for BCS, Russia's largest capital markets bank.
Bronwyn Corbett is the CEO of Mara Delta Property Holdings. She has significant corporate finance and deal making experience and has played an instrumental role in the JSE listing of Delta Property Fund Limited in 2012 where she held the positions of CFO and COO prior to taking up the leadership role at Mara Delta. During her tenure at Delta Limited, Bronwyn spearheaded the diversification of the REIT’s funding sources into the debt capital markets, leading to the establishment of a ZAR2 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (DMTN programme).
Mr. Kariuki is the Managing Director of Centum Real Estate. Prior to holding this position, he served as Centum Investment Company Plc Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Centum, he served as an Associated Director within the Financial Advisory and Assurance business units of Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
He holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University (UK), a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and Bachelor of Technology degree in Process Engineering from Moi University. He is a chartered accountant and a Certified Executive Coach.
Adrian Frey is the Managing Director of Beluluane Industrial Park and Free-Trade Zone (a Public- Private Partnership). The park is occupied by 35 companies from 15 different countries and supports a workforce of over 5000 employees. Beluluane offers the perfect location for establishing manufacturing business, distribution centres and connecting with the local, SADC and international export markets.
Adrian is passionate about youth employment. The Park is developing Mozambique’s pioneering program for job creation, entrepreneurship and skills development. Adrian was born in Switzerland and holds a Law Degree from the University of Zürich. He has spent the last 21 years living in Mozambique and currently serves as the President of the Mozambican-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Thomas Reilly is MD: Growthpoint Investec African Properties/Head: Africa Real Estate Investec Asset Management. He is responsible for establishing a pan-African real estate investment business between Investec Asset Management, Growthpoint Properties and the IFC. Overall responsibility for investment strategy, capital raising, asset origination/acquisition, debt structuring, asset/property management activities. He was previously CEO of Sanlam Africa Real Estate; Alternate Non-Executive Director of Attacq Group; MD of Sanlam Properties Limited; Sanlam Group Treasurer; Sanlam Capital Markets: Head: Market Activity; and Gensec Bank Head: Fixed Income and Treasury Divisions. Thomas holds a B.Com. (Hons) Economics.
Nawfal Bendefa is the founder of REIM Partners, a real estate asset manager with more than €300 million AUM in commercial real estate Morocco. Nawfal has over twenty years of experience in development, asset management, fund management and fundraising. His career in real estate began in lodging in the US and UK in various roles. He participated and led transactions in more than a dozen countries (US, Europe, Africa and Asia). Prior to REIM, Nawfal was CEO of Actif Invest in Morocco, and Vice President of Asset Management with Marriott International.
Mr. Hosea Kili is the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of of the County Pension Fund Financial Services and a Trustee of the Local Authorities Pension Trust. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Management College of South Africa. Mr. Kili also serves as a Council member of the East and Central Africa Social Security Association and a Non-Executive Director at the Nairobi Securities Exchange. He is currently the Chairman of the Association of Pensions Administrators of Kenya. A Visionary leader, Mr. Kili was
awarded the Presidential Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya in December 2011 and the 2nd Runners up CEO of the Year at the COYA Awards 2012.
Anne-Marie is CIO of FSD Africa Investments, the development capital investment arm of FSD Africa. A Zimbabwean, she is the former CEO of Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique, and Co-founder of a private equity fund manager, Alitheia IDF Managers, investing in women-led businesses. She also took over and led the exists of Pan African microfinance fund returning capital to shareholders.
Anne-Marie has a wealth of experience in building African financial markets. Across her career, she has led a range of development finance investments and implemented strategies for private sector growth, in roles at the World Bank Group, CGAP, and UK Aid, among other development finance institutions. As a Board member of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), Anne-Marie helped shape a blended finance approach to de-risking investments in renewable energy and agriculture businesses, contributing to the prosperity of African rural economies. She was also a member of the Women’s World Banking Advisory Council of leading thinkers in finance for women.
Derrick Roper is a qualified actuary. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in England. Before joining Novare he worked for a number of large financial services companies in South Africa including Sanlam and Gensec Asset Management. He spent some time in the United Kingdom where he gained experience in investment product development in the pension fund market. Derrick co-founded Novare in October 2000. He is a regular commentator on industry topics in the financial media and has addressed numerous conferences across the globe. Derrick’s areas of expertise include asset-liability matching, strategic asset allocation, alternative investments and private equity investments in sub-Saharan Africa.
Derrick’s tendency to innovate in product development saw Novare launch the first South African Fund of Hedge Funds in 2003, and subsequently, the first Novare Africa Property Fund in 2010. Derrick is the MD of Novare Equity Partners, a private equity firm investing exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa. He is listed amongst the top 50 most influential, innovative and powerful figures in African asset management by Africa Asset Management magazine for 2013 and 2014. He has 27 years’ experience in the industry.
Adeniyi Falade is a CA and an investment Banker. He started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lagos. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Lead Capital and Head of Investment Banking Group of Ecobank Nigeria & Lead Bank. He had also at various times served as Head of Internal Control/ Chief Inspector and Head of Risk Management Department of Lead Bank Plc. He holds a Master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Warwick, UK and a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc), Chemistry from the University of Ibadan. He was appointed onto the Board of Crusader Sterling Pensions Ltd.