Impact Future Project – Africa 2021

Launch Keynote Speakers IFP Africa 2021

Micro Keynote Speakers at IFP Africa Launch

Amit Bhatia

Founder & CEO, Aspire

Amit Bhatia

Founder & CEO

Aspire

Amit Bhatia ( www.amitb.in ), an award-winning social entrepreneur,is Founder of Aspire Impact since 2007, a social enterprise in impact leadership and ecosystem development and Founder of Aspire Circle since 2013, India’s pre-eminent fellowship for social leadership. Formerly, as inaugural CEO of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment or GSG from 2017-2020, Amit built the 32-country multilateral, catalysing impact investment and entrepreneurship, for social, climate and economic justice. Prior to GSG, Amit was Founding CEO of India’s Impact Investors Council (2014-2017) where he built “Brand India” and grew inbound annual impact investments from USD400mn to USD1.1bn.

Amit was also Founding CEO of WNS Knowledge Services (2003-2007) and Country Manager of FreeMarkets (1999-2003). Most prominently, he was Founder of McKinsey Knowledge Centre (1996-1999). An alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce (1989) and Delhi School of Economics (1991), Amit quit a successful corporate career in 2007 to serve the social sector.

Dr Amel Karboul

CEO, The Education Outcomes Fund

Dr Amel Karboul

CEO

The Education Outcomes Fund

Dr Frank Aswani

CEO, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Dr Frank Aswani

CEO

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Eddie Mensah

MD, Right to Dream Academy

Eddie Mensah

MD

Right to Dream Academy

Eyitope G Ajayi

Founder, BVER Group

Eyitope G Ajayi

Founder

BVER Group

Hamdiya Ismaila

General Manager, Venture Capital Trust Fund

Hamdiya Ismaila

General Manager

Venture Capital Trust Fund

Hamdiya has over 20 years’ experience in Finance and Investments and over 12 years’ experience in Venture Capital and Private Equity investing. She is currently the General Manager of Venture Capital Trust Fund (VCTF), a government backed Fund of Funds. She is an Angel Investor and a founder of the Lady Angel Network. She chaired the Ghana Taskforce which successfully led to the establishment of a National Advisory Board (NAB) for Impact Investing Ghana (IIGH) and working closely with key stakeholders in promoting impact investing as an asset class in the country.

Jide Zeitlin

Chair, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority

Jide Zeitlin

Chair

Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority

Judith Aidoo

CEO, Caswell Capital Partners Ghana Ltd.

Judith Aidoo

CEO

Caswell Capital Partners Ghana Ltd.

Maryana Iskander

CEO, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Maryana Iskander

CEO

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO, Africa Business Group

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO

Africa Business Group

Nick O’Donohoe

CEO

CDC

Nomsa Daniels

Director of Business Development, Anibok Investment

Nomsa Daniels

Director of Business Development

Anibok Investment

Obie McKenzie

MD, Vice Chair, Cordiant Capital

Obie McKenzie

MD, Vice Chair

Cordiant Capital

Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah

Co- Founder & Chair, African Capital Alliance

Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah

Co- Founder & Chair

African Capital Alliance

Tsatsu Tsikata

Former CEO, GNPC

Tsatsu Tsikata

Former CEO

GNPC