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Risk Frontiers London Africa: Brexit and Trump – a golden opportunity for SSA?

May 3, 2017

Grange City Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Date:
May 3, 2017
			Free		

Sub Saharan Africa remains a region of massive economic potential despite the recent severe financial pressures on the commodity exporters of the region. Most of the non-commodity-intensive countries – half of the countries in the region – continue to perform well, benefitting from lower oil prices, improved business environments, and continued strong infrastructure investment. The potential for the development of corporate expansion and with it, a…

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Grange City Hotel
8-14 Cooper's Row
London, EC3N 2BQ United Kingdom
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020 7863 3700
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https://www.grangehotels.com/hotels-london/grange-city/about-this-hotel/

Day 1

09:00
Welcome address
09:10
The macro economic picture
Stephane Colliac Stephane Colliac Senior Economist for France and Africa Euler Hermes Stéphane joined Euler Hermes in 2016 as the France and Africa Economist. Stéphane holds a PhD from the University of Bordeaux. For most of his professional career as an economist, he has focused on emerging markets and country risk. Stéphane worked within different sectors in the past (French Treasury, Groupama Asset Management, Thierry Apoteker Consultant) and has a keen interest in international macroeconomics and finance.
10:00
Address: Political and country risk including a focus on the elections in Kenya 2017 and Nigeria 2018
Verner Ayukegba Verner Ayukegba Principal Analyst IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk Verner Ayukegba is the principal analyst for Sub Saharan Africa, IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk. In that role, he helps institutional clients price risk in major Sub Saharan African economies. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Verner was a finance director for a regional oil and gas company in east Africa based out of South Sudan. Verner also has experience as a management consultant, during which time he helped clients negotiate with banks, other financial institutions and central banks. He started his career in financial services and subsequently worked for Fidelity International, State Street Global Advisors in London, and the German Development Finance Corporation (DEG). Verner is a frequent speaker at conferences and commentator in the media on African issues. Verner received an MBA from Kingston University London. He is fluent in English, French and German and is an avid traveller.
10:40
Panel debate
Alexander van Kuffeler Alexander van Kuffeler Regional Industry Leader, Financial Institutions, CEEMEA and Head of Financial Lines, CEEMEA Willis Towers Watson
Verner Ayukegba Verner Ayukegba Principal Analyst IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk Verner Ayukegba is the principal analyst for Sub Saharan Africa, IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk. In that role, he helps institutional clients price risk in major Sub Saharan African economies. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Verner was a finance director for a regional oil and gas company in east Africa based out of South Sudan. Verner also has experience as a management consultant, during which time he helped clients negotiate with banks, other financial institutions and central banks. He started his career in financial services and subsequently worked for Fidelity International, State Street Global Advisors in London, and the German Development Finance Corporation (DEG). Verner is a frequent speaker at conferences and commentator in the media on African issues. Verner received an MBA from Kingston University London. He is fluent in English, French and German and is an avid traveller.
Joachim Adenusi Joachim Adenusi Managing Partner Inspirational Risk (UK) Joachim is a former Director of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK. He is a chartered insurer (ACII) & a certified trainer for the CII UK and IRM UK. He set up Conrad Clark, one of the fastest growing risk & change management consulting firms in Africa and has worked as an independent capital and risk management consultant for the past seven years advising major UK financial services on implementing and embedding Basel ll, III & Solvency II requirements.
Stephane Colliac Stephane Colliac Senior Economist for France and Africa Euler Hermes Stéphane joined Euler Hermes in 2016 as the France and Africa Economist. Stéphane holds a PhD from the University of Bordeaux. For most of his professional career as an economist, he has focused on emerging markets and country risk. Stéphane worked within different sectors in the past (French Treasury, Groupama Asset Management, Thierry Apoteker Consultant) and has a keen interest in international macroeconomics and finance.
11:00
Coffee break
11:20
Address: Climate change - Agriculture
How insurance can play its part to build a more resilient African farming sector and what this will mean for African economic development Followed by panel debate
Lovemore Forichi Lovemore Forichi Head Agriculture Reinsurance Africa Swiss Re Lovemore Forichi is a Zimbabwean national. He holds a BSc in Agriculture (From University of Zimbabwe); MSc in Agricultural Engineering (Cranfield University, UK), and an MBA from Wits University, S. Africa. In his early career, he worked for the government of Zimbabwe as an Agricultural Extension Specialist. He then joined Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa in 1996, responsible for Agriculture, Engineering and Property underwriting for the SADC Region. In 2001 he moved to New York where he worked for a Credit Union for four years before joining Swiss Re Africa Limited in 2005 as an Agricultural Insurance Underwriter. He currently holds the position of Head Agricultural Reinsurance for Sub Saharan Africa and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. His passion is developing agricultural risk management solutions for the small holder farmers with a bias towards innovative risk transfer solutions.
12:00
Panel discussion: Climate change and Parametric insurance
A look at some of the evolving products, designed to deliver solutions to the challenges of business in Africa.
Nigel Brook Nigel Brook Partner Clyde & Co
Lovemore Forichi Lovemore Forichi Head Agriculture Reinsurance Africa Swiss Re Lovemore Forichi is a Zimbabwean national. He holds a BSc in Agriculture (From University of Zimbabwe); MSc in Agricultural Engineering (Cranfield University, UK), and an MBA from Wits University, S. Africa. In his early career, he worked for the government of Zimbabwe as an Agricultural Extension Specialist. He then joined Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa in 1996, responsible for Agriculture, Engineering and Property underwriting for the SADC Region. In 2001 he moved to New York where he worked for a Credit Union for four years before joining Swiss Re Africa Limited in 2005 as an Agricultural Insurance Underwriter. He currently holds the position of Head Agricultural Reinsurance for Sub Saharan Africa and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. His passion is developing agricultural risk management solutions for the small holder farmers with a bias towards innovative risk transfer solutions.
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
Mikir Shah Mikir Shah Chief Executive Officer AXA Africa Specialty Risks
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Address: Insurance protection gap and resilience
How to grow and support your insurance business in Sub Saharan Africa
Dr Trevor Maynard Dr Trevor Maynard Head of Innovation Lloyd's
14:00
Panel discussion
With mistrust rife in some markets, how can insurers grow business both with those who already buy insurance but should buy more, to those not buying any legal cover at all.
David Simmons David Simmons Managing Director: Capital, Science and Policy Practice Willis Towers Watson
Joachim Adenusi Joachim Adenusi Managing Partner Inspirational Risk (UK) Joachim is a former Director of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK. He is a chartered insurer (ACII) & a certified trainer for the CII UK and IRM UK. He set up Conrad Clark, one of the fastest growing risk & change management consulting firms in Africa and has worked as an independent capital and risk management consultant for the past seven years advising major UK financial services on implementing and embedding Basel ll, III & Solvency II requirements.
Dr Trevor Maynard Dr Trevor Maynard Head of Innovation Lloyd's
14:30
Address: The African regulatory landscape - winning and losing
We look at the changing nature of regulation both globally and in Africa, and what this means for foreign business trying to operate there.
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
15:10
Coffee break
Followed by panel debate
Humphrey Harrison Humphrey Harrison Chief Executive The African Financial & Economic Crimes Forum
Max Ebrahim Max Ebrahim Partner Clyde & Co
15:30
Risk Frontiers Africa Survey 2017 - Preliminary analysis of results
15:50
Cyber risk
Humphrey Harrison Humphrey Harrison Chief Executive The African Financial & Economic Crimes Forum
00:00
Cyber risk - panel discussion
Humphrey Harrison Humphrey Harrison Chief Executive The African Financial & Economic Crimes Forum
Max Ebrahim Max Ebrahim Partner Clyde & Co
16:50
Closing remarks
17:00
Drinks reception

David Simmons David Simmons Managing Director: Capital, Science and Policy Practice Willis Towers Watson
Alexander van Kuffeler Alexander van Kuffeler Regional Industry Leader, Financial Institutions, CEEMEA and Head of Financial Lines, CEEMEA Willis Towers Watson
Verner Ayukegba Verner Ayukegba Principal Analyst IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk Verner Ayukegba is the principal analyst for Sub Saharan Africa, IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk. In that role, he helps institutional clients price risk in major Sub Saharan African economies. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Verner was a finance director for a regional oil and gas company in east Africa based out of South Sudan. Verner also has experience as a management consultant, during which time he helped clients negotiate with banks, other financial institutions and central banks. He started his career in financial services and subsequently worked for Fidelity International, State Street Global Advisors in London, and the German Development Finance Corporation (DEG). Verner is a frequent speaker at conferences and commentator in the media on African issues. Verner received an MBA from Kingston University London. He is fluent in English, French and German and is an avid traveller.
Nigel Brook Nigel Brook Partner Clyde & Co
Joachim Adenusi Joachim Adenusi Managing Partner Inspirational Risk (UK) Joachim is a former Director of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK. He is a chartered insurer (ACII) & a certified trainer for the CII UK and IRM UK. He set up Conrad Clark, one of the fastest growing risk & change management consulting firms in Africa and has worked as an independent capital and risk management consultant for the past seven years advising major UK financial services on implementing and embedding Basel ll, III & Solvency II requirements.
Dr Trevor Maynard Dr Trevor Maynard Head of Innovation Lloyd's
Humphrey Harrison Humphrey Harrison Chief Executive The African Financial & Economic Crimes Forum
Lovemore Forichi Lovemore Forichi Head Agriculture Reinsurance Africa Swiss Re Lovemore Forichi is a Zimbabwean national. He holds a BSc in Agriculture (From University of Zimbabwe); MSc in Agricultural Engineering (Cranfield University, UK), and an MBA from Wits University, S. Africa. In his early career, he worked for the government of Zimbabwe as an Agricultural Extension Specialist. He then joined Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa in 1996, responsible for Agriculture, Engineering and Property underwriting for the SADC Region. In 2001 he moved to New York where he worked for a Credit Union for four years before joining Swiss Re Africa Limited in 2005 as an Agricultural Insurance Underwriter. He currently holds the position of Head Agricultural Reinsurance for Sub Saharan Africa and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. His passion is developing agricultural risk management solutions for the small holder farmers with a bias towards innovative risk transfer solutions.
Stephane Colliac Stephane Colliac Senior Economist for France and Africa Euler Hermes Stéphane joined Euler Hermes in 2016 as the France and Africa Economist. Stéphane holds a PhD from the University of Bordeaux. For most of his professional career as an economist, he has focused on emerging markets and country risk. Stéphane worked within different sectors in the past (French Treasury, Groupama Asset Management, Thierry Apoteker Consultant) and has a keen interest in international macroeconomics and finance.
Praveen Sharma Praveen Sharma Managing Director, Insurance Regulatory & Tax Consulting Practice Marsh
Max Ebrahim Max Ebrahim Partner Clyde & Co
Julia Graham Julia Graham Technical Director and Deputy CEO Airmic
Mikir Shah Mikir Shah Chief Executive Officer AXA Africa Specialty Risks

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