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By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- In the 2023 Africa Financial Industry Summit (AFIS), the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria – Olayemi Cardoso, and others are amongst the speakers to deliver presentations.
Virtually, the forum delivers a platform for Nigeria’s financial industry leaders to formulate concrete answers to challenges facing the sector and collaborate with other experts in the African Mainland. AFIS 2023’s agenda contains topics, comprising attracting African institutional investments to local capital markets, ensuring free movement of capital and regulatory harmonization, nurturing talent essential for digital transformation and unlocking innovation in areas like climate finance and…
The theme: “Building a World-Class African Financial Industry: A $1.5 Trillion Opportunity,” would bring together major players from both public and private sectors to explore transformation of the African financial industry in the face of technological advancements and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The AFIS has been instrumental in bolstering change in African finance by enabling dialogues on pivotal themes within the sector. Over 20 Ministers of Economy and Finance, Central Bank Governors, Deputy Governors, and regulatory authorities are to be in attendance.
Other speakers include Mamo Esmelealem Mihretu (National Bank of Ethiopia); Manuel António Tiago Dias (National Bank of Angola); Dr. Ernest Addison (Central Bank of Ghana); Jean-Claude Kassi Brou (BCEAO); Ministers Romuald Wadagni of Benin and Sani Yaya of Togo.
The summit will correspondingly host leaders from major financial institutions, with fireballs such as Ugas Sheikh-Mohamed from the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya; Delphine Traoré, representing Sanlam Allianz; Patty Karuaihe-Martin from NamibRe, Jeremy Awori of Ecobank; Jules Ngankam from the African Guarantee Fund; Felix Edoh Kossi Aménounvé of BRVM; Serigne Dioum of MTN; Sérgio Pimenta, Vice President for Africa at IFC; Oliver Awuba from UBA and other industry players from across Africa and around the world.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent