april 14, 2018

emerging markets summit

as global markets shift, so should the way you do business

"Building a business in Africa: Financing, Operations and Exit options"

Entrepreneurship in Africa is increasingly seen as a key to economic growth and as one of the most sustainable job generation tools in Africa. Despite its huge returns for both entrepreneurs and investors, there lies great untapped potential to drive the African continent into its next phase of development. For entrepreneurship to strongly impact Africa’s economy, effective strategies and policies are required to create more opportunities for entrepreneurs. Governments must tackle some of the greatest challenges that impede its progress, including access to finance, poor infrastructure and government policies. Join experts and senior executives as they take a deep dive into what it is really like to do business in Africa at this time and what reforms are needed to improve the business environment on the continent?


Chief Underwriting Officer, AxA Africa Specialty Risks

  • Eric Malterre is the Chief Underwriting Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of AXA Africa Specialty Risks. Mr. Malterre has spent most of his career in emerging markets. He currently oversees the development of tailored risk mitigation and insurance solutions to support business growth across Africa. Prior to this, Mr. Malterre held multiple leadership positions at Marsh &McLennan in Asia. Mr. Malterre has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also graduated from the French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr.


Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital Management

  • Walé has held various executive positions including Managing Director of The MacArthur Foundation’s Investment Group and Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for the $180 Billion New York State Common Retirement Fund. He serves as President of the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF), is a member of the Sub-Saharan Africa Committee of the Board of the Export-Import Bank of the US and was recently appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Walé received his MBA from John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University and his BA in Economics and Business Administration from Coe College, IA.


Chairman of the Board of Directors at Liger Capital Partners

  • Eric holds several executive positions including CEO of the Insurance Regulatory & Control Board of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Chairman of Liger Capital Partners, Ghana. In 2012, Eric joined Standard Bank as CEO for DRC and was elected Vice-President of the Congolese Banking Federation. Eric is the recipient of many recognitions including the Top 100 Africa Economic Leaders of Tomorrow by the Choiseul Institute3 for 2012, 2015 and 2016. He sits both on the Boards of the Congolese Business Federation and the French & Congolese Chamber of Commerce. He holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Founder, Aniniwah Medical Center

  • Dr. Emmanuel Tuffuor is a practicing MD, Professor, Investor, and Businessman. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of Aniniwah Medical Center and owns several health companies in Ghana. Dr. Tuffuor serves on the board of directors of ENH Engineering and Bainbridge Quarry Ltd in Ghana. In the U.S. Dr. Tuffuor is a practicing Internal Medicine physician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and International Health at Case Western Reserve University. He has his own clinic and also works with the Cleveland Clinic. He obtained his B.Sc from Bowling Green State University and M.D. from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine.


Project Lead, Boston Consulting Group

  • Tolu Oyekan is a Project Leader at the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He rejoined the firm in 2014 after having interned in 2013 and works primarily within the Industrial Goods practice area. Prior to BCG, Tolu worked at Corning Incorporated as a Process Engineer and a Project Leader. He also had stints at Merck and Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Tolu was awarded his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Howard University.